Pokemon GO has updated with lots of exciting new events for fans to enjoy. Unfortunately, recent updates have left disabled fans feeling left out.
With Stufful Community Day fast approaching, Niantic has been teasing details of the event to get players excited. While some additions have gone down well amongst fans, some changes have reduced the game’s accessibility.
Read on to find out why disabled players are finding the Pokemon GO “impossible” with recent updates!
Walking Research Tasks Reduce Pokemon GO Accessibility For Disabled Fans
Some disabled Pokemon GO players have been left disappointed with recent updates ahead of Stufful Community Day.
A popular post on the Silph Road subreddit details a letter sent to Niantic support. The post explains how a recent game update has made Pokemon GO less accessible.
It’s well worth a read, and outlines just some of the reasons why some disabled Pokemon GO players think the game has a problem with accessibility.
The post explains how the Stufful community day timed research will require 1km of walking at each research stage. This could be discriminatory toward disabled players, particularly those playing in Winter or otherwise unsafe conditions.
Because not every player will be able to complete the research tasks, it definitely feels unfair to disabled players. This isn’t the first time that Niantic has messed up: read how Mudkip community day disappointed fans.
One suggestion that could improve accessibility is to remove the time limit on these tasks. Let’s hope that Niantic listens because this could make Pokemon GO more accessible!
As well as this update, the recent Pokemon GO incense nerf has made the game harder to play for disabled Pokemon trainers. However, an interview with Niantic’s Michael Steranka suggested there may be changes coming in the future, so let’s hope things get better!
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