Pokémon Go players are quitting en masse after huge Remote Raid reductions

Enough is enough.

Ever since Niantic accidentally revealed plans to limit how many Remote Raid Passes Pokémon Go players can use on any given daya change nobody wantedthe community has braced themselves for impact.

Now, more than a month after the slip-up, doomsday has finally arrived. Players can only take part in a maximum of five Remote Raids per day. And to make matters worse, Niantic also increased the price. A single pass now costs 195 PokéCoins and a three-pack costs 525 PokéCoins, which works out to be double their previous price.

As expected, the communitys reaction to the changes hasnt been great. Theres been a lot of anger and disappointment. Rather than just taking the hit, however, players are doing something about it.

And thats the straw that broke the camel’s back, said one player, who started a thread. With this news, I am officially quitting Pokémon Go and wont be returning unless this is reverted. Thanks for five years of fun and two years of stress, but this is the end of my Go journey. Goodbye Pokémon Go.

Hundreds rallied behind them, some of whom declared their intentions to quit as well. Whats more, it wasnt the only thread. Others popped up, with more hanging up the boots.

Screengrab via Niantic

But while a lot of Pokémon Go players are committed to quitting once and for all, there are some who are protesting the changes in a different way: abstaining from purchasing anything in the item store for at least a week.

It seems like the communitys frustration has reached boiling point. Its been a long time coming given their reactions to other things, like the return of Elite Raids, bad item shop deals, and more.

It’ll be interesting to see how Niantic responds, if at all, considering how prevalent it seems to be. If the devs dont play their cards right, more players may jump ship.

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