Trainers, let’s talk about the “I’ve Got Your Back” paid Timed Research in Pokémon Go. Recently, Niantic rolled out the second wave of Palde Pokémon, accompanied by this particular research as part of their Ultra Unlock Paldea event. And let’s just say it was less “I’ve got your back” and more like “I’ve got your wallet.”
To access this one-step Timed Research, trainers had to purchase a ticket costing $5. Sounds fine, right? Until you find out that all the rewards, including encounters with Pawmi, are readily available in the wild.
Here’s the breakdown of what the Timed Research offered:
- Egg Incubator
- Two Pawmi encounters
- 10 Silver Pinap Berries
- 3 Rare Candies
- 921 Stardust
- 9210 XP
And to add insult to injury, Pawmi backup is currently available in the in-game shop for 250 PokéCoins.
The rewards are lackluster, to say the least. Why spend $5 for a couple of Pawmi encounters when they’re already spawning in the wild? Or for a smattering of Stardust that you could accumulate in 20 minutes of gameplay?
So, did you buy into the “I’ve Got Your Back” Timed Research? What are your thoughts? Do you agree that this was perhaps the fastest cash grab in the history of Pokémon Go? Share your opinions below and let’s get a conversation started.