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Uh Oh… Looks Like Niantic May Limit Pokemon Go Remote Raids Soon

No more Shiny Legendaries for you!

Remote Raid Passes are one of the most important features in Pokemon Go. They allow players from all over the world to battle in raids and hunt Shiny Legendary Pokemon together. Since Remote Raid Passes cost around $1 each, you would think Niantic would be happy to let players buy and use as many as their hearts desire. Recent findings show that this may not be the case, though…

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Is Niantic Limiting Remote Raid Pass Use in Pokemon Go?

While this has not been officially confirmed, if you check your Remote Raid Passes in your bag, you will see that it now reads “You can join {0} Raids a day.”

(Image via Pokemon Go)

This could be a feature that was implemented accidentally since Niantic has said nothing about limiting the number of Remote Raid Passes that a player can use each day.

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It would be odd for them to limit Remote Raid Passes as that would likely result in less Raid Passes being used and, consequentially, fewer Raid Passes being purchased in the Shop.

Niantic is likely trying to encourage players to get back outside. However, Remote Raid Passes basically saved the game in 2020 and 2021 when social distancing and quarantine mandates were in effect.

While the intent might be to make Raids a special in-person event, introducing a Remote Raid Pass limit will ruin the game for many people. Many players enjoy the hunt of Shiny Legendary Pokemon, which is extremely difficult without Remote Raid Passes.

Other players are happy with this change as it could bring more people together in person.

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Whichever way you look at it, this is quite a significant change for Pokemon GO and it will be interesting to see how the player base reacts if it gets officially implemented.


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