Over the past few months, Niantic has been reviewing the feedback it received from players on both the new Raid Battle and EX Raid Battle features in Pokemon GO.
After much deliberation, a few changes will be made to both Raid Battles and EX Raid Battles to improve the user experience. Here are the changes Niantic is making very soon.
EX Raid Battle changes
EX Raid Battles will take place most commonly at Gyms found in parks and sponsored locations.
Trainers with a high-level Gym Badge are more likely to be invited to EX Raid Battles taking place at that Gym.
Trainers who have completed a larger number of Raid Battles are more likely to be invited to EX Raid Battles.
EX Raid Battle start times now take into account popular Raid Battle times at that Gym.
Trainers invited to EX Raid Battles will receive an in-game notification if the EX Raid Battle is canceled.
Trainers will receive Stardust and Premium Raid Passes when an EX Raid Battle is canceled.
Raid Battle changes
Trainers will now receive Golden Razz Berries for completing Raid Battles.
The numbers of Potions and Revives awarded to Trainers for completing a Raid Battle will decrease slightly, but the quality of Potions will increase.
The likelihood of receiving Fast and Charged Technical Machines for completing a Tier 3 or higher Raid Battle has increased.
Trainers will now receive Stardust for participating in a Raid Battle, whether they win or lose.
Magikarp will make a triumphant return to Tier 1 Raid Battles.
Find out why the changes were made and the rationale behind those decisions here.