Last weekend, Pokemon Go players were furious when developer Niantic went through with changes to the distance required to spin PokeStops. Niantic lessened the distance needed at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but has now reverted back to the original proximity. For the immunocompromised and younger players that are still ineligible for the vaccine, this is making it harder to fully enjoy the game. Days later, the backlash against the game has not quieted down, and "Boycott Niantic" has been trending on Twitter as a result. Some fans have even suggested a "Pokemon No" day, where players refuse to open the game on August 5th!
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Keep reading to find out what fans are saying about the changes to PokeStops!
Some players are suggesting a "Pokemon No" Day...prevnext
...and others are vowing to no longer spend money in the game.prevnext
The distance change is a pain for a lot of people.
The distance interaction change for the pandemic made the game better. That's a plain and simple fact. Taking it away, makes the game worse. You have to know this. I do not recall a #BoycottNiantic in the past. @NianticLabs @NianticHelp @johnhanke @PokemonGoApp— Jeff (@JeffItUp) August 4, 2021
Will it be enough to convince Niantic?prevnext
There are other Pokemon catching options!
I prefer to catching Pokemon on my GameBoy anyway. #BoycottNiantic— Thomas Tran (@infinity_tran) August 4, 2021
Players around the world are joining in.prevnext
Boycotts have already started for some.prevnext
Still no response from Niantic, however.
I’ve been playing Pokémon Go off & on for years. Started playing it again & It’s pretty egregious that Niantic isn’t addressing any of the recent Covid related changes. Listen to your community. #BoycottNiantic #PokemonNoDay— Ben (@benac) August 4, 2021