Niantic responds to lack of shiny Pokémon odds for Pokémon Go Fest 2022, believing too many would degrade total expertise

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Pokémon Go Fest occasions are a time for gamers to have a good time the cell game, however not everybody loved the 2022 digital this previous weekend. Many gamers reported they didn’t obtain as many shiny Pokémon encounters as that they had in earlier years, accusing developer Niantic of decreasing the general odds. Niantic has responded to those feedback however fails to handle the precise charges gamers need to know.

The feedback come from Pokémon Go game director Michael Steranka, who beforehand spoke with the Pokémon Go neighborhood a number of months in the past concerning the backlash to adjustments to the Community Day.

“We understand that for some Trainers, the biggest way they judge the quality of a Pokémon Go event is how many shiny Pokémon they catch,” Steranka mentioned. “We heard from trainers who shared how lucky they were this year in terms of shiny Pokémon caught, while others shared how their experience was the opposite. If shiny Pokémon are too prevalent, it degrades the game in the long term. But we’ve heard a lot of feedback about this area and we’re taking that into account for future events.”

Steranka’s statements don’t instantly handle if the shiny odds had been totally different for this yr’s Pokémon Go Fest occasion in comparison with earlier ones. However, the ultimate sentiment from Niantic appears to trace that they proceed to listen to and need to handle these issues inside the neighborhood.

Although the previous few months don’t appear to mirror this, as beforehand talked about, an excellent quantity of the Pokémon Go neighborhood was not thrilled about Niantic returning to pre-COVID-19 Community Day occasions, chopping the time to take part in half. In addition, extra just lately, Niantic appears to be slowly pulling away from helpful gadgets, such because the Remote Raid Pass merchandise gamers can use to take part in a raid from any location.

Steranka additionally mentioned, “Pokémon GO Fest events are about coming together for a weekend of fun catching, raiding, battling and exploring. Ideally, the totality of the content of a given event makes you feel like the event is a good value – the Special Research, the bundle of in-game items such as raid passes and incense, the global challenges, the spawns, the storyline, and so on.”

Bringing the neighborhood again and having them work collectively has been on the forefront of Niantic making these adjustments. It’s the main target of Steranka’s most up-to-date Twitter put up concerning the upcoming Deino Community Event on June 25.

Unfortunately, these step again from Niantic appears to worth in-person communities excess of supporting on-line ones. Yet, each are equally necessary; we realized this essential reality following the COVID-19 worldwide lockdowns in 2020 and all through 2021.

Very comfortable to get this announcement out. We actually wished to discover a strategy to maintain the magic of the three hour expertise whereas nonetheless giving gamers the power to increase their occasion in the event that they want extra time. But the catch: you must play as a COMMUNITY to take action!

— Michael Steranka (@MichaelSteranka) June 9, 2022