If you’re looking for raid groups in Pokémon GO, then we’ve got the app for you!
It’s called “The Silph Radio”, and it’s brought to you by the Silph Road, a community of Pokémon GO enthusiasts on Reddit. Silph Radio will notify players nearby of impending raids, and allow Pokémon masters to gang up on the toughest Raid Bosses that Pokémon GO can throw at you.
The latest update to Pokémon GO brought brand new Raid Boss battles to the game. These end-game raids can come with huge rewards, like a chance to capture a rare and powerful Pokémon or ultra-powerful items. It’s no wonder that veteran Pokémon trainers are clamoring for the chance to take on these giant monsters for glory and loot.
But Raid Boss battles are by necessity a team effort - the Raid Boss is an enormous, mighty foe that no trainer can take down alone. Your only hope is to gather as many local trainers as possible and get ready for the fight of your lives.
The only problem is, Pokémon GO doesn’t have a handy means of alerting players of impending raid bosses and also doesn’t provide any way for veteran trainers to find one another to take on these challenges.
Enter Silph Radio! This web-based app allows trainers to send up a digital beacon that alerts other players nearby that a Raid Boss is spawning, and to get their butts to your location on the double.
Here’s how it works. First, you’ll need to set up your account with Silph Road. You’ll need a Reddit account to associate with Silph Road, so you’ll have to create one before you can set up your account. Next, set up your local area and how far from your home you want to receive alerts. Finally, throw up a beacon as soon as you see a raid. That’s it!
Silph Radio is great for two things: coordinating trainers already in a raid group to hustle over to where they need to be, and letting trainers not already in a raid group find other trainers to take on raids.
So far this a web-based app that’s still in beta, so it only sends out email or SMS notifications when a beacon pops up in your area. But there is a native (ie. on your phone) app that’s in development that will send push notifications when a raid alert comes up.
And as the Silph Road says, “The more community members broadcast their Raids, the more folks will be able to team up in the neighborhood.” So get out there and start raiding!