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Pokémon GO fans disappointed with Pokémon GO Fest 2022

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 has just ended, and fans are incredibly disappointed with how it went. Here's what went down at this year's event.
Pokémon GO fans disappointed with Pokémon GO Fest 2022

Pokémon GO Fest is an event that all Pokémon GO fans look forward to attending every year since it's full of awesome bonuses and rare Pokémon.

The 2022 Pokémon GO Fest, though, was a disappointment to many fans, with numerous issues overshadowing the day's fun. Here are the things fans are saying about the event this year.

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 disappoinments

A number of issues plagued Pokémon GO Fest and differentiated it negatively from last year's event, causing an uproar from dedicated fans, especially those who paid money for this ticketed event.

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 - Low shiny rates

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Fans were not happy with the spawn rate of Shiny Pokemon during the event. (Image: The Pokemon Company)

Fans were quick to complain about the low rate of Shiny Pokémon appearing during the event. Past events have seen high rates of Shiny Pokémon, drawing trainers in, but this event featured a randomized chance to get a Shiny.

"I bought a ticket and have gotten one shiny in over three hours," Twitter user vlake624 explained on one of Pokémon GO's Twitter posts advertising the event.

"Is anyone getting any shinies? Or am I the only one having bad luck?" Twitter user ileana_828 added in the thread. "Because spending that much money to only get a Shamin is a little much and I'm really regretting spending the money."

Shiny rates during 2021 were heavily boosted for ticket holders, and 2022 was meant to follow suit according to Niantic, but many trainers claim this wasn't the case.

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 - Glitches and bugs

Trainers ran into numerous technical problems during the event. (Image: Twitter)

Technical issues like glitches and bugs were abounded, too, causing even more issues past the low Shiny rate. "I can't speak to the spawn rate as there were massive numbers of 'glitched' 'mon which simply despawned when touched," user Tigris_Morte explained on Reddit.

Others pointed out that because Team Rocket Grunts on the map were disabled, they were unable to interact with any Pokémon which overlapped with them.

A lengthy post on the /r/PokemonGo subreddit by Reddit user geeduhb outlined all of the major problems with the event, including an overall lack of content in addition to the lack of Shinies and the constant bugs. The post received 7 rewards and over 1 thousand upvotes.

"When you look at everything, it is almost embarrassing that this was supposed to be the premiere event of the year and it is honestly pretty pathetic execution by Niantic," they wrote. "The poor shiny yields were just the tip of the iceberg. "

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Featured image courtesy of Niantic.