Pokemon Go developer Niantic Gives Employees Week-Long Vacation

Despite the coronavirus halting everyone to go out and explore the world, Pokemon Go is still having an amazing year. With new features added to the game such as Mega Evolutions, the mobile game has been providing new and unique experiences for all its players worldwide, and most of them are contented with the changes made with the game.

Now that Pokemon Go and other apps from Niantic are getting more and more popular, the company is still making sure that each of their employees is giving everything they’ve got to produce quality results. To guarantee that their level of work remains the same, Niantic has given all of its employees a week to help them take care of their physical and mental health.


Last September 2, Niantic posted on their official site that they are congratulating everyone for doing excellent jobs on the different games that Niantic offers to the world. The company also revealed that they understand that the current year is causing a lot of stress and confusion.

To retain the exemplary work that their employees are doing, the company decided to give everyone time off so they can energize and have the time to adjust to their work from home setting. Beginning September 7, all of Niantic’s employees are given the whole week off.

However, Niantic revealed that a few of its staff will still have to work especially those who provide support to Pokemon Go and their other apps. Even though these employees have to work next week, Niantic guarantees that they will still get a paid 1-week vacation later this year.


While there are several employees still working next week, Niantic is reminding players that there will be lessened activity from its staff during Pokemon Go’s special events next week. By the end of next week, everything should go back to normal.

Niantic has provided a lot of enhancements to Pokemon Go during these troubling times by giving its players special monthly events that they can look forward to. Niantic’s employees who have made everything possible may very well deserve this time off work. As they get back to work, may they even be more revitalized in giving everyone exciting updates to Niantic’s mobile games.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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