Emblem Raid EX

An EX Raid Battle, formerly Exclusive Raid Battle, is the same as a regular Raid Battle, but it is invite-only. Trainers must obtain an EX Raid Pass, prior to entering battle.


Raid invitation template

Sample EX Raid invitation

EX 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.[1]


EX Raid Pass

An Exclusive Raid Pass used to gain entry

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.[2]


  • The first EX Raid Battles are expected to take place as early as September 6, 2017.[2]
  • Despite similar naming, EX Raid Battles have nothing to do with Pokémon-EX in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.


  1. Mewtwo Coming to Exclusive Raid Battles Soon!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-08-14.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Legendary Pokémon Raikou, Entei, and Suicune and an EX Raid Battle Field Test Coming Soon. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-08-31.