July 13, 2024
The Rant

My Love-Hate Relationship with Remote Raid Passes in Pokemon Go

My Love-Hate Relationship with Remote Raid Passes in Pokemon Go

How’s it going, fellow Pokemon Go player? Can I just say that I’m feeling a bit frustrated since the price increase on Remote Raid Passes a few weeks back. It’s definitely had an impact on my gameplay and I wanted to share with you how I’m feeling about it.

First off, I’ve noticed a big drop in raid invitations from other players. And let’s be real, raiding with others is an integral part of Pokemon Go and it’s one of the social aspects of the game that I love.

The downside is that there are a lot fewer 5-star raid invitations for those amazing raid bosses. This has made it much harder for me to decide whether or not to join in on a remote raid. I’ve become a lot more selective in choosing which ones to participate in, whereas before, I’d be down to join in on any raid for the extra candy or chance at a Shiny.

Remote Raid Passes Was an Amazing Idea

I still remember when remote raids were first introduced, it was like a dream come true. I was so pumped to be able to raid with friends from all over the world. It was such a fun and social part of the game that I really enjoyed.

Sucks for the Casual Player

As a casual player, I never really went out of my way to seek out Gyms just to participate in a raid. And most of the time, the raids near where I play didn’t even have enough people to beat the 5-star Raid Bosses.

So, since the price increase on Remote Raid Passes, my overall experience with Pokemon Go has been less than ideal. But I’m still finding ways to have fun and enjoy the raids that I do participate in.

How about you? Have you noticed any changes in your Pokemon Go experience since the remote raid pass price increase? Let me know!

Does It Affect Niantic?

The short answer is, it’s too soon to tell.

It’s definitely worth considering whether this recent increase in Remote Raid Pass prices will have any long-term effects on Niantic’s revenue or player retention.

On one hand, Niantic may see an increase in revenue from players who are willing to pay the higher prices for the Remote Raid Passes. But on the other hand, some players who feel frustrated with the new prices may choose to stop playing altogether or play less frequently.

In the long run, it’s possible that Niantic may lose some of its player base if players become discouraged by the higher prices and choose to stop playing. However, it’s also possible that Niantic may continue to see revenue growth from players who are willing to pay the higher prices, even if some players choose to stop playing.

At the end of the day, it’s hard to say for sure what the long-term impact of this increase will be. But it’s definitely something to keep an eye on, and I’m sure that Niantic will be monitoring the situation closely to see how it plays out.


Some players have come up with a clever solution to the increased price of remote raid passes: stockpiling them during sales or special events to save some money in the long run.

It’s a pretty smart move, if you think about it. By taking advantage of sales or special events, players can purchase remote raid passes at a discounted price and hold onto them for future use. This way, they don’t have to worry about shelling out more money for remote raids in the future, and can continue to enjoy the game without breaking the bank.

I’ve even heard of some players who are planning to save up for big events like Go Fest or Safari Zone, so that they can participate in as many remote raids as possible without worrying about the cost.

Of course, this strategy requires some careful planning and budgeting. But for those who are dedicated to playing Pokemon Go and don’t want to miss out on the fun of remote raids, it’s definitely worth considering.

Have you thought about stocking up on remote raid passes during sales or events? Let me know your thoughts!

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