Niantic is making changes to Pokémon GO’s Remote Raids feature

These changes “are designed to rebalance the game…” says Niantic.

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Today, Niantic (the folks behind Pokémon GO) are announcing some changes to Remote Raids before they go into effecgt on April 6, 2023 at 11AM Pacific Daylight Time. Niantic says these changes “are designed to rebalance the game and ensure it’s enjoyed by Trainers for years to come.”

Here are the pricing adjustments they’re making to the Remote Raid Passes:

  • The price of the Remote Raid Pass three-pack will increase to 525 PokéCoins.
  • The price of single Remote Raid Passes will increase to 195 PokéCoins.
  • A Premium Battle Pass three-pack will be added to the shop for the price of 250 PokéCoins.

Additionally, they’re making pricing adjustments to participation limits in the Remote Raids:

  • Trainers will be able to participate in a maximum of five Remote Raids per day.
  • This maximum may change and increase for special events.

Here are some additional changes to Remote Raid Passes themselves:

  • Remote Raid Passes will be included in the pool of potential rewards for Research Breakthroughs.
  • Remote Raid Passes earned via Research Breakthroughs will still be subject to the existing inventory limit of three Remote Raid Passes per Trainer.
  • If a Trainer earns a Remote Raid Pass from a Research Breakthrough while at the three Remote Raid Pass limit, they will receive a Premium Battle Pass instead.
  • Purchases of Remote Raid Pass 3-Packs will still allow you to hold up to 5 Remote Raid Passes if you purchase it with 2 Remote Passes already in your inventory.

And, there’s one small change to the Candy XL’s earned in five-star raids:

  • Trainers who participate in five-star raids in person will earn more Candy XL than before.

And that’s it! Niantic goes into more detail in their blog post on the Pokémon GO website.

[Sources: Niantic via GoNintendo]

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