Niantic has come up with a new way to ensure that Pokemon Go players don’t have to leave home to enjoy the game. It’s all made possible through the introduction of new Remote Raid Passes. These passes allow you to jump in on raids at nearby gyms without actually having to go outside. If you’re keen to keep fighting while staying indoors, here’s how to use Remote Raid Passes in Pokemon Go.
Pokemon Go | How to use Remote Raid Passes
To use a Remote Raid Pass in Pokemon Go, you’ll first need to make sure you have a Remote Raid Pass in your inventory. After that, use the Nearby option to browse through active local raids at nearby gyms. Tap the raid you want to visit, then tap the new button labeled “Battle using a Remote Raid Pass.”
There are a few catches. The first, and perhaps most obvious, is that you need at least one Remote Raid Pass. You also can’t engage in any raids that are too far away; only raids from gyms you can see on your map can be accessed. Thankfully, you will be able to raid at distant gyms so long as you already have a Pokemon defending them. Finally, the damage dealt by your creatures during remote raids will be reduced.
Since the option to engage in remote raids is new, Niantic is offering a special deal on Remote Raid Passes. The one-time offer allows you to purchase three of these passes in exchange for a single PokeCoin. After that, passes will cost 100 PokeCoins each, or 250 PokeCoins for a bundle of three. As things stand now, this is the only way they can be purchased. However, given the developing situation worldwide, it’s possible that Niantic will eventually find other ways to dole them out to players.
Pokemon Go‘s Remote Raid Passes are very simple to use. With the pass in your inventory, browse through Nearby gyms and use the new menu button to engage in a remote raid. Your Pokemon won’t do as much damage as they would during a normal raid, but you won’t have to leave your home to get in on the action.