It’s been a wild rollercoaster for trainers during the last few days of Pokemon GO. Players were right in the middle of some major January 2022 events, including the Power Plant activities, when a freeze was temporarily placed on player-to-player trading in the mobile AR game (and there was some unexpected downtime late last night).
The freeze on trading in Pokemon GO began on January 19 (just earlier this week) and the exact reason wasn’t very clear. The community made some assumptions that it might have to do with a bug that was giving out Lucky Trades at a greatly increased rate. Regardless of the reason for the freeze, Niantic was very speedy with developing a fix and getting the feature back online for the community.
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Starting yesterday, trading returned to PoGO and there’s actually a very nice temporary bonus available to help players make up for lost time. From now through January 24 at 10am PST the daily limit has been increased to 150. That may seem ridiculously high, but for players trying to get the most value out of the Season of Heritage bonuses, it will be put to good use.
During the Season of Heritage, every Trade is a guaranteed way to obtain XL candy for a particular Pokemon. That means that players have two more days to trade up to 150 times per day and rack up a ton of bonus XL candy. XL candy is a pretty useful resource in the mobile AR game, so a lot of endgame players may be likely to take advantage of the extra trades to get as much as possible.
The feature wasn’t offline for very long in the grand scheme of things, but it’s still very nice to see Niantic offering a pretty generous makeup compensation anyway for players who felt that they missed out during the Trade downtime. The game has certainly come a long way from its early days when bugs often took weeks (or months) to address and open and transparent communication with the community was rare. Hopefully the rest of the Power Plant event can continue without any bugs and players can start their next big battle with Team GO Rocket in the coming days…
Players should learn much more about exact details of other activities throughout the remaining days of the Power Plant event and the Season of Heritage. Be sure to check back in the near future for more Pokemon GO strategy guides, news, and updates. Until then, good luck out there, trainers!
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