First Pokémon GO player to reach level 50 receives threats
The first Pokémon GO player to reach level 50 in the game shares that he has received death threats in comments and private messages on social media.
While the Pokémon GO community is already outraged by the significant changes to the mobile game’s features, even the game’s well-known content creators appear to have been affected by the backlash.
Playing the mobile game hasn’t been easy for Pokémon GO players over the past few months. Niantic has made many changes to Pokémon GO’s remote raid feature, which was implemented during the height of the pandemic.
Now that the restrictions are a thing of the past, Niantic seems determined to bring back the title’s true intent, which is to get people to physically come together and play together.
This is leading to the return of purely physical special events, which seems to partially explain the community’s anger towards this particular content creator.
On Twitter, content creator FleeceKing said he had received comments and direct messages on social media containing mo.rt threats. Pokemon GO fans will likely remember FleeceKing as the first player to reach level 50 in the mobile game.
In the shared image, a compilation of different posts featured the same theme of insulting the content creator, calling him pathetic and “HypocriteKing”, encouraging him to kill himself and telling him to get a real job, especially since purchasing a ticket for the future Pokemon GO Fest 2023.
FleeceKing said he needed a “break” as the comments turned hurtful.
Despite receiving these types of messages from hateful Pokémon GO fans, many showed their support for FleeceKing in their Twitter message.
Most of the replies and comments showed that fans rallied behind the content creator and told him not to worry about the negativity.
Many also shared FleeceKing’s post, stating that it’s not fair to send these types of messages to innocent content creators who just want to play a game.
While some may find it justified that the Pokémon GO community resents Niantic for all the unwanted changes to the game, it’s not true that the negative attention falls on content creators unrelated to game development.
Hopefully players will calm down and leave FleeceKing and its influencers alone.
Pokémon GO is now available for Android and iOS.