Pokemon Go to Get Remote Raids, But Will Eventually Start Lowering Remote Players' Attack Power

Pokemon Go to Get Remote Raids, But Will Eventually Start Lowering Remote Players' Attack Power

After the feature is first introduced, Niantic will lower attack power for those Raiding remotely.

Niantic just revealed that remote Raids will soon be coming to both Pokemon Go and Harry Potter Wizards Unite. Although the feature was previously data mined for Niantic's Pokemon game, it's now been officially revealed as a new, upcoming feature.

While players who join Raids remotely will have the same experience as those at the Raid location initially, some notable adjustments to attack power will be made over time. At first, everyone battling in a Raid, whether they're actually at the location or at home, will have the same attack power. Niantic reveals that later on, the attack power for players battling in Raids remotely using the Remote Raid Pass will be reduced. It seems as though Niantic will eventually begin penalizing players who use the Remote Raid feature by lowering their attack power below that of players battling at the Raid location, but it's promised more updates surrounding these adjustments in the future.

There's no official release date for the Remote Raid Pass in Pokemon Go, but you'll be able to buy it in two ways once it's released. You'll be able to purchase a Remote Raid Pass through either a 1 PokeCoin bundle, or for 100 individual PokeCoins for a limited time discount. With this pass, players will be able to battle in Raids from the comfort of their homes.

On top of this, you'll soon be able to access special Field Research without having to venture out and spin a PokeStop. Your Pokemon Buddy will also be able to bring you gifts, and you can also use your Buddy to deliver special presents to your friends.

Niantic states that it'll be making adjustments to the new Remote Raids over time. They plan on eventually changing the number of players that can join a Raid remotely, as well as changes to players being able to invite friends to Remote Raids.

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