How Raid Battles occur? It’s easy to find, when a Boss Pokemon takes over a Gym, Raid Battles materialize, where your goal is to defeat this powerful Pokemon matters. Here are the details on that.
The team behind the wonderful augmented reality game Pokemon Go teased an overhaul to how Gyms and Battles work not that long ago, and now, the first part of that puzzle is in place and loive for Trainers. If you and your fellow Trainers are successful, you’ll be rewarded with special items and also a chance at catching that Pokemon. Firstly, you can’t do it alone, you’ll definitely need help from fellow Trainers to raid the Gym (and hopefully) prevail.
Pokémon Go Raid Battles are a new feature added to the game as part of a larger Gym Rework. Those who have managed to accumulate enough Experience Points (XP) to get to Level 5 or above can now participate in Raid Battles at Gyms all over the world.
Available now for select players, Raids see players work together to take down powerful Pokemon named Raid Bosses – with exclusive rewards up for grabs – as well as the chance to finally catch those elusive Legendary Pokemon in the coming weeks.
A Raid Battle is essentially a new feature which Niantic Labs have put in place to try and give Trainers a fighting chance against super tough Trainers who are currently in control of a Gym with a Pokemon which seems entirely undefeatable. Pokemon Go’s getting more social with the addition of Raid Battles, and the new feature is the biggest change to the game since it launched. But if you’re not in a densely populated area, then can be hard to find.
The new Raid Battle feature allows multiple Trainers to come together in a cooparative gameplay style environment to defeat what is an extremely powerful Pokemon known as the “Raid Boss.”
The Battles aren’t your typical Gym Battle; your opponent is more difficult to defeat than most other Pokemon. Raids have five tiers of difficulty, ranfing from one to five. The higher level the difficulty, the stronger the Raid Boss and the more players you’ll need in order to succeed.
To be able to take part in a Raid Battle, the ideal itself is extremely simple, but it gets a little complicated after that. You need to have a Raid Pass. A Raid Pass is granted to each trainer on a daily basis when they visit a Gym, so this isn’t going to be an additional in-app purchase. Wheb a Raid Battle is about to begin a large Egg will appear at the top of the Gym in question. When the Egg counts down to zero, the Raid Battle begins with you and up to 20 other Trainers, who all work altogether to try and overturn the Raid Boss. That system might take a little getting used to.
At the start of the Gym update the restriction was level 35, and we could see it go even lower in the coming days. There are still a wider roll out of the places you can Raid, too, Initially, it apeared to be mostly in the US. Reported already!
As for a wider rollout below the level requirement, Niantic team has vaguely said “in the weeks.
Finding a Raid Battle
You’ll receive a notification of Raid Battles happening nearby. Or, you can also use the Nearby feature to locate raids happening around you. Don’t worry if you miss a chance to join a Raid Battle as they happen frequently.
“Before the raid begins, a Raid Egg will appear on top of the Gym. A countdown will display the time until the Egg hatches and the battle begins.”
Joining a Raid Battles
It all happens once the Egg hatches. If you would like to be in the same group as your friends, you can join the raid privately. Otherwise, you’ll be automatically matched with other players nearby.
To join the raid, you’ll first need a Raid Pass. There are two types of Passes: Raid Passes and Premium Raid Passes. You gain a Raid Pass by spinning the Photo Disc at a Gym. You can only hold one Raid Pass at a time, and only receive one per day. If you have already used your Raid Pass, you can purchase a Premium Raid Pass from the Shop.
If the Raid Boss is defeated and the reign of Gym-based tyranny is brought to an end within the given time (three-minute time allowance), then you will have the opportunity to actually catch that super powerful Pokemon. There’s also a selection of rewards dished out in the form of Rare Candies, Golden Razz Berries, and other wonderful treasures.
These can have a massive amount of CP, up to 10 times as powerful, requiring a full group to stand a chance of winning. Some Raid encounters will be easier than others. Each one is graded from one to five – one could be a Magikarp, four has you face off against many of the best Pokemon such as Tyranitar and Snorlax, and five suggested to the Legendary.
Like regular Gym fights, you can take six creatures in with you. If you aren’t successful, you can retreat and use Potions and Revives on your team and try out as many times as you like until the hour is up without spending another pass. Once become successful, you’ll receive rewards and a chance to catch the creature. When the hour is up, all creatures originally assigned will return and the Gym will resume it’s prior state.
This is really only the start of what Niantic has in-store for the Pokemon Go title with a series of updates designed to revamp the experience and keep gamers interested.
If you happen to be a Level 5 or above and want some of this Raid Battle action, get that game fired up on your iOS or Android device right now.
Update x1: Also keep in mind that Raids are only active from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM local time, so don’t go looking for Raids in the middle of the night.
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