Trainers,

a new wave of EX Raid invites has been distributed, targeting December 18th (and 19th) for an upcoming EX Raid! Could this be a Groudon raid? We’ll see on December 18th!

Our research suggests that the target audience for this EX Raid are mostly experienced raiders and that targeted gyms follow the previously mentioned pattern:

  • EX Raids are targeting sponsored and non sponsored locations
  • EX Raids are targeting gyms mostly located in parks

We can’t confirm if this raid will feature a Mewtwo or a Groudon, but we would be surprised to see a Groudon. It just feels too soon, despite it being featured in the Generation III release trailer.

If you’ve received an EX Raid invite, please help us understand the invitation mechanism by sharing your local EX raiding experience in the comment section below and answering a few quick questions:

  • How many EX Raid invites did you receive so far?
  • Do EX Raiders in your area include regular raiders or casual raiders?
  • Is there a specific gym (or set of gyms) that are picked in your area and what properties they share?
  • How large is your local area (in terms of population size)?

For those who got one, good luck and may the weather be on your side. For those who didn’t get one, better luck next time!

  • Grimmiii 25

    Didn’t get an invite myself, and about to join the uproar as being a regular raider with Gold Batches in the 2 Gyms i am going to comment on, and having bronze Raid Batches…

    Living in a town with 14 gyms (Salzgitter-Bad/Germany), we got a quite active Group of aprox 20-30 regular raiders..

    1st Mewto Raid targeted a mixed Group of 12 present Trainers, which i would describe a mixed…mainly the Regulars but some “never seen” before Trainers aswell…with other Regulars not being invited.

    Actual invite…like 5 people of first Group getting invited AGAIN..
    With those potential “First-Timers” meeting the requirements…. not invited…

    Only possible pattern that’s just being discussed…..Purchasers of Coins prefered?

    • Paul Parke

      Spent over $200 on coins alone for mewtwo, gold ranked in 23 gyms not one of them has ever been pick for EX raid, the system does not work

  • anne-susan

    Do EX Raiders in your area include regular raiders or casual raiders?
    both for this raid, ppl who do multiple a day and ppl who do 1 in a week.

    Is there a specific gym (or set of gyms) that are picked in your area and what properties they share?

    first one was at a shopping mall parkinglot/dentist this raid noone got a invite (sucks as i live almost next to it), the one now is at the end of the city grasfield one side/houses otherside of gym (so not realy a park), 1st one was 2nd most north gym of the city, this one is most south gym of the city, both exraids were/are near the borders of the city (maybe other citys have noticed the same?

    How large is your local area (in terms of population size)
    +-72 168 3rd biggest city in the area/province

    this exraid is at 16:00-16:45, most of the ones with a pass are students or have work and have to skip/call sick or call of work or school, but thn again we dutch are little bit f******* with the raid times lately

    kinda sucks, the one exraid near me no one got it cuz of that bug/mistake, this one didnt get a rechance or how u call it, the one now is on the otherside of the city, wich is a pretty far from the first one, and no one who lives around the first one got a pas for this one

  • Michael Ngo

    I can say with 100% certainty that EX won’t have Groudon or Kyogre. I can say with 99% certainty that Rayquaza could be though

    • anne-susan

      my quess is groudon kyorge and rayquaza not, but deoxys as ex (with random form depending on his stats)

      • Michael Ngo

        All mythical legendary can’t be from a standard raid I’m sure. We just need to wait how they will implement a mythical raid system

  • Greg

    Finally, Chicago, IL, for the 18th..400+ raids done and here it is.. First ride at this location, a nonsponsored gym, Ogden Plaza Clock.

    Niantic improving on all fronts, 25 new specimen Gen 3 caught so far, weather feature is awesome!

  • Alba Chaparro

    I received today my first EX pass. It is for a gym in a park and I did a ho-oh raid last Sunday. It is the first EX raid in our town (Rubí, Barcelona, Spain 80.000 inhabitants +- 25 gyms). We were 21 people for this raid so we made 2 groups, on for reds and another one for blue+yellow. We have received passes people from both groups and from levels 26 to 37. i have a silver badge in this gym. I hope this info helps and I hope I will catch it as it is my birthday!! 🙂

  • Jacob Smith

    I have two accounts: one level 40 (mystic) and one level 27 (valor). Valor (2 legendary, 6 regular raids) got one at a sponsored location on Dec 18th 12:30-1:15. Two raids total at the location for Valor, the most recent being from 7 days before the pass was sent at roughly the same time of day. The other was months ago. Bronze badge.

