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Pokemon Go set to introduce remote Raid Battles, according to datamine

Published: 8/Apr/2020 18:24 Updated: 15/Apr/2020 15:54

by Paul Cot

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Niantic promised to allow trainers to play Raid Battles from home and it looks they have delivered. This will be done using the reported Remote Raid Pass.

According to info from the infamous Pokemon data miners the PokeMiners, the Remote Raid Pass can already be found in the code. When it will be added to the game though, is unknown.

Niantic did confirm this was something they’re working on when they addressed changes upcoming changes to Pokemon Go. They haven’t officially announced anything regarding a Remote Raid Pass and therefore, despite being in the code, it could be subject to change.

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Who would have thought at the start of 2020, play from home Raid Battles would be just around the corner?

How will the Remote Raid Pass work?

Remote Raid Passes will works similarly to the traditional Premium Raid Pass whereby they’ll be purchased from the Pokemon Go Shop. We’d expect them to cost anywhere up to 100 Poke Coins.

These new passes will be required to play a Raid Battle if you’re outside the range of a gym. While there seems to be no limit on which Raid Battles you can participate in, Pokemon in remote raids will deal less damage.

This will encourage players to play locally (physically there) where possible. Obviously Niantic won’t want to incentivize trainers to leave their homes too much, so we’d imagine the difference in damage won’t be too significant.

Remote Raid BattleTrainers may be able to participate in any Raid Battle they want with the Remote Raid Pass…

There will also be able a limit to how many remote players can participate in comparison to local. Presumably, this will stop remote players jumping on Raid Battles with a lot of local players.

Play with friends

It has also been revealed there will be a system to join friends who are also playing remotely. “Looks like a friend will be able to invite you to a raid and ‘callout’ they are interested in doing a raid,” the PokeMiners shared.

Given a lot Pokemon Go friends live a long way from each other, this suggests there won’t be any limit on how far a Raid Battle is for you to participate.

It’s also noteworthy that Niantic added a new item to enable remote raids. This means they’ll be able to turn it on and off at will.

So, it’ll be interesting to see if this is a permanent addition to Pokemon Go or just a short-term method to help those in quarantine.

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Pokemon Go teaser trailer reveals new raid boss is coming soon

Published: 30/Nov/2020 1:47

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Niantic posted a series of teaser trailers on social media, which strongly hinted a new Pokémon Go raid boss is coming soon, and players have more or less figured out what it might be.

Pokemon Go is still jam-packed with things to do after all these years. However, Pokemon Go players love teaming up and taking on raid bosses. It’s one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in the game.

A limited number of Pokemon can be raid bosses at any given time, and the roster is always changing. It helps keep the battles fresh and gives Pokemon Go players something to look forward to.

In their typical playful fashion, Niantic has been dropping a series of hints for an upcoming raid boss on social media, and it’s generated a lot of hype. Here’s everything we know so far, including a dead giveaway.

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Pokemon Go raids allow players to test their mettle against some extremely powerful Pokemon.

Niantic released the first teaser trailer on November 29. “Ah, what’s this? We’ve just received a message,” they wrote. “Stay tuned as we investigate.”

The 20-second clip shows a raid boss icon sitting on top of a platform. It also started a six-hour countdown timer.

No less than six hours later, they posted a second clip. This one had a pink egg in place of the raid boss icon, which is the color that hatches into a Tier 1 raid boss. It also started a new 44-hour countdown timer.

“Another incoming message!” they wrote. “Trainers, it looks like we’ve stumbled upon some mysterious Raid Eggs. Can you help us make sense of all this?” It didn’t take the Pokemon Go community long to figure something out.

Pokemon Go players believe the clip is alluding to a one-star raid boss hatching from an egg mentioned in a previous blog post. They also guessed it could hatch into Kecleon, Scatterbug, or Rotoms.

However, Niantic released a third teaser several hours later. It contained the biggest hint yet and more or less confirmed what the raid boss will be. “Just in—a new message. What do you think it means?” they wrote.

The third clip looks similar to the second one. However, it now includes a small airplane flying around in the background with a flag attached.

The flag has the number 677 written on it, which also happens to be the Pokédex number for Espurr, a Psychic Pokemon from Generation 6.

It’s a strong indication Espurr will be the next raid boss. Still, Pokemon Go fans are eagerly awaiting the next hint, which will probably confirm it once and for all.