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Pokemon Go Extraordinary Raid Week has begun, featuring Dragonite, Tyranitar, Metagross, and more

Pokemon Go (opens in new tab)'s Extraordinary Raid Week is now underway and will continue through 1pm PST / 4pm EST / 9pm BST on Tuesday, May 28. New and increasingly difficult raids featuring different Pokemon will appear throughout the week, and you'll receive double Raid Stardust and XP for participating in any of them. 

Here are all the Pokemon that will appear in each raid tier: 

  • One-star: Machop, Slakoth, Shinx, Bronzor
  • Two-star: Misdreavus, Kirlia, Mawile, Feebas, Clamperl, Bibarel
  • Three-star: Alolan Raichu, Chansey, Scyther, Aerodactyl, Floatzel
  • Four-star: Alolan Marowak, Dragonite, Tyranitar, Absol, Metagross

Extraordinary Raid Week will also see a few other bonuses. Shiny Bronzor may appear during one-star raids, for instance. Today, May 22, will also feature a dedicated "Raid Hour" during which "the number of raids of all levels will increase." If you're interested, log on between 6pm and 7pm local time. 

And we haven't even gotten to the most exciting part: Lapras, the best Pokemon, is getting its own raid day. Somebody pinch me. On Saturday, May 25 from 11am to 2pm local time, Lapras will join in on all raid tiers. You'll also have a chance to catch a Shiny Lapras. Note that Asia-Pacific players will get their own Lapras day on Sunday, May 26, also at 11am to 2pm local time.

The number of Lapras in the world is about to increase dramatically, and reader, I couldn't be happier. 

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Here's everything you need to know about Pokemon Go Raids (opens in new tab). And for those looking to fill out their Pokedex, here's how to get Leafeon & Glaceon in Pokemon Go (opens in new tab) using the newly released lure modules.  

Austin freelanced for the likes of PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and he's been with GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news and the occasional feature.