Current Raid Tier List: May 25, 2021

Mega Raids:

Mega Ampharos (With shiny chance)
Type: Electric/Dragon
CP Range: 1554-1630 (Boosted CP: 1943 – 2037)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Rain/Wind
Recommended Group Size: 5+

Mega Houndoom (With Shiny Chance)
Type: Dark/Fire
CP Range: 1432-1505 (Boosted CP: 1790-1882)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Foggy/Night/Sunny
Recommended Group Size: 5+

Mega Altaria (With Shiny Chance)
Type: Dragon/Fairy
CP Range: 1081-1145 (Boosted CP: 1352-1432)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Windy/Cloudy
Recommended Group Size:5+

Tier 5:

Yveltal
Type: Dark/Flying
CP Range: 2073-2160 (Boosted CP: 2591-2701)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Overcast/Windy
Recommended Group Size: 4+

Tier 3:

Vaporeon
Type: Water
CP Range: 1699-1779 (Boosted CP: 2124-2225)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Rain
Recommended Group Size: 2+

Jolteon
Type: Electric
CP Range: 1574-1650 (Boosted CP: 1967-2063)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Rain
Recommended Group Size: 2+

Flareon
Type: Fire
CP Range: 1652-1730 (Boosted CP: 2065-2163)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Sunny
Recommended Group Size: 2+

Espeon
Type: Psychic
CP Range: 1730-1811 (Boosted CP: 2162-2264)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Windy
Recommended Group Size: 2+

Umbreon
Type: Dark
CP Range: 1153-1221 (Boosted CP: 1442-1526)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Foggy
Recommended Group Size: 2+

Tier 1:

Alolan Vulpix (With Shiny Chance)
Type: Ice
CP Range: 463-504 (Boosted CP: 579-631)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Snow
Recommended Group Size: 1+

Eevee (With Shiny Chance)
Type: Normal
CP Range: 565-612 (Boosted CP: 707-765)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Cloudy
Recommended Group Size: 1+

Galarian Zigzagoon (With Shiny Chance)
Type: Normal
CP Range: 258-290 (Boosted CP: 323-363)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Cloudy
Recommended Group Size: 1+

Espurr
Type: Psychic
CP Range: 669-719 (Boosted CP: 837-899)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Windy
Recommended Group Size: 1+

June Community Day: Gible!

On Sunday, June 6th from 11am – 5pm, Gible will be in the spotlight for it’s much anticipated Community Day!

During this time the following will be live:

  • Increased Gible spawns with a chance to encounter Shiny Gible
  • If you Evolve to Garchomp before 7pm, Gible will learn the Charge Move Earth Power
  • 3x Catch XP and 3-hour Incense
  • “Just a Nibble” $1 Special Research
  • More info at https://pokemongolive.com/post/communityday-jun21/?hl=en

A Special Weekend Promo Event in Pokémon Go!

Edit:
5/24: This event is not just for Verizon Subscribers in America, there is also a 7/11 event tie in in Mexico and Yoshinoya in Japan. Updated article to include those promos
5/20: If the Luminous Y Global Challenge is completed, all special weekend participants will have a 4x catch exp bonus instead of the 2x as previously announced! https://pokemongolive.com/post/specialweekend2021/
5/12: Details have rolled out for the Verizon Special Event! Details Follow:

On Saturday, May 29th from 11am – 5pm: Ticketed Players Only can take advantage of the following:

  • Clefairy, Jigglypuff, Eevee, Marill, Sableye, Stunky, Spritzee, and Swirlix will be attracted to Incense with increased chance of Shiny Eevee
  • Unown V will be attracted to Incense (for Verizon Subscribers in America)
  • Unown S will be attracted to incense (For Mexican players participating in the 7/11 Promo event)
  • Unown Y will be attracted to incense (For players in Japan participating in the Yoshinoya event)

On Saturday, May 29th 12am – Sunday, May 30th 11:59pm: Ticketed Players Only can take advantage of the following:

  • Special Timed research rewarding encounters with Eevee, Spritzee, Swirlix, Deino, and various items
  • Increased chance of Lucky Pokemon and Lucky Friends
  • 2x Catch XP
  • In-game medal

From Friday, May 28th 1pm – Monday, May 31st 1pm: All Players get the following benefits:

  • Open twice as many gifts each day
  • Trade distance will be increased to 40km

Original Post continues:

An announcement has gone live that there will be a special event for Verizon Subscribers only in Pokémon Go!

