'Pokemon GO' Cheats, Tips & Tricks: If You Want A Refund, Here's How You Can Get One

By Joe Marsalis , Updated Aug 03, 2016 12:00 AM EDT
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A pretty big update for "Pokemon Go" that released over the weekend removed the Pokemon tracking system (you know, where you use the footsteps to figure out if a certain Pokemon is nearby) and at the same time, also banned players from using third-party tracking apps that used the mechanic better.

Players are now demanding refunds from purchases they made within "Pokemon Go" (using the update as justification for it). According to Forbes, they reason that since they made these purchases when tracking was still a bona fide part of the game, and now it's no longer there, they have a right to get refunds.

This thread on Reddit details how to get your "Pokemon Go" microtransaction refund, should you ever want to get one. For iOS players, go on Apple's report page and log in with your Apple ID.

Navigate to the Apps tab, find the transactions you want refunded, and fill in the blank space that you are demanding a refund because of an originally-advertised feature that's no longer in the game. The transaction should show a "Get Refund" button; if not, you can change the reason to "Other," or you will be contacted by Apple. You can also talk to Apple support through Live Chat or Phone Chat.

For "Pokemon Go" players on Android, you can follow similar steps through Google's report page.

The good thing is that so far, players have been able to get "Pokemon Go" refunds from both the App Store on iOS and the Google Play Store on Android. However, they've only managed to get refunds for transactions under $5.

It does reek a little of gamer entitlement, but it's not entirely unjustified; it seems tracking Pokemon through footsteps is really difficult as it is, and removing all methods of hunting a certain kind of Pokemon (in a world full of commons) makes the game less fun. Stay tuned to Game & Guide for more "Pokemon GO" news!

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