Pokémon GO Remote Raid Pass Changes

Niantic, Pokémon Company

Remote Raid Passes in Pokémon GO will be seeing a significant change in the coming week in terms of pricing and content, announced yesterday on Pokémon GO's official Twitter account.

Remote Raid Passes were a feature of Pokémon GO originally implemented in order for trainers who may have been originally disadvantaged from the pandemic to have the chance to participate in raids that were happening outside of their isolation zones. These passes give players the opportunity to participate in raids that are not in their immediate vicinity.

Below are the necessary details to understand about this upcoming change to Remote Raid Passes coming next week.

Pokémon GO Remote Raid Pass Changes

Remote Raid Passes will have their prices raised; three-packs will cost 525 PokéCoins, single passes will cost 195 PokéCoins. Premium Battle Pass three-pack will be available for purchase for 250 PokéCoins.

Players will only be allowed to participate in five Remote Raids, with the possibility that this limit may be subject to change during the course of certain events. To disincentivize remote raids, more XL Candy will be rewarded as an incentive to players who participate in five-star raids in person.

General Remote Raid Pass changes include the following:

  • They will be included as a possible reward for Research Breakthroughs (Further, they will be subject to the three pass limit)
  • Players will receive a Premium Battle Pass in the event that a Research Breakthrough-awarded Pass is attained by a player with a full amount in their inventory

The aforementioned changes will be releasing onto the live servers Apr. 6.

"We feel this is a necessary step toward our goal of preserving and improving the unique experience of playing Pokémon GO", The Pokémon GO Team said in a blog post.