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Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Fans Criticize Shiny's Performance – "Completely Fooled"

Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Fans Criticize Shiny’s Performance – “Completely Fooled”

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Tickets for Pokémon GO Fest 2022 cost just under 17 euros and should bring special benefits to players. But now they are calling the event a scam.

Update of 6/6/2022: After the Pokémon GO Fest 2022, fans are increasingly dissatisfied with the Shinys during the weekend of the event. in Twitter The Pokémon GO Hub account started a poll on how they would feel about the increased chance of Shinys and how they vary during the celebrations. The result is surprisingly clear: 75% of all respondents are “not satisfied” and would have expected more. On the other hand, less than 3.9% chose “amazing” as the most positive response option.

name of the game Pokémon GO
Release (date of first publication) July 06, 2016
editors niantic
Serie Pokemon
platforms Android iOS
developer niantic
gender augmented reality, mobile

Several comments in the poll say that they only saw one Shiny in a full day. In the eyes of fans, that’s well below Niantic’s advertised “highest chance” of shiny Pokémon. Meanwhile, an official statement from Niantic about the situation at Pokémon GO Fest 2022 is still pending.

Pokémon GO Fest 2022: The event should be a “scam” – players are extremely frustrated

First report from 05.06.2022: San Francisco – Pokémon GO Fest 2022 took place on June 4 and 5. This event has been held for several years, every summer. The GO Fest takes place all over the world and can be “visited” by all trainers. For even more rewards and bonuses, players can often purchase a ticket as well. But this year, fans are not happy about the ticket bonuses. The first word on Reddit is that Niantic scammed players out of the ticket.

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Pokémon GO Fest 2022: the ticket costs 16.99 euros; These benefits should be included

This is what the ticket costs: Tickets for Pokémon GO Fest 2022 cost €16.99 in the in-game store. Trainers could buy it several weeks in advance and even give it away to their friends. Tickets were not required to participate in the event. Because you could go to Pokémon GO Fest 2022 without a ticket. But if you bought a ticket, you should get special benefits.

Pokémon GO Fest 2022: The event should be a “scam” – players are extremely frustrated

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These perks come with a ticket: Anyone who has purchased a ticket for Pokémon GO Fest 2022 received special bonuses on both days of the event. These included an increased chance of Shinys, special Pokémon that are only attracted to smoke, and Shaymin’s special research. If you didn’t have a ticket, you also didn’t get this special research, and when you used smoke, they only attracted the usual Pokémon from the respective habitats. All bonuses for ticket buyers at a glance:

  • Collector challenge to all habitats
  • Exclusive event medal, avatar pose, and avatar item.
  • Special investigation with Shaymin
  • Short Special Investigation “Welcome, Rhi!”
  • Increased chance of certain Shiny Pokémon on Saturday
  • In general, higher probability of shine for the event.
  • Unown B, G, O, U are drawn to the smoke
  • PokéStops Event Stickers
  • Up to nine Raid Passes per day
  • Free admission to the closing ceremony

The advantages read quite well. For this reason, some trainers also bought tickets for the Pokémon GO Fest 2022. But now the first critical voices are raised. Because the fans are not at all satisfied with the rewards received.

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Pokemon GO Fest 2022: players disappointed with the event: they say it’s a scam

That’s why fans complain: in Reddit the first fan of the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 has already complained. According to user EvilTortoise396, developer Niantic would have players “completely ripped off“. As he or she elaborates more:

These brilliant odds are so broken they’re not even funny. I honestly think everyone who bought a ticket was completely ripped off. The prices are not like last year and they should have said they are the [Shiny-Wahrscheinlichkeiten] have reduced I’m sorry I bought this horrible event and they should repeat this event. Niantic, you have lost all my respect.

Evil Turtle396 via Reddit

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

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

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