Pokemon Go Remote Raids Beginning to Roll Out

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Pokemon Go Remote Raids Beginning to Roll Out

April 27, 2020

By: Robert N. Adams

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Pokemon GO Remote Raids are finally beginning to roll out to eligible accounts, allowing Trainers to fight some of the game's toughest battles from the comfort of their home. Mostly.

The soft launch of the feature has been announced via the official Pokemon GO Twitter. If you're a super-casual player, though, the news isn't all that good just yet.

To start, Pokemon GO Remote Raids will only be available to trainers Level 40 or higher. It shouldn't be a problem for the people who have been playing the game for years, but newer or more casual players are going to miss out on this new feature. Going by the tweet, it looks like the Pokemon GO team is rolling this out with a smaller player pool first and will expand it gradually by lowering the minimum level cap or removing it entirely. It is also entirely possible this is to avoid server overstressing and that players can expect it at large soon.

For those of you that can enjoy this new feature, you'll be happy to hear about what Serebii is reporting: the Remote Raid Passes may be available to purchase right now for Trainers who are Level 40 or higher.


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How Do I Access the Pokemon GO Remote Raids?

If you'd like to access the Remote Raids, you're going to need a Remote Raid Pass. The upside is that Niantic is giving away 3 Remote Raid Passes for the price of just 1 Poke Coin, so pretty much anyone can get them if their account is at least Level 40.

There is, however, another challenge: you can only participate in Remote Raids with gyms that you can see on your "Nearby" screen. If you're unlucky enough to live somewhere where there aren't any gyms close by, you might be out of luck entirely.

In any case, the lucky few who can participate in Remote Raids can get to it right now. Be sure to check out the shop and see if there are any other great deals available!

Read more about how the COVID-19 novel coronavirus is affecting the gaming world at our Coronavirus Gaming Convention Cancellations and Game Delays Hub.

What do you think of the new Pokemon GO Remote Raids feature? Do you have any gyms near where you live or are you out of luck? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!

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