Yeah I agree that it sounds like that they are trying to bump the value by increasing in app purchases only to sell it off. Decreasing pokemon spawns and increasing number of balls needed to catch easy pokemon is a good way to do it. Have to spend money on pokeballs, incense and lures. Then they can sell it for like 2billion or whatever and be done with it. It makes complete sense from a business perspective since it doesn't matter if fewer people are playing it, if the ones that are keep pumping tons of money into it. If you aren't spending money on pokemon go, I"m betting Niantic doesn't care if you play or not. The flip side of it, is that they had a huge chance to make this worth SOOOOO MUCHHHH MONNNEY and they screwed it up.