Niantic listened to its community and decided to increase the distance of interaction between the player, Pokestops and gyms on Pokemon Go. This change comes following a decline suffered by the company due to Covid-19 in many areas.
It all started when the Pokemon Go Maker he thought the pandemic would be over soon, so it didn’t seem necessary to clear the way for players by decreasing the distance to interact with Pokestops and gyms.
The problem was: with the rise of delta variant cases on the rise, most players didn’t feel safe enough to go out and play Pokemon GO. Rightly. YouTubers, Influencers and the community of players have started a real movement through which they ask the developer to be heard. Find all posts with the hashtag #hearusniciantic.
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To conclude the story, last night, the Pokemon Go Maker wrote a Tweet in which he confirms that the distance of interaction between the player and points of interest has been increased to 80 meters:
Trainers – We can’t wait to share our plans due to the task force on September 1st, but one thing doesn’t have to wait! From now on, 80 meters will be the base interaction range for Pokéstops and gyms globally. Thanks to everyone who made your voices heard. We have heard from you and understand that this has been a welcome bonus for many players. We will share more next week.
Trainers – we’re looking forward to sharing our plans as a result of the task force on September 1, but one thing does not have to wait! From now on, 80 meters will be the base interaction radius for PokéStops and Gyms globally. (1/2)
– Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 25, 2021
With that, players can return to the game and interact with Pokestops and Gyms from a safer distance.
That’s not all though, as the Pokemon Go Maker has confirmed that there will be more announcements for the game next week. So more news on the way?
For now, as you surely know, the event is underway in which users can find the legendary Pokémon from the Galar region, the eighth region introduced in the main Pokémon series, Obviously in this event you will be given the opportunity to catch the legendaries Zacian and Zamazenta.