Verizon Subscribers will be able to redeem a special code to unlock a special weekend in Pokemon Go! Details have not been released yet, but if they are like the last one, you’ll get exclusive in game clothing and access to Unown as well as special spawns!

To redeem, open up the My Verizon app and go to “Verizon Up.” There will be a banner showing the Pokémon Special weekend ad. Click that and you will get an exclusive code to redeem in the Pokemon Go App, or by signing in to the related Google app.

This Week in Pokémon: May 17th, 2021

EDIT 5/18: Added information on Yveltal Raids and Combined BGL, fixed link on Luminous Y event and added Raid Tier Boss link

Pokémon Go:

ONGOING: Season of Legends (Until June 1)

ONGOING: Galarian Ponyta in Research Breakthrough (Until June 1st)

ONGOING: Go Rocket Special Research – Shadow Moltres (Until June 1st)

ONGOING: May Events

ONGOING: May Raid Tier Boss List

Go Battle League “Combined” leagues (Great League, Ultra League and Master League) play runs Monday May 17th to Monday May 24th

Luminous Legends: Y” Starts Tuesday, May 18th and runs until May 24th

Yveltal will be in 5 Star Raids from Tuesday May 18th to Tuesday May 25th

Spotlight Hour: Alolan Rattata & 2x Evolve XP (Tuesday May 18th 6pm-7pm)

5 Star Raid Hour: Yveltal takes over all available gyms Wednesday May 19th 6pm – 7pm

Current Raid Tier List: May 18, 2021

Mega Raids:

Mega Ampharos (With shiny chance)
Type: Electric/Dragon
CP Range: 1554-1630 (Boosted CP: 1943 – 2037)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Rain/Wind
Recommended Group Size: 5+

Mega Houndoom (With Shiny Chance)
Type: Dark/Fire
CP Range: 1432-1505 (Boosted CP: 1790-1882)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Foggy/Night/Sunny
Recommended Group Size: 5+

Mega Altaria (With Shiny Chance)
Type: Dragon/Fairy
CP Range: 1081-1145 (Boosted CP: 1352-1432)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Windy/Cloudy
Recommended Group Size:5+

Tier 5:

Yveltal
Type: Dark/Flying
CP Range: 2073-2160 (Boosted CP: 2591-2701)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Overcast/Windy
Recommended Group Size: 4+

Tier 3:

Galarian Weezing
Type: Poison/Fairy
CP Range: 1242-1310 (Boosted CP: 1553-1637)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Cloudy
Recommended Group Size: 2+

Tyranitar
Type: Rock/Dark
CP Range: 2103-2191 (Boosted CP: 2629-2739)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Cloudy/Foggy
Recommended Group Size: 2+

Cacturne
Type: Grass/Dark
CP Range: 1243-1313 (Boosted CP: 1554-1641)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Night/Sunny/Fog
Recommended Group Size: 1+

Absol (With Shiny Chance)
Type: Dark
CP Range: 1370-1443 (Boosted CP: 1712-1805)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Foggy
Recommended Group Size: 2+

Tier 1

Alolan Meowth (With Shiny Chance)
Type: Dark
CP Range: 416-455 (Boosted CP: 520-569)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Foggy
Recommended Group Size: 2+

Murkrow (With Shiny Chance)
Type: Dark/Flying
CP Range: 835-892 (Boosted CP: 1044-1116)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Foggy/Windy
Recommended Group Size: 1+

Sneasel (With Shiny Chance)
Type: Dark/Ice
CP Range: 1107-1172 (Boosted CP: 1384-1465)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Foggy/Snow
Recommended Group Size: 1+

Espurr
Type: Psychic
CP Range: 669- 719 (Boosted CP: 837-899)
Boosted CP Weather Condition: Windy
Recommended Group Size: 1+

Luminous Legends Y event!

