May 4, 2020

Try out a new Remote Raid Pass during Altered Forme Giratina Raid Hour!

Pokémon GO


Now that the ability to raid remotely is available to Trainers level 5 and up, we’re excited to announce that Raid Hour is coming back this week, this time featuring Altered Forme Giratina! With a Remote Raid Pass, you can join a Raid Battle that you can see on the Nearby screen or tap on the map. If you’d like to give raiding remotely a try during Raid Hour, you can pick up a Remote Raid Pass in the shop.

Date + Time

  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in your local time zone


  • Raid Battles featuring Altered Forme Giratina will be happening more frequently.

How to get a Remote Raid Pass

  1. Open the Pokémon GO app.
  2. Tap the Poké Ball icon, and then tap Shop.
  3. Scroll down to the Items section.
  4. From there, you can get one Remote Raid Pass for 100 PokéCoins. Please note that if you have three or more Remote Raid Passes in your Item Bag, you won’t be able to acquire more.

To learn more about how to join nearby raids remotely, check out this article: Joining Raids Remotely.

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—The Pokémon GO team