a new batch of raid invites has been distributed, targeting mostly new and first time raiders. We’re unsure if the new EX raid distribution algorithm is already in place, but it could have been postponed for after Ho-Oh raids finish.

Multiple anecdotal reports state that first time and casual raiders were given priority in this raid invite cycle. We can confirm that gyms that were selected include both sponsored and normal gyms, mostly, but not exclusively located in parks.

We’re actually quite interested to see how the algorithm works, so make sure to share your raider badge and more info in the comments in case you got an invite in this turn.

P.S. If you did not receive an invite, don’t be super salty — we didn’t get one either, despite heavily raiding for the past 3 weeks in a row. We were on a mission to complete an absurd amount of raids, but haven’t had any luck with receiving an EX invite.