All Pokemon Go Mega Raid And Legendary Bosses and Dates For January 2021

Pokemon Go trainers are wrapping up a very impressive month as the first events of the Season of Celebration festivities come to an end, but things aren’t slowing down for January 2021. In addition to an exciting New Year event, fans are also in for a treat thanks to new and returning Mega Raid and Legendary bosses.

Similar to the events for December 2020, the Battle Raid Lineup for January 2021 looks to include constant improvements and several bosses coming and going after just several days. The next month is going to bring Pokemon trainers the chance to get more encounters with a Genesect holding a Burn drive this time, Heatran, and several other powerful Pokemon.

In addition to the famous returning and meta relevant Battle Raid bosses, the official statement also reveals several hints that appear to imply a new five-star boss in Raids will be added as well. There was no information to suggest who that new boss could be, but it looks like fans will have an opportunity to encounter and fight them on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, so there is still a lot of time for Niantic to reveal more clues and eventually unveil the identity of the new boss Pokemon.


Featured Five-Star Raid Pokemon


This legendary Pokemon will be appearing in raids beginning January 1 until January 5, 2021. Lucky players can also encounter Ho-Oh’s shiny form


Genesect will be appearing in raids starting January 5 until January 12, 2021, and will be holding a Burn Drive.


Heatran will be in raids from January 12 until January 19, 2021, and just like Ho-Oh, players will also have the chance to encounter its shiny form.

Groudon and Kyogre

Both legendary Pokemon will be appearing in raids from January 19 until January 26, 2021, and their shiny forms will also be available for all lucky players to encounter.

Unannounced Pokemon

A surprise Pokemon will be appearing on raids on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.


Mega Raids and Five-Star Raids

Mega Abomasnow, Mega Blastoise, and Mega Charizard Y will all be featured in Mega Raids, with the latter becoming even stronger from January 5 until January 12, 2021. Mega Houndoom and mega Venasaur will also be joining the raid battles with Mega Houndoom becoming more stronger on January 26 until February 8, 2021.

There is no denying that next month will be bringing several strong Battle Raid bosses that are certain to get fans either out and on their way to Pokemon Gyms or organizing raids through the utilization of Remote Raid Passes.

Players should also not forget to check in on their Mega resources now and assess how they want to prioritize which of those Battle Raids to join in when the time comes.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.
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