Gyms & Raids
[Video] Visiting Gyms
Explore the topics discussed in this tutorial. Learn more about battling Pokémon and getting items from ...
Battling at Gyms
Gym overview Gyms are locations found throughout the world where you can battle the Pokémon of rival teams. Trainers from opposing ...
Earning the Defender Bonus
The Defender Bonus refers to free PokéCoins that are earned by leaving your Pokémon at a Gym to defend against challengers from ot...
Why didn’t I receive the 50-coin Defender Bonus?
Once you've reached the daily Defender bonus limit of 50 PokéCoins, you won't be able to earn any more PokéCoins by defending Gyms until the...
Collecting Gym Badges
Gym Badges are recognition of how much you've interacted with particular Gyms—through battling, defending, or feeding Pokémon treats. Badges...
What are Raid Battles?
Raid Battles occur when a Boss Pokémon takes over a Gym. Your goal is to defeat this powerful Pokémon. If you and your fellow Trainers are s...
Joining Raids Remotely
With a Remote Raid Pass, Trainers can join many Raid Battles that appear on the Nearby screen or are tappable from the Map View. Remo...
Inviting Friends to Raid Battles
Trainers who join a Raid Battle in-person can invite up to 5 friends to the Raid Battle, regardless of their friends’ locations. However, in...
I’m having issues joining raids
If you’re having issues joining Raid Battles, here are some tips: Any number of Trainers can join a raid, but only in groups of up to 20 ...
I’m unable to defeat a Raid Boss
Some Raid Bosses are difficult to defeat, so you may not be able to beat them on your own. Raids have 4 tiers of difficulty: tier 1, tier...
I’m unable to catch a Raid Boss after defeating it
Here are some tips for catching a Raid Boss: Use Razz Berries or Golden Razz Berries to increase your chances of catching the Raid Boss. Hi...
I have an issue with a Raid Pass
To join a Raid Battle, you’ll need a Raid Pass, Premium Battle Pass, or Remote Raid Pass. You can collect up to one free Raid Pass per day ...
[Video] Raid Battles
Explore the topics discussed in this tutorial. Learn more about Raid Battles.
Types of Raid Battles
Raid Battles occur when a Boss Pokémon takes over a Gym. While a Raid Boss is present at the Gym, you’ll have the opportunity to work w...
I’d like to remove a Gym where a Raid Battle took place.
We take extra verification steps to ensure that removal requests reflect the desires of the property owners or senior executives of the orga...
Why didn’t I get a bonus for raiding with members of my team?
As of the release of Mega Evolution in Pokémon GO, the Premier Ball bonus for completing a Raid Battle with team members has been rep...
[Video] Advanced Gym Strategy
Explore the topics discussed in this tutorial. Learn more about powering up Pokémon and participating in Gym ...
What are Shadow Raids?
A Shadow Raid is a mysterious type of Raid Battle that occurs at a Gym that has been taken over by Team GO Rocket.Unlike a standard Raid, a ...
What are Purified Gems and how do I collect them?
Purified Gems are special Items that can be used in a Shadow Raid to help defeat the Shadow Raid Boss.In order to create a Purified Gem, you...
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