Pokémon Go: New Measures to Discourage Violation of Private Property

Niantic Ends Support for Android Kitkat for Pokémon Go and Ingress

The coaches are willing to grind kilometers and kilometers to capture the most coveted Pokémon, and from time to time, perhaps without even realizing it, they go inside the private property without any permission.

This thing, apparently, is not particularly appealing to 12 people from Florida, who started a Class Action stating that Pokémon GO instigates players to go beyond the boundaries of others. An oceanfront condominium owner in particular reported seeing hundreds of players “move around like zombies, walk around and bump objects” at his property at all hours of the day and night. Another, however, claimed that in recent times at least five people have been knocking on his door asking for permission to access the back garden to catch Pokémon.

Niantic, for its part, did not accept the accusation and declined all responsibility. Nevertheless, probably for a quiet life, he reached an agreement with those who filed the Class Action with a compensation of 4 million dollars. The vast majority, in any case, of the money will go into the pockets of the lawyers, while the 12 owners will have only $1,000 apiece.

At the same time, he decided to implement some measures within the game and not to stem the phenomenon. To begin with, a site will be opened where homeowners will be able to report any violations, a system that according to the company should be sufficient to resolve all complaints within a fortnight. In addition, it will remove all Pokéstops near homes with a single-family and add warning messages. As if this were not enough, it will implement a system that will disable the Pokéstop and gym signalers inside public parks after a certain time.

Returning to the purely playful dimension, we remind you that up until 10 pm today 8 September it is possible to get 2 free Raid Passes. A few days ago, instead, 10 new Shadow Pokémon made their debut!