It appears that Pokémon Go‘s next update will include an extremely helpful feature for the EX raid system, as well as some small quality of life changes.
Android update 0.119.1 is still not widely available, but one user shared the patch notes on The Silph Road, one of the largest Pokémon Go subreddits. According to the notes, which you can check out below, players will soon be able to share an Exclusive Raid Pass (also known as the EX pass) with another friend.
Since the system launched, trainers have only been able to earn an EX pass at random after completing a standard raid. Niantic later revealed that certain Gyms have a higher chance of awarding the passes, but many trainers were still unable to crack the system and earn one for themselves. Soon, that should be less of a problem, as trainers will be able to gift a pass to a friend that has never received one before.
In addition to the handy new feature, the update will include a few tweaks that should make the Go experience smoother. Trainers will be able to unfavorite Pokémon on the trade selection screen, keeping them from having to back out of the trade just to make the Pokémon accessible. Plus, users will have the ability to swipe away the in-game notifications about Friend gifts.
Niantic recently announced another interesting system—PokéStop Nominations—will roll out soon. Trainers will be able to suggest local spots that they feel should receive a PokéStop. The feature will debut in beta in South Korea and Brazil and will gradually become available globally.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: r/TheSilphRoad on Reddit