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Pokemon Go Players Don’t Like the In-Person Elite Raid Concept

Well, well, well. Someone is trying so hard to get back the in-person Raids, and many do not like that, including us.

A new type of Raid Battle is available in Pokemon Go, and Niantic used Hoopa Unbound for the “promotion.” The thing with this new type of Raid Battles, called Elite Raids, requires players to step out of the comfort of their homes and battle the old-school style, which is in person. We all got used to the pandemic way of Raids we all fell in love with them. And as expected, many players are upset with the in-person Elite Raids.

One brave Pokemon Go player, called WThieves on Reddit, has come forward with their opinion on Elite Raids. He went and published on the Pokemon Go Reddit page, explaining the “messed-up” way Niantic is trying to force the in-person raiding. Currently, the thread is trending, with many other Trainers agreeing with WThieves.

WThieves has detailed how in reality these in-person Raids affect every aspect of a Trainer’s life, including the financial aspect which is utterly important right now.

“Niantic lives in a delusional world where every area is full of players, and the average player is about 10 years old” is what WThieves has said, and we couldn’t agree more. He went on by saying that if a Trainer decides to go raiding, they need a way of transportation. Being public transportation, taxi, or their car, they still need to spend money for a ticket, gas, or whatever else is needed to get to the Raid place. And only densely-populated places can get the most out of it. The rural places can only dream about an in-person Raid.

Getting to an in-person Raid location is more expensive than buying a Remote Raid Pass.

Along with WThieves, many can agree that Pokemon Go is becoming less playable as Niantic is trying to bring back the in-person Raids. Let’s face it, not everybody wants to go out and meet with random people.

Our “solution” is to simply give the players a choice. It is either an in-person Raid or a remote Raid. But we lean towards Remote Raids, mainly because there have been many instances where players do not show up to the agreed location. Plus, rural players should be able to participate too.

Some players say they love the game and will continue playing, but will not do in-person Raids. Others say they will never Raid in-person again and would rather quit the game.

Take a look at the thread here. Here are some comments from the Pokemon Go community.

What are your thoughts about this? How do you feel about in-person raiding? We would like to hear your thoughts, so please leave a comment below.


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Dejan Kacurov

Hi, gamers! You can call me Mr. DComplex. I'm a gamer, a hardcore gamer. My favorite genres are Action RPG and MMORPG. At the moment I'm using my PC as my only gaming platform, but soon I might get a new PS4 from Angel. Update - Angel did get me a PS4, oh wait, it's the PS4 PRO 1TB!!! Much love bro!

One Comment

  1. Will niantic also take responsibility for a 10 yo child that goes to meet up with someone who they “think” is also a child or someone else and then get kidnapped or worse?

    Do they also check the gyms and make sure a convicted pedophile doesn’t live near one? And then take advantage over “in-person” raids?

    Absolutely shambolic decision making

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