    Mystic account (123 Legendary, 79 Regular) did the same Magneton raid. And about 3-5 others in the last week. It is halfway through silver at the same location. This gym has many raiders since people know to go there.

    Neither have received ex passes before.

    • fredling

      I honestly dont think you deserve an exraid since your breaking tos and raiding with multiple accounts that puts an unlegitimate fake player in the pool possibly shutting a legit player out!

      • Jacob Smith

        Probably shut myself out, so there ya go.

  • Curtis Beales

    I’ve raided on every eligible gym in my town including gyms which are monuments and churches. We don’t have any gym in a park or one that is sponsored. Pretty much raided on all 29 gyms in the area and have them all gold but nothing. Broken system.

  • deemon

    Our research here in Estonia suggests that this time around only random weekend raiders were targeted and none of the hardcore everyday raiders got any passes. All those who raided in the same gyms and had like 200+ legendary raids already did not get any passes, where the ones who did get the pass, had less than 100 lege raids under the belt.

  • * How many EX Raid invites did you receive so far?
    Today’s is my second ex-raid invite – the first was at a different location but only had 4 turn up so we didn’t get to catch Mewtwo
    * Do EX Raiders in your area include regular raiders or casual raiders?
    Mostly regular but a bit of casual too
    * Is there a specific gym (or set of gyms) that are picked in your area and what properties they share?
    This one has had multiple ex-raids. It is in a popular park with several gyms in the city centre that also get picked for ex-raids
    * How large is your local area (in terms of population size)?
    ~250-300k city population: Portsmouth, England. Lots of students during term time and a fairly large catchment area for people in the suburbs to come into town

    Oh and it is quite a long walking distance from my home/work so I only have a bronze gym badge – been raiding the gyms there the last 2 weeks to try and boost my badges for the gyms there.

  • TheDude028

    It’s my very first EX-Raid invite. 🙂 So stoked!

    Both, regular and casual.

    It’s a very, very small park with 2 gyms. One of them was picked.

    Very, very small. Population is about 30K.

  • Bartosz Ciechanowicz

    * First one
    * Mostly regular, but not me
    * Not very popular park in my city, but it has second EX Raid from last wave
    * 355k city population

    in addition, its my wife who got an inivite, and she has a bronze medal at that gym, no points ever gathered 🙂

  • Marc Paolo Louis

    * This is my first ever EX raid invite
    * My area are regular raiders
    * Yes starbucks sponsored gym so far have had ex raids its next to central park so its very busy
    * This is NYC Manhattan so its in the millions

  • PoGo Bruxelles TL38

    – How many EX Raid invites did you receive so far?
    It’s my first EX raid invite !

    – Do EX Raiders in your area include regular raiders or casual raiders?
    I still don’t know how many people receive the invitation (at least 5). I’m asking on Facebook group BUT for the 5 people, we are regular.

    – Is there a specific gym (or set of gyms) that are picked in your area and what properties they share?
    First time this Gym is selected for EX raid but another gym in the same park was already picked 2 times to hold an EX raid. It’s in one of the larger Park of Brussels (there is 8 gyms in this park)

    – How large is your local area (in terms of population size)?
    Hard to say :/ Brussels is 1.1M inhabitant with around 50k-75K leaving near this gym. One particularity of this gym is that it’s in the “Quartier Européen” with all the EU infrastructure so probably there is a lot of foreigner that raids there.

    I don’t have the gold badge for this gym but I miss one raid to achieve gold ^^’

  • Filip Vašíček

    1. I received 2nd EX raid pass
    2. Mostly regular but a bit of casual too
    3. First Ex raid was in gym that is very very close to gym where is going to be second Ex raid. Both are in parks but different parks.
    4.My city have about 30 thousands people living here. Only about ten people playing it actively, we are doing raids togther and another 10 people playing it casualy.

