Living in metropolitan cities like New York, Los Angeles, London, or Tokyo presented a wealth of opportunities to fill up your Pokedex. But, outside of big cities, users found it hard to stay engaged with the game due to the lack of gyms, too few Pokestops, and a shortage of Pokemon in general. “Many casual players felt they had largely 'finished' the game, even with a few rare species remaining to capture as these were not found in their area,” Dronpes says.