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Niantic’s Capability to Modify Your Dex Raises Eyebrows, They Can Remove or Exchange Any Pokémon from Your Pokémon GO Account

Trainers, a recent event in Pokémon GO involving Black Kyurem and White Kyurem has brought an intriguing aspect of the game to light. Niantic and Pokémon GO, in an unusual turn of events, unintentionally released these two Pokémon into the game. However, upon realizing the error, they took an unusual step, removing these Pokémon from players’ accounts who had already caught them, some of whom had invested in powering them up.

To address the removal, Niantic and Pokémon GO are compensating affected players with 250,000 Stardust, 250 Kyurem Candy, 5 Star Pieces, and 5 Lucky Eggs. Moreover, they have sent out emails informing players that their caught Black Kyurem and White Kyurem would be exchanged for Kyurem of the same level and rating.

It is important to note that Niantic, the company behind Pokémon GO, has the ability to remove or replace Pokémon from players’ accounts. While some players agree that corrective actions are necessary in cases of game errors, others worry about the implications of this power, particularly when players have invested significant time and resources into building their collections.

The email from Niantic, translated from Japanese, reads:

We apologize for the unexpected contact. We’re reaching out to trainers who caught White Kyurem and Black Kyurem due to a reward issue in the GO Battle League. An error allowed these Pokémon to be obtained incorrectly. Your White Kyurem and Black Kyurem have been exchanged for equivalent Kyurem. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.”

The situation raises questions about the control and ownership within the game, and how errors are managed. It’s a reminder to trainers that the virtual world of Pokémon GO, like any online platform, can be subject to changes beyond their control.

We’re curious to hear your thoughts on this matter. How do you feel about Niantic’s ability to adjust player inventories in Pokémon GO? Should they have the authority to remove or alter Pokémon in players’ accounts as they see fit? Your opinions are valuable to us, so please share your views in the comments below.

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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!

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