Trainers, it seems like Niantic and Pokemon Go are breaking Google Play Terms of Service by not disclosing the item drop rates of shiny rates for paid events.
According to Google Play TOS, Niantic and Pokemon Go need to disclose the item drop rates or shiny rates for Pokemon encounters and tell you what items you could get from a paid event. Unfortunately, it seems like Niantic and Pokemon Go are breaking Google Play TOS and players have no idea what they get when buying event tickets.
To be honest, we, the team at FGR didn’t know anything about this, but thanks to PkmnMasterHolly and her statement, which makes a lot of sense, we are obliged to inform the Pokemon Go community about all the things that are happening in the world of Niantic and Pokemon Go.
According to Google Play Terms of Service Policy Center Monetization and Ads Payments, “Apps and games offering mechanisms to receive randomized virtual items from a purchase including, but not limited to, “loot boxes” must clearly disclose the odds of receiving those items in advance of, and in close and timely proximity to, that purchase.”
To be honest, Niantic and Pokemon Go never disclose the item drop rates or shiny rates of Pokemon encounters for paid events.
PkmnMasterHolly is the first to announce and find these irregularities, and we, the FGR team, support her 100%.
🚨📢 @PokemonGoApp you’re breaking @GooglePlay Terms of Service by not disclosing the item drop rates or shiny rates for paid raids/paid event tickets like Pokémon GO Fest/Pokémon Community Day research/the Kanto Tour.https://t.co/LPLislCqeH@Google @NianticHelp @NianticLabs pic.twitter.com/QmpEMR58yz
— PkmnMasterHolly #HearUsNiantic (@PkmnMasterHolly) August 23, 2021
What are your thoughts about this? Do you think Niantic and Pokemon Go are breaking Google Play TOS and are only interested in making money? Why don’t they listen to us?
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