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What Are the Red Raid Eggs in Pokemon GO?

Menacing-looking Red Raid Eggs are appearing in Pokemon GO with 24 hours countdowns but what exactly are they and what’s inside?

If you’re a regular Pokemon GO player, chances are you’ve done your fair share of Raid Battles. These epic-scale fights have trainers teaming up with allies to take on powerful boss fights.

Take down the boss and you’ve got a chance to catch an extra-powerful (and often incredibly rare) Pokemon!

But just when we thought we understood everything there was to know about raiding, new Red Raid Eggs have started appearing in Pokemon GO.

Pokemon GO Elite Raids

Red Raid Eggs Explained in Pokemon GO

The new Red Raid Eggs in Pokemon GO are upcoming Elite Raids, new extra hard Raid Battle events that are only for the toughest of trainers.

When the Red Egg hatches after its 24 hour countdown, an extremely powerful boss Pokemon will emerge and players have only 30 minutes to defeat it.

Here’s a full breakdown of everything you need to know about Elite Raids in Pokemon GO! We’ve got the latest info on all upcoming Elite Raid dates, the Pokemon waiting inside, and how many players you’ll need to win!

What’s Inside Red Raid Eggs in Pokemon GO?

Right now, the Elite Raid Boss inside the Red Raid Eggs is Hoopa Unbound! However, future Elite Raids will contain different boss fights, most likely always with mythical or legendary Pokemon.

Here’s a guide to countering Hoopa Unbound in new Elite Raid Battles! You’ll definitely want to catch this powerful Hoopa variant while you have the chance.

Hoopa Unbound Elite Raid

All Red Raid Egg Spawn Times

So far, Red Raid Eggs containing Elite Raid Battles have always appeared at 11 AM, 2 PM, and 5 PM local time.

Players will be able to see Red Eggs counting down for 24 hours before a powerful Raid Boss appears for just 30 minutes. However, it’s possible that these spawn times may change in the future.

Elite Raids will also presumably only be present on occasions where Niantic has a powerful new boss fight to unleash.

For more information, check out the November 2022 Mega and Legendary Raid schedule for Pokemon GO!

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