Raids have arrived in Pokémon GO, and they're a breath of fresh air. The game has a genuine multiplayer function for the first time since launch, along with the opportunity to battle some colossal Pokémon and snag rare rewards to boot. It's an entirely new system, however, and so the rules are different than the traditional gym battles. Read on for how to participate in raids in Pokémon GO. First, you've got to find a raid. If you live in an area with a lot of gyms, this shouldn't be hard.
Raids went live in Pokémon GO the other night. The community has been speculating about them for more than a year, ever since a Times Square battle with Mewtwo held a prominent place in the reveal trailer. At first, it was hard to tell when people would get their hands on them: the first raids were limited to players level 35+, and seemed to be confined to sponsored Pokéstops.
UPDATE: Required trainer level is down to 25. I'd expect us to hit the permanent requirement tomorrow. Pokémon GO is a funny kind of game: sometimes even expected announcements drag out over weeks and months while the developer fine-tunes things, and sometimes things move quite quickly. Niantic's habit of not announcing things until moments before they go live only heightens this feeling — it's a game that can turn on a dime.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".