All Pokémon Go Raids and Raid Bosses (January 2024)

Just like the wind, the Raids always change.
An image showcasing AR raids in Pokemon Go.
Image via Niantic

Pokémon Go has four main methods of encountering Pokémon, one of which is by completing various Raids.

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Raids are a co-op feature where players can team up together at a Gym and challenge strong Pokémon that hatch from giant Eggs in the overworld. They typically become available in 45-minute intervals and require either a Raid Pass or a Premium Raid Pass to access.

How do Raid Passes work in Pokémon Go?

A giant Tyranitar stands before several Pokemon trainers.
Battling a big Raid Boss with friends can net you some nice rewards. Image via Niantic

You can get one free Raid Pass per day by visiting a gym, or a Premium Raid Pass from the shop that can be used multiple times in a day. Remote Raids are also a thing, allowing players to use a Remote Raid Pass to enter a Raid on their nearby screen, or at a gym they have a Pokémon stationed at, with a distance limit of four kilometers

For players who complete a Raid, there are multiple rewards, such as a Golden Razz Berry, a Rare Candy, a TM you can get, and the ability to try and catch the Raid Boss. You will receive some Premier Balls (a minimum of five) to use in the capture attempt, along with XP depending on your performance in the Raid.

Here is the general monthly Raid rotation for the Timeless Travels season in January 2024. Pokémon noted with an asterisk can appear Shiny when you attempt to catch them post-Raid.

All Pokémon Go Timeless Travels Raid Bosses and full schedule for January 2024

  • Five-star Raids
    • Jan. 1 to 10: Buzzwole in the Americas and Greenland
    • Jan. 1 to 10: Xurkitree in Asia-Pacific
    • Jan. 1 to 10: Peromosa in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India
    • Jan. 10 to 17: Tornadus* (Therian) with new move Bleakwind Storm
    • Jan. 17 to 24: Thundurus* (Therian) with new move Windbolt Storm
    • Jan. 24 to 31: Landorus* (Therian) with new move Sandsear Storm

Each of these Pokémon starts and stops appearing in five-star raids at 10am local time on the dates listed.

All Pokémon Go Timeless Travels Mega Raid Bosses and schedules for January 2024

  • Mega Raids
    • Jan. 1 to 10: Mega Ampharos*
    • Jan. 10 to 24: Mega Medicham*
    • Jan. 24 to 31: Mega Steelix*

Mega Raids also rotate at 10am local time on the dates listed.

All Pokémon Go Timeless Travels Shadow Raid Bosses and schedules for January 2024

  • Shadow Raids
    • One and three-star Shadow Raids will appear daily with a rotating list of Pokémon.
    • Moltres will appear in five-star Shadow Raids on Saturday and Sunday throughout January.

All Pokémon Go Timeless Travels Raid Hours for January 2024

Raid Hours all take place from 6pm to 7pm local time every Wednesday throughout the month.

  • Jan. 3: Buzzwole in the Americas and Greenland
  • Jan. 3:  Xurkitree in Asia-Pacific
  • Jan. 3:  Peromosa in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India
  • Jan. 10: Tornadus* (Therian)
  • Jan. 17: Thundurus* (Therian)
  • Jan. 24: Landorus* (Therian)

Most of these raids do not coincide with ongoing events throughout the month, however, there are special Shadow Ho-Oh and Hisuian Typhlosion Raid Days on the schedule.

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