Niantic has been steadily cycling through legendary raid bosses for Pokémon Go trainers to battle and catch, and usually once they’re gone, they’re gone. However, for one week, current legendary raid boss Rayquaza will be joined by the whale Pokémon Kyogre and ground Pokémon Groudon. The three are battling it out (kind of) to determine the immediate future of Pokémon Go’s eggs.
Technically, Rayquaza is the featured raid boss until March 16. However, Kyogre (January’s raid boss) and Groudon (December’s raid boss) are returning to compete with Rayquaza. In addition to giving players another chance to catch these Pokémon if they missed their opportunity in recent months, the results of the raids will determine which Pokémon will hatch from eggs in the week after.
If trainers complete more Rayquaza raids than Groudon and Kyogre combined before March 5, dragon, flying, and psychic Pokémon will be more common to hatch from eggs from March 5 to March 16. However, if trainers take down more Kyogres and Groudons combined during this window, water, electric, and bug Pokémon will be easier to hatch until March 16. Either way, trainers should have a chance to hatch some rare Pokémon like Lotad (water) or Bagon (dragon).
This brief event starts today and lasts until March 5. For more on Pokémon Go’s raid battles and egg hatching, check out our extensive guide.
[Source: Pokémon Go]