Pokémon Go throttles Remote Raid Passes by increasing prices, adding a daily cap, and providing more personal rewards

Pokémon Go players have been waiting for Niantic to take more dramatic steps to pull away from Remote Raid Passes, and the day has come. Unfortunately, this means that overall prices for these items have increased across the board.

To push the nail even further, Niantic has also increased the rewards for players who personally participate in these raids, making it far more beneficial to find them near a player. This moves in the opposite direction of community feedback, as many players say they actively use them to participate in these challenging in-game activities.

Niantic advises against players using Remote Raid Passes

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The announcement came on the official Pokemon Go blog, where the team shared that the Remote Raid Pass three-pack purchase prices will increase to 525 PokéCoins, single purchase will increase to 195, and there will now be a Premium Battle Pass three-pack purchase in the in-game shop – players who complete personal raids will receive more Candy XL rewards.

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These changes have been hinted at for quite some time and fears of a daily cap have come true. These were originally leaked when Pokémon database website Serebii creator Joe Merrick shared an image showing he had a set number of Remote Raids available for the day. The limited raid message went away, but it gave the community plenty of time to prepare for these limitations, but not the price change.

Niantic first introduced the Remote Raid Passes to respond to the global COVID outbreak and various restrictions in all countries. These items were an instant hit and made it far more accessible for the average player to participate in the more difficult raids, especially for players who were having trouble finding groups in their community.

Over the past year, Niantic has tried to slowly back away from these raids. Public reception to this decision has been downright negative, but with today’s price increases, Niantic seems to be strictly following its vision for Pokémon Go and following it to the letter.

All Remote Raid Pass price increases will occur on April 6th at 11pm PDT along with the purchase of the Premium Battle Pass 3-Pack.

https://www.gamepur.com/news/pokemon-go-throttles-remote-raid-passes-by-increasing-prices-adding-a-daily-cap-and-providing-more-in-person-rewards Pokémon Go throttles Remote Raid Passes by increasing prices, adding a daily cap, and providing more personal rewards

Curtis Crabtree

Curtis Crabtree is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Curtis Crabtree joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: curtiscrabtree@24ssports.com.

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