Pokémon GO Raid Hour for Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Raid Hour (also called Legendary Raid Hour) started as an experiment in March 2019. Initially called Legendary Lunch Hour, Niantic set aside an hour on Wednesday for Pokémon GO trainers to find 5-Star (Legendary) Raids more easily by the appearance to increase rates. After further testing Raid Hour was renamed and moved to evenings (usually 6:00pm to 7:00pm your local time).

Since then, Raid Hour has been an almost weekly event in Pokémon GO. There have been instances where Raid Hour was canceled due to technical issues (September 18, 2019) and later rescheduled, as well as canceled entirely due to other issues. The most notable cancellation was in March 2020, when certain regions’ Raid Hours were canceled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, followed by no Raid Hour sessions worldwide in April. In May 2020, Raid Hour returned and Trainers were able to participate with a new Raid Pass – the Remote Raid Pass (introduced in April 2020). This new item allows trainers to fight remotely from home in raids instead of being within combat distance of a gym.

While Raid Hour events are usually held every Wednesday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm your local time, Niantic has held additional Raid Hours due to special events. Generally, Raid Hour will contain at least one Legendary or Mythical Pokémon (which is currently active in the game) or more.

Getting a Raid Pass in Pokémon GO

Trainers wishing to participate in the event must use a Raid Pass at a Gym with an active Raid. There are currently three types of Raid Pass:

  • Raid Pass (orange) – The daily free Raid Pass. You can get one daily in-game for free by spinning a Gym’s PokeStop.
  • Premium Battle Pass (green) – A Raid Pass that can be purchased with PokéCoins (the premium in-game currency of Pokémon GO). One costs 100 PokéCoins and can also be found in special bundles or as bonus items for paid ticket events and more. This pass can also be used in Pokémon GO’s GO Battle League for premium rewards.
  • Remote Raid Pass (blue) – A special Raid Pass that can be purchased with PokéCoins. From May 23, 2022 they are will not be included in the weekly box bundles for 1 PokéCoin. Prices have also gone up – an individual Remote Raid Pass is 100 PokéCoins, while the 3-pack is 300 PokéCoins. Remote Raid Passes have also been given out as Research Breakthrough rewards and more.

Remark: Raid Pass and Premium Battle Pass items can only be used within 80 meters (262 feet) of a gym. A Remote Raid Pass can be used when you see the Gym on your screen (regardless of location) or to Raid remotely when invited by an in-game friend anywhere in the world who is organizing a Raid.

How many Raid Passes can you get per day?

Technically, there is no limit to the number of Raid Passes you can acquire each day, but there is a limit depending on the type of Raid Pass:

  • Raid Pass (orange) – You can only get one a day for free by spinning a Gym’s PokeStop.
  • Premium Battle Pass (green) – You can have as many Premium Passes as you can buy and keep in your inventory.
  • Remote Raid Pass (blue) – You can only can hold up to three at a time, but you can buy more after using one.

What time is today’s Raid Hour?

Wednesday, October 26, 2022’s Raid Hour will be held at the standard time of 6:00pm to 7:00pm your local time.

Which Pokémon can be seen in today’s Raid Hour?

The Pokémon for Wednesday, October 26, 2022 Raid Hour is Giratina (Modified form).

Also, Giratina (Altered Forme) caught during this Raid Hour will know that attack Shadow Force (thanks to the Halloween 2022 Part I event). Shadow Force stats are as follows:

  • Trainer Battles: 120 power
  • Gyms and Raids: 140 power

Can Giratina (Altered Forme) be glossy?

Yes, Giratina (Altered Forme) can be glossy.

Who will be the featured Pokémon in Pokémon GO’s Raid Hour next week?

Next week’s Pokémon for Raid Hour hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s highly likely that it will be Giratina (Origin Forme)* thanks to an infographic from Niantic.

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