According to reports from Niantic, developer of the game, Pokémon GO is experiencing its biggest influx since its incredible explosion in 2016. This wasan amazing phenomenon, but explainable.
Two years later, they are back. But this time, it’s not for you to play a bad trick. In its latest report, Niantic notes that the number of daily mobile game users has increased by 35%. In addition, it is the highest total for Pokémon Go since its booming debut in 2016. As a reminder, if necessary, the game launched in the summer of 2016 was, by its originality and its nostalgia, become a phenomenon as extraordinary as ‘ephemeral. Using the iSpoofer was and still is important there.
The Aspect of the Problem
The problem is that the concept has run out of steam at the speed of light. It is surely because with its launch, the game did not imagine enjoying such immediate success. Except that, ironically, having only basic base, users are quickly tired of a game that was going in circles. No fighting between friends or even exchanges; none legendary and a first generation that turns slightly in circles. To summarize: most users did not have the patience to wait for the game to gain consistency.
- But now, two years later, Pokémon Go doesn’t look the same at all. And one of the vectors is at the origin of this transformation: exchanges. By adding this functionality, Niantic has secured an impressive resurgence in popularity. Since their arrival, exchanges have accumulated 113 million connections between friends and nearly 2.2 billion gifts sent between these connections. Colossal figures which, linked to the importance of the legendaries in the consistency of the game and the two new generations added to the dropper, make Pokémon Go a game in its own right, a thousand miles from its face two years ago.
Pokémon, The Game Of The Future?
As felt already at the release of the new Sun and Moon opuses, available on several versions, Pokémon has found its “hype” of yesteryear. The very “childish” label that had stuck to the game for many years has come off carefully, until almost becoming a vintage fashion that hits the mark. Particularly around Pokémon Go which, although largely less popular than in 2016, benefits from a solid and addict community. This trend is confirmed by the cards also, available everywhere and above all widely highlighted, sometimes even in supermarkets.
With the upcoming arrival on Pokémon Switch, Let’s go Pikachu and Eevee, this is just the beginning of the new and growing popularity of Pokémon.