  • PeZ_1

    2,both, sprint stores, population of 136,416

  • Mario Lucero

    1) 6th EX pass
    2) Both regular & casual
    3) 9 Starbucks gyms, 2 Sprint gyms and 5-6 parks
    4) Fresno population: ~550,000
    Bonus) I raid 2-3 times per day and the gym I received a pass for this week I’m at around 27k gym xp, so just shy of gold.

  • Brett Porter

    How many EX Raid invites did you receive so far? 4 accounts 3 of them have 1 ex raid under their belts
    Do EX Raiders in your area include regular raiders or casual raiders? both, my kid has 12 raids total he got a pass, wife also got pass has over 400 raids total
    Is there a specific gym (or set of gyms) that are picked in your area and what properties they share? the raid is on a fountain in a park there are 3 gyms in this park, first raid pass was at starbucks awhile ago
    How large is your local area (in terms of population size)? maybe 30,000 people.

    • Brett Porter

      can you tell me how a level 25 with silver gym badge 12 raids gets a pass over a level 40 gold gym badge with 400 plus raids and a level 39 gold gym with same amount of raids ? Also my wife got a pass and she is 40 with gold gym and 400 raids doesn’t seem very fair on how to get a raid pass

      • Chris Denton

        How would anyone here be able to tell you why?

  • Shane Cadman

    I’m level 37 and raid at least once a day in either a sponsored or regular gym. I have yet to receive an ex raid pass. I’m in southern California.

  • Jeft Chin

    I stayed in Singapore and I raid quite a lot of gym and park and I still didn’t get any of it… isn’t it like unfair??? It’s not about better luck next time!! It’s just being unfair well caused they didn’t say how they pick the user to played in… and for those that has already gotten once and now they gotten it again!! Don’t they think it’s unfair for those that didn’t even get it once before ???

  • Marcin Kociołek

    Niantic dont like me :V they give me 0 ex-raidpass :V

    • Chanderule

      Not uncommon for them, I have done a crap ton of raids (on sponsored gyms and in parks) and got nothing

  • Gregory

    1. This is my 3rd invitation. (3rd out of 3 in my city)
    2. Mostly regular and some casual (this raid lvls 35, 35, 27, 29, 35, 32, 30, ……)
    3. 1st Ex raid was in the park gym (40 invites), 2nd (10 invites) and 3rd (current, probably 10 invites) in the center of the city, same gym. Non sponsored.
    4. 10 gyms, 4 suburbs, 2 park, 2 center city, 2 city. Population around 20 000 people. (Konskie, Poland)

  • Philip Blomgren

    1. No EX-invites
    2. Most are regular raiders but this time most regulars did not get (and has yet to receive their first) but some got on their second accounts. One got on an account with 3 raids done and 0 hours defended)
    3. All EX-raids have been in the same gym which is kinda of a park. This is the second raid that is there and there was one where no invites were sent out.
    4. Around 20k inhabitants (Kävlinge, Sweden) with 5 gyms and a few more stops.

  • Je Hu

    Got my first EX-invite today for a gym that i have raided only once and it was yesterday.. (Ho-oh 100% IV’s, ofcourse ran away. Bronze tier gym badge) I think its first EX raid on that gym, not sure tho. Mostly regular raiders, im more casual. And i live in a small town in Finland (population under 17k) and we have about 50people in our raid community. And oh, the gym where the ex raid is taking place is near a park but not in it..

  • Jayden Plays Pokemon GO

    Got mine this morning for the place. It’s sadly in the middle of a Monday and I have school… dumb middle school… my siblings however are free!

  • Chris Denton

    Haha ex raids are still a thing? What a joke

  • Jürgen Friedrich

    Got my second Ex-Raid invitation this evening.
    – I´m Level 40
    – I have Silver-Batch for the Ex-RAID Gym
    – Gym is a sponsored one
    – Gym is located near a great shopping mall
    – i usually do 1-3 RAID-battles per day

  • Iluyan

    How many EX Raid invites did you receive so far? : 0

  • red21duck

    Hmmm, lvl 40 here
    Gym is located in park, i did couple raids there lately and TODAY, NO INVITE for me, just for some people, even for player who raided there TODAY for the first time.
    And again, especially low levels except of one 38 lvl… Grrrrrr

  • good luck

    How many EX Raid invites did you receive so far? none
    Do EX Raiders in your area include regular raiders or casual raiders? none. i am regular raider.
    Is there a specific gym (or set of gyms) that are picked in your area and what properties they share? mostly park gym and chruch gym
    How large is your local area (in terms of population size)? 50k ppl

    and i still no ex raid pass. i have almost raid 200 raid boss. 1 have raid 100 legendary raid boss.

    i am level 38. most of the gym badges is gold and silver.

