The first global mission for Pokémon Sun and Moon ended as a massive failure, but Game Freak decided to take another stab at worldwide events by starting up a brand new mission revolving around the Island Scan feature. Scanning for and defeating one million Pokémon seemed like a much more viable goal, but apparently players disagreed, as once again the event has come to an end without success.

Players did manage to get 66% of the way to the goal this time (compared to the first mission's mere 16%), but it looks like the devs will need to offer a bit more incentive to get gamers interested. The issue of having to sign up for an online account and then sign up for the mission still feels like a major deterrent to participating, and having the event focus on Island Scan, an ability that can only be used once per day at most, also likely hurt its chances of success. We'll just have to wait and see how Game Freak takes this failure and uses it to tweak the goals of the third global mission, whatever that may be.

Did you take part in this second global mission? How many Island Scans were you able to complete? And if you didn't, what made you ignore the event instead? How could Game Freak get you interested in these missions? Let us know in the comments!

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