Last week DualShockers reported on Pokémon Go Fest and the introduction of the game's first two legendary Pokémon, but we also mentioned how horribly the event went with outages and errors everywhere. There were many instances in countries like China and United States where people in hundreds were seen participating in mass Pokemon Go events, running after some rare Pokémon's.
Niantic has openly admitted that they were "horrified" by the events that happened and offered full refunds on attendee's tickets, as well as $100 of in-game credit and the promised legendary Pokemon as an apology.
Contacted by Polygon, Niantic said it did not comment on "pending legal matters".
On July 22, Niantic held its first Pokemon Go festival in Chicago's Grant Park - admission price $20 - to commemorate the game's first year anniversary. Niantic spend millions of dollars in marketing Pokemon Go feast and it was a success because they managed to get the fans hyped for it, but these annoying issue spoiled the party for everyone, especially for fans, disappointment was to a such a level that many fans went a step ahead and made a decision to file a Class-Action Lawsuit against Niantic.
Suit claims Pokemon Go Fest didn't live up...
Other scheduled events in Japan on August 14 and September 16 in France, Spain, and Germany are not affected.
The August 5 Safari Zone event was set to take place at the Fisketorvet in Copenhagen, Denmark and the Centrum Cerny Most in Prague, Czech Republic.
We'll keep you posted as the story develops.
Thus, many participants were never able to take advantage of the Pokemon and other exclusive bonuses during the event, giving rise to a shocking entry of Niantic CEO John Hanke and the rise of many songs "we cannot play "(we cannot play). If the attendees would've known that the event was going to be that way.