Developer Insights: An Update on Raid Battles

We greatly appreciate all the feedback you’ve shared with us about the Raid Battle feature over the past few months. We’ve been carefully reviewing your feedback and will be making a few changes to the feature in response. These improvements will not require you to update your app, but they will impact your gameplay. Below are a few notes detailing the changes as well as a few comments from our development team:

  • EX Raid Battle changes
    • EX Raid Battles will take place most commonly at Gyms found in parks and sponsored locations.
    • Trainers with a high-level Gym Badge are more likely to be invited to EX Raid Battles taking place at that Gym.
    • Trainers who have completed a larger number of Raid Battles are more likely to be invited to EX Raid Battles.
    • EX Raid Battle start times now take into account popular Raid Battle times at that Gym.
    • Trainers invited to EX Raid Battles will receive an in-game notification if the EX Raid Battle is canceled.
    • Trainers will receive Stardust and Premium Raid Passes when an EX Raid Battle is canceled.

Source: Pokemon Go