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Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Fans criticize the brilliant return – this is how Niantic . reacts

  • toAdrian Morawski


Tickets for Pokémon GO Fest 2022 cost just under €17 and should bring special benefits to players. But now they describe the event as a bittersweet rip.

Update from 06/08/2022: A few days passed and Niantic responded to the criticism surrounding GO Fest. The statement sent to our editors read: “We have received feedback, including comments that the brilliant rate has been low. There are more GO Fest 2022 events coming this summer in Berlin, Seattle and Sapporo, as well as the closing event of GO Fest 2022. We will prepare these events based on your feedback and game balance.”

Now it remains to be seen if Niantic will actually react and improve the upcoming GO Fests at a brilliant rate. On July 1st, GO Fest starts in Berlin. German coaches there will notice.

Update from 6/6/2022: After Pokémon GO Fest 2022, more and more dissatisfaction with Shinys is spreading among fans over the weekend. on me Twitter The Pokémon GO Hub account has started a survey about how they feel about the Shinys chance increase and how it varies during the festivities. The result is shockingly clear: 75% of respondents were “dissatisfied” and were expecting more. On the other hand, less than 3.9% chose “awesome” as the most positive answer option.

game name Pokemon GO
Version (date of first publication) 06 July 2016
Publishers niantic
series Pokemon
platforms Android and iOS
Developer niantic
Type Augmented Reality, Mobile

Several comments on the survey say they only spotted one Shiny in a whole day. In the eyes of fans, this falls short of the “increased chance” Niantic has announced of acquiring a shiny Pokémon. Meanwhile, an official statement from Niantic regarding the situation in Pokémon GO Fest 2022 is still pending.

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Pokémon GO Fest 2022: The event must be a ‘rift’ – players are very frustrated

First report from 05.06.2022: San Francisco – The Pokémon GO Fest 2022 took place on June 4-5. This event is celebrated for several years – every summer. GO Fest takes place all over the world and can be “visited” by all coaches. In order to get more rewards and rewards, players can often also buy a ticket. But this year, fans are by no means happy with ticket rewards. The first votes on Reddit are that Niantic rips players off with the ticket.

Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Ticket costs €16.99 – these benefits must be included

This is how much a ticket will cost: A Pokémon GO Fest 2022 ticket costs €16.99 in the in-game store. Trainers can purchase this several weeks in advance and even give it to friends. In order to participate in the event, a ticket was not necessary. Because you can go to Pokémon GO Fest 2022 without a ticket. But if you buy a ticket, you should get special benefits.

Pokémon GO Fest 2022: The event is said to be a ‘rip’ – players are very frustrated

© Yay Images / IMAGO / Niantic (montage)

These benefits came with a ticket: Anyone who purchased a ticket to Pokémon GO Fest 2022 received special rewards on both days of the event. This included a greater chance of Shinys, a special Pokemon that is only attracted by smoke, and Shaymin’s own research. If you don’t have a ticket, you won’t get that special quest either, and when I used smoke, only the usual Pokemon were drawn from the respective habitats. A quick overview of all the rewards for ticket buyers:

  • Challenge collector for all habitats
  • Exclusive Event Medal, Token Pause and Avatar Item
  • Private search with Shayman
  • Short special search “Hello, Rhi!”
  • Increased chance of having a certain Pokemon on Saturday
  • In general, the chance of flashing in this event increases
  • Uncommon smoke is attracted by B, G, O, U
  • PokéStops Event Stickers
  • Up to nine raid passes per day
  • Free ticket to the closing event
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Benefits read well. That’s why some trainers have bought tickets to Pokémon GO Fest 2022. But now the first critical votes are being raised. Because fans are not at all satisfied with the rewards they got.

Pokemon GO Fest 2022: Players are disappointed with the action – they say it’s a rip off

That’s why fans complain: on me reddit The first Pokemon GO Fest 2022 fan has already complained. According to user EvilTortoise396, developer Niantic will have players’utterly torn.” As he or she further explains:

These shiny possibilities are so broken that it’s not funny. I honestly think that everyone who bought a ticket was completely scammed. Prices are not like last year and they should have said they [Shiny-Wahrscheinlichkeiten] have been lowered. I regret buying this terrible event and they have to repeat this event. Niantic, you have lost all my respect.

Evil turtle 396 via Reddit

The post has already received 6,368 upvotes on Reddit. So it doesn’t appear that EvilTortoise is alone with the criticism. Comments below the post also indicate that many fans see Pokémon GO Fest 2022 as a disappointment. There are many comments that mention the last festival, i.e. GO Fest 2021, much better.

We asked Niantic to comment on the criticism. As soon as we receive feedback, we will update this article.

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