  • Heydavid17

    All I want now, is them to dump this garbage system… 2 gyms got EX Raids for that day, I have gold in both, they are some of my main raiding spots, and still nothing… TRASH!

  • Peg Janssens

    It’s gonna be funny, Monday between 13:30 en 14:15
    Most most work, i think half of the invites will not show up.

    So my first ex-raid pass and already 4 people in the group can’t come, i don’t know how many invits where send and i don’t know how many people will come

    So i won’t be suprised it will be a no go.

    It’s not in my hometown, it’s in a place oi come regulary for work, one day while in break i saw a lvl5 egg would break so got there and did the raid with the group of people there, so, now 4 days later (today) i got this invite, so i do hope enough people will show up 🙂

    Gym is not sponsored and not in a park, it’s in the city and on a monument near a church for soldiers fallen in World War I

  • Guga Almeida

    1- That’s my first one.
    2- I’m a regular raider, with lvl 40 and gold medal gym.
    3- It’s a park. that have already received a ExRaid before and now I got lucky.
    4- It’s in Rio de Janeiro, so, it’s a big city with high density of peoples.

    • Matheus Coutinho

      Me and this guy were invited to the same EX Raid.

  • VG

    1.My first one

    2.regular lvl 35 player one raid per day if i dont have to go to work early.
    3. in a mall
    4. stockholm, mall of scandinavia

    I did do a raid earlier the same date when the EXpasses get out, but i have done raids before at that gym.
    But bad timing, monday at 1pm, im at work that time…. fun

  • Lars Einar Tvedt Honstad

    And again no ex raid in my Town..

  • Matthew Teow

    second one

  • Matthew Sands

    Yeah there’s no rhyme or reason to it. I have gold at the ex raid gym and have raided there, still didn’t get one. I’ve done ex raids before, but it’s frustrating because the mechanics seem off.

  • Matheus Coutinho

    How many EX Raid invites did you receive so far?
    One, after gen3 release, i believe it will be more frequent now.
    Do EX Raiders in your area include regular raiders or casual raiders?
    Regular raiders
    Is there a specific gym (or set of gyms) that are picked in your area and what properties they share?
    I know three gyms that are going to have EX Raids 18th, 2 of them are in nests. I think that the Niantics definition for park is nest, i think that is how their algoritim works.
    How large is your local area (in terms of population size)?
    I live in a 7 million people city.

    My group is focusing in nests, but i heard of one guy who recieved a pass for a gym located in a park that is not a nest.

  • Kenneth Yeo Chye Whatt

    Raided most of the targeted previous EX Pass gyms and did not get a single invite. Am officially give up now!

  • Ralph Munoz

    How about the statistics of how many spoofers get ex raid passes over those who actually put work in and get nothing?

  • Alberto Acevedo

    Q. How many EX Raid invites did you receive so far?
    A. First one.

    Q. Do EX Raiders in your area include regular raiders or casual raiders?
    A. Everyone who got this pass is a regular raider as far as I’m concerned.

    Q. Is there a specific gym (or set of gyms) that are picked in your area and what properties they share?
    A. Last three of them have been parks, the only one that isn’t a park was the first one. In terms of raiding, they are all pretty active raid sites.

    Q. How large is your local area (in terms of population size)?
    A. Fourth most populated city in Colombia.

  • Alwyn van Jaarsveldt

    Q. How many EX Raid invites did you receive so far?
    A. First one.

    Q. Do EX Raiders in your area include regular raiders or casual raiders?
    A. Some casual, some regular. I’m a regular TL40 raider with 434 Legendary Raids

    Q. Is there a specific gym (or set of gyms) that are picked in your area and what properties they share?
    A. This is the first known EX raid in ALL of Johannesburg (South Africa)

    Q. How large is your local area (in terms of population size)?
    A. Johannesburg population 2016: 4.4million

  • Eden rahav

    I have an ex raid of Mewtwo tomorrow

  • Eden rahav

    For my first time to ever

  • hellchild

    My wife and me both got an ex raid pass.
    She is level 32 and a casual player.
    I am level 40 and a regular player.
    We did a ho oh raid, both catched it.
    1 for both it is our first ex raid
    2 both
    3 specific gym, on the edge of a park. 1 person did 23 raids on that gym last week and did not get an ex raid pass.
    4 population size is about 100k we have 94 gyms.

