This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Pokémon GO will be holding yet another “makeup-makeup event”, citing technical issues with the Pokemon GO Fest 2020 makeup event (apology event) that was held on the 16th.
The event will take place this weekend, August 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The content is the same as on the 16th, with different Pokémon appearing in the Fire, Water, and Friendship habitat switching every hour. Just like the last time, this event is only for GO Fest 2020 ticket holders.
The event will only be held in the Asia Pacific region, including Japan. Also, there are no bonuses such as Gifts containing Rare Candies or the special free box in the store that were included in the previous makeup event. This time, different Pokémon will appear in each habitat, and the effect of Incense will be enhanced.
The last supplemental event was held on August 16. It included changing Wild Pokémon in the Fire, Water and Friendship" habitats and Pokémon that only appear when you use Incense, extending Incense's effects and duration, and re-enacting some bonuses.
The official announcement only states that " technical issues occurred", but doesn't explain what exactly the problem was.
However, since the makeup-makeup event will only take place in the Asia-Pacific region, it is believed that this refers to the phenomenon of some rare Pokémon appearing at zero for a few hours after the start of the makeup event on the 16th, specifically the phenomenon of the shiny Unown being switched off.
It's probably a "technical issue" that doesn't ring a bell, especially for trainers who weren't looking for a shiny Unown, or players who don't remember seeing an Unown last time. However, if you were striving to get a shiny Unown together, including the GO Fest 2020 main event, there's a big difference between being forced to miss it because it's a very low probability, and being informed later that it was completely zero, despite the official notice of its appearance.
Generally in games, there is no guarantee or compensation for the random element from the start, and there are cases where if it doesn't show up, it's an as-is, but for GO Fest 2020, it seems that it couldn't be pretended that it didn't happen, since it was an event for which tickets were sold for a fee, and most importantly, they stated in the official event announcement that it could appear "if you're lucky".
In addition to this, the Dragon Week Timed Research will also be re-launched on August 21 to make up for issues. Trainers who were able to clear the challenge without any problems in the main game will be able to try again to get two Deinos.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.