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Niantic feedback on Pokémon GO Fest 2022 backlash

Whereas most Pokémon GO occasions are trigger for celebration, trainers have been left feeling fairly enraged following Pokémon GO Fest 2022. Whereas many are nonetheless offended that Niantic has moved again to pre-pandemic rollouts for sure content material, it was one other characteristic all collectively that riled trainers up this time round.

Trainers have been fast to note that shiny charges throughout Pokémon GO Fest 2022 weren’t anyplace close to what was anticipated, with some gamers going the period of the occasion with out encountering a single shiny. Sure, shiny Pokémon are alleged to be uncommon, however not that uncommon, particularly throughout an occasion like this!

DoteSports reached out to Niantic director Michael Steranka for touch upon the matter, and he did supply a response. Sadly, it’s not one most trainers shall be comfortable to listen to.

“We perceive that for some Trainers, the most important method they choose 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 have 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.

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 efficient 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.”

[Niantic director Michael Steranka]

Niantic clearly is aware of folks have been upset with the shiny charge throughout Pokémon GO Fest 2022, but it surely appears all the pieces went in accordance with plan on their finish. Steranka did point out that feedback and suggestions from this occasion could be taken under consideration the following time a significant Pokémon GO occasion comes round. Let’s hope that’s the reality, and subsequent time trainers have a bit extra luck searching down shiny Pokémon.

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