Pokémon GO promises an alternative event after server issues, but not for everyone

After server issues occurred in Pokémon GO on June 1, 2022, and some trainers were unable to properly use the raid clock, Niantic has now spoken out. We at MeinMMO have looked at what compensation should be and what coaches say about it.

what are the problems? Yesterday, June 1, 2022, reports from coaches about “network errors” accumulated on social networks. Interaction with arenas is no longer possible for all players.

For this reason, participation in raids during the popular weekly raid hour was hardly possible in some time zones. On the other hand, other players had accidents during the fight or afterwards in the hunting mask. Therefore, many coaches demanded compensation.

This is how coaches should be compensated

After Niantic reassured coaches early in the evening on June 1 and assured them that the bug would be dealt with, there is now good news: the problem has been found and fixed. According to Pokémon GO, this was due to server issues.

But what about compensation for coaches? Niantic also commented on this topic in his June 2 tweet. According to this, trainers affected by server issues during the raid hour should get an alternate event. More detailed information will follow.

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Who gets an alternate event? However, Niantic’s contribution does not indicate which time zones or regions will specifically benefit from compensation. However, this indicates that there will only be isolated areas and therefore the event will not be available to all coaches.

Here’s what coaches say about this decision

On social media, coaches are not very happy with this kind of reward. Many used their valuable (long-distance) raid corridors for the Kyogre raids and eventually lost them as a result of error.

For this reason, some players in the comments on Twitter are demanding that Niantic compensate them additionally with long-distance raid passes and that the alternate event be accessible to all coaches (via twitter.com):

  • Badmuffinjr: Just give everyone a Raid Hour trade-in event. It will give you less room for error because most of the world has experienced this problem.”
  • Awakened420: “Just give everyone a free remote raid pass since I decided to increase the cost. I might as well buy three single passes because the cost of the triple package is the same.”
  • Evan: “What about those who lost their passport in the middle of the raid when the game froze? FYI we couldn’t get into the game (first distance at seven in the evening when it is not possible to rejoin the raid).”
  • Peggy: “Can you give everyone three free remote raid passes so we can actually do the raids?”

It remains to be seen if Niantic will also compensate the coaches with (long-distance) raid passes. If there is any new information on this topic, you will find out from us on MeinMMO.

Were you also affected by the server issues yesterday at the hour of the raid? What compensation would you like from Niantic? Let us know in the comments here on MeinMMO and talk to other coaches about it.

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