How to Use Remote Raid Passes in Pokemon GO

Remote Raid Passes are a big help for many trainers in Pokemon GO.

With the Alola season already underway, now is the perfect time to go raid hunting. Two of the four Alola Guardians have been level 5 raid bosses, and Tapu Bulu is also on the way.

This is in addition to the Thundurus Therian-Form which has already been released. Learning how to use Remote Raid Passes will save Trainers a lot of time (and money).

How can Trainers fight Raid Pokemon from afar?

Using a Remote Raid Pass is very similar to using a regular Raid Pass. On the mobile game’s home screen, there should be a pair of binoculars in the lower right corner with a Pokemon silhouette; this is what trainers need to click.

From there, select the Raid option on the next screen. The game will tell the player how many Remote Raid Passes they have on them, so there’s no need to worry about forgetting how many are left. Clicking the Raid button will allow Trainers to participate in a Raid in progress.

To be successful, however, coaches must keep an eye out for strong counters. These Raid bosses are quite beefy, and it’s hard to get damage without solid control.

For example, Tyranitar is a terrifying raid boss due to its massive mass and incredibly high attack stats. Luckily, however, combat moves deal 4x more damage to him. Therefore, smart trainers will be able to find any fighting type in their collection to use.

Many trainers will be needed to defeat a Raid boss like Tyranitar (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Many trainers will be needed to defeat a Raid boss like Tyranitar (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Raid party size is another thing to pay attention to. While level 1 raid bosses can essentially be beaten by a single player, higher level raid bosses only drop when two or more trainers are assisting. For Mega Tier raids, it is often suggested that four or five trainers join the fight.

Each raid boss will drop rewards after being beaten. However, to get the best rewards, trainers will have to beat the boss in a short time. This is why it is often advisable to go on a Raid in a large group.

A trainer “can” probably solo a Mega Charizard Y with a powerful Aerodactyl, but he might not “want” because a group of trainers can take him down quickly, thus giving everyone more energy Mega Charizard.

Edited by Sijo Samuel Paul

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