Is the Pokemon Go craze over? Are you still playing?


It took the world by a storm in the beginning of July: a new craze that everyone was rushing to try to play and enjoy. Yes, we're talking about Pokemon Go. Everyone was looking for ways to download the game that was rolling out in stages and was not initially available in all markets, and then everyone went on a hunt to find that elusive Pikachu.

Some month and a half later, it seems that almost nobody is playing it.

Or is it just us imagining that?

Whenever we face such an unsolvable dilemma, we turn to you: our readers. The question we have for you is simple: is the Pokemon Go craze over? Are your friends still playing? Are you still searching for Pokemons everywhere you go? Or have you abandoned the augmented reality game like a short-term fling?

And if so, what made you quite the game so quickly and do you think you'll ever play again? We're looking forward to your answers and thoughts right below.

Is the Pokemon Go craze over?

Yes, it's over. Nobody seems to play it anymore
62.39%
Not even close to over! Me and my friends are still playing
37.61%

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20 Comments

1. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Still playing and it's cramped with people playing in town where there are popular places to put lures. Very funny when something rare pops up and a whole horde moves towards it :D

2. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

It's a good idea, but the battle system is terrible and the underlying gameplay is rubbish, it should be turn based. The idea of going to pokestops is fine, but the way pokemon need to be caught is just retarded. We should be battling them, not just throwing balls at them like some lame paper tossing game. The gym system should not be location dependent, or at the very least allow use of Gyms in the much wider radius.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right.. you can't simply throwing pokeball to catch a pokemon.. but lets leave it like this right now to reduce players number, its just to crowded right now.. few weeks ago a snorlax comes up at 7AM and around 200 people come to that area (yeah, I'm one of them :-/ ), they park their car on roadside and cause some major traffic jam, lots of school buses comes late to school I don't play anymore cause its just boring, and didn't have any plan to play it again (2 months till gen-VII)

19. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

It's all over, overhyped things go by easily.

20. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Yeah right. In addition, Niantic should have released the game in the same time and day worldwide. It is so unjust to compete with already high XP trainers.

3. Nopers unregistered

Who could even say it's over? If I go down my local park (has about 8 pokestops and a gym) literally 80% of the people are playing it. I had a conversation with a 60 year old grandfather with his grandson and he was telling me about our seafront where apparently he sees at least one dragonite a day. Bulls**t is it over, just all the curious people have quit it.

12. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2475; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

It's not "over" but a substantial amount of users have dropped off. It has gone from 45 million daily users at it's peak a few weeks ago to now around 30 million. If the current decline stays in place, we could be looking at just 20 million daily users by October and then even less by the end of the year.

13. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Fine by me, the fewer users, the lighter the server load. I'm sure Nintendo's stockholders aren't thrilled with the trend, but they're still rolling out to other countries.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

still see some zombie walking around searching pokemon / hatching egg its better now, since it doesn't cause unnecessary traffic jam

5. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Unless they "evolve" the game itself, it will eventually go down.

7. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

They fix stuff and introduce new stuff all the time. I really doubt they will let it die. If you hate the basics of it I doubt you will be getting the changes you want, but if you want more functionality and more stuff to do, then you are in for a ride.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they should release 2nd gen before "that guy who get sponsored to flying around the world to capture pokemon" capture all non-legendary pokemon and he'll need to do all the hard work.. again.. >:)

6. nicknack84

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

There are tons of areas that need improvement, like ebilcake said, the battle system is terrible. It takes a ridiculous amount of time to battle at a gym, almost not worth it. There needs to be trainer to trainer battles and trading. I do still find the game enjoying, mostly for my kids. They love to play it. They are huge into pokemon right now, so it works

8. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

What will be interesting is seeing how school and more importantly WINTER affects the game.

14. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Its winter in the southern hemisphere. Didn't stop people down there from getting ran over by buses while playing pokemon go.

10. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I agree with an above poster.. make catching them more interesting. Throwing pokeball after pokeball is quite annoying, especially when it sometimes takes 10+ to catch a stupid Pidgey! It would be much more fun if we had to battle them, even if it was a short battle.

15. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

How about an option in the poll that says something like "Never have played Pokemon Go"? I never gave in to the thought of playing that game.

16. NyteRydr80

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 26, 2016

I'm sure things will pick back up once Gen 2 of Pokemon and legendary Pokemon

17. lyndon420

Posts: 6861; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Must be dieing off... haven't come across any articles of people putting themselves at risk or pissing other people off. ;-)

18. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

can't wait for yugioh AR

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