The 2022 Pokemon Go Fest finale occasion will go some solution to addressing participant disappointment over dangerous shiny luck through the first International Go Fest weekend, Niantic has stated.
Trainers world wide expressed their frustration at what they felt was a too low encounter rate for shiny Pokemon over the 2-day particular occasion – which value $15 to entry – with many gamers reporting significantly better hauls at earlier festivals and group days.
2022’s International Go Fest was additionally suffering from a bug that made Pokemon interested in Incense seem on the map after they had already despawned, additional exacerbating the issues for shiny-hunting gamers.
“I don’t assume we underestimated how gamers are in shiny Pokemon,” Michael Steranka, Director of Reside Product for Pokemon Go, advised VG247 at a current Q&A occasion.
“Once we created the design for your complete Go Fest expertise, we needed to maintain all 3 reside occasion days in thoughts. So the one ticket that gamers bought not solely acquired them the primary 2 international weekend days earlier this month, but it surely was additionally inclusive of the finale occasion coming on the finish of August.
“We have now some nice surprises in retailer for gamers on the finale, and we do assume that gamers are going to go away this summer season feeling like they’d an unbelievable Go Fest all issues thought of – together with those that might need been a bit upset with their shiny luck from the primary weekend.”
The finale will likely be held on Saturday, August 27, and is included within the value of the unique $15 International Go Fest ticket with standalone tickets additionally obtainable for $10.99.
Niantic can also be internet hosting 3 in-person Pokemon Go Fest occasions this summer season, which is able to introduce 3 new Extremely Beasts: Buzzwole in Seattle, Xurkitree in Sapporo and Pheromosa in Berlin.
These highly effective Extradimensional Pokemon will solely be obtainable at these real-world occasions initially, however will change into obtainable to all gamers in some unspecified time in the future later within the Go season. Whereas it has not been formally confirmed that the Extremely Beasts will make an look on the International Go Fest finale, it may match the timeline.
“We’re seeking to announce extra concerning the finale at a later date, however for sure we’re that occasion to be the fruits of your complete season of Go,” Steranka went on to say.
“We wish that to be a really optimistic second for gamers and one thing that they’ll have the ability to keep in mind this summer season fondly with. We additionally usually use the finale occasions for our seasons as a pleasant jump-off level for the following season that may start afterwards. So extra to disclose at a later date, however these are some issues you may look to anticipate on the finale this yr.”
For extra on learn how to change into a grasp coach, try the present Pokemon Go Egg Chart, in addition to this month’s Discipline Analysis quest rewards.