After about a month of waiting and promises, we finally have the option to invite friends to attack from a distance. There are still some bugs in the works, but it’s great to finally be able to do it. Here’s everything you need to know about inviting friends to fight Pokémon GO .
How to invite friends to battle raids
With the recent update, Trainers who have reached level 32 (which will probably be lower by the time you read this) or higher will now be able to invite up to five friends to a single raid. . These friends must use remote band passes to participate and you must be physically in the gym to invite them.
That means you can’t join a nearby raid using a remote raid pass and invite friends. But once you get there, thankfully, there are no costs or items associated with inviting friends to raids. Once you get to the gym, just enter the raid as you normally would.
From there you should see the normal raid screen with a new addition on the right side. This new button (see below) is what you will use to add friends to raid battles.
Once you press this button, your friends list will appear on the screen with radio buttons next to it to reach one. You can select up to five friends to join the raid, then press the button at the bottom of the screen that says Invite X Friends (X = the number of selected friends).
If your friend has enabled notifications for Pokemon GO, you will receive an invite alert. If you’re at the end of an invite, just tap it to start the game. You can also join the raid from the nearby raid screen if you are already playing Pokemon GO.
Time required: 1 minute.
Here is a brief summary on how to invite friends to raids in Pokémon GO:
- Find a nearby raid
You will need to be physically present to invite friends. You cannot invite anyone if you access the raid through a remote raid pass.
- Enter the raid
Use a band pass to enter the band and this will create the band lobby.
- Add friends
On the right side of the screen, you will see a green button with a white icon to add friends. Tap it to see your friends list and select your guests. You can invite up to five friends at a time.
That’s it for inviting friends to fight in Pokémon GO . If you want to know more about Pokemon GO, just take a look at our Wiki Guide for tons of useful information.