Niantic has set the networks ablaze after announcing that Remote Raid Passes in Pokémon GO will be more expensive starting in April 2023. In this news, we’ll tell you everything that was announced, including how much Remote Raid Passes are worth and why they’re going up in price:
Niantic announces price hikes for Remote Raid Passes in Pokémon GO
In a blog post, Niantic has announced a price increase for Remote Raid Passes and Premium Battle Passes in the Pokémon GO Store. These changes will be implemented on April 6, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. PDT. The new prices will be as follows:
In addition, Remote Raid Passes have the following limitations:
Other issues with Remote Raid Passes in Pokémon GO after the changes:
The excuse given by Niantic is that “this change is necessary for the long-term health of the game, and we do not make it lightly. In return, trainers who participate in in-person five-star raids will earn more Candy XL than before. However, these changes are not enough and do not seem to be made in good faith or to “incentivize in-person Pokémon GO play,” as the company itself claims.
Many users have pointed out that the measures are purely for tax collection purposes and have taken to the company’s various social media channels following the announcement, and they are right.
Sources | Niantic, Pokémon GO