    So far there have only been ex raids on 2 gyms here.

  • Peter Brouwer

    We are all playing the same game, Niantic cannot say well here’s your invitation you may play , other’s may not play. THAT’S DISCRIMINATION as players we all have the right to play the game like the other player with an invitation. So Niantic behave yourself and stop the discrimination.

    • Chris Denton

      I’m not sure it’s discrimination, but if it is, niantic has discriminated against people outside of cities since the beginning.

    • red21duck

      Yea, it’s discrimination of high lvl players, damm niantic since gym rework supports ONLY LOW LEVEL KIDS who are free to play, logic smh 😡

      • hellchild

        Well i am lvl 40 and i did get an ex raid pass… don’t be so salty

    • hellchild

      It’s just like a lottery. If you don’t like it don’t play the game. Act like an adult.

  • Shubham Gupta

    1) I have received 2 ex raid pass so far one is of Mewtwo which I caught earlier on 3dec and I got a new ex raid not defining it’s Mewtwo or Groudon.
    2. Some are casual raiders who spoofs and my friends group usually are regular raiders.
    3. I am from India and I travelled a lot due to my business working so luckily on that 28 or 29 i have visited Andhra Pradesh mainly in karnataka and done my raid at Andhra Pradesh in Karnataka @jio sponsored gym.Mainly there are only Joo sponsored gym are taking high priorities.
    4. In Country like INDIA, it is known mainly for higher rate of population and as u see the population census report is very high in account there is no such problem faced by me in raid battling, even some SPOOFERS helps though.
    5. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f3707f6fee99933ae5d4a337df1d55f3458bba1377a098cee9df80720175e888.png
    6. Screenshots of the same.
    Hope u like my thoughts.
    Good luck

  • Shubham Gupta

    And here also my sister also get an ex raid pass .don’t know either Mewtwo or Groudon. It’s an Starbucks sponsored gym in new York around 250 km behind Bryant park new York and much closer to EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
    the legendary raid logo one .

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  • Wayner Chen

    only the big city receiving , small city till not receiving one yet!no more energy to play already!my place at negeri sembilan (seremban) more people play here but no one ex pass !kuala lumpur already lot of many time ,too sad

    • Wizard SilverForge

      I am also in small city, and a ton of people got it.

  • Robdebobrob

    again, no luck. My trust in the new system is failing cause once again its makes no sense who gets 1 and who doesnt.

  • Steven Lee

    1)First one!
    2)Regular n casual i believe, I did my first raid at that gym when I got the invite, no badge held there
    3)Gym is in a park
    4)Outskirts of London (est pop 8mil, but all the ones I heard about in London so far are more central

  • Peter Brouwer

    The

  • Peter Brouwer

    whole

  • Peter Brouwer

    the whole company is a JOKE

  • Ved Prakash

    This is my second ex raid pass…. And I’ve received them both in b/w 20 days
    I don’t think ex raid passed are about regular or casual raiders at all because my friend who has not raided for a week got one and my bro who raids regularly didn’t received….
    First of all there are only 2 gyms in my area….in fact one of them is actually far from my home but because there r only two gyms around I have to go there….and the two ex raids are done in a sponsored gym…in a mall

  • Garv

    I got my first finally!

  • 4Professors

    1. How many EX Raid invites did you receive so far?
    This is our second (family of four, all got one each)

    2. Do EX Raiders in your area include regular raiders or casual raiders?
    This is only the second EX raid in our town. Most of the regular raiders received a pass this time but not all.

    We raid in our area with a group of 15-20 regular raiders. Won’t know until the day if any casuals got one. For the first raid, only one casual person turned up.

    3. Is there a specific gym (or set of gyms) that are picked in your area and what properties they share?
    Our first raid and this new one are both at the same park but different gyms. Open access at all times.

