Prepare for the January 2020 Raid Bosses

Qurem’s second term as the legendary Raid Boss on Pokামmon Geo is finally coming to an end at Pokমনmon Geo. Now that this long-standing position is coming to an end, January 2021 will be full… deep breath here… rotating masters, until the end! You can certainly look forward to completing the Raid Guide for each of these species, but here’s a breakdown of the upcoming legendary Pokemon and how you can prepare for them.

Ha-oh on Pokemon Geo. Credit: Nantic

Following is the full January 2021 announcement on Pokemon Geo with our commentary on how Bleeding Cool readers can prepare.

Ho-Oh will appear on the expedition from Friday, January 1, 2021, 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8) to Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 10 a.m. local time. If you’re lucky, you might face a shiny ho-oh!

Weakness: Ho-oh is a fire / flying-type, so the main weakness you want to exploit is the double weakness of the rock-type.

To invest in Pokemon: Rampardos, Tyrannitar, Repierel, Terracion, Landoras (including rock-type moves only), Aerodactile, Gigalith, Omaster.

Tip: Nantic’s suggested tips don’t let you “help” here. They prioritize defense, but if you instead prioritize crime against the double weakness of ho-oh, you’ll massage into it.

Geneset, which contains Burn Drive, will run from 10:20 a.m. local time, January 5, 2021, and from 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

Weakness: Twice weaker than the fire-type.

To invest in Pokemon: Mega Charizard Y, Rashiram, Chandelier, Dermanitan, Blazeken, Hitran, Moltres, Entei.

Tip: Nantic can always change things at the last minute, but here we assume that Genesis with Burn Drive will work just like the original games in Pokemon Geo, where its technonoblast move has turned into fire-type but Genesex has retained its typing. If Nantic changes things and changes the types of genes, which is impossible, we need to redefine.

Hitran will operate from 10:00 a.m. local time, January 12, 2021, and 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2021. If you are lucky you may face a shiny hitron!

Weakness: Another double weakness! Heather is twice as weak as the ground / type Pokemon of the Fire / Steel type.

To invest in Pokemon: Garchamp, Landoras, Rapperia (use the ground rather than rock-type attacks), Groupdon, Xcredril, Golark, Crocodil, Golem.

Tip: Everything will be off with your Stardust at Garchampe. Not only is this a great help in this kind of attack, it is also terrifying in the Geo Battle League.

Kiogre and Groupdon will run at 10:30 a.m. local time, January 19, 2021, 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, January 2221. If you’re lucky, you could face a shiny Kiogre or a shiny groupdown!

For Kiogri.

Weakness: Electric types and grass types.

To invest in Pokemon: Jacrome, Mega Venus, Raikau, Tangroth, Elektivier, Magnesium, Zapdos, Rosarade.

For group downs.

Weakness: Type of water and type of grass.

To invest in Pokemon: Mega Venuser, Mega Blastoise, Kiogre, Mega Abomasno, Tangroth, Totora, Gyarados, Swampart.

Tip: Our tip here is a simple one. Get out there and do what you can when you can, because Nantic knows how much Pokemon Geo players value these legends. Last year, they featured very little of them. Take advantage of this rare feature while we’re here.

A surprise Pokemon will appear on the expedition starting at 10:30 a.m. local time, January 26th.

Sigh.

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