(April 15, 2020, reprinted from pokemon.com)
Battle in Raids at Home, Gain Bonus Research Tasks, and Power Up Your Pokémon Faster in Pokémon GO
A bunch of cool features are on the way to help you play in individual settings and at home.
A bunch of changes are headed to Pokémon GO, including features that’ll help you have more fun in individual settings and at home. Check out just a few of the features coming later this month. Then, head to PokemonGOLive.com for complete details on all the updates.
Raid Battles at Home
With the all-new Remote Raid Pass, you’ll be able to join any Raid Battles that you can see on the Nearby screen or that you can tap on the map.
At launch, Trainers battling in raids remotely will have the same attack power as Trainers who are able to battle at the raid location. In the future, a Trainer battling remotely will have a lower attack power than a Trainer battling at the raid location. Check back later for information on adjustments to this feature. If you’re interested in trying out battling in raids remotely, keep a lookout for a 1 PokéCoin bundle that contains Remote Raid Passes.
Daily Bonus Field Research Task
At midnight every day, if you have an open Field Research slot, you’ll receive a bonus Field Research task without having to spin a PokéStop. Tasks you receive in this way will be different from Field Research tasks you receive from PokéStops and will focus on activities you can complete wherever you can play.
Faster Pokémon Power-Ups
With this update, you’ll be able give a Pokémon all the Candies and Stardust needed to power it up to your desired CP level at once. Now you’ll have more time to hone your battle skills!
Activate Multiple Items at a Time
Star Pieces, Lucky Eggs, and Incense each normally last 30 minutes, but with this update, you’ll be able to activate more of these items before their effects have worn off, allowing you to extend the effects’ durations. You’ll be able to activate up to 200 of each item at a time, but be careful! Once an item is activated, it’ll disappear from your Item Bag and cannot be returned.