A new wave of EX Raid Pass distribution has begun for September 2018 in Pokemon Go.
Many users, at least on this thread, have reported that their EX Raid Pass was blocked. Pokemon Go Hub have confirmed that if a Raid Egg (signaling a pending Raid) or Raid is active at an EX Raid eligible Gym, then the Raid Egg or Raid can block EX Raid Pass distribution if it happens while they’re active. This can occur even if a player has successfully triggered EX Raid Passes at the Gym before and has triggered it once again. There are no direct workarounds for this problem other than checking back and attempting to trigger the EX Raid Pass next week.
The last wave for EX Raids happened in August, according to our previous report.
EX Raids are Raids that are only entered by using an EX Raid Pass. This is different from regular Raids where you enter by using either the free pass granted by spinning the Photo Disc at Gyms once a day or by using a Premium Raid Pass bought from the in-game shop. You’ll get a pass well in advance of the EX Raid which lets you know its location and time, allowing you to coordinate with other players. Currently the only Raid Boss at EX Raids is Mewtwo.
Players can increase their chances of receiving an EX Raid Pass by having a high-level Gym Badge for Gyms and completing at least a silver ranking for the Champion Badge (by winning 100 Raids), according to Pokemon Go Hub. It’s also a good idea to battle at and defend Gyms that have been known to hold EX Raids, which can be found by asking players in online communities for Pokemon Go focused on your location.
Have you received an EX Raid Pass for an EX Raid in September? Let us know in the comment section below.