With the new Raid Invite feature live, Pokemon Go players can now invite their friends to raids. This is a major quality of life update which makes raiding easier for people that do not have a raid near them. In this Pokemon Go Raid Invite guide, we are going to walk you through how you can invite your friends to raid with you.
As in most cases, the feature is available to high-level players. It will be rolled out to other players as well with the passage of time. Right now the feature is accessible to players level 37+. If you have a lower level then you can have someone invite you to a raid that is a higher level. You can also wait for Niantic to roll out the feature to other players.
How To Invite Your Friends To A Raid In Pokemon Go
In order to invite a friend to a raid, you need to start the raid on your end. When the raid lobby is ready, you will need the plus icon on your screen. Press this icon and you will be able to invite friends from your friends list to raid with you. You can choose up to 5 friends.
Your friends will then get the invite and will be able to accept it in order to raid with you. Note that if your friend is not at the location then he or she will need the remote raid pass in order to join the raid. Recently Niantic has made an improvement to the raid passes. Now the raid pass is only used when the raid starts and not when you join the lobby.
This is a great update indeed as you can join the lobby check how many players are playing the raid and leave with your raid pass still there. Your Raid Pass will not be used in the raid did not start.
At the time of writing, we do not know if this is going to be a permanent addition to the game or if this is an update from Niantic during the COVID-19 period. This should allow people to play with one another and take part in raids without having to leave the comforts and safety of home.
That is all for our Pokemon Go Raid Invite guide. If you are interested in learning more about the game then you can check out our guide on how you can defeat Team Rocket Bos Giovanni. For more Pokemon Go content you can check out our Pokemon Go guides hub.