Pokemon Go players demand better communication from Niantic after fan favorite features disappear

Pokemon Go players are demanding more direct communication from developer Niantic as more features are quietly removed.

Pokemon Go players have been at odds with some of developer Niantic’s decisions for quite some time now.

From controversial decisions like removing free Remote Raid passes and bland special events, the community seems to be constantly fed up with the developer.

Now fans are asking for more direct communication from Niantic as trainers notice that features like Weekly One Coin Boxes are disappearing without warning.

Pokemon Go players want better communication from Niantic

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In August 2022, Niantic quietly disabled the ability to convert gifts into Stardust when trainers’ bags were full.

The call to action comes from TheSilphRoad subreddit, where user SparklinStar1440 noted previous examples of changes without notification from Niantic.

They asked What is it with Niantic to remove/change things without telling us?”

In their full post, they cited examples of the free box of 30 Ultra Balls on Community Day and the Weekly One Coin Box that disappeared earlier this week.

They end the message by asking the community whether Niantic actually notified the player base of these changes in advance and whether they just missed them or not, to which most replied that they had not notified Niantic to them either.

A Reddit user corrected that last season Niantic announced the weekly 1 coin boxes as a bonus/feature. So it didn’t happen this season, I don’t have to announce that.”

They did, however, that other instances of items disappearing without warning did indeed happen.

“The worst part was that they said they would give a month’s notice for removing the pandemic bonuses like the effectiveness of incense, but they just didn’t do that at all.”

One trainer even used Niantic Support to request the removal of Weekly One Coin Box. “I sent a message to support and the answer was that the premium will only be the replacement in the breakthrough for the month. No communication or anything until I asked…”

Both Niantic and pokemon go have official social media accounts and dedicated news blogs, which are often updated with information about upcoming events.

Still, it seems the community wants more from Niantic in terms of communication sooner rather than later.

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