Petition Demands Changes from Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go players are calling for some major changes to the game’s Raid System. A petition started this week is asking for some significant tweaks to the recently released feature, which has been out for just over a month. The petition claims that the Raid system is taking financial advantage of users and suggests two changes to make the game more enjoyable for those who don’t want to dump a lot of money in the game.

Probably the biggest suggestion the petition calls for is a change to how Pokemon Go distributes Raid Passes. Currently, players get one Raid Pass for free per day, and can purchase additional Raid Passes for about $1 worth of in-game currency. Each Raid Pass can only be used once, which the petition argues is unfair to players.

“At $1 per premium pass, a trainer could easily find themselves spending $20+ weekly on raid passes,” the petition claims. “A lot of trainers simply don’t raid because of the hefty price tag. The solution for this would be to allow more free passes to be given out on a daily basis and let them accumulate in a trainer’s item bag. Or allow premium passes to have more than one use, similar to how egg incubators work.”

The petition also calls for Pokemon Go to make all Level 1-3 raids free to play for all users, in order to increase participation in lower level raids. “Trainers simply don’t want to burn their one free pass on low tier raids, let alone purchase a premium pass for them,” the petition reads. “Making them free would increase trainer interest in participating in these raids.

Of course, the Raid System has been a boon for Pokemon Go, and has led to increased profits for the game in recent weeks. Pokemon Go has remained at the top of Apple and Google’s “Top Grossing Apps” charts since the Raid System was added to the game earlier in the summer.

The petition calls for 1,500 signatures and has already received over 1,300 at the time of publication. You can check out the full petition here.