New Round of EX Raid Passes: April 29/30 2018


With the Kanto Celebration over, there isn’t much going in the realm of Pokémon GO for a nice intro, so let’s go straight to the point. A new wave of EX Raid passes has rolled out, targeting an EX Raid on April 29th or 30th depending on your timezone! We certainly hope that some of you will rejoice knowing that Niantic seemingly has a well defined pattern now in place for EX Raids and that our survey data from the past months are pointing towards some great news!

PS: Please make sure to complete our EX Raid survey!
(We’ve slightly revised the survey in the past weeks, so it is very important that you complete the survey and share it among the trainers in your community)

EX Raids Pass distributions are no longer curious, but certainly are still a pleasure to receive, even though some trainers have now well over 10 Mewtwos. Does that mean that everyone has yet been able to put their hands on one? No, but the number of trainers without a Mewtwo certainly has clearly decreased since Raid Passes have been distributed on a weekly basis. This is correct, the number of trainers still left without a pass has now dropped from above 20% to approximately 15% based on our data. This wave is the eighth weekly EX Raid Pass distribution in a row!

Credits to CoupleOfGaming

Considering that it has been nearly two months since we have seen weekly EX Raid Pass distributions, seeing trainers with two EX Raid passes is almost getting tiring to some trainers (not for us, we promise). Could we potentially get a new EX Raid Boss? Niantic would first have to allow rural trainers with an alternative way of getting a Mewtwo for themselves.

This is the ninth invitation wave after Niantic’s [more or less] recent acknowledgement that the invitation system should work differently now. Although a pattern is clearly drawing itself, we once again urge all of our readers to take part in our EX Raid survey and share it afterwards, especially to players who did not get an invitation.

A few observations based on the reports that we are receiving for this EX Raid Pass wave:

  • Once again, reports are coming in smaller numbers than in the past few weeks, but this could come from that fact that every week, less and less trainers are left without a Mewtwo or that some trainers are simply “bored” by EX Raids;
  • The system clearly uses S2 L13 cells for the invitations, so we strongly suggest that you coordinate and trigger EX Raids accordingly;
  • In case you can’t attend an EX raid, reach out to Niantic’s Customer support.

In any case, check out our Mewtwo raid guide: counters, weather, capture chances, IVs and CPs, power up your Tyranitars and be prepared.

Also, make sure to join the discussion on our Discord server and be sure to report any research you find during your travels!



Special shout out to UndeadPorygon2, a member of our Discord server who got his first EX Pass this round. Also, Ruinfiend and Zefhron were quick to submit screenshots, so we’re sharing their glorious passes here!

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