Pokémon Go Fest 2021: Pikachu fans pissed off about time limit on special research
You thought everything had gone smoothly with Pokémon Go Fest 2021, only to find out after the fact: fiddlesticks. The fans who bought the ticket for Pokémon Go Fest 2021 are now disappointed that the special research, whose features were supposed to be always available, apparently had a part after all, which is limited. We're talking about Rock and Star Pikachu here.
Rock or Star? Rockstar.
To explain the issue, we'll have to backtrack a bit: As part of the "The Melody Pokémon" special research for the mystical Pokémon Meloetta, trainers must choose which pocket monster they prefer over another several times during the steps. One choice involves Rock Pikachu and Star Pikachu - players can only choose one of them. If they complete all the steps of the special research, one of the poses that beckons at the end is one inspired by Rock Pikachu and Star Pikachu, respectively.01:00
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And if you want both of them?
Now the highlight: If you have completed the special research within the period of the event on Saturday of Pokémon Go Fest 2021 the research and then took a snapshot, then the of your chosen Pikachu could appear again and bomb your photo. Say: You then had a Pikachu that you could have traded for the other Music Pikachu. However, this only worked on July 17 during the event!
The fine print
So of course it's understandable that fans are pissed. But the problem in the argument is the second official post about Pokémon Go Fest 2021 from the Niantic folks. That's because in the preview of the hyperbonus, it says: "During the event period on Saturday, take a snapshot once you've completed the special research. A wild Star Pikachu or Rocker Pikachu will then appear - depending on which one you selected earlier." Now of course, that's pretty clearly worded.
Now you could say that those who didn't read the "fine print" are just out of luck. However, this info also lies at the heart of a wall of text that not every Pokémon Go player may have the patience to read through. But maybe the developers of Pokémon Go will soften up and snap the photo bomb of Rock and Star Pikachu again.
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