The catch is that raids are timed events throughout a month, plus previous additions usually get replaced with other Legendaries from the franchise's deep library of creatures. Because of this, knowing when and what specific Legendary Pokémon go live will be necessary for a Trainer looking to expand their roster.
If that's you, here's a full rundown of the July 2023 raid schedule in Pokémon GO, including what Pokémon will be raid bosses and which ones can be Shiny.
These Pokémon will be raid bosses in July 2023.
On Twitter, developer Niantic revealed the July 2023 raid schedule for Pokémon GO, starring many original fan-favorite Legendaries like Zapdos, Articulo, and Moltres in Five-star raids.
Mega raids will feature Pokémon like Sableye and a brand-new Mega Tyranitar will be available to battle against for the first time ever in Pokémon GO. As a reminder, all raid times will begin at 10 a.m. local time and end on the day the next raid opens. You can find the full raid schedule below:
- Heatran (June 29 - July 6) / Raid Hour on July 5
- Articuno, Moltres, Zapdos (July 6 - 13) / Raid Hour on July 12
- Regieleki (July 13 - 25) / Raid Hour on July 19
- Regidrago (July 25 - August 4) / Raid Hour on July 26
- Mega Sableye (June 29 - July 6)
- Mega Blastoise (July 6 - 13)
- Mega Blaziken (July 13 - 25)
- Mega Tyranitar (July 25 - August 4)
July 2023 will also have Raid Hours for the Five-star Pokémon listed above, drastically increasing how often Trainers encounter them inside raids. Like Spotlight Hours, these raiding events will occur between 6 and 7 p.m. local time.
Are any of the 'Pokémon GO' raid bosses Shiny?
Of the six Five-star raid bosses in July 2023, the starting four will have Shiny versions: Heatran, Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos. Unfortunately, Regieleki and Regidrago don't have a Shiny version yet in Pokémon GO.
If you're itching to hunt down the Shiny Legendaries next month, pushing through the time-limited Raid Hours will help increase your odds of finding one.
That said, Shiny raid bosses can be tricky to encounter, so your best bet is to keep grinding at raids and keep your fingers crossed until one appears!