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Pokemon Go’s new PokeCoin system is more inclusive, trainer argues

Published: 7/Sep/2020 20:33

by Paul Cot


There’s no doubt that a lot of trainers have been critical of the new Pokemon Go PokeCoin system. One trainer has explained why they think it is an improvement on the old one, though.

The new system went into testing back in May of this year. Since then it has been introduced to new regions and fine-tuned in an attempt to match trainer’s high expectations.

The initial feedback was clear – trainers believed the changes made earning PokeCoins even harder. This was due to the addition of adding daily tasks to earn those PokeCoins.

PokeCoins System
Pokemon Company
The earning of PokeCoins has been much debated over the past few months…

Multiple ways to get PokeCoins

On paper, this sounded like a good idea but in the eyes of many, it just made earning the maximum 50 PokeCoins even harder. An example of the set of required tasks is as follows:

  • Transfer a Pokemon
  • Catch a Pokemon
  • Win a raid
  • Make a Great Throw
  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt

Some of these tasks take no time at all and they can of course vary day by day. The only one of these that may cause some trainers problem is “Win a raid”.

This can be difficult for those who don’t have a gym near them. Given the reward here is 20 PokeCoins, it means using a Remote Raid Pass isn’t worth it either. That aside though, if you can avoid the Win a raid task then it is a relatively easy 20 PokeCoins.

The counter-argument to this is the new system fragments earning coins even more. This makes earning those 50 coins take even longer as well.

Suits regions with hyper-competitive gyms

This is a fair point but for regions with hyper-competitive gym scenes – such as Taiwan – the new system is more inclusive. One trainer who is a resident of Taipei explains why the new system suits them: “The old coin system of 50 coins for 8+ hours in a gym was impossible for any but the most dedicated of gym attackers. It would take several hours per day just to get the daily gym 50 coins; believe me, I tried being that guy years ago.”

While the new system won’t get the much-coveted 50 PokeCoins a day, it will allow trainers who live in such competitive regions of the world, at least 20 coins.

It seems the new system is a way to make it easier for those in densely populated areas. This is something that may irk rural players though, as this was one of the few advantages they had over their urban counterparts.

Niantic have yet to announce when, and if, the new system will be introduced universally. There could be some further tweaking before it is released, but expect some type of correspondence on that matter soon.


Pokemon Diamond & Pearl leaked with 2021 Gen 4 remake plans

Published: 15/Jan/2021 15:00 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 15:37

by Tanner Pierce


Nintendo are set to finally give fans what they want to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Pokemon series, with a new Pokemon Diamond & Pearl remake in the works for release on the Nintendo Switch – a new leak has revealed.

The Sinnoh region was one of the most popular in history, without question. Dating back to even long before Sword and Shield were released, the community have been crossing their fingers for a remastered version.

On January 14, their wish might finally have become a reality, as a huge leak claims Game Freak are working on it already.

As originally reported by Centro Pokemon, which regularly posts leaked information, we could soon be returning to the birthplace of Gen 4 in a remake of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl for release on the Nintendo Switch, in order to celebrate the series’ 25th anniversary. While all rumors should be taken with a grain of salt, here’s what we know so far.

Centro Pokemon leaks Diamond & Pearl remake

Details about the remake itself are scarce as of the time of this writing. The only details we do have to go off of, is that it’ll be a “different” style of remake compared to 2018’s Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee and that it will keep the “classic” Pokemon style.

Beyond that and the fact that it’s going to be released on the Nintendo Switch (which would make it the third mainline game released on the system), there’s not much else to go off of here.

The only other piece of information available is that of the reveal timing. According to the original leak, the game is set to be revealed by Nintendo sometime in February 2021, although they didn’t give an exact date, nor did they mention if it’ll be coming in it’s own announcement, or a bigger Direct-style event.

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl domain found

In addition to the actual leak itself, a domain titled diamondpearl.pokemon.com has been enabled, according to Centro Pokemon, lending credence to the fact that the game will be revealed soon.

The domain has later been disabled just a few days after being enabled by GameFreak. This could be due to it being discovered before the rumored February announcement.

If there are any updates for the status of this domain we will update you here and also on our Twitter account.

Pokemon 2021: Remake release date

Unfortunately, just like the details about the game itself, we don’t know when the Diamond and Pearl remake will be released. The leak claims that it’ll hit store shelves sometime in 2021, but beyond that, there’s nothing else to go off of, meaning there’s a huge window.

Given the fact that both Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, as well as Sword and Shield, launched around the same time in November 2018 and 2019 respectively, it wouldn’t be shocking if this game was released during that month as well. That being said, that’s purely speculation.

Of course, given the fact that this is just a leak, it shouldn’t be too much longer before we get even more details about the game. Keep it locked to Dexerto to find out all the latest about the Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remake.

Pokemon Snap also coming in 2021

New Pokemon Snap on Nintendo Switch
Pokemon Snap 2 is coming soon.

Looking away from a rumored Pokemon Diamond and Pearl return, there’s also been official news released about Pokemon Snap 2.

Coming in April, the title will be on Nintendo Switch and focuses on taking photos of the creatures in the wild. This is one of the most highly anticipated relaunches in recent memory, and it looks like Diamond and Pearl may join it – to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the series. For more Pokemon Snap 2 details, here’s everything you need to know.