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Niantic announce bonus event for Pokémon GO Tour after server issues

While the event was able to take place in-game, many parts of the world suffered from connection problems and errors in the event pass.
Niantic announce bonus event for Pokémon GO Tour after server issues

One of this month's biggest events in Pokémon GO with the long-awaited Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto taking place and meant to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Pokémon franchise.

The event brought with it a different theme from the previous ones, with players were allowed to choose an experience based on the two classic games of 1996, Pokémon Red and Green, with the 151 original Kanto Pokémon taking centre stage.

Pokémon GO Tour server issues
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However, in many parts of the world, there were server issues that disrupted the experience.

In the Oceania and Europe region, it was reported that players who hadn't purchased the event pass (which had a cost of between US$11 and US$15) had access to it anyway causing confusion.



Although the event would have content available to players who did not purchase the pass, the game did not show any of this, so the research tasks and their rewards were not active. This also happened for those who managed to buy the event pass.

There were also reports of connection problems in North and South America. So in light of both of these issues, Niantic has announced that an extra event will be offered to compensate for what happened during the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto.



This is not the first time such issues have arisen in the mobile title. The Pokémon GO Fest, held in July of last year, had a "makeup" event have similar problems reared their head.

The Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto makeup event is expected to be announced in the following days, along with the rewards available during it, as the celebration of Pokémon Day approaches.