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Pokemon Go Players not Happy with the “Locked Behind Paywall” Events and Pokemon

Niantic and Pokemon Go announced the next pay-to-play/ticketed event featuring Galarian Mr. Mime and Mr. Rime and the players are not happy at all. It seems like paid events in Pokemon Go are more frequent and some players even say that the $8 ticket for a single Galarian Mr. Mime is unacceptable.

If you want to receive the Special Research that will be launched on Saturday, December 19th, 2020, at 10:00 a.m, you will need to pay $8. After you complete this paid Special Research, you will get Galarian Mr. Mime and its evolution Mr. Rime.

Since the news came out, many fans are not happy with the way Niantic is trying to make money. Some even made funny comments, saying that the name of the game should be Pokemon GO: Gotta Buy ‘em all.

Others said that this does not look like an event, and are comparing it to the recently announced Pokemon GO Tour: Kanto, in which they will get a great deal of Shiny Pokemon, Shiny Mythical, and other things that are worth the ticket price.

Pokemon Go players are not happy with these locked behind paywall events, and they definitely don’t feel like getting the $8 ticket for the Galarian Mr. Mime and Mr. Rime event.

This event will start on Saturday, December 19th, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. and will end the next day, Sunday, December 20th, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

What do you think about this event? Will you buy a ticket?

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  1. I’m not crazy about buying tickets to get a specific pokemon because of the randomness with the i.v. it gives me the feeling like I’m gambling

  2. I will buy a ticket. They already give you tons of stuff for free and it’s still a business. They need to make money but 8$ is a bit pricey for just 2 pokemon. And it sucks having to pay for remote passes alot since no one is supposed to leave the house at the moment due to covid. You need to remember how much they’ve given the last year and what it costs them to do so.

    1. It’s only one Pokémon. You’ll get 1 Mr. Mime and candy to evolve it to Mr. Rime. So you’re actually just paying for one. Wether you want to keep it as a Mr. Mime or Evolve it to Mr. Rime, then that’s your personal choice.

  3. You know what happened 2 years ago? I bought an 8 dollar ticket. You know what that ticket gave me? A F@@@ING EARLY ACCESS REGIGIGAS. Pogo is getting greedy as s*** and it’s pissing me off. Will by Kanto ticket, won’t buy mime ticket.

  4. I’ll buy the ticket just for the sake of the special Research. I like to complete them cause it makes the grinding aspect of the game not as boring and I get rewards for completing tasks. I need as much Exp and stardust as possible to reach Lv. 50 However $8.00 for this event ticket is not acceptable. The community Day ticket let gives you a rocket radar, a poffin, an incense, Pokeballs, Pokémon 2-3 encounters, candies/evolutionary items, berries, and rare candies as well as Exp and stardust.

    If we take away what you usually get from the $1 community day ticket, you’ll only get,
    2 Incenses, 30 Ultra Balls, three Premium Battle Passes, two Glacial Lure Modules, three Super Incubators, and three Star Pieces, the exclusive field researches and the new Mr. Rime pokedex entry. In my opinion. That is not worth $7 more than a usual community day ticket. I’d say the ticket is worth 3-5 dollars. But 8? That’s a big yikes.

  5. F*** Niantic and their pay wall. They need to be transparent about the accessibility of these pay to play pokemon after the event. They need to take global conditions into account and keep event prices lower and more reasonable. A couple of dollars would be accessible to most players and they’d likely net a ton of profit that way. But $8+ can be too much for many people, especially right now with a f****** global pandemic that has put millions out of work worldwide. So yeah, f*** niantic. Greedy b******.

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