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Niantic and Pokemon Go to Nerf Remote Raids

Update: According to the miners, the start of the new Pokemon Go Season would bring this nerf, and it seems like Niantic and Pokemon Go will also increase the prices of Remote Raid Pass. The leak suggests Pokemon Go players will be able to do 6 Remote Raids per day at 150 PokeCoins.

Previous Story: Trainers, it looks like Niantic and Pokemon Go are planning to limit how many Remote Raids one can do per day and it’s not cool at all.

Remote Raids can be accessed only with a Remote Raid Pass. These Remote Raid Passes can be purchased from the in-game shop, and occasionally there may be special events that include Remote Raid Passes as a reward. Also, there is a limit on how many Remote Raid Passes one can hold and the number is three.

There are three ways to join Raid remotely:

  1. Tap the Nearby button at the bottom right of the Map View and select the “Raid” tab. For any Raid Battles listed, tap “View” below the raid you would like to join to access the raid
  2. You can also tap any Gym with an ongoing Raid Battle on your Map View.
  3. Receive a Raid Invitation from a Friend

You and four other players can participate in the same Raid lobby. Remote Trainers’ Pokemon have lower attack power than Pokemon of Trainers who join in person. This attack power reduction may be temporarily adjusted during specified time periods.

According to the world’s greatest Pokemon Go miners, Niantic are planning to limit how many Remote Raids one can do per day.

Do you think this is a good idea? We say it’s not, and we don’t want the pre-pandemic raiding system to come back.

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Dejan Kacurov

Hi, gamers! You can call me Mr. DComplex. I'm a gamer, a hardcore gamer. My favorite genres are Action RPG and MMORPG. At the moment I'm using my PC as my only gaming platform, but soon I might get a new PS4 from Angel. Update - Angel did get me a PS4, oh wait, it's the PS4 PRO 1TB!!! Much love bro!


  1. Niantic needs to be held accountable for the event on Saturday in Las Vegas and take care of their community and their player because they didn’t even get the play the event due to all of the glitches and connection problems a few remote raid passes and a few hours after the event does not make up for the whole day The experience was frustrating and heartbreaking to be excited and looking forward to a spectacular event for it to go upside down Niantic needs to respond and take care of this cuz they will be losing players with any company they will be some complications but they have the capability to make it up to their players that wasn’t able to participate on Saturday after they spent their money on a ticket and got nothing in return

    1. I have to agree with that, glitches were impossible and I stood at a stop with kecleon and it rarely spawned after knocking it off and spinning. Might have lost a few shiny because of it

  2. I hate this. I’ve been saving my coins to go crazy and spend lots of $$$ on certain raids. Now it’s limited? Niantic is hell bent on stringing this game out as long as it possibly can…

  3. It’s one thing to force people outside to collect resources or use the daily incense, where players can do that in their own time as individual daily lives allow.
    It’s a very different thing to force people to meet with other trainers to form a temporary community that can meet at a specific time and location to perform a raid.

    I play every day. Specifically on my way to and from work and often during breaks. I NEVER meet other trainers to do raids with. They are clearly about taking out gyms, but I don’t know them or see them, and thanks to Campfire STILL not be being available to all players I have no way to find and coordinate with trainers for raids. It is easier to find or join others from a discord or app to find sufficient numbers to successfully raid, and that requires remote passes. Remote passes that I have to pay for.

    My life, complete with work and family obligations, dictates how much time I can play and where I can play. Nerfing remote passes will reduce my participation further, whilst reducing the amount I spend on passes. Annoying and stupid. Don’t do it!

  4. Why does Niantic care how many remote raids players do per day. Taking into account that remote raids passes cost PokeCoins which in turn cost actualbreal-world money it seems rather counterproductive for Niantic to limit the number of remote raids that can be done per day. A secondary issue with limiting the number of remote raids per day is that eventually it will restrict those who live in remote areas with limited access to gyms. There are those who count on raid invites from friends as a means with which to fully enjoy that aspect of the game. Should this per day remote raids limit be implemented what happens should they have an event such as the Legendary Raid Day they had with Go Fest a couple years back? Why is the proposed number of remote raids limited to six? seems rather arbitrary.

  5. This change will definitely make me call it quits. I moved here about 5 yrs ago and since then my kids have moved. As others stated, I don’t know many of my “friends” that I raid with in person.i go to the local park and remote raid with others where there are about 8 or 9 gyms. I buy remote passes for this reason. If I am limited and the cost of the passes goes up, I’m done. I can find other games. Better think this one out before you really lose your customers. This is another way to increase revenue but not think of the players that are putting the funds out. It’s called greed.

  6. There are some of us that can’t go directly to the gym. Some of us can’t leave our house. Remote raids are great for people who are housebound. Why can’t delevopers just leave well enough alone? The real-world cost is hard enough but making remote raids harder to join or non-existent? Not a good move, guys/gals. Just saying…

  7. Unfortunately, Niantic doesn’t seem to listen to the players. We can complain to them all we want, but in the end, they’re going to make the decision they want to make. They don’t care what we actually want.

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