Remember Pokemon Go? Chances are, you’re one of the millions of people who downloaded the mobile game when it came out this summer, and then quickly abandoned it when you realized the game was glitchy, unbalanced, and really just a mind-numbing grind of Pidgeys and Rattatas.
Game developer Niantic is trying hard to rekindle interest. They just finished up a successful Halloween event that saw an increase in Pokemon candies given out, as well as a change to spawns, giving players a chance to catch “spooky” Pokemon that are rarely seen in most places, like Gengar, Haunter, Cubone, and Meowth.
With that event now over, Niantic has announced their next scheme to get people to open the app on a regular basis again — daily quests. While there’s no official start date announced, the devs made a blog post detailing how they quests will work:
We want to provide you a detailed look at a new feature coming soon to Pokémon GO – Daily bonuses! Trainers will soon be able to receive a bonus for certain daily activities, including catching a Pokémon or visiting a PokéStop once a day. You’ll earn a larger bonus if you do this seven days in a row!
Catching a Pokémon every day will earn the following bonus:
Catching a Pokémon every day for 7 days straight will earn the following larger bonus:
Visiting a PokéStop and spinning the Photo Disc every day will earn the following bonus:
-A number of additional items
Visiting a PokéStop every day for 7 days straight will earn the following larger bonus:
-A greater number of additional items
If you catch a Pokémon at any time on Tuesday local time, you’ll be eligible for the next daily bonus on Wednesday at 12 AM local time.
Daily quests are tactic that many “free to play” mobile games use, so it’s no surprise that Pokemon Go will soon have its own version. What is surprising, though, is that it took this long for Niantic to implement it.
Meanwhile, regular players are still waiting for a working tracking system, legendary Pokemon, a trading system, a gym battling system that isn’t broken and stale. Ya know, all the things Niantic originally promised??