Kinetic Capsule Medal

jontebulajontebula ✭✭✭✭

Hope we can get medal soon for Kinetic Capsule and Niantic dont do it to easy.


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  • ArkFangArkFang ✭✭✭✭

    As has been said before, Niantic will likely not implement such a medal as it plays DIRECTLY INTO an existing medal, in this case Trekker. As Niantic has said, many new proposed medals from agents won’t be added because the way they are achieved is already part of (if not totally) an existing medal.

    Medals like Explorer (unique visits) and Pioneer (unique captures) are considered different because Pioneer is a MUCH smaller subset of criteria compared to Explorer. Yes, all Pioneer points also tick up Explorer, but it does not always go the opposite way.


    A ‘k-cap completed’ medal is pretty much just the amount of KM you walked divided by 8 (skewed by events and things of course) so there’s no reason to add a k-cap medal when it’s criteria/method for achievement is already part of an existing medal.

  • jontebulajontebula ✭✭✭✭

    Hope Niantic can May change soon or in foture. Very nice to have when we can buy the new Kinetic Capsule and get the medal faster. I think more agents like to buy the new Kinetic Capsule if we have the medal.

  • gazzas89gazzas89 ✭✭✭

    While I see the logic, at the same time, the kinetic capsule tracks a lot better than trekker does, so I can see why people would want it. Personally I don't care, I hardly use the kinetic capsule as I feel the overall value of what you out in is a looooot more than what you get out (3 rare multi hacks is never worth just one vr)

  • Medals like Explorer (unique visits) and Pioneer (unique captures) are considered different because Pioneer is a MUCH smaller subset of criteria compared to Explorer. Yes, all Pioneer points also tick up Explorer, but it does not always go the opposite way.

    Also Pioneer often generates a second activity point because you can't uptick a portal with Pioneer when you uptick Explorer, so you have to come back again.

  • Wallflower14Wallflower14 ✭✭✭
    edited May 3

    Kinetic Capsule needs some gear to work, it is not mandatory unlock that badge while you increases Trekker, but that Epoch Medal is very similar to SoJourner, increased one point on SoJourner will increase instantly both.

    Pioneer > Explorer

    SoJourner > Epoch


    They can set these tiers:

    5 - 50 - 250 - 500 - 1000

    Too much higher, but they always reduce km on events anyway.

  • starwortstarwort ✭✭✭✭✭

    And the essential difference between Sojourner and Epoch is... ?

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭

    Epoch u dont lose current weeks u have hacked, so for example if u have 20 on Epoch and u forget to hack for one day then u only lose that current week hack streak and your all time epoch hacks 20 dont get reset like sojourner.

  • milofargmilofarg ✭✭✭

    Well, Trekker is a bit special IMO because it starts ticking once you start walking. It´s almost impossible to avoid the achievement. A new "Crafter"/"Alchemist" medal would require another action in addition to walking, so while it´s a bit derivative (like Epoch, Scout Controller and a couple of others) it rewards a separate action on top of the mundane task of walking.

  • WikiBlueWikiBlue ✭✭✭

    I know it's not completely the same, but you could also say that about the 2 Firefox medals (for portal scans) ... and maybe also about some other medals i can't think of right now.

    It's a new game item, it requires crafting/using items, you have to "put it on" or it won't do a thing... so it's not the same as just start walking and interact with the gameclient.


    It wouldn't harm any player if we had a kinetic medal and a unique drone hacks medal.

  • gazzas89gazzas89 ✭✭✭

    Nah I still wouldn't, I don't do missions even though that has a medal, just not a part of the gameplay I enjoy, so I wouldn't use the kinetic capsule more than i do just now, but thats just me

  • starwortstarwort ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well yes. All I'm saying is that they are essentially measuring the same thing, even if the detailed rules are different. It seems to go against what ArkFang was saying about why Niantic won't add medals.

    (I personally think they might have added it to reinstate the "go outside" aspect of Sojourner, because Drone hacks don't count for Epoch whereas they do for Sojourner.)

  • Epoch is what Sojourner should have been in the first place, but at the time of adding, the PoGo method hadn't been developed.

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