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Pokémon GO players report unfair pricing issue, less PokeCoins for more money

Trainers, there’s a hot topic in the Pokémon GO community right now, and it’s not just about bugs and the Master Ball Timed Investigation. Players are voicing concerns about getting less bang for their buck in the in-game store, specifically, unfair pricing that’s leaving a sour taste in everyone’s mouth.

A recent Reddit thread has put the spotlight on this issue. The thread has highlighted several instances where players are receiving fewer items than they’ve actually paid for. According to the thread, the difference is quite significant, with players reporting getting 50 fewer PokéCoins but paying an extra $3. Yikes!

Now, let’s break it down. The in-game store’s pricing tiers are set by Apple and Google, depending on your platform. These tiers are adjusted based on the exchange rates at the time of setting. What’s bizarre is that the pricing seems to disproportionately affect players in New Zealand, according to the Reddit reports. Could this be an issue with regional pricing? We can’t say for sure, but it’s something to keep an eye on.

So why is this a big deal? Well, for one, it’s your hard-earned money we’re talking about. Moreover, some players are saying they’ve had their cards locked because they made multiple 100 PokéCoin purchases to avoid paying the unfair higher rates. And that’s a hassle no one should have to go through.

Kind of ridiculous that it’s an additional $3 just to get 50 less coins. Does this happen all around the world?
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We recommend using the Pokémon GO web store to make purchases, but there’s a catch: the feature isn’t universally available yet. So, we’re stuck between a rock and a hard place here, folks.

In summary, there seems to be an issue of players getting less value for their money, and we believe it’s worth looking into. Transparency in pricing is vital for maintaining player trust, and we hope Niantic addresses these issues soon.

Until then, Trainers, be cautious where you spend your PokéCoins and keep your eyes peeled for any changes. Let’s hope for a more equitable Pokémon GO economy moving forward. Share your thoughts and experiences with us, has this affected you as well?

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Dejan Kacurov

Hey there, I'm Dejan! Let me take you through my life, where family, gaming, and CrossFit play prominent roles. Since day one, I've been surrounded by the love and support of my family. Growing up, every moment spent with my parents and siblings was filled with warmth and laughter, creating memories I hold dear. As a parent now, I've experienced a whole new level of love and responsibility. My two wonderful kids bring endless joy and a sense of purpose to my life. In the digital realm, I found my passion - gaming. Whether I'm conquering the world of Apex Legends or embarking on adventures in Pokemon Go, gaming fuels my sense of adventure and competition. Beyond the virtual world, I discovered the exhilaration of CrossFit. The challenging workouts, camaraderie with fellow fitness enthusiasts, and constant drive to push my limits have become an integral part of my life. Balancing family time, gaming, and CrossFit has been a journey of self-discovery. Each passion complements the other, bringing fulfillment and joy to my daily routine.


    1. I got ripped of after work I bought 5 remote raid packs joined only 2 celesteel raids caught them both and when I confront Pokemon go help I got since there was no issue with raid there was no problem with 4 remote raid charge for 2 raids.

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