How many times has Pokémon Go been downloaded?

Since its launch in 2016, Pokémon GO has captivated thousands of players worldwide, leading to remarkable statistics.

Whether you plan to join a Pokémon Go team or whether you're already a seasoned trainer, find out in this guide the number of downloads, the number of active players in 2023, the revenues generated and the latest records for this location-based mobile video game using augmented reality.

Number of downloads from 2016 to 2023

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Since its launch, the game has been downloaded by more than a billion times, a testament to its success.

In 2016

Launched in July 2016, Pokémon GO was an instant triumph with nearly 630 million lifetime downloads. The first quarter saw the application generate an impressive total of 228 million downloadsfollowed by a gradual decrease to double-digit volumes.

It should be noted that the peak of downloads was recorded in the third quarter of 2016, totalling 508.31 million.

In 2020

In its fourth year of existence, Pokémon Go recorded 120 million downloadsfive million more than in 2019.

In 2023

In the second quarter of 2023, the application recorded over 10.6 million downloads worldwide, underlining its continuing appeal to gamers the world over.

Pokémon Go: Growth in the number of players

After almost seven years since its launch on iOS and Android, Pokémon Go maintains an impressive number of active players. Despite recent controversies, the question remains as to the current number of trainers.

Niantic's official data remains confidential, forcing us to turn to third-party sources.

In 2016

Although unofficial, BusinessofApps estimates show a peak of 232 million active players in first yearin 2016, marking the best performance to date for Pokémon Go.

In 2023

According to ActivePlayer, at the time of writing this article, here are the statistics regarding the number of players on Pokémon Go in November 2023:

  • Number of monthly active players : 82 945 023
  • Maximum number of players per day: 5 529 668
  • Online players (1H): 650 393

The question remains: will players return to their beginnings, or will the monthly number of players continue to decline? We'll see!

Pokémon Go profitability statistics

In 2019Pokémon Go has generated 894 million in gross revenues. That same year, it beat Dragon Quest Walk (201 million) and Let's Hunt Monsters (26 million) to become the most profitable location-based game.

In 2020, the game has risen to third most profitable mobile game worldwide, generating $757 millionsurpassed by Arena of Valor (947 million) and PUBG (1.1 billion). In the United States, it maintained its third-place position, with 216 million in revenues, ahead of Candy Crush (251 million) and Roblox (314 million).

Between January and August 2023, Pokémon GO's integrated purchases generated more than 324 million dollars worldwide.

Latest Pokémon Go records

Here are three records that have marked the history of Pokémon Go in recent years:

In 2021: 11,400 Pokémon caught in a single day

On Saturday, March 6, 2021, on Community Day, Japanese player Tarotirota set an impressive record by capturing 11,400 Pokémon in a single day. With a cadence of 8 Pokémon per minuteHe optimized his performance by using his bike to cover 130 kilometers.

Thanks to a clever trick for managing his PokéBalls, which involved transferring them to Professor Willow or sending them to Pokémon HOME, he overcame the stock limit and was able to get his hands on 139 Pokémon Shinya unique addition to his collection.

In 2022: The most expensive Pokémon Pikachu card at $6 million

Youtuber Logan Paul broke the world record for the most expensive card. Spending an impressive 6 million, or 5.4 million euros, for an extremely rare Pikachu card. It's not even about the world's strongest Pokémon card !!

It was an astonishing acquisition, especially as Logan Paul chose to wear it as a necklace, adding a distinctive touch to this feat in the world of Pokémon card collectors.

Record of luck in 2023: Six Marcacrin Shiny in 60 seconds

On April 29, 2023, during Classic Community Day featuring Marcacrin, a lucky player, Southern_Dress4591, managed to capture six chromatic Pokémon in just one minute.particularly between 4.57pm and 4.58pm.

Sharing his feat on Reddit, he shocked the Pokémon GO community. During the event, where the probability of getting a Pokémon Shiny was around 1 in 15, the player attributed his success to luck. However, discussions among players suggest specific strategies, such as capturing towards the end of the event, to increase the chances of chromatic Pokémon.

The above data may include a margin of error, influenced by various factors such as real-time fluctuations and collection methods. It is imperative to consider these variations when analyzing Pokémon GO statistics for an accurate and nuanced interpretation.

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