Trainers, a pressing question is capturing the attention of the Pokémon GO community on Reddit, especially in a recent thread on The Silph Road subreddit. The topic everyone’s talking about? “How many Remote Raid Passes have you received since the last update, six months ago, from Research Breakthroughs?” Surprisingly, most answers have been a flat zero. No one’s getting them.
If you’re not already familiar, let me catch you up. Remote Raid Passes are a huge convenience in Pokémon GO. Gone are the days when you had to physically be at a raid location; now, with a Remote Raid Pass, you can join the action from anywhere you like. But, of course, you need to have one of these passes to participate, and there are some rules and limitations.
Now, rewind to April 6th, 2023. Pokémon GO introduced some important updates, including a price increase for Remote Raid Passes and additional limitations. But wait, there’s more! Niantic seemed to offer a silver lining by including Remote Raid Passes in the Research Breakthrough rewards. Sounds good, right?
However, there’s a twist: Despite the announcement, it appears Niantic hasn’t actually delivered on this promise. Many in the community report that they haven’t received a single Remote Raid Pass from their Research Breakthroughs. So, how do Research Breakthroughs work? Complete a field research task on seven different days, and you’ll earn a Research Breakthrough. This should, in theory, give you a chance at receiving a Remote Raid Pass as a reward.
Now, it’s your turn. What’s your experience been like? Have you actually received any Remote Raid Passes since this change was implemented six months ago? Or are you part of the large crowd getting nothing? Let us know in the comments below.
This inconsistency has raised quite a few questions, so let’s put some pressure on Niantic to address it. Share your experiences, thoughts, or frustrations in the comments section. Your opinion matters, Trainers, so make your voices heard.