Pokemon Go players can hunt Mega Gyarados on Raid Day for a period of 6 hours. Here’s everything you need to know about the date, time and Shiny rates for Mega Gyarados during the Evolving Stars event.
Pokemon Go’s Evolving Stars event has seen the return of many favorite Pokemon. The party started with Yvetal in Raids, and the Kalos Legendary has now been replaced by the Fairy-type Xerneas. Additionally, fans have had a chance to get their hands on Mega Lopunny and can now find Mega Manetric in Mega Raids.
One particularly exciting Pokemon Go announcement for the event, however, is the Mega Raid Day featuring Mega Gyarados. Since Gyarados won’t be a standard Raid option for the rest of October, those looking for the beautiful Water type will want to jump in and challenge a few raids.
Below is everything Pokemon Go players need to know about Mega Gyarados Raid Day.
When is Pokemon Go’s Mega Gyarados Raid Day?
According to Niantic‘s Twitter, Mega Gyarados Raid Day will take place on October 8, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time.
This is three hours longer than the original time on the Pokemon Go Live website, due to an error with tee times.
Mega Gyarados returns to Pokemon Go
All Mega Gyarados Raid Day Bonuses
During events such as Raid and Community Days, players can take advantage of special bonuses. While this event doesn’t have as much as a Community Day, there are still a few boosts that will come in handy while participating in Raid battles. Check out the bonuses below:
- Mega Gyarados has an increased spawn rate in Raids.
- Players can find x5 standard Raid Passes when spinning discs at Pokemon Go Gyms.
- Mega Gyarados Raids will have increased Shiny fares
What are the Mega Gyarados Raid Day Shiny Fares?
Pokemon Go players have about a 1 in 20 chance from meeting Mega Gyarados as Shiny.
Players already have excellent chances of finding a Shiny in Pokemon Go, with a base rate of 1 in 500, but events like Community and Raid Days dramatically increase those chances. While some sources have said the percentage can be as low as 1 in 10, it seems the standard Shiny odds are around the 1 in 20 range.
It’s also important to note that players won’t know if their Gyarados are Shiny until they defeat it and enter the capture screen after finishing the Raid.
Players can also encounter other Raid Pokemon while hunting their Gyarados. With the recent debut of Shiny Xerneas and the chance to find Shiny Mega Manetric, there are plenty of exciting Shiny species to add to Pokemon Go collections during the event.