    4. How large is your local area (in terms of population size)?
    33,000

  • Oley Frederick IV

    Out grup has 53 account in total, had raid on this park. We happy to know 50 of our grup got invites except… 1 on level 40.
    I wonder if higher level have special requirement to achive the ex raid passes.
    Thus, this levl 40 account achieve silver badge on this gym and 210 champion raid medal, but didnt get an ex pass

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  • Carlos Marins

    I got my pass yesterday. For a raid in a park in Stockholm city. It is in my secondary account level 20. I did 1 or 2 raids in that gym.

  • Alexander Schuett

    It’s my first one, I have only raided at this gym once, I only have a bronze batch and it’s in a park. The town has about 110.000 residents. Most of the ex raiders are regular raiders.

  • Romain Lecomte

    Got my first one yesterday at a gym I visited for the first time a few days ago.

  • Wizard SilverForge

    I’m only level 20, and there’s a sponsored gym in my area (Lawton) which is rumored to give ex raid passes more often. I have only raided there once, and the next morning I opened pokemon go, and i got the invite! There are so many raiders who raid daily, even though this is a small town. This is my first raid invite, and I’m excited!

  • Camilo Maiz Ortuzar

    1. No EX-Pass
    2.Regular raider, lvl 33, 99 leg raid successful, 50 normal raid succeful.
    3. Play in few gyms with before ex raid wave (5,all i know)
    4.300.000 habitants (La florida, Stgo, Chile)
    Im tired of this

  • Slayer Lamp

    1. 1 (2 months ago)
    2. casual raiders (the regular – hardcore raidres dont get a pass)
    3. no specific gym
    4. its a small area but we have 14 gyms (we do active raids on 10 of them)

    3 weeks ago we did a raikou raid , a guy that shows up for first time get 100 iv and gets a ex raid pass 3 days later , my friend who still doesnt have a pass and did over 200+ legend raids got no pass. i feel they made a mistake in the code , it doenst look like people with alot of raids + gold gym badge have higher change of getting pass.

  • Technogal

    Haha! If I could answer your questions I might be getting another EX raid invite. Even when I’ve raided the same locations as those who got invites, it appears to be a lottery. From the last couple invite rounds they are inviting fewer and fewer. Only 8 people showed for raid. Like most, I hate the system!!!

  • Michiel H

    I finally got an ex-raid pass.
    – I’m a daily level 39 player
    – I have a 40% Silver badge at the gym
    – Did all kinds of raids at the gym (quickest way to level up the badge)
    – The gym had ex-raid’s before (it’s a park)
    – 4 of our group (+20-25 players) recieved an ex-raid pass from it.
    – 1 of those 4 did only do one Ho-Ho raid just 2-3 hours before the ex-raid passes where send out.

  • 林俊明

    1.My first EX invitation.
    2.Many are regular raiders.
    3.Almost are in the park, no matter big or small. Few are churches.
    4.City of 2.8 mil population.

  • Mer Eps

    Did not get one. I raided at the chosen gym 3 times this week, twice on Friday and once on Saturday (Pass given on Sunday). I also have a gold badge in that gym. Level 36. 1 Mewtwo from 20 October wave.

  • LotkGaming

    Got my First Ex-Raid invitation.
    – I´m Level 37
    – I have Silver-Batch (almost gold 87%)for the Ex-RAID Gym
    – Gym is a sponsored one
    – Gym is located in a great shopping mall Amstelveen Stadshart
    – i usually do 1-3 RAID-battles per weekend there

  • yeong yee yon

    lvl 36 here
    this is my 2nd EX-raid invite after 2 months

  • bufu

    1. This is my first EX raid pass
    2. Regular and casual raiders. I myself raided regularly at all our gyms which are located in parks – also at this gym
    3. This is the first EX raid in our town. Gym is located in a park and it’s a nest too. There are no sponsored gyms in our town
    4. Population is about 75000

    I’m lvl 40 and have a silver badge for this gym.

