Once upon a time, one of the goals of the developers of the game Pokemon Go was to get users to get off the couch and go for a walk in the fresh air, catching Pokemon and chatting with other players. In connection with the rapid spread of coronavirus, the creators of the game decided to temporarily change the concept so that players stay at home and do not risk their health.
The developer Niantic officially announced that before the end of the epidemic, it cancels all in-game mass events and changes the mechanics of the game so that Pokémon can be searched in the immediate vicinity of the player’s location. In addition, during the quarantine, the game will have huge discounts on some sets. In particular, all players will be able to take advantage of a 99 percent discount on the purchase of a set of bait for Pokemon, the duration of the bait was also doubled.