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Save Remote Raiding in Pokémon GO!

日本語(Japanese) Spanish (Español) Pokémon GO released news about the upcoming changes to their remote raid feature that will take effect on April 6, 2023, at 11:00 AM PDT GMT-07. Niantic Inc. and the developers of Pokémon GO have decided to drastically increase the price of remote raid passes and limit the number of remote raids that can be joined each day. This impacts the majority of Pokémon GO players who have enjoyed this aspect of the game since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic when we were all forced to be indoors and could no longer play this game how it was intended. As 3 years have passed since these changes were implemented, the remote raid aspect of this game has grown immensely. Unfortunately, with this decision, Niantic has failed to consider how these changes will impact the community. They have not considered rural players or players who do not have a local community of people to raid with. They have not considered what this price increase and limitation means for trainers who do not have the privilege of being able to leave their house to play a game. This includes disabled and differently-abled people, parents, immunocompromised individuals, and many more. This community has come together in the past to speak out against anti-accessibility issues, and we hope that with this petition, we can show Niantic that they need to revert these changes if they care about their community more than profit.ChangelogsPricing adjustments:The price of the Remote Raid Pass three-pack will increase to 525 PokéCoins.The price of single Remote Raid Passes will increase to 195 PokéCoins.A Premium Battle Pass three-pack will be added to the shop for the price of 250 PokéCoins.Remote Raid participation limits:Trainers will be able to participate in a maximum of five Remote Raids per day. This maximum may change and increase for special events.Remote Raid Passes:Remote Raid Passes will be included in the pool of potential rewards for Research Breakthroughs.Remote Raid Passes earned via Research Breakthroughs will still be subject to the existing inventory limit of three Remote Raid Passes per Trainer.If a Trainer earns a Remote Raid Pass from a Research Breakthrough while at the three Remote Raid Pass limit, they will receive a Premium Battle Pass instead.Purchases of Remote Raid Pass 3-Packs will still allow you to hold up to 5 Remote Raid Passes if you purchase it with 2 Remote Passes already in your inventory.Official Post:

Ali Vongsathian
117,379 supporters
Petitioning Niantic, Pokemon GO, john hanke, Nintendo, Game Freak, creatures

Make 2x Pokéstop & Gym Interaction Distance Permanent in Pokémon GO

Dear Niantic, Community & Creators alike wish to voice our concern & disappointment over recent changes to the Pokéstop interaction radius reduction in Pokémon GO. While the Pokéstop/POI interaction radius was increased due to an unprecedented global pandemic, the flow on effects of this in-game change have had a far greater positive impact on the community.  The increased Pokéstop interaction radius created the following benefits for Trainers worldwide: Safety Not needing to cross dangerous roads to reach or interact with a point of interest.  Not ‘needing’ to trespass on private property to reach or interact with a point of interest. Provided the ability to play and interact from a sheltered shared location e.g. under trees, awnings or shelters to avoid hazardous weather conditions. Playing from safe locations and not entering areas that would be detrimental to personal safety. This includes preventing a risk to safety via interpersonal crimes, theft, environmental hazards, dangerous locations etc.  General personal safety for social distancing during the ongoing global pandemic. Accessibility Many disabled Trainers could now interact with locations that previously excluded them from the Pokémon GO community. This includes interacting with Gyms and Pokéstops that would otherwise be inaccessible due to stairs, steep inclines or other physical barriers. All while being very generously within visual range of the point of interest.  Trainers with autism and sensory conditions could engage with the community from a more accomodating distance. Allowing them to play with the community but not be overwhelmed by large crowds or triggering locations.  Trainers with young children or in a position of care could more safely interact with points of interest while maintaining a safe environment for those in their care.  Respect Greater courtesy and respect to non-Trainers in the community by way of not crowding or blocking entry to businesses, private property, playgrounds, emergency services, places of worship or memorials. With how diverse and unique members of the Pokémon GO community are, this is likely only a small handful of examples of the way in which the increased interaction radius helped us enjoy the game to a greater extent.  As mentioned in the November 19th 2020 blog update for Pokémon GO, Trainers were given the impression this increased Pokéstop interaction radius would be made permanent: “Some of these changes will remain implemented for the foreseeable future, such as the ability to raid remotely, changes to the GO Battle League, and the increased distance at which you can spin Photo Discs at Gyms and PokéStops”. The removal of this feature will and is impacting the community in countless negative ways.  One of the three pillars of Niantic's core philosophy, as communicated by founder and CEO John Hanke, is exploration. Mr Hanke, exploration and the desire to explore was never negatively impacted by the increased Pokéstop interaction radius. The thing negatively impacting exploration is the global pandemic. Response Required By:  We request the increased interaction radius remains a permanent quality of life change in Pokémon GO. We understand changes like this take time to discuss internally, and therefore look forward to your reply by COB Monday 9th August 2021. Yours respectfully, The Pokémon GO Community  

The Trainer Club
196,344 supporters