Moments after the Larvitar Community Day of Pokémon GO started on July 16, players have lamented on the server issues that the app is having during the event.
During a Community Day, a certain type of Pokémon will spawn more frequently in the wild for three hours. This month, the featured Pokémon is Larvitar. However, a few moments after this month Community Day, players started encountering server issues.
Pokemon Go Community Day extended hours in Asia-Pacific but I still can’t log in and when I do everything freezes every few seconds. Why does this happen every community day?! #PokemonGoCommunityDay
— Terpsichore (@TerpsichoreBabe) June 16, 2018
I could understand the first couple of community day’s having problems but we are on number 7 now, this shouldn’t be happening anymore. How do you expect this years Go Fest to not have a repeat of last years disaster if you can’t even get this working properly.
— Kyle Cook (@KyleCook64) June 16, 2018
There was also a mention about the poorer spawn rate of the featured Pokémon compared to earlier Community Day Events.
This is the most overloaded I’ve seen the #pokemongo servers in a looking time… And also the worst spawn rate for a community day mon
— Phil Knall (@philknall) June 16, 2018
In response to the complaints, Pokémon GO has announced that they are looking into the issue and will extend the event for 2 hours beyond its usual 3-hour limit.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to investigate and address a variety of service-related issues. As a result of these issues, #PokemonGoCommunityDay has been extended 2 hours in the Asia-Pacific region. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) June 16, 2018
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