So I usually try and include positives in good games but not today. I’ve played for 5 years. Pay attention...
This is a okay game. Okay for kids, if you are okay with allowing niantic to access your location always to enable adventure sync. The game used to be great. I am 16 and I have played for 5 years. Took breaks in between, but overall still enjoy the game itself for the most part. However, I’m disappointed in you for many reasons niantic. I want a way to report players for cheating and hacking. And I mean like idc how good their account is, if they aren’t playing fair then they shouldn’t get a warning bc they know they know what their doing. This player in my neighborhood has 2-3 accounts and he switched them all the time. He is on valor and takes over my teams gyms. Thing is, he hacks to keep his Pokémon at full health all the time. It’s like they are bots. He puts 2-3 of his own in every gym by switching accounts. I think players need a way to report people like him. It makes the game really unpleasant. I think it would be great to be able to add a way to communicate with friends on the game, of course with parental approval or a certain age range only. And if you were to have an age then don’t do only adults bc you’ll loose players interests being younger. Or being able to see them walking around on your map, that would be really cool! But you would have the prob of being able to follow people, so maybe that would be a switch you could turn on so that you can stay safe and still have privacy. Maybe a messaging system? I would like to be able to spin pokestops from inside my car. It’s frustrating to be in a long car ride and not be able to spin any. I’m not the driver, if I was, I wouldn’t be playing while driving. For the quests in the game, I would say that there needs to be an update. Some quests ask you to do or get things that you’ve never herd of before. I think that if you could tap on the quest and it allowed you to see further instructions, that would be helpful. It would be helpful to add to the descriptions of the quests. Also, I would love to be able to get more than 50 coins a day. And I think that the longer the Pokémon is in the gym(like if it’s in for multiple days) then you should be able to get more coins because they were in longer. The battle system, I don’t like how long it takes in between tapping the special hit button and it actually hitting the enemy Pokémon. That’s been a big problem while fighting. Adventure sync isn’t even working on my phone anymore. I have my location on “always” but it won’t let me enable the health app. Which I gave access to Pokémon go for already. It’s really annoying to not get credit for walking around. Team rocket isn’t showing up anywhere for a bunch of us players and we are not happy about it. I wasn’t able to play during the Landorus raids and there’s a quest saying I need a snapshot of one. If you are gonna make that a lasting quest then you need to make that Pokémon accessible. Which it isn’t. And I would like to be able to trade with people all over the world without having to be within 100 meters of them. So...you changed the prices and made the game lure people to pay money. That is a low move. You should be ashamed. You’ve had 5 years to make this game number 1 and yknow what? You blew it. It used to be so much more fun. So many people loved it. Now you make everything cost more and everything takes longer to get. You are loosing players. You are loosing people’s interest. You are pissing people off. You have really disappointed and dissatisfied me. You need to get your sticky fingered money hungry act together bc your game is getting worse every update. It’s almost boring now. Change it or your audience will change without asking. It’s dying and you guys aren’t even trying anymore. Pathetic.
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Even with max friend gifts daily, random free daily store gift you are veryyyyyy limited on what you can do playing this game for free. It is a fun game dont get me wrong but the battle system is very flawed and lazy, you could easily have every pokemon capable of 4 different moves AT ONCE like the Older but better pokemon games. Depending where you live you might not be able to see a poke center or gym or any buildings icons at ALL on your map while home so again certain people constantly have a advantage. Many glitches and modders on the game who can force you out of a battle and count 50 wins against you in 1 battle . Pokemon spawning system should be improved as well, and team rocket ballons are veryyyyy scarce . I hope they keep improving this game but really it just seems like most other phone games where its all about the money and very little actual quality and time put into making a good game, just a okay game that was super rushed and underdevoleped in EVERY aspect, not like any other pokemon game for evolving too? Whats up with getting rid of stones or having a inventory that is SOOoo limited you cant even hold 1 of every pokemon... suppppppper lazy. Please fix, i dony care if a game has to be 50 gigs or more, it should be quality, not rich kids auto advantage and free players play 10 times as long just to keep up.
The game is highly repetitive and driven by monetization. Pokémon are locked behind pay walls, such as galarian mr mime. Shiny rates are atrocious for those who don’t spend money in game but magically increase when you spend. Also another huge issue, rates are not listed in any way shape or form. Redditor's have to find the rates out to an approximate value since Niantic won’t publish their “loot box” rates for eggs and shinys during events. This should be illegal as its gambling directed at children in a children's game. Quotes like if you are lucky you may encounter a shiny (insert cash grab name here) are used rather than actual numbers for rates.
Event's seemed fun at first, but once again are highly repetitive and locked behind pay walls. There was a lot of potential for this game but it was thrown to the side for maximized profit. This can be shown directly through their go battle league system that has been broken since release. Among many other bugs that make the game unplayable at times. Niantic always seems to have money when it comes to virtue signaling but never any to fix issue within their own games.
