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Pokemon Go Remote Raid Pass: How to get one and how it works

Pokemon Go Remote Raid Pass
(Image credit: Niantic)

The Pokemon Go Remote Raid Pass is finally here as part of a 1-coin bundle in the store, and it gives players a way to participate in raids from the comfort of their home. Most of the world is still on lockdown at the time of writing, so the ability to play raids in Pokemon Go at any gym on the nearby radar is lovely. Here's everything you need to know about the Pokemon Go Remote Raid Pass, including how it works and how to get them.

Pokemon Go Remote Raid Pass

A Remote Raid Pass allows you to join any raids you can see on the Nearby screen, meaning you don't have to leave the house to physically travel there. Like a Premium or Free Raid Pass, you only need one to enter a raid, and for the time being they work identically. Later down the line however, players participating in raids with a Remote Raid Pass will have a reduced attack power compared to players who are within touching distance of the raid. Pokemon Go is all about getting outside, after all.

Niantic has said that they're going to continue adjusting and altering the Remote Raid Pass mechanics over time, including how many players can join a single raid group remotely along with the ability to raid with friends no matter their location. In order get a Pokemon Go Remote Raid Pass, you can pick up a bundle with three of them from the store for the discount price of one (1) coin soon. When you can buy Remote Raid Passes individually, they'll cost 100 coins apiece.

You can read more about the Pokemon Go Remote Raid Passes on the official blog post, which includes details on bonus Field Research tasks, how buddy Pokemon can retrieve gifts from Pokestops for you, and buffs to items like Star Pieces, Lucky Eggs, and Incense.

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