Niantic began experimenting with hour-long raid events for Pokémon Go this past March, when they held their first “experimental” Legendary Lunch Hour event. During a select hour of the day in each time zone, raids would occur more frequently within the game, giving players extra chances to team up with fellow Pokémon Go fans and win raid battles.
The experiment appears to have been a success, as Niantic is bringing the Legendary Lunch Hour—now, simply, “Legendary Raid Hour”—back for the month of June not once, but four times. Every Wednesday, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM local time, five-star raid battles with the Legendary Pokémon currently available in the game will occur more frequently.
Preceding this announcement, Niantic had announced that three Legendaries would be returning to Pokémon Go: Cresselia, Groudon, and Kyogre. Cresselia, a Psychic-type from Diamond and Pearl, has appeared in raid battles every day since 1:00 PM on May 27, but will switch out with Kyogre at 1:00 PM on June 18. Similarly, Water-type Kyogre will appear in raid battles daily until 1:00 PM on June 27, which is when its Ruby and Sapphire Ground-type counter-part, Groudon, will take over raid battles until July 10. Additionally, players may find and capture a Shiny Groudon.
For any players who miss out on Groudon or Cresselia during their 1:00 PM raid battle time slots this month, you’re in luck, as June’s Legendary Raid Hours will offer an additional chance to battle these two Legendaries. Cresselia will appear on June 5 and 12, while Kyogre will appear on June 19 and June 26.
Later this week, Niantic will be holding the next Pokémon Go Community Day. On Saturday, June 8, the featured Pokémon, Slakoth, will appear more frequently. Any Slakoth evolved into its final form, Slakoth, up to an hour after the Community Day event ends, will know a move exclusive to the event. Eggs placed in incubators will also hatch four times faster.