The Pokemon Go Remote Raid Pass is a nifty little thing, introduced by Niantic as a way for players to continue enjoying the game during the recent widespread issues that may prevent people from getting out and about. Pokemon Go is a game that has typically been about enjoying the outdoors but now with Remote Raid Passes, you can partake in any raid you see on your nearby, or join raids your friends invite you to. Here's everything you need to know about the Pokemon Go Remote Raid Pass.
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Pokemon Go Remote Raid Pass
Remote Raid Passes are now available in the in-game shop! With a Remote Raid Pass, you’ll be able to join any Raid Battles you can see on the Nearby screen or tap on the map! Learn more: https://t.co/yNGqNxaupL #PokemonGO pic.twitter.com/vZj8ObH54aApril 27, 2020
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'll need to buy one from the in-game shop for 100 coins, or you can pick up a pack of three for 250 coins.
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.