Niantic Campfire launches globally with the new Team Up feature

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Niantic has announced the long await global launch of Campfire, the official social app for connecting with other Pokémon GO players. Campfire allows users to chat, notify other Trainers in the area, and group up for Raids – even Remote Raids!

To make finding and joining Raids even easier, Campfire is introducing Team Up, which connects trainers with other nearby trainers, to form a team and tackle Raid Battles together. Additionally, Trainers can also use Campfire to find local communities for the upcoming Squirtle Community Day classic on July 9.

Let’s talk about it, but first, spend some time to check out this official release video:

Find local or remote Raid Battles

Campfire makes it easy to find local and remote Raid Battles. Simply tap the green map icon near the right corner of Pokémon GO’s in-game map to access Campfire and view all the Raid Battles and Flare activity around you.

Trainers can either host a Raid, or join a Raid through the newly available feature called Team Up. Team Up is blind for raid-seekers, at least in this version of Campfire, but it is a verified system for finding local players to play with.

Team Up to join Raids easier

With Campfire’s new Team Up feature, joining other Trainers to tackle Raid Battles has never been easier!

Once you’ve opened the Team Up menu, Trainers will be able to choose to host or join a raid via the menu or the map view. After selecting an option, Trainers will see what raids are close enough to host or join.

As a host of a Raid Battle, you can use Team Up to form a group with up to five other nearby Trainers. You’ll then be prompted to add those Trainers as friends without having to leave the group. After you’ve added them as friends, you can return to the game to invite your new friends to join the raid!

If you would like to join a raid but don’t want to host it, you can do that through Team Up too! Just choose the option to join a raid—you’ll be matched automatically with a host and other Trainers, and you’ll all be able to hop into the raid. Team Up even lets you communicate via preset messages with all the Trainers in your group to help with coordination!

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