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Update – three Premium Battle Passes Bundle now available! Pokémon GO Niantic’s silence on Shiny Shadow Zapdos compensation raises questions, are they hoping we’ll just forget?

Update: Trainers, Niantic and Pokémon GO are compensation affected players with a free item Bundle containting three Premiuk Battle Passes. You can claim the Bundle starting September 28, 2023.

Previous Story: Ah, the suspense is real, isn’t it? More than a week has passed since Niantic and Pokémon GO said they’d compensate Trainers for the Shiny Shadow Zapdos fiasco. Yet, here we are, scrolling through our notifications with no update in sight. What’s the hold-up, Niantic?

Picture this: You’re all set to participate in one of Pokémon GO’s most exciting events, featuring none other than Shiny Shadow Zapdos. But when you fire up the app, you realize something is off. The elusive Shiny form is nowhere to be found. After a weekend of anticipation and, let’s face it, some frustration, Niantic finally flips the switch and activates Shiny Shadow Zapdos.

They then promised us compensation for the inconvenience, a mea culpa to keep the player base happy. Fast forward to a week and a half later, and we’re still left scratching our heads. Was the announcement simply a placating tactic? Have they forgotten? Or are they just hoping that the community will forget about it?

It’s not just about the Shiny Shadow Zapdos. It’s about accountability and communication, two pillars that keep the Pokémon GO community engaged and satisfied. When promises are made and then seemingly forgotten, it not only sows seeds of doubt but also frays the threads of trust between players and developers.

So, what’s the verdict, Niantic? We’re all ears and eagerly awaiting the promised compensation. The ball’s in your court, and the community is watching. What’s your take, Trainers? Are you holding out hope for that compensation, or has the delay caused you to question the company’s reliability? Let us know in the comments below.

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