Pokemon GO Current Raid Bosses (May 2024)

In Short
  • May 2024 will introduce a total of 16 Pokemon for raids in Pokemon GO across the month.
  • For a 1-star raid, you'll fight five of them, a 3-star raid will feature four Pokemon, and finally, a 5-star raid will feature four Pokemon.
  • Mega Raid this month will feature Mega Alakazam, Mega Gyarados, and Mega Pidgeot.

Raid Battles are one of the cornerstones of the Pokemon GO experience, and for May, there’s a lot in store. Raids have helped multiple people befriend each other, as numerous players huddle together to fight Pokemon at a singular Gym. If you are a newcomer or a seasoned player and want the details for raids in May, keep reading. So, with that, let’s begin breaking down all the current raid bosses making an appearance in May 2024!

Pokemon GO Raid Bosses for May 2024

With the roadmap for May out, players can look forward to tons of great Raid matches. Various events are lined up, favoring raids and providing a few solid raid experiences.

16 Pokemon will join the raid experience in Pokemon GO this month. Apart from that, with Ultra Space Wonders returning, I assume two new ones might get added to the Raids. Last year, Blacephalon and Stakataka joined the five-star raids. Both these Pokemon are returning this year.

Let’s take a look at the schedule. Every raid encounter mentioned here will take place for one hour, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm local time.

Mega Raids

Special monsters appearing in this raid
Pokemon appearing in Mega-Raid for May 2024 raid battles

Mega Raids are the hardest out of the bunch, occurring during special events. For this month, you can find the following Pokemon on their respective dates:

5-Star Raids

Five-Star Pokemon GO raid Pokemon for May 2024
Pokemon appearing in Five-star Raid for May 2024 raid battles

For a 3-star raid, you can fight the following Pokemon on the respective dates:

  • Tapu Fini (May 2 – May 16)
  • Regirock (May 16 – May 23)
  • Blacephalon in Western Hemisphere (May 23 – June 1)
  • Stakataka in Eastern Hemisphere (May 23 – June 1)

3-Star Raids

Alolan Marowak, Magneton, Lucario, Aggron
3-Star Pokemon appearing in May 2024 Pokemon GO raids

For the 3-star raid, you can fight the following Pokemon. There are no dates because these raids change at random. So while you need to keep a keen eye, do know these Pokemon are worth it!

  • Alolan Marowak
  • Magneton
  • Lucario
  • Aggron

1-Star Raids

Bronzor, Goomy, Klink, Alola Diglette, Bedlum
One-star Pokemon appearing in May 2024 raid battles

For a one-star raid, you can fight the following Pokemon below. Just like the 3 star raids above, there are no dates for the creatures below!

  • Bronzor
  • Goomy
  • Klink
  • Alola Diglett
  • Bedlum

Pokemon GO Raid Hour Schedule for May 2024

Five Pokemon appearing in special events

In Raid Hours, the Pokemon you fight can always have a chance of turning up as shiny. So, if you ever wanted to add a shiny to your Pokemon GO Pokedex, these raids are something you should target. For May, except for Blacephalon and Stakataka, all the Pokemon have a higher chance of turning up as shiny. Here are the dates. Remember, these randomly appear at a gym every Wednesday from 6:00 pm local time to 7:00 pm local time.

  • Registeel (May 1)
  • Tapu Fini (May 8 and May 15)
  • Regirock (May 22)
  • Blacephalon on Western Hemisphere (May 29) – Non Shiny
  • Stakataka in the Eastern Hemisphere (May 29) – Non Shiny

What Is a Pokemon GO Raid?

For the uninitiated, raids are big online battles where a strong Pokemon spawns at a gym randomly for an hour with fixed timings. During this time, players nearby can party up and try taking out the Pokemon in question. Successfully defeating them rewards players with the raid Pokemon and additional rewards like XP, Stardust, more Pokeballs, etc.

To take part in a raid, you need a Raid Pass. You’ll generally get these passes by spinning Photo Disc at a gym. Once obtained, use the Raid Pass at an active event to use the item. Furthermore, while you need to be physically present at the raid area to perform Raid Battles, a payable Remote Raid Pass allows you to play remotely. It costs 195 PokeCoins per pass.

And that is the entire roadmap for the May 2024 Raid Battles in Pokemon GO. Let us know if you will be taking part in these battles in the comments below.

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