Raid Passes are items that can be acquired by spinning the Photo Disc at a Gym. The passes are used by trainers to participate in Raid Battles. Raid Passes can only be obtained by trainers on level 5 and above, because trainers do not have access to gyms before reaching level 5.
There are four types of these passes:
- free Raid Pass
- Premium Battle Pass
- Remote Raid Pass
- EX Raid Pass
To see currently-owned Raid Passes, players can check them on the item bag page .
Trainers can receive one free Raid Pass per day by visiting a Gym, but can only hold one at a time. It cannot be simply removed from the Item Bag.
Premium Battle Pass
A Premium Battle Pass that can be purchased from the in-game Shop.
Remote Raid Pass
A Remote Raid Pass that can join any Raid Battle visible on the Nearby screen or tappable on the map.
EX Raid Pass
Trainers can obtain EX Raid Passes by winning eligible raid battles at EX Raid Gyms. Select Trainers will receive an EX Raid Pass via their Journal. When the user clicks on the item in the journal, an invitation will be presented and provide information as to when and where the EX Raid Battle will occur.
- The EX Raid Pass was previously called Exclusive Raid Pass.
- The first EX Raid Passes were sent out to Trainers on Bellevue, WA on September 5th, 2017.
- The passes originally reserved a two-hour slot, but they have changed to just one hour.
- Premium Battle Pass can be deleted since 0.141.0 update.
- Premium Battle Pass was previously called Premium Raid Pass before the introduction of GO Battle League.
- Remote Raid Pass was introduced on April 27th, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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