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Pokemon GO Refunds Requested After Latest Update

Fans backlash, demanding Pokemon GO refunds, following latest update for popular augmented reality game from Niantic Labs.

Following Pokemon GO’s latest update, which removes a host of bugs including the game’s broken tracking system, Niantic Labs also began hunting and shutting down 3rd party websites that allowed players to track Pokemon using the app’s API data.

Apparently, these sites were violating Pokemon GO’s terms of service. Considering many players relied heavily on said 3rd party sites for their Pokemon catching, many voiced their displeasure by taking action.

Players have been asking for refunds on purchases in Pokemon GO both on Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store, with a subreddit thread detailing how to get those refunds already in place.

A reddit user, supposedly an app developer, had this to say on refund policy –

“I am an Apple app developer. I can confirm that I have no idea who got a refund. The money just gets subtracted from my revenue, but there’s no information on who bought the app or requested the refund. You could theoretically buy an app for a lot of money, use it for what you want to use it for, and then get a refund. Apple has a 14-day no questions asked return policy for apps.”

So, if it has been less than 14 days since your purchase/s in Pokemon GO, and you’re looking for a refund, now is as good a time as any.


Ratings for Pokemon GO have also dropped massively since the update, with users giving 1 star reviews, compounding their displeasure with Niantic Labs latest measures.

For more on Pokemon GO check out our Pokemon GO page!

Written by Ethan Hall

I watch. I read. I game. I write.

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