Pokémon Go Raid Battles schedule for August 2023

The complete schedule of the Raid Battles for August 2023!

Pokémon Go is a virtual reality game from Niantic that allows players to travel in person and catch Pokémon like an actual Pokémon trainer in real life. In this game, Raids play a huge part as players can catch several types of Pokémon from it by battling against them and defeating them. The Pokémon range from 1-Star to 5-Stars Legendary and a new schedule is always released every month in Pokémon Go for raids. So here’s the complete lineup for the current raid schedule in Pokémon Go for August 2023.

Pokémon Go Raid Schedule for August 2023

For August, players will have plenty of things to do on their plate as the new and final Season of Hidden Gems is already underway while there’s another upcoming Froakie Community Day along with a new set of Spotlight Hours. Players will be able to catch Regidrago, Cressilia, Xerneas, and Yveltal from 5-Stars Raids from the middle of the month and they’ll also have a chance to fight against legendary Titans such as Xerneas and Regidrago.

Pokémon Go August 2023 Raid Pokémon
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Here’s the complete Raid Boss schedule in Pokémon Go for August, 2023. The Pokémon are mentioned in the list along with the number of days they’ll be available beside them.

1. Pokémon Go Mega Raids Schedule August 2023

  • Tyranitar (Mega): July 25 to August 4
  • Fgulu (Mega):August 4 to August 16
  • Salamence (Mega): August 16 to August 23

2. Pokémon Go 5-Stars Raids Schedule August 2023

  • Regidrago: July 25 to August 4
  • Cressilia: August 4 to August 16
  • Xerneas: August 16 to August 23 and August 27 to September 1
  • Yveltal: August 16 to August 23 and August 27 to September 1

3. Pokémon Go 3-Stars Raids August 2023

  • Arcanine
  • Druddigon
  • Fletchinder
  • Houndoom
  • Magcargo

4. Pokémon Go 1-Star Raids August 2023

  • Bagon
  • Clefairy
  • Dratini
  • Jigglypuff
  • Snubbull

5. Primal Raids in Pokémon Go August 2023

  • Kyogre (Primal): August 23 to August 26
  • Groudon (Primal): August 23 to August 26

Raid Hours in Pokémon Go

Raid Hours are a special event hosted by Niantic every week that provides the players with a better chance of catching 5-Stars Raid Pokémon. For the raid schedule in August 2023, Pokémon Go has Regidrago, Cressilia, Xerneas, Kyogre (Primal), Groudon (Primal) and Yveltal in all the Pokémon Gyms as of now. Raid Hours takes place every Wednesday from 6 PM to 7 PM. Players don’t need to worry about checking the time according to their time zones as all of the times are adjusted to their local time.

Spotlight Hours in Pokémon Go

The following Pokémon will be available from 6 PM to 7 PM local time for Pokémon Spotlight Hours on the specific dates along with the bonus they provide.

  • Vulpix – 2x XP for evolving Pokémon on August 1
  • Paras – 2x Stardust for catching Pokémon on August 8
  • Stufful – 2x XP for catching Pokémon on August 15
  • Venonat – 2x Candy for catching Pokémon on August 22
  • Tentacool – 2x Candy for transferring Pokémon on August 29

Raid Battles in Pokémon Go

Raid Battles take place when the Pokémon Gym is taken over by a Raid Boss Pokémon. Players can come across them if they keep an eye around local Gyms and also look for eggs that are about to hatch along with Boss Pokémon that are a part of the current Raid scheduled for August 2023 in Pokémon Go.

These Pokémon are very tough opponents so it is recommended for the players to go in groups of trainers to have a better chance at victory. Different Pokémon require different types of counters and strategies based on their type and tier. it can be quite confusing and complex for new and old players alike, so they can take the help of our raid guides against the likes of Regidrago, Cressilia, Xerneas, and Yveltal amongst many others in order to seal their victory,

Pokemon go raid better, Pokemon Go
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Raid Battles occur in four tiers which are 1-Star, 3-Star, 5-Star, and Mega Raids respectively. The higher the Tier goes, the harder the raid becomes against that Pokémon. Even though it takes quite the effort to complete Raid Battles, it is worth the time as players get the chance of catching the Pokémon they just beat along with earning other special items. Also in the case of 5-Star Raids, players will get a chance of catching Legendary Pokémon which they won’t be getting anywhere else.

Raid Passes in Pokémon Go

Players need to get hold of a Raid Pass because without it they won’t be able to take part in a Raid Battle. They can earn one Raid Pass by spinning the Photo Disc at any Pokémon Gym once every day or they can also purchase a Premium Raid Pass from the shop if they run out of Raid Passes.

Pokémon Go Raid Passes
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Players also have an option of getting Remote Passes in Pokémon Go. This is for trainers who can’t get out of their houses to take part in Raid Battles as this pass lets them join any nearby battle which is accessible from the map view of their mobile screens.

How to catch Pokémon during Raid Battles in Pokémon Go

After defeating a Pokémon during a Raid Battle according to the schedule in Pokémon Go, players are presented with the chance of catching it. They can do so by using Premier Balls as they’ll be provided with a certain number of them after they win.

There’s no guarantee as to whether they’ll be able to catch the Pokémon, especially if it is a Legendary one as the catch rate for them is very low. But there are some ways that players can use to increase the number of Premier Balls they receive to increase the number of tries they’ll get to catch the Pokémon.

Pokémon Go Premier Balls in Raids
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  • The team of the player deals a high amount of damage to the Raid Boss.
  • The player deals a high amount of damage to the Raid Boss individually.
  • By controlling the gym where the Raid takes place.
  • By participating in Raids with friends.

Players can also use Razz Berries or Gold Razz Berries to help them catch Raid Bosses along with commencing excellent throws or spinning curveballs will also increase their chances.

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