Pokémon GO new update has brought lots of changes to the Gym system and introducing the new raid system
This page lists the most important updates about the raid system and raid item rewards.
Here’s the Quick summary of the Raid System
- Work together with other Trainers around to defeat an extremely powerful Pokémon which will be known a Raid Boss
- To participate in a raid and to battle with the Raid Boss you will need Raid Pass
- You can work together with up to 20 other trainers to defeat the Raid Boss.
- After successfully defeating the Raid Boss, you’ll receive the collection of new reward items, which includes Rare Candies, Technical Machines, Golden Razzberries
Here’s the new video that was shared inside the Pokémon GO press kit.
New Raid Battle Feature
Niantic introduced new co-operative gameplay experiences that encourage you to work together with other Trainers around to defeat an extremely powerful Pokémon which will be known a Raid Boss
Before the raid begins, all the Pokemon will be returned back to their respective Trainers, a big egg will appear at the top of the Gym, once the counter reaches zero the Raid Boss will be revealed
Participating in a raid
To participate in a raid and to battle with the Raid Boss you will need Raid Pass, upon using the Raid Pass you can join the battle to defeat the Raid Boss
You can work together with up to 20 other trainers to defeat the Raid Boss.
On Successfully defeating the Raid Boss within the given time of 5 minutes you’ll receive New reward item and have the chance to catch you own an Extra Powerful high CP Pokemon
How to get the Raid Pass
You can get one free Raid pass daily by visiting a Gym and spinning it, but you can hold only one Raid pass at a time in your inventory
Premium Raid passes will be available at the game shop.
New Reward Items
After successfully defeating the Raid Boss, you’ll receive the collection of new reward items, which includes
- Rare Candies
- Golden Razz Berries
- Two types of technical machines – Fast and Charged
Rare candies are mysterious candy when you use it on a Pokémon it’ll turn into that Pokemon candy and can be used to evolve that Pokemon
For Example, if you use the Rare Candy on Chansey that it’ll turn into Chansey candies
Golden Razz Berries
Like Razz Berries, Golden Razz Berries will greatly increase your chances of catching a Pokémon
Golden Razz Berries can also be given to a Pokemon which you have assigned to a Gym to fully recover its motivation.
Finally, Niantic Introduced this feature which Trainer wanted in the Pokemon Go, With Technical Machines you can teach your Pokemon a new Fast Attack or a Charged Attack
With Technical Machine item you can permanently teach your Pokemon a new Fast attack or a charged attack