This game is awesome, how could anyone give below 5 stars? I love playing Pokémon games, watching the Pokémon anime, and this game is just as awesome as the other games! It makes me go on walks and get my steps in, and even best of all has my favorite Pokémon, Umbreon! I re-downloaded 2 weeks ago (I created a new account because my old one was to annoying to log back into) and I’ve already caught and hatched 129 different Pokémon without having to buy Pokéballs once! (Though I did have to expand my inventory multiple times) Fun game, though one quick suggestion: make the inventory bigger to start with was super annoying for e in the beginning because I kept battling Team GO Rocket and not getting Mysterious Components, and I dint know what was happening until I found out my inventory was full. But I expanded it twice and am fine now,. Definitely recommend, and though it is kind of a bottomless cash pit every dollar spent on Pokécoins are 100% worth it, especially if you use it wisely, because now I can catch more Pokémon!
Don’t bother downloading on iOS, I’ve played this game since 7/6/2016. I’ve spent over 1000$ on in app purchases during this time. Recently I was hit during a ban wave, and I admit the first strike was deserved and fair. However I did everything Niantic asked, completely deleted and unsubscribed from all 3rd party software. Once the “punishment” was served (7 days with no Pokémon spawning) I was served a second 1st strike, then a third. I’ve contacted support, I’ve appealed the ban, I’ve tweeted to them for help, NOTHING from them, outside of generic auto responses telling me that if I’m not using third party software there’s nothing to worry about. This tells me they don’t even read the support tickets submitted, as I clearly have explained at least 10x now I’m using the official Pokémon app from the apple App Store. I’ll modify my rating once the issue is truly corrected.
I love the game. It’s fun and it helps me pass time in real world. It’s an amazing! But I’m sure u know there is a catch. My favorite Pokémon of all time is Gengar. I love him. He is so awesome and his creepy grin is so cool. Anyway, my dad traded someone for him and because he wasn’t using his account, I thought maybe I could have Gengar. So I tried trading for him back, and it HECKING said yOu CaNt tRaDe pOkEmOn tHaT hAvE bEeN tRaDeD aLrEadY. So now, I’m sad, and have no Gengar. I don’t even have a ghastly and anyway. My overall complaint is that there are many rules in trading, and the one I mentioned isn’t the only one. U cant trade Pokémon who are ur buddy, can’t trade Pokémon who are starred, can’t trade Pokémon WITH 99 OUT OF 100 HEALTH. Anyway. I really want my gengar. And Pokémon go creators, can u plz cool it with the rules plz? Anyway good game thx.
Day one player here. I loved this game and I’ve put up with the non stop glitches and bugs for years. However it’s getting worse. Old bugs never get fixed correctly and new ones are added.
I’ll list a couple of the big ones that are bothering me. Keep in mind there’s numerous others I’m not listing.
No friendship XP being awarded
Premier balls stick when catching a Pokémon in raid battles
Every time when backing out of gym battle team reverts back to previous team and all health also reverts back losing all potions and revives used
All stops, gyms, and spawns disappear when moving. This happens about every couple blocks. (Niantic said it was fixed but lied)
No team rocket battles die to them freezing gameplay (Turned off completely)
Game constantly freezes coupled with low frame rates
You know exactly by the title what I think of this game, It’s great, all I ever do is go outside and go for incredibly long walks staring at a screen while I do it. When I was a kid I always wanted Pokémon to be real. Now, I feel like it is. Pokémon GO really gives you the feeling that they are with you. Everyday I wake up and go to my phone to check if there are any Pokémon nearby. After school, same thing and even before I go to sleep I do it again. It’s so addictive IN A GOOD WAY. It’s so inspiring that some of family members started playing!! I Already got great Pokémon and I’m planning on getting more. To be honest I don’t think there’s much of a problem with this game. I do support Naintics game and if they make any changes I support them all the way.
I loved this game. Played it for almost 2 years, close to $300 from micro transactions. Then my Facebook got hacked and deleted. I got ahold of there customer service and told them what to happen to try and recover my account so I can atleast still enjoy this game. I sent them receipts of purchases, listen Pokémon 4 stars, Shiny Pokémon and lucky. I listen my best friends on there even the lucky Pokémon I got from my friends. I even told them down to the day that I turned level 41. It still wasn’t enough to recover my account, I lost 2 years of play time on this game. The best part about is they said “If you enjoyed playing Pokémon Go and would like to continue you will have to make a new account”. Your customer service is the worst!
My brother and I were doing the Snivy event and his uncle to. I have been shiny checking all the Snivys that spawn but none of them are shiny. Since this morning he has been getting a lot of shinys and as we speak he’s still getting shinys. And (he just got another one) it really annoys me because I go Pokémon hunting every day but I never get any shiny and I only have 4 shinys. So far I have been playing for about a 6 months and same with my brother and uncle and my uncle has 11 shinys and my brother has 20. And it really annoys me how they keep getting shinys and I don’t even have at least 5 shinys. In conclusion Pokémon go is a great game but it annoys me how I never get shinys.