Is Pokémon GO Shutting Down in 2023?

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With some concerning changes coming to Remote Raid Passes, players have begun to speculate whether or not Pokémon GO is coming to an end.

With the price increases made for the Remote Raid Passes, many players feel that springing this change out of nowhere onto them is a breach of trust, and thus feel insecure about the game's position in the near future.

Nevertheless, below is some of the leading information about why we don't think the game will shut down this year.

Is Pokémon GO Shutting Down in 2023?

Pokémon GO is most likely not going to be shut down during this year. Despite the changes made to Remote Raid Passes, there is sufficient evidence to support the fact the game won't be vanishing from our phone screens this year.

The most significant reasoning to believe that the game will not shut down is the wording present in the blog post made yesterday by the Pokémon GO Team, which reads "We feel this is a necessary step toward our goal of preserving and improving the unique experience of playing Pokémon GO—a game we hope you continue to enjoy long into the future."

The wording in this quote alone makes it seem like it is obvious the game is still going to continue in good health for the rest of the year.

The other piece of evidence, although much less concrete, is that with the connection of Pokémon GO and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet being a big moment late last month, it is clear they will be adding Paldean Pokémon into the game, and they will need time to do that, meaning the game will most definitely be alright for the foreseeable future.

For a full read of the blog post, players can find it here, from the game's official website.