October 2023 is another exciting month for Pokemon GO Raids – this month’s schedule includes a trio of Legendary Pokemon, the return of a gluttonous Ultra Beast, a terrifying Mythical Pokemon, and plenty of spooky Mega Pokemon!

These are all of the Pokemon that will be 4-Star and 5-Star Raid bosses in October 2023 and what dates that you can battle them:

October 2023 Pokemon GO Legendary & Mega Raid Bosses & Dates

DateRaid TypeFeatured PokemonShinies Available?
September 16 – October 64-StarMega Gardevoir
Mega Gardevoir in Pokemon GO
Shiny Gardevoir Pokemon GO
September 23 – October 65-Star•Raikou
Pokemon GO Raikou

Suicune Pokemon GO
Shiny Raikou Pokemon GO
Shiny Entei Pokemon GO
Shiny Suicune Pokemon GO
October 6 – October 204-StarMega Gengar
Pokemon GO Mega Gengar
Shiny Gengar Pokemon GO
October 6 – October 205-StarGuzzlord
Guzzlord Pokemon GO
Shiny Guzzlord Pokemon GO
October 20 – November 34-StarMega Banette
Mega Banette Pokemon GO
Shiny Banette Pokemon GO
October 20 – November 35-StarDarkrai
Darkrai Pokemon GO
Shiny Darkrai Pokemon GO]
Every Weekend in October5-Star Shadow Raid Shadow Moltres
Pokemon GO Moltres
Not Available
The Raid rotation in Pokemon GO changes at 10 AM local time. These Pokemon will rotate in and out of Raids at this time on the specified dates.

Every one of the standard Raid bosses this month can be shiny, which is excellent news for shiny hunters. However, the shiny version of Shadow Moltres has not yet come to Pokemon GO.

Mega Gengar Pokemon GO Night

Also, if you are after any of the 5-Star Raid bosses, the best time to catch them is during the October 2023 Pokemon GO Raid Hours. This is because the number of Tier 5 Raids is greatly increased during these events.

Each of the 5-Star Raid bosses will be the featured Pokemon in at least one Raid Hour event this month!

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