Pokemon Go players slam “ridiculous” Go Fest 2024 ticket prices

Ezequiel Leis
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Pokemon Go Fest 2024 has been announced, but players aren’t too happy about ticket prices and paywalled content.

Pokemon Go players are starting to get hyped for Pokemon Go Fest 2024, as Niantic officially revealed the biggest event this year in the mobile game. The celebrations will take place in real-world locations before a Global event unfolds in July.

Pokemon trainers have many different ways of participating, but to get all bonuses and benefits, they need to purchase premium tickets.

This isn’t new, as previous editions of Pokemon Go Fest also featured premium content, like paid Special Research to get the debuting Mythical. However, many trainers are surprised at some of the ticket prices for this year’s celebrations.

Pokemon Go players aren’t happy about the Go Fest ticket prices

Pokemon Go players gathered on Reddit to talk about the Pokemon Go Fest 2024 Global announcements, and one trainer asked, “Is it worth it? Never bought one before. Seems expensive.” “This does not seem like it’s worth $15,” one player answered, and another added: “Marshadow is one of my favorite mythicals but I ain’t spending 15€ this is ridiculous.”

Checking everything the premium ticket unlocks, one Pokemon Go trainer stated the game’s “getting to the point where they are just price locking all features for the event.” Another player added: “They release too many tickets at high prices like you can buy a whole game for that price on ps5, they really need to consider their pricing and for trash like that lol its a jokee.”

Pokemon Go players who enjoyed in-person events in the past assure other trainers that the experience is worth it, but Global players aren’t too excited about spending money to get basic features. One player also stated: “Just ensure you spend enough time playing to benefit from it.”

However, Niantic haven’t yet revealed Raids for the event, and there’s a lot of missing information that will be shared in the coming months. Either way, players say they “hate mythical gate keeping,” as some featured Pokemon from previous events haven’t yet debuted worldwide.

For now, Niantic have disabled the ticket purchase in some regions due to some big differences between prices showcased in the in-game shop, the Pokemon Go Web Store, and third-party stores.

Stay tuned to know more about the upcoming event, or check out other articles like how to get Ceruledge & Armarouge in Pokemon Go or how to beat Pokemon Go Shadow Raikou Raid.

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