What is a 6-Star Raid in Pokémon Go?

Mega legendaries have arrived.

Pokémon Go has received a long-awaited update to its Mega Pokémon mechanic. The update brought many new features to Mega Pokémon in the game, but it also added a new tier to Raids. Prior to the update, Raids consisted of one-star, three-stars, five-stars, and Mega Raids. Now that the Mega update has arrived, players are able to participate in a six-star Raid.

What Pokémon are in 6-Star Raids?

While five-star Raids feature legendary Pokémon and Mega Raids hold Mega Evolutions of Pokémon, six-star Raids combine both and give players the opportunity to face off against a legendary Mega Pokémon. These Pokémon are extremely tough to take down and require players to team up with several other trainers to successfully defeat the featured fighter.

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Currently, six-star Raids feature Mega Latios and Mega Latias as a part of the Pokémon Air Adventures event. They are difficult Pokémon to defeat in a Raid, but the reward is well worth the effort. These two legendaries have been featured in five-star Raids before and can be shiny when encountered, making them even more enticing to track down and battle.

Interested in Raids in Pokémon Go and want to read more? Check out Pokémon Go: Mega Latios/Latias - Best Raid Counters & Weaknesses on Pro Game Guides!

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