February 2019 Raid Boss List: Palkia rising

Trainers, the following raid bosses are now available in Pokemon GO, following a series of rapid raid pool changes that occurred last night:

February 2019 Raid Boss List
TierBossGuide
EXDeoxys (Attack)Deoxys (Attack)Link
5PalkiaPalkiaLink
4Marowak (Alola)Marowak (Alola)Link
4TyranitarTyranitarLink
4UrsaringUrsaringLink
4TogeticTogeticLink
4AbsolAbsolLink
3AlakazamAlakazamLink
3MachampMachampLink
3AzumarillAzumarillLink
3GranbullGranbullLink
2Exeggutor (Alola)Exeggutor (Alola)Link
2MawileMawileLink
2KirliaKirliaLink
2SableyeSableye
1BuizelBuizel
1MagikarpMagikarp
1SwabluSwablu
1FeebasFeebas
1ShinxShinx

Last night something strange happened with raid bosses and the raid boss pool changed four times in a row, bringing a lot of confusion. Luckily it seems to have stabilized now and features mostly Pokemon that are useful as Palkia counters.

Here are our raiding recommendations for February:

  • You’re best of avoiding Ursaring. Ursa doesn’t have a place on your Palkia raiding team, it can’t be shiny and its not really useful in any PvP league (at least in the current PvP meta game).
  • Azumarill is a solid raid boss for players who are eager to empower their Great League team. It’s not relevant as a Palkia counter, but her strength in Great League fights is almost legendary at this point.
  • Togetic, Kirlia and Granbull are all great option if you’re looking to build an alternative team of Fairy typed Palkia counters. Togekiss and Gardevoir are strong Draco Meteor Palkia counters and Granbull is not far behind. Bonus points for catching a 100% male Kirlia, keep that for its future gender based evolution.
  • Tier 1 is yet again only good for shiny hunting.
  • The rest is a mixed bag of previously seen raid bosses which can be raided on a casual basis. You’re not missing out if you’re not doing them (especially if you’re low on Stardust like myself and you can’t power them up to a reasonable level).

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