Pokemon Sun and Moon just finished its second global mission this January 9. Again, the mission is a failure just like the the first mission held last November 29 to December 13, 2016. Players failed to capture or defeat a million Pokemon.
In the first Pokemon Sun and Moon Global mission, players were tasked to capture 100 million Pokemon. In the second mission, players were assigned to capture 1 million only. This number as compared to the first number given to players was much lower, but players still failed to accomplish the mission. Nintendo did this to make the succeeding mission for the players more easier but players still had a difficult time finishing the task at hand.
Pokemon Sun and Moon required players to use the feature of Island Scan in locating and battling Pokemon. Then, their progress should be registered online in the Global Sync function. Players could have received 2,017 Festival Coins if they succeeded. Festival Coin is the currency used in the online Festival Plaza which hosts these global missions. Instead, players obtained 217 Festival Coins because they failed to achieve the required quota. Players who registered their game on the Global Link will get double the coins, amounting to 434 Festival Coins.
Players claimed that when the mission was announced the Island Scan feature was not yet unlocked. It was only unlocked later on which connotes that those who wanted to join the mission were not able to without gaining experience in the game first. And, the number of people who actually completed the game including the Island Scan feature is unclear. The number of participants may have been in the minimum.
Is There Good News?
Still there is a positive result against it all. The Japanese version of the Global Link site confirms that players did better in this second global event despite the shortcoming. In the first mission, the players made only 16.4 percent captures over a hundred million goal. However, in the second one, players completed a whopping 66.2 percent as compared to the first figure. That is a total capture of 661,839 Pokemon out of a million.
Let us wait if Nintendo will give the players another fighting chance. There have been no confirmed reports on whether there will be a third global mission. But some want these missions to end because they think that players are not interested enough to join the missions.