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Pokemon GO Fans Say Incense is “Worthless” After Nerf

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.

Share your thoughts, or ask a question:
Comments 5

Fishface1974

Monday 22nd of August 2022

Pokémon caught don't register as being caught most days say o and I caught 15 the time I would catch 100 I will have already deleted gam e

Cheetoh

Monday 22nd of August 2022

Adventure incense is pretty useless. The catch and flee rates on the galarian birds make them irrelevant. Original incense is definitely worthless now. I agree they are both unattractive "features".

Kaligaga

Friday 12th of August 2022

I don’t get credit for catching Pokémon with the daily incense.

Thursday 11th of August 2022

Definitely makes playing less fun with the incense being so useless

Nate

Monday 25th of July 2022

Why won't mime and my wife's and mother's Pokemon Go accounts for any form of incense are not working not even the new ones will work and not even this whole every 5 minutes spawns will not work? How do you fix this? we have uninstalled the game multiple times to see if that would help and it didn't work along with doing those dumb updates that take almost all of the storage to just update won't work. Please help or fix this problem

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