A Pokemon GO raid update now gives players the ability to bring their friends along for the raid regardless of their location. Niantic Labs has been updating their game throughout the past few weeks and month to make it more accessible to those staying at home and this update furthers that mission.
Although walking and collecting Pokemon may be satisfying for the casual Pokemon GO player, raids and gym battles are what keeps the competitive spirit alive and Niantic is supporting that competitive fire with this new update.
Pokemon GO Raid Update: How to Invite Friends
To invite your friends, join the raid lobby the same way you would normally do so, but you'll now see a small "+" button to click—regardless if it is a public or private raid lobby.
Simply tap the button and you'll have a menu to invite up to five friends. Each friend invited will see a raid invitation in their push notifications or their nearby screen. Your friends can then use that invitation to join your lobby which will only require a battle pass once the raid starts, not upon their arrival into the party.
This update comes alongside the ability to attach stickers to gifts you are sending to your friends. Plus, Niantic has just recently released buddy adventure allowing you to travel with your favorite Pokemon.