Following shortly after the launch of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, Nintendo unveiled the first Global Mission for the game which tasked players with catching 100 million Pokémon. Considering the game has sold millions worldwide it seemed like a pretty achievable goal, right? Well, no. In fact the event was a huge bust.

Over on the Pokémon Global Link page a post about the event reads that we “just missed” the target. Unfortunately it didn’t reveal any numbers, it just adds that those who entered would be rewarded with 100 Festival Coins. Over on the Japanese site however, they’re a little more up front about the situation.

The mission, which tasked players with catching 100 million Pokémon, took place from November 29 to December 12, which was surely enough time to catch 100 million monsters, right? Well sadly we only caught 16,423,231, though I shouldn’t really say we, because the majority of us probably didn’t even participate.

The reason for the epic failure was simple, lack of awareness. Sure, we’re all going about our merry way catching Pokémon, but only those who registered via the website were actually participating in the event, something I actually wasn’t aware of, either.

Despite the failure, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have more Global Missions up their sleeves with the next one taking place later this month.

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