Pokemon GO players have finally had enough with Incense in the game. But why are players so fed up with this once-powerful item?

Even more than in other titles in the series, Pokemon GO is about catching ’em all! Luckily, there are a couple of items that can boost your chances to encounter Pokemon in the wild.

While players can use different types of lures to attract Pokemon to Pokestops, Incense is even more valuable as it can be used anywhere to attract Pokemon to your location.

At least, it used to be. Niantic nerfed the effectiveness of incense back in March. Now, fans are calling the once-powerful item worthless!

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Pokemon GO Players Want Niantic to Revert Incense Nerf

Pokemon GO players want developer Niantic to revert the recent changes to Incense!

A new post on the game’s subreddit calls incense “worthless” and it’s fair to say a large portion of players agree.

Back in March, Niantic made incense way less effective. Previously it attracted a Pokemon every minute, but now you only attract a Pokemon every 5 minutes while it is active.

This makes tasks and research which require catching much more difficult and time-consuming. Plus, it reduces how many candies you can farm and makes shiny farming harder.

Therefore, many players never want to buy incense again as it simply isn’t a good use of coins.

Hopefully, Niantic listens to players and buffs the Incense in Pokemon GO again. It may never be as effective as it once was but even a chance to make it attract Pokemon faster would be appreciated.

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At least there is now the Daily Adventure Incense in Pokemon GO which lets players attract plenty of Pokemon every day. Even if it is powerful, it only lasts a fraction of the time a standard incense does, so it shouldn’t be a replacement for classic incense.

What’s more, Daily Adventure Incense lets players catch Galarian Zapdos, Moltres and Articuno in Pokemon GO! This is the only way to catch these ultra-rare Pokemon.

Senior Staff Writer
Django grew up with a PlayStation controller in his hands and loves all kinds of games, from Football Manager to Yakuza.
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