From Tuesday, May 18th 10am – to Monday, May 24th 8pm, the following will be active:

  • Yveltal will make its debut in 5 star raids
  • Pancham will join the pool of Pokemon hatching from Strange Eggs
  • Dark-type Pokemon such as Houndour and Carvanha, and current event Pokemon such as Swirlix, Spritzee, and Goomy will be spawning in the wild
  • Timed Research rewarding encounters with Dark-type Pokemon like Galarian Zigzagoon
  • Go Rocket grunts will have new Shadow Pokemon and may be changing up their battle strategies
  • Alolan Rattata, Alolan Meowth, Alolan Grimer, Sneasel, Poochyena, Stunky, and Purrloin hatching from 7km eggs
  • Dark-type Pokemon appearing in raids
  • Themed Field Research rewarding encounters with Galarian Zigzagoon, Scraggy, and more
  • AR Mapping tasks rewarding encounters with Galarian Zigzagoon
  • Use a Charge TM to remove Frustration from Shadow Pokemon

A Global Challenge will be active from Friday, May 14th 8pm to Sunday, May 23rd

  • Defeat 25 million Go Rocket Grunts

    Completing the challenge unlocks the following bonuses from Tuesday, May 25th to Monday, May 31st
  • 3x Catch XP
  • Debut of Shiny Galarian Zigzagoon
  • Galarian Zigzagoon in T1 raids

Part 2: From Tuesday, May 25th to Monday, May 31st

  • The Debut of Sylveon – Evolve Eevee after earning hearts when it’s your buddy
  • Eevee, Ralts, Spritzee, Swirlix, Dark-type Pokemon, and more appearing in the wild
  • Eevee, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Togepi, Azurill, Spritzee, and Swirlix hatching from 7km eggs
  • Eeveelutions appearing in raids and Field Research encounters
  • AR Mapping tasks rewarding Poffins
  • Sylveon inspired avatar items

This Week in Pokemon: May 10, 2021

Pokémon Go:

ONGOING: Season of Legends (Until June 1)

ONGOING: Galarian Ponyta in Research Breakthrough (Until June 1st)

ONGOING: Go Rocket Special Research – Shadow Moltres (Until June 1st)

ONGOING: May Events

Luminous Legends X runs from May 4-17

Go Battle League – Master League, Master League Classic and Retro Cup starts May 10th and runs until May 17th

Luminous Legends X Bonus: Starting May 11th and running until May 17th: The 3x Catch Exp bonus, Pacham in Tier 1 raids and Shiny Galarian Ponyta chance will be active

Spotlight Hour: Dratini and 2x Transfer Candies (May 11th 6pm-7pm)

5 Star Raid Hour: Xerneas will take over all available gyms May 12th 6pm – 7pm

A nest Rotation will occur May 12th

Swablu Community Day: From 11am to 5pm local time Swablu spawns will increase with a better shiny chance! Special bundles will be available in store and a chance for a photobomb surprise!

Altaria will take over Mega Raids at 5pm following the Swablu Community Day!

Shiny Galarian Ponyta coming soon to Pokémon Go!

Because the worldwide players in Pokemon Go have beaten the challenge to catch during the Luminous Legends event, the following bonuses will go live soon:

From Tuesday, May 11th – Monday, May 17th:

  • Shiny Galarian Ponyta will be available in raids, Field Research, and Research Breakthrough
  • Pancham will debut in 1 star raids
  • A 3x Catch Exp bonus will be live the entire event