Pokemon Go Remote Raid Passes: Everything You Need to Know

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 8:37 am

The developer of Pokemon Go revealed more details about how players will be able to compete in Raids from home.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Pokemon Go’s developer, Niantic, announced a few important updates that will change the way trainers can play the hit mobile game.

For one, we have new details about how players will be able to compete in Raids from home (Niantic announced it was working on this feature in late March).

In the future, Niantic will introduce Remote Raid Passes to Pokemon Go, which trainers will be able to use to participate in any Raid they can see on the “Nearby” screen, or see on the in-game map that shows their current location and surroundings.

Once this update is released, up to 20 trainers will be able to participate in each Raid, but there will be a limit on the number of trainers who can participate using a Remote Raid Pass. If you complete a Raid using one of these Passes, it will count toward any Raid-related Research tasks you may have, as well as your Raid-related achievement medals.

In a news post, Niantic said that “[a]t launch, Trainers battling in raids remotely will have the same attack power as Trainers who are able to battle at the raid location in person.”

However, at some point after the feature’s launch, this will be adjusted so that players who are at the Raid location in the real world will have a higher attack power, and those battling remotely will have a lower attack power.

Niantic said it would make additional changes to this feature over time. This includes the eventual ability for players to “invite friends to raids regardless of their location.”

Niantic said:

“We’ll be making adjustments to this feature over time, including changes to the number of Trainers who can join remotely, the ability to invite friends to raids regardless of their location, and the mentioned adjustment to attack power for Trainers battling in a raid remotely. We’ll announce all changes and improvements via official channels, so please stay tuned for further announcements and updates to this feature.”

When this feature launches, Remote Raid Passes will be available to purchase in the in-game store for 100 PokeCoins each (basically $1). A 1 PokeCoin bundle will also be released that includes Remote Raid Passes.

What do you think about this Remote Raid Pass feature in Pokemon Go? Let us know in the comments, or tweet us at @superparenthq.

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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