Pokemon Go‘s Remote Raid Passes have arrived. The new feature is now available to all players who are at least trainer level five, and as their name suggests, they allow you to join a Raid remotely, so you don’t need to physically travel to a Gym to participate in the battle.
If you have a Remote Raid Pass, you can use it to take part in any Raid that appears on the Nearby screen. You can receive three Remote Raid Passes through a special one-PokeCoin bundle from the in-game shop. Niantic is also selling additional Remote Raid Passes at a limited-time price of 100 PokeCoins.
As helpful as the new Raid Passes are, they come with a couple of caveats. First, while up to 20 players will be able to join the same Raid, only a limited number will be able to do so using Remote Raid Passes. On top of that, while players who join Raids via Remote Raid Passes will initially have the same attack power as those physically present at the Gym, Niantic says remote players’ attack power will eventually be reduced. You can read more about Remote Raid Passes on the official Pokemon Go website.