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Pokémon Go Events

Every now and then, I can’t help but pick up a game that wants to continuously evolve. Over the years, since release, Pokémon Go has provided an experience that few other mobile games can come close to. There are a number of reasons for this, but the main one I think stems down to the games array of events. From the community days, to just random events, the game always manages to draw you back. Plus, with a title so centric around health benefits, it’s hard to find a better game for mobile to want to play.

I mean sure, some games may objectively be better. Some may offer more gameplay than Pokémon Go, whilst others may be visually more impressive. When you take Pokémon Go to it’s core roots, it’s basically a glorified simplified map, with a few key points popping out. As well as points, you can find Pokémon out there. So basically you just have a title about finding random spawns, on a map with a lot of detail that’s stripped down.

And yet, we keep playing it.

That’s because the game keeps giving us these events to keep us engaged. It’s all well and good releasing a hit game that people love, it’s maintaining that userbase after the initial interest has waned and trust me, after a month or two, the mainstream audience who jumped into it were done. But then there were those that weren’t done – many of them weren’t even Pokémon fans prior to the release of Pokémon Go. But I attribute a lot of this to the new events that pop up left right and centre.

Anyway, you should get the game reinstalled right now if you haven’t got it. There’s no better time than the present and the current event is going to last for a while. I’m sure you’ve always wanted to see a sleeping Snorlax. I know I always envisioned meeting one and getting frustrated by it. Thankfully, Pokémon Go, even with it’s flaws, manages to make even an event of sleeping Snorlax fun and silly. But if this event doesn’t interest you, there’ll be a community day at some time soon as well.

What do you make of the event structure behind Pokémon Go? Share your thoughts and opinions, PokéManiac or not, in the comments below, or over on Facebook and Twitter.


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