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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

Hello everyone! My name is Dejan, but you can call me Mr.D. I enjoy all video games, especially Apex Legends, Pokemon Go, and Spider-Man. A husband and father of two who also goes to the gym often and does Crossfit. I got inspiration for gaming exactly 8 years ago, and I've been writing gaming news for 7 years. I hope that you will find all the answers to your questions regarding gaming on our site. Stay healthy, and love each other!

3 Comments

    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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