Pokémon GO Remote Raid Passes: Everything You Need to Know

Remote Raid passes help you play Pokémon Go at home.
Remote Raid passes help you play Pokémon Go at home. / Photo by Niantic

Pokémon GO Remote Raid Passes help you play Pokémon Go from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Niantic has been rolling out features that enable you to play more Pokémon Go from home. As most of the world is in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a game that is designed around going outside with people surely suffers.

Pokémon GO Remote Raid Passes: Everything You Need to Know

With Remote Raid Passes, you can partake in Raids in the Nearby menu without having to physically go to that location. Up to twenty players can partake in a Raid, with a smaller amount set for Remote Raid Pass users.

This seems to be a permanent addition to the game going forward, as Niantic explained some stipulations to the Remote Raid Pass.

According to the update, "Trainers battling in raids remotely will have the same attack power as Trainers who are able to battle at the raid location in person. At a later time, the attack power for Trainers battling remotely will be reduced. Afterward, a Trainer battling at the raid location in person will have higher attack power than a Trainer battling remotely."

Niantic will also be tinkering with the number of players able to use Remote Raid Passes and how inviting friends will work for Remote Raids.

In the future, players will be given more choices of how to play without undermining the "GO" aspect of Pokémon Go. The accessibility feels welcome, as it expands your options for playing no matter what situation you find yourself in.

Remote Raid Passes will be available in the next PokéCoin bundle. At launch, Remote Raid Passes will be available for 100 coins.