Yearly, Niantic holds an occasion known as Pokemon GO Fest. It solely lasts a day or two, however Pokemon GO Fest is normally one of many highlights of the yr for followers that also play the six-year-old cell sport. Sadly, this yr’s didn’t actually go easily.
Pokemon GO Fest 2022 concluded every week in the past, however the response has been very divisive. The in-game occasion, significantly the primary day, had visible errors and an absence of Shiny encounters regardless of a lift that was imagined to be in impact. It is usually price noting that individuals paid $14.99 to have the ability to take part on this occasion.
Properly, Niantic has responded to the criticism. Nevertheless, it might not be the reply that individuals needed. Niantic director Michael Steranka mentioned that “we perceive that for some Trainers, the most important manner they decide the standard of a Pokémon Go occasion is on what number of Shiny Pokémon they catch. We heard from Trainers who shared how fortunate they had been this yr when it comes to Shiny Pokémon caught, whereas others shared how their expertise was the other. If Shiny Pokémon are too prevalent, it degrades the sport in the long run”.
Steranka continued, saying that “Pokémon Go Fest occasions are about coming collectively for a weekend of enjoyable catching, raiding, battling, and exploring. Ideally, the totality of the content material of a given occasion makes you are feeling just like the occasion is an effective worth—the Particular Analysis, the bundle of in-game gadgets comparable to raid passes and Incense, the World Challenges, the spawns, the storyline and so forth”.