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Pokemon Go Apologizes for Recent Legendary Pokemon Raids

Published on June 7th, 2023 | Updated on June 7th, 2023 | By FanFest

Niantic Apologizes for Nerfing Shiny Rates in Pokemon Go

Niantic has apologized for a technical issue that seemingly nerfed the Shiny encounter rate for several Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Go. The issue affected the Lake Trio Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf, and Niantic has said that it has been resolved.

In a blog post, Niantic said that it was “deeply sorry” for the issue and that it would be issuing refunds to players who participated in raids during the affected time period. Niantic also said that it would be holding a special Raid event in the future, with details to be announced soon.

The issue first came to light over the weekend, when players noticed that the Shiny encounter rate for the Lake Trio was much lower than usual. Some players speculated that Niantic had intentionally nerfed the rates in an attempt to discourage players from using Remote Raid Passes. However, Niantic has denied this, saying that the issue was caused by a technical error.

The issue has been a source of frustration for many Pokemon Go players, who have been spending money on Remote Raid Passes in the hope of catching Shiny Pokemon. Niantic’s apology and promise of refunds is likely to be welcomed by many players, but it remains to be seen whether the issue will have a lasting impact on the game.

In the meantime, Pokemon Go is continuing to roll out new content. The latest season, the Season of Hidden Fates, has just begun, and it will lead into a summer of Pokemon Go Fest events. The Season of Hidden Fates will feature a variety of new Pokemon, including the Mythical Pokemon Diancie. The Pokemon Go Fest events will be held in July and August, and they will feature a variety of special activities, including raids, quests, and challenges.

Despite the recent controversy, Pokemon Go remains one of the most popular mobile games in the world. The game has been downloaded over 1 billion times, and it generates over $1 billion in revenue each year. Niantic is likely hoping that the Season of Hidden Fates and the Pokemon Go Fest events will help to keep the game’s popularity high.

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