Pokemon Go Party Play Research rewards so “poor” players are calling it quits

Niladri Sarkar
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Pokemon Go players are disappointed with just how bad the rewards for the Welcome Party Research are, as they highlight other concerns with the Party Play quest.

Party Play was one of the main Pokemon Go features released in 2023, letting you team up with your in-game friends on the map, boost damage output in Raid battles, and catch Pokemon together.

That said, Party Play has often been criticized for its many bugs and limited gameplay. If that wasn’t enough, the Welcome Party Special Research, which revolves around trainers using this feature to complete various tasks, had a lukewarm response with only a few takers.

Now, more than five months after the Research quest kicked off, players no longer want to do anything with it.

This emerged after user ‘Far-Beat-5489’ completed the Research and wrote: “It’s over. It’s finally over. It can’t hurt me anymore” in a Reddit post. While a few trainers did congratulate the OP for the feat, most called out the quest for not being worthwhile.

A user called it “the most laborious Special Research for the most poor rewards possible” as others revealed that the rewards include Eeveelutions Flareon, Jolteon, and Vaporeon, and many called them an “absolute joke.”

Others mentioned just how bad these three are in the Pokemon Go meta. “Flareon dps (damage per second) for raids is passable at best (Darmanitan has higher dps and just as easy to get) and Vaporeon and Jolteon are just plain dogs**t.”

This revelation prompted trainers to state that they are unwilling to even try grinding the Research, and they commented: “I have no desire to bother. It’s not very fun or interesting” and “I wish I could just delete the quest.”

For players still trying to get the tasks done, a person shared a handy tip. “Start the party with 2 people, the tasks are much easier than with 3 or 4, then add more friends to the party, if possible.”

The community hopes Party Play will receive some much-needed upgrades soon, ensuring a better experience with this feature in Pokemon Go.