- A Pokemon GO player recovers their 2016 account with over 600 caught Pokemon, including rare ones from the game’s debut year.
- Fellow players suggest trading between the recovered and new account for a higher chance of getting lucky Pokemon with reduced Stardust cost.
- Trainers can link additional login providers to avoid losing access to their Pokemon GO account.
A Pokemon GO player has recovered their 2016 account and gained access to hundreds of Pokemon caught. Pokemon GO enjoyed great popularity in its early years, and even if it’s not the hit it once was, the augmented reality game is still a relevant name with a very active player base.
Android users can use their Google account or Pokemon Trainer Club to create a Pokemon GO account, while Apple users have the additional possibility of using their Apple ID. Trainers who want to can also link an additional login provider after creating their Pokemon GO accounts, potentially avoiding the headache of losing access to Pokemon GO. Although Niantic offers different ways for players to prevent login issues, it’s not unheard of for trainers to no longer be able to play Pokemon GO for login reasons. But one Pokemon GO player was lucky enough to recover an old account and get back all the content related to it.
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Reddit user aurbs recovered their Pokemon GO account created at the game’s launch. The player says they recently discovered how to recover the account created on July 10, 2016, gaining access to the eight-year-old record with more than 600 Pokemon caught. In the post, the player shared images of some of the Pokemon in their collection, including a Charmander, Dratini, Jynx, and Kingler, as well as two eggs they never hatched. Although the Pokemon shown by the player are regular critters, they acquire rarity status because they were caught in Pokemon GO‘s debut year.
Having managed to recover the original account with a significant Pokedex record, the OP asked fellow players for tips on what to do with them, since they had started another Pokemon GO account last year. The main suggestion from other Pokemon GO players was for the trainer to trade between their two accounts, as one Redditor explained that any Pokemon traded with the old account has a high chance of triggering lucky trades. Lucky Pokemon is a special type of Pokemon added in 2018 that has a different background and requires 50% less Stardust to be powered up. There is only a 5% chance of Lucky Pokemon appearing in a trade, although Pokemon GO trainers can increase the odds by trading a Pokemon that has been in their collection for a long time.
Restarting the grind in any game can be a tiring experience, but fortunately, aurbs has recovered all their progress on the original account. In addition, the trainer can strengthen their main account, since Lucky Pokemon are great for several reasons apart from the reduced Stardust cost, like their competitive value.
After a test run via an April Fools’ joke on Google Maps, Pokemon GO was released to the public in the summer of 2016. The AR mobile app saw unparalleled success and continues to be one of the largest mobile games in the world, pulling in billions for developer Niantic.