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AnimeLordLuis



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:34 pm Reply with quote
Well I guess for the time being Pokémon Go has reached it's peak so unless Niantic comes out with a HUGE update like adding generation two or fixing all of the problems with the game they're never get back up in popularity. Confused
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KH91



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:34 pm Reply with quote
It was bound to happen sometime. Imagine when school starts(I am aware schools are in session in July and August).
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relyat08



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:42 pm Reply with quote
This is more or less what happens to every game. People only play games for a short period of time, generally. A month is about normal for me.
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Mawdryn



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:43 pm Reply with quote
If it doesn't bounce back soon and continues to decline further, then it formally enters the realm of the short-lived, flash-in-the-pan fad.
Laughing
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GEO9875



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:07 am Reply with quote
good riddance
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darkchibi07



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:13 am Reply with quote
AnimeLordLuis wrote:
Well I guess for the time being Pokémon Go has reached it's peak so unless Niantic comes out with a HUGE update like adding generation two or fixing all of the problems with the game they're never get back up in popularity. Confused


They could do a limited time big cross-promotion for the upcoming Sun and Moon and include the Gen. 1 Alola Forms.
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:19 am Reply with quote
Well...The popularity of Pokémon GO had to have hit its peak sometime... Perhaps it'll see plenty more new active users when they update the app with Gen II Pokémon, but that's still quite a ways away.
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#815349



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:40 am Reply with quote
Seems to be holding up pretty well for me personally, probably because of release in other countries...
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Zoneflare



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:18 am Reply with quote
thats to be expected with school starting up for both grade school and college students. I can see it lowering even more as fall and winter come when its too cold to even go outside.
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smokeyjoey8



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:20 am Reply with quote
Not surprising. People aren't going to keep playing when the only thing around them (if they are lucky enough to not live in nowheresville) is Pidgey, Sandshrew, and Zubat. It's a fun thing to use when you go somewhere, like the beach, Disneyland, etc. But for most players that don't have those luxuries, they aren't finding anything that would keep them wanting to come back.

Hopefully Niantic will update with features people have wanted since the teaser was revealed. Give us battles, trading, breeding. Give the game background privileges with lower battery consumption, and I think they'll see more people playing it again.

It must suck that they delayed the bracelet accessory from it's July date to September. People would have bought that thing on impulse a month ago. By September it'll be a shelf warmer, if they don't breath new life into this app.
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ZetaZaku



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:35 am Reply with quote
Wow this almost makes it look like it was flavor of month!
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XerneasYveltal



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:42 am Reply with quote
It is likely to go down a little further by the time Sun and Moon comes out.
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anddo



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:27 am Reply with quote
Gee another fad gone by. The honeymoon period is over.
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ParaChomp



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:43 am Reply with quote
This is a good sign to start programming generation 2, however, Niantic still wants to add a few more features and there are still a plethora of bugs that need to be ironed out.
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Fourteenthangel



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:33 am Reply with quote
These days I don't find myself wanting to playing too much these days. Unless they add more Pokemon or fix the game's many problems I don't see that changing anytime soon.
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