  • Carlos López Marí

    4 in my classroom, we did the same raid, 2 of us got the pass

  • Jonathan Oon

    How many EX Raid invites did you receive so far? First one, although I have been raiding consistently.
    Do EX Raiders in your area include regular raiders or casual raiders? Regular.
    Is there a specific gym (or set of gyms) that are picked in your area and what properties they share? Yes (too specific). More than 50 pokegyms, but only 6 give out ex raid invitation by rotation. This round – a park and a memorial.
    How large is your local area (in terms of population size)? 700,000

  • teebrady

    I just received my first a few days ago. It’s at a gym I have raided at once. I went with two friends, one of them also received and one did not. The one who did had never before raided, the one who didn’t, raids a lot. I have done but 5 raids so, casual. It’s at a large park in the middle of the city. It’s a major city in Canada, large in size and 1.3 million in population. From my local forums, LOTS of folks got raid passes this past week from/at parks only, busy spots. It almost seems somewhat random.

  • Sergio Babiy

    -Level 38, regular raider, quite 300 completed (mostly legendaries), 0 invites from the very begining
    -Mostly casual raiders
    -We have no sponsored Gyms, but in cities nearby people received for battles in parks and at monuments
    -Near 500,000 people (Italy), quite 60 very regular raiders, no invites for no one in WHOLE city, but frequent EX invites in suburbs…
    -Still waiting for the miracle…

  • Alan van der Wal

    level 35 was together with mine wife lvl 32 in a shopping mall in Amstelveen Holland on Saturday 9 December
    did 2 raids that day and a raid half a year ago, was only the second time we went there . both received the invite in the evening for the same mall . to play at 18 December between 16:00 till 16:45 in the middle/ end of a working day
    Play daily pokemon go , but know people lvl 40 who raid 12 times a day and they still haven’t received 1 invite.

  • Pato García G

    -The first one.
    -For what I saw in my whatsapp Ex raid group, almost all of the invited are regular players.
    -The most selected Gyms are located in crowded locations of my city (for normal people and raiders). Some of these gyms are located in parks and those that do not, likewise appear with dark green areas on the new map.
    -Population size 500000, aprox.

  • Yudi Ermawan

    DISCRIMINATION , for the nation with low player online, there is nothing imposible for do the raid,
    still just can do RAID lvl 1 and 2, Never can win in Lvl 3 more, it’s about player, sistem RAID not work in area low player, hope got raid legendary, but it will never and forever

  • André Pimenta

    Yes I received an ex pass.
    It’s the first ex raid take in my city near Porto, Portugal and my first one.
    It’s located on a park.

  • Tarun

    Hlo

  • Tarun

    Sorry to say, but niantic your ex raid is not good because I am at level 31 and have a silver medal at sprint gym, but there is not a change of getting me ex raid pass, and I want to advice you something that why don’t you do mewtwo raid for 1 hour in a week please because I am a very big fan of niantic and I have watched all of movie of Pokémon and please it is a request to niantic from my heart.

  • Balcbeard

    Its my first raid on the gym on which i received my second ex pass(Panvel ,Mumbai) and that’s the first time I visited that gym although the city where I got my first ex pass never got a second wave of passes(Jaipur).

  • Felix Koch

    Hey there!
    I’m a level 31 casual RAIDer. It’s my first Ex-Raid invite this time. It’s the first raid in our area as well (small cit with ~40.000 people living in). The gym is located in a small park, definetely not sponsored! On the day i receivedmy invite i did the first raid since 4 weeks at that gym. As far as we know there are only about 10 invites for that ex-Raid. Most of the invited trainers are between level 30 and 36 and are casual raiders and have a bronze or silver batch fot that gym.

  • Cactbro 303

    are Niantic trying to get another 6 months with no one playing the game because EX raids are stupid they should be available to everyone and just be 6 difficulty

  • Cactbro 303

    answers
    0
    well there are no EX raiders in my town
    there hasn’t been an EX raid
    about 250

  • Cactbro 303

    NIANTIC ARE DICKS

  • David Bjerg Townsend

    2, regular, specific to sponsored Unibail-Rodamco Malls, 1,000,000 (?mall serves most of island Sjaelland and some of south Sweden).

  • Brady Newton

    here is my way of explaining an EX raid. It is like somebody inviting you to a restaurant but you have to have 20 people to go there but they only invite 5 people. EX raids are never giving out to people who can beat them it is always invited to people who can’t because their is not enough people and not high enough lvl. EX raids should be removed.

  • xyz

    1. One
    2. Mostly regular raiders
    3. Two gyms in playgrounds, one gym in park, one gym is a statue
    4. 600k