This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. Pokémon Go has launched its postponed "Remote Raid Invitation" feature.
You can invite up to five friends to raids that you participate in locally or remotely, and they can fight raid bosses together regardless of location.
As of the morning of July 16 (JST), this feature is open to players up to level 32, and is expected to be expanded in the future.
How to invite your friends to the raid
To invite a friend to the raid, first enter the gym lobby, select a battle party, and tap "+👤" to the right of "Finding other players".
Your friend list will open and you can select up to 5 people to invite
The invited raids will appear in the lower right corner of the notification and map screen and you will be able to join the raid you were invited to.
Invited players will need a Remote Raid Pass to participate in a remote raid. The pass is actually spent when the battle begins.
With the recent specification update, both raid and remote raid passes are now consumed at the start of a battle rather than when you enter the lobby, so you can comfortably get to the lobby.
Pokémon Go, Raid Pass Specification Change. Spend it at the start of a battle, not in the lobby - Engadget Japan
If you are invited to a remote raid and your battle party is wiped out, you will be returned to your current map, but you can rejoin the raid you were invited to by tapping the raid in the Nearby View.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.