THE POKEMON Go Community Day in April looks to have been another success for Niantic, who may want to look at adding a new feature in May.
While there are plenty of rewards available to players through Niantic each month, there’s one missing feature.
Fans have been talking about it on Reddit, with some pointing out that the development team could help players when it comes to timing.
As many we’ll already know, the Pokemon Go Community Day runs for three hours, with the UK event usually running from 10am to 1pm.
This happened today, although some regions were hit by issues connected with the special Mareep bonuses not appearing.
This saw Niantic extend the time of the April Community Day, something that Trainers appreciate.
But something else that could come in handy would be if a timer was added during event hours.
Making the case online, one Pokemon Go player wrote: “Niantic should just add an event timer for everyone, just in case for today’s Asia-Pacific CD instance for additional event time.
“Players that don’t use Twitter / Reddit wouldn’t get the information of additional time and would miss out on some Shiny time.” (sic)
It’s a great point and is something that Niantic should definitely consider for next month’s Community Day.
Mareep was the focus of today’s event, with Niantic also providing the Shiny version to catch as well.
This meant that players could evolve a Shiny Mareep all the way to its final form, Ampharos.
And for those who did this, they also got to unlock an exclusive move, Dragon Pulse.
Niantic have not confirmed what they plan to do for May’s Community Day event, but it players support seeing a new timer being added.
“Yes please. I’d also like to see a countdown timer to the start of the event, not just during,” one fan adds.
“In this case, it could simply be a Mareep in the corner (which links to the community day news) with the event timer under it.
“Would give the countdown in red until the event starts and then in green while the event is running.”
It should be noted that Niantic do confirm the Community Day start times on their official website, under the event pages.
By clicking through to the event listing itself and scrolling down, you should see the timing of the Community Day event in your area.
However, an in-app timer would probably work just as well, and help alert players who might have forgotten when the event was set to launch.
While other events – such as the one celebrating Kanto Pokemon – last over a week, the Community Day is only for a few hours, hence the need to know the exact timings.