The official Pokémon GO website has just announced that Raid Battles are available to all players who can access Gyms!
You and millions of Trainers, Level 5 and above, can now participate in Raid Battles at Gyms all around the world. Gather your friends and family, locate a Raid using the Nearby screen, and take on the extremely powerful Raid Bosses near you!
This is the lowest possible level for such a limit, as players below level 5 cannot access Gyms and join a team.
While it’s nice that nigh all players can access this feature, some may feel that the limit is too low. Level 5 players will not be able to help out much against any Raid Boss – even Magikarp will give them significant trouble.
What are your thoughts on the new level limit for Raid Battles? As a feature which seems to be aimed towards the higher-level end-game, has it now been sullied by including this lower level limit?
Edited by Radiating and Volpe Artica. Thanks to Achromatic for the tip!