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EX Raid maker replaces Raid Boss after it is defeated

An EX Raid Battle, formerly Exclusive Raid Battle, is the same as a regular Raid Battle, but it is invite-only. EX Raid Battle only occurs in EX Raid Gyms. Trainers must obtain an EX Raid Pass, prior to entering battle.

Invites for EX Raid Battles were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] In January 2024, it was found that the associated data of EX Raid Battle was completely removed. It is presumably replaced by Elite Raid Battle.[2]

Details[]

Raid invitation template

Sample EX Raid invitation

EX Raid Battles are similar to existing Raid Battles, with a few notable differences. EX raids periodically appear at EX Raid Gyms around the world; however, unlike existing raids, Trainers are invited to join an EX Raid Battle. To receive an invitation to participate in an EX Raid Battle, Trainers must have successfully completed a raid recently, by defeating the Raid Boss, at the Gym where the EX Raid Battle will be taking place. The invitations include advance warning of when the EX Raid will take place, giving them ample time to coordinate with other Trainers before taking on the powerful Raid Boss.[3]

Mewtwo was the first Pokémon to be featured in EX Raid Battle since September 2017 until September 2018. Then Deoxys became the new EX Raid Boss starting in October 2018.[4] Starting from Deoxys Raid, trainers can invite their Ultra or Best Friends to join the battle.

Eligibility[]

EX Raid Pass

An EX Raid Pass used to gain entry

The eligibility requirements for an EX Raid Battle are the following: frequency, times, locations, and duration of a Raid Battle. These factors will increase a Trainer's chance of being invited to an EX Raid Battle.[5]

Cancellation[]

A scheduled EX Raid can be cancelled at any time. Trainers who receive a cancellation notice will receive five Premium Battle Passes and 50,000 Stardust as consolation.[6] When cancellation originally occurred, Trainers received two Raid Passes and 1,000 Stardust as consolation.[7] It should be noted that players who cannot participate in their scheduled EX Raid will not receive any items.

List of EX Raid Bosses[]

  • November 18th, 2019 - March 15th 2020: Regigigas
  • Since October 5th, 2019: Mewtwo with Shadow Ball
  • Since July 1st, 2019: Deoxys Speed Forme
  • Since March 27th, 2019: Deoxys Defense Forme
  • Since December 28th, 2018: Deoxys Attack Forme
  • Since October 1st, 2018: Deoxys Normal Forme
  • Since September 6th, 2017: Mewtwo
Egg Raid Legendary 5th Tier
Mewtwo
#0150
Psychic
Boss CP 54,148
Max capture CP
2,387 2,984
Deoxys
#0386
Psychic
Boss CP 50,271
Max capture CP
1,806 2,257
Deoxys
#0386
Psychic
Boss CP 41,036
Max capture CP
1,474 1,842
Deoxys
#0386
Psychic
Boss CP 36,170
Max capture CP
1,299 1,624
Deoxys
#0386
Psychic
Boss CP 45,802
Max capture CP
1,645 2,056
Regigigas
#0486
Normal
Boss CP 55,480
Max capture CP
2,483 3,104

Trivia[]

  • The first EX Raid Battles were expected to take place as early as September 6th, 2017.[5]
  • Despite similar naming, EX Raid Battles have nothing to do with Pokémon-EX in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
  • Although the EX Raid Battle banner and medal feature Lugia's head, this Pokémon has never been featured in an EX Raid Battle.
  • EX Raid Bosses have a base capture rate of 6%.
  • The number of EX Raid-eligible Gyms greatly increased on October 10th, 2019.[8]

See also[]

References[]

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