There is a class action lawsuit brewing over Pokemon Go Fest

Pokémon Go’ Fest Rewards Free Lugia and PokéCoins finally start rolling out for event attendees

For instance, it became increasingly hard for players to connect and their characters were not able to challenge any of the Pokemon that appeared. Originally, the event was advertised as being a celebration of Pokemon Go's first year and that attendees would be catching rare Pokemon that were hard to find.

"We appreciate the patience of all the Trainers who joined us in Chicago this weekend", said the "Pokemon Go" team on their website, adding, "We will strive to make sure our experiences are of the highest quality going forward". Held in Chicago, the event was created to be a celebration of the game and its community on its one-year anniversary, but severe technical issues including overloaded servers and cellular network congestion left players unable to login and participate.

Niantic swiftly offered full ticket refunds and in-game credits to attendees, as well as the rare Pokémon they missed out on. Polygon reports that "nearly two dozen" of the players who attended the event are filing a class-action suit against Niantic, seeking travel reimbursement.

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Reports suggest that a certain Jonathan Norton - a California resident flew all the way to the event, though got disappointed about how Niantic handled with the affair.

Suit claims Pokemon Go Fest didn't live up... On the other hand, Zimmerman defends its clients saying that these amounts will not suffice considering that many people had traveled from different parts of the world just to take part in the event and that the lawsuit against Niantic is simply because the company did not deliver what it promised. Niantic Labs announced they were postponing several Safari Zone events planned for August. There were many instances in countries like China and United States where people in hundreds were seen participating in mass Pokemon Go events, running after some rare Pokémon's.

Other scheduled events in Japan on August 14 and September 16 in France, Spain, and Germany are not affected.

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