Pokémon GO fans are fed up with the mobile game’s gym system, demanding a complete overhaul to make the game fun to play again. With the mobile catch-‘em-all game now becoming more focused on pay-to-play, many feel it’s lost its original charm.
A now-deleted post in the Pokémon GO subreddit had user whiteskyblackstars complaining about the game’s gyms. The fan has left his Pokémon in a gym for 153 days and he just wants them back, demanding that Niantic add an option to recall these critters.
Many fans saw the post and agreed, talking about their shared experiences with this mobile title. Like the now-deleted post, these fans are fed up with these gyms, wanting them to be easier or, as mentioned previously, have the option to take back their monsters.
“I feel like after so long, they should just be removed,” said DramaLlama695.
“Like after a week, just return them to me. Immediately gives an extra little open space for people who want to put in their Pokémon to defend it,” suggests Pep95.
In Pokémon Go gyms, you can leave your one of your creatures to defend the location. After being defeated, your Pokémon will return home with some in-game currency. However, this currency is hard-capped and doesn’t increase after a day.
This means that developer Niantic is limiting how much you can earn by not letting you recall your creatures, and fan’s have
These are just some of the complaints mobile players have with Pokémon GO. What started as a chill mobile game that encouraged players to go outside has now become another cynical cashgrab. Complaints range from tasks being too expensive and more events requiring real-life money.
It’s really disappointing to see the game go this route since the title was already making billions of dollars. Many fans still enjoy using the game as a form of minor exercise when they’re outside the house or heading to the park, so these microtransactions have proven to be an annoyance.
Despite all this, Pokémon is still a billion-dollar franchise, arguably one of the biggest in the world. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet continue to sell millions of copies on Nintendo Switch, with an update that might fix some of the technical issues coming later this month. Pokémon GO is available now on iOS and Android.