What are the red raid eggs in Pokémon Go?

What kind of egg is this?

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The red eggs in Pokémon Go may appear in your area. These eggs only appear every so often, so don’t expect them all the time, but when they do spawn they do offer some incredible challenges. These eggs take 24 hours to spawn, and they’re going to offer some of the best Pokémon you can find in the game. Here’s what you need to know about what the red eggs are in Pokémon Go.

How red raid eggs work in Pokémon Go

The red raid eggs in Pokémon Go are known as Elite Raids. These are some of the toughest challenges in the game and are even more complex than five-star raids. The Pokémon at these raids will be extremely tough. Unfortunately, you will not be able to invite friends who are not close to the Gym to help you out. You can only use players who stand nearby. No Remote Raid Passes are available for this raid.

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The arrival of Elite Raids was announced in the middle of October 2022, alongside the reveal that Hoopa Unbound was going to be one of the opponents. It was the first time Hoopa Unbound was available beyond the Special Research you could earn it from that appeared during the Season of Mischief. They will next appear on March 11 from 11 AM, 2 PM, and 5 PM in your local area. This will feature Regidrago.

The Pokémon featured in these raids have close to 20,000 health, making them more potent than any Pokémon that spawns for five-star raids. Make sure to defeat it before the timer runs out, allowing you to catch it alongside your teammates.