Pokemon Go Raid Changes: Trainer Achievements and More

Thursday, June 24th, 2021 8:57 am

The Raid battle stadium will receive a brand new look.

To celebrate the fourth anniversary of the release of the Raid feature in Pokemon Go, the game’s developer, Niantic,  announced a series of changes that are coming to Raids later this year.

To start, players will be able to earn Trainer Achievements by completing specific actions during Raid battles. As players complete these actions, they’ll have the chance to be featured at the end of the Raid as a way to highlight their performance.

In a news post, Niantic shared some of the actions that can reward players with a Trainer Achievement:

  • “Delivering the final attack
  • Dealing the most damage overall
  • Keeping a single Pokémon in battle for the longest time of all participants
  • Using the tallest Pokémon among all participants in battle
  • Joining the raid from furthest distance
  • Using a Mega-Evolved Pokémon during the battle
  • Changing your avatar’s clothing or pose
  • Using the most Charged Attacks of all participants”

The first time players earn a Trainer Achievement, they’ll unlock a medal for their profile. Players can continue to earn Trainer Achievements to level this medal up through the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels. Players will also be able to share a “Trainer Achievement Card” with others on social media.

In addition to Trainer Achievements, Niantic said a series of “[a]rt and UX updates are also coming to raids,” along with some “quality-of-life updates.” While Niantic didn’t provide many details about these changes, it did say the Raid battle stadium will be given a new look, along with other visual changes to the Raid feature.

Keep checking back with SuperParent, as we’ll bring you more details about these Raid changes as they’re revealed.

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Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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