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Pokemon Go Remote Raid Pass announced, details revealed

Published: 15/Apr/2020 16:04

by Paul Cot

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In an effort to make Pokemon Go as playable as possible during this uncertain times, Niantic have revealed the Remote Raid Pass which will let you participate in Raid Battles from home.

Eagle-eyed trainers will have expected this as a previous datamine showed the Remote Raid Pass was in the works. Details beyond its introduction to the game weren’t shared though, but now we have more information.

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Players were unsure whether the Remote Raid Pass will let you play any Raid Battle or just ones near you. “With a Remote Raid Pass, you can access Raid Battles you can see on the Nearby screen from wherever you are,” the Pokemon Go blog revealed.

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

Can’t play with all friends just yet

This means you won’t be able to participate in any Raid Battle you want – so no, it won’t be the same as spoofing. It also means you won’t be able to play with friends who live far away – at least at the moment.

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Niantic revealed they will be making adjustments to the feature over time including “the ability to invite friends to raids regardless of their location.”

Remote will be as effective as local

It had been suggested that remote players’ Pokemon wouldn’t be as strong as those playing locally. This seemed to be Niantic’s way of making trainers not rely on the new remote feature.

However, it has been confirmed both remote and local players’ Pokemon will have the same attack power, though this will be reversed at a later date. Perhaps this suggests the Remote Raid Pass feature will stay even a few months down the line.

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Niantic are offering various bundles of Pokemon Go items for just one PokeCoin!

Remote Raid Pass cost

The launch date is yet to be confirmed, but when it does, Remote Raid Passes will be available at a special discounted price of 100 PokeCoins. This suggests the standard price will be 150 or more.

You will, though, be able to get your hands on one for the small price of just one PokeCoin. It will be included in the rotating bundles Niantic are offering as part of helping trainers out during the lockdown period.

Now it has been announced, we can expect the ability to play Raid Battles from home to be added very soon.

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Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot

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To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.

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To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.

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During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

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  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

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Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…

Deerling

As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.

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It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.

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