BackgroundEditEX Raid Battles are similar to existing Raid Battles, with a few notable differences. EX raids will periodically appear at Gyms around the world; however, unlike existing raids, Trainers will be invited to join an EX Raid Battle. To receive an invitation to participate in an EX Raid Battle, Trainers must have successfully completed a raid recently, by defeating the Raid Boss, at the Gym where the EX Raid Battle will be taking place. The invitations will include advance warning of when the EX Raid will take place, giving them ample time to coordinate with other Trainers before taking on the powerful Raid Boss.
A scheduled EX Raid can be cancelled at any time. Trainers who receive a cancellation notice will receive two Raid Passes and 1,000 Stardust as consolation. It should be noted that players who cannot participate in their scheduled EX Raid will not receive any items.
Mewtwo was the first Pokémon to be featured in EX Raid Battle since September 2017 until September 2018. Then Deoxys became the new EX Raid Boss starting in October 2018. Staring from Deoxys Raid, trainers can invite their Ultra or Best Friends to join the battle.
The eligibility requirements for an EX Raid Battle are the following: frequency, times, locations, and duration of a Raid Battle. These factors will increase a Trainer's chance of being invited to an EX Raid Battle.
- The first EX Raid Battles are expected to take place as early as September 6, 2017.
- Despite similar naming, EX Raid Battles have nothing to do with Pokémon-EX in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
- Although, EX Raid Battles are represented in game with Lugia's head (emblem, medal etc.), it is not featured in EX Raid Battle.
- ↑ Mewtwo Coming to Exclusive Raid Battles Soon!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-08-14.
- ↑ EX Gym Cancelled after portal associated with it in Ingress was reported and remove from Ingress. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-06-07.
- ↑ The Mythical Pokémon Deoxys Transforms EX Raids!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-09-19.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Legendary Pokémon Raikou, Entei, and Suicune and an EX Raid Battle Field Test Coming Soon. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-08-31.