Back in 2016-17, Pokemon Go was quite a rage among today’s generation; well at least those who loved the show and didn’t mind walking a few extra miles every day to catch some rare Pokemon. Now, not so much. The recent updates, never-ending quest for medals, and the repetitive Team Rocket bosses has made the game quite static to be true to the developers.
Pokemon Go – A Mission Too Far?
But did you know? You’ve been wasting your precious hours collecting these medals, which literally will end up meaning very little if not nothing. How? That’s how. What a fellow player & fan found out the hard way.
Redditor Uscmissinglink calculated all the hours you have wasted while collecting the medal for facing Team Rocket for, yes not kidding, 2000 times!
For gamers, long hours mean peanuts if the end result is something impeccable. Well, that’s not quite the case for Pokemon Go players across the globe. The redditor‘s concerns regarding the number of lost hours to gain a Platinum Medallion are overwhelming, if not concerning.
New Challenges & Badges
What is the Platinum Hero Medal? Well for those who are new or recently started playing, the AR game was given a lifeline with an update in late 2020, adding a few interesting medals for regular players and Pokemon fanatics. Badges, or medals, are an utmost part of a Pokemon master’s career in the epic cartoon and that’s what been added to interest players. But is it really working?
2000 Times Team Rocket
Merely participating in Pokemon fights is not going to get you guarantee you the Platinum Hero Medal easily. For you to grind against Team Rocket fights x2000, you’ll have to spend 16 hours and 40 minutes idle, just so that the game can move and proceed to the subsequent screens. Yes, this means apart from taking on the 3 different Pokemon fighters chosen by Team Rocket, you spend additional 16 hours and 40 minutes just to let the game process. Quite a marvel, ain’t it?
10 seconds of preview before the game starts, and 20 seconds of post-match notifications will take a toll on your journey to complete those 2000 matches. These hours do not include the delay caused due to several potential lag scenarios, in Pokemon Go, which users may experience due to server restrictions or a slow internet connection.
The developers of Pokemon Go have previously faced flak and received negative reviews because of the same reasons. Users complained about unnecessary additions, challenges, and modes, which certainly do not add anything to the overall fun and satisfying experience. This includes attempts to join raids nearby, time spent on collecting a shadow Pokemon, time spent on purifying the lot, and other such animations in the game.
Did you enjoy the latest Pokemon Go, luminous legends Y Event Part 1? Do you think the amount of time you have to spend idle in Pokemon Go just to beat Team Rocket is obscene? Let us know in the comments below!