Get your Pokeballs ready, defeat the Legendary Pokémon Latias for a chance to capture the Rare Pokémon. Keep your eyes peeled for a Shiny Latias!

This weekend in Pokémon Go is a special weekend. The Legendary Pokémon Latias will start to appear as Raid Bosses during Raid Battles. To capture the bird Pokémon, you must first defeat the Pokémon to have a chance to capture and add it to your Pokédex.


Introduced in Gen III, Latias is a female-only species, with Latios being the male equivalent.

This legendary Pokémon is a Dragon-type and Psychic-type Pokémon so it will be vulnerable to other Dragon-type Pokémon. If you have strong Pokémon such as Rayquaza, Palkia, Dragonite and Salamence, you should fare well when fighting Latias during Raid Battles.

Good back up Pokémon to counter Latias are Mewtwo, Latios, Mamoswine and Weavile.

Remember during this special weekend; Shiny Latias forms will also be appearing every so often. A perfect time to add more shinies to your collection.

For those looking for the male counterpart, the Pokémon team have hinted that Latios will have its own special weekend event shortly after. Make sure you save your Pokéball for when Latios will become the Raid Boss.

The Special Weekend Raid Bosses will begin on Friday, 22nd of February, 2019, at 1 p.m. PST (GMT −8) to Monday, 25th February, 2019, at 1 p.m. PST (GMT −8).