Here’s the full rundown on everything you need to know about Raid Passes and Premium Battle Passes in Pokemon GO!

If you want to take part in Raids in Pokemon GO, they’ll cost you. Thankfully, you don’t have to pay using PokeCoins, but you will have to use up a precious Raid Pass.

There are a few types of Raid Passes in Pokemon GO, each with slightly different uses so you’ll need to know your Remote Raid Pass from Premium Battle Pass before you get Raiding.

Here’s everything you need to know about Raid Passes!

Pokemon GO All Raid Passes

What are Raid Passes in Pokemon GO?

Raid Passes are items in Pokemon GO that let you take part in Pokemon Raids. You will need to use a Raid Pass every time you want to join a Raid.

To press the ‘Battle’ button and get into a Raid Lobby, you’ll need to have a Raid Pass of some kind in your Item Bag. However, if you change your mind and back out before the Raid begins, your Raid Pass will not be used up.

Check out our complete Pokemon GO Raid guide for more information on how these battles work.

There are 2 different kinds of Raid Pass as well as a Premium Battle Pass that can all be used for Raiding in Pokemon GO.

Pokemon GO Raid Passes

Types of Pokemon GO Raid Pass

  • Raid Pass
  • Remote Raid Pass
  • Premium Battle Pass

All of these passes let Pokemon trainers join Raids, however, they all work slightly differently and can be obtained in different ways.

Raid Pass

Pokemon GO Raid Pass

How to Use Raid Passes

Raid Passes are used to take part in Raids:

  • Walk up to a Gym with an active Raid and click on it.
    • You can tell if a Gym has an active Raid if there
  • On the screen showing the Raid boss, press ‘Battle’
  • This will use up your Raid Pass and put you into the Raid Lobby

Where to Get Raid Passes in Pokemon GO

You can get one Raid Pass per day by spinning a Gym. However, you can only hold one at a time.

Sometimes Pokemon GO events like Community Days will let you collect more than one Raid Pass per day.

Remote Raid Pass

Pokemon GO Remote Raid Pass

How to Use Remote Raid Passes

Remote Raid Passes let players take part in a Raid at a PokeStop far away. To use them:

  • Find a Raid remotely. You can do this by:
    1. Being invited to a Raid by a friend
    2. Pressing ‘View’ on a Raid found in the ‘Nearby Raid’ tab (the white box in the bottom right corner of your screen)
  • Press the ‘Battle’ button to use up your Remote Raid Pass and join the Raid Party
Pokemon GO Remote Raid Guide

Where to Get Remote Raid Passes in Pokemon GO

Remote Raid Passes can be bought from the Item Shop for 100 PokeCoins each or 300 for a bundle of 3.

Pokemon GO Remote Raid Pass Shop

Unfortunately, Remote Raid Passes are much more difficult to get than they used to be!

Premium Battle Pass

Pokemon GO Premium Battle Pass

How to Use Premium Battle Passes

Premium Battle Passes have two uses in Pokemon GO:

  1. Spent in place of a Raid Pass when joining in-person Raids if you don’t have a Raid Pass.
  2. Use a Premium Battle Pass in the GO Battle League to get access to the Premium Rewards Track instead of the Standard Rewards Track.

Where to Get Premium Battle Passes in Pokemon GO

You can buy a Premium Battle Pass for 100 PokeCoins in the Pokemon GO item shop.

Find out the fastest way to earn PokeCoins in Pokemon GO if you’re running short!

Pokemon GO Raid Pass Chart

Raid PassImageWhat Does it Do?How to GetNumber You Can Store in Item Bag
Raid PassRaid Pass Pokemon GOUsed to particpiate in local Raids at a Gym within 80m of you.Spin a Gym to receive a free Raid Pass. You can only get 1 per day. 1
Remote Raid PassRemote Raid Pass Pokemon GOUsed to participate in Raids Remotely.Buy for 100 PokeCoins in the Item Shop3
Premium Battle PassPremium Battle Pass Pokemon GOUsed to participate in a local Raid or get Premium rewrads in the GO Battle League.Buy for 100 Coins in the Item ShopNo Limit

Now that you know everything there is about Raid Passes in Pokemon GO, it’s time to use them. Check out the list of every Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO to see which ones you still need to battle and catch!

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