The Adventure Week 2017 has officially started, bringing increased amounts of rock spawns to a neighbourhood near you.
Grab your walking shoes, your Indiana Jones hats and your water bottles – it’s time to walk!
Although Adventure Week is universally praised, the event was off to a rocky start with a few big issues ruining the early player experience.
PTC goes out just before the event!
Unfortunately, the Pokémon Trainer Club login crashed just before the event started, leaving a big number of players with an empty screen,
Here’s how one Trainer described the situation:
The adventure of getting past the loading screen is unreal!
While PTC players were struggling to get in, their Google-login friends had a completely different set of problems – huge amounts of Larvitars!
Larvitar spawns: from zero to hero and back
While the PTC players were left out, other Trainers were enjoying an over-abundance of Larvitar spawns. Some players reported catching more than 5 Larvitars in the first hour!
Larvitar spawn rates were quickly reduced to “normal uncommon”, making it far harder to find a wild Larvitar, even during this event.
Luckily, this mistake on Niantic’s part proved that Larvitar is also included in the increased rock spawns!
An amazing fan made loading screen
A few hours before the event started, a redditor called Snigglets07 posted this:
“You know what would be the perfect loading screen for “Adventure” week? How about a trainer running from a Golem rolling after them”
Amazingly, another redditor named siltryc responded to Snigglets request and created one of the coolest fan made Pokémon GO loading screens we’ve seen so far:
Well done, well done! An amazing concept brought to life. Ekansssss!
- Small text fixes were applied to the too far PokéStop and Gym screens:
This Gym is too far away.— Walk closer to interact with this Gym. This PokéStop is too far away.— Walk closer to interact with this PokéStop.
- GO Hub Forum Research group proves that you can’t use this event to amass Espeons and Umbreons: [RESEARCH] Walking Eevee during the Rock Event
- GO Hub forum reaches 450 users and 110 threads on day two