[Update: July 17] Pokemon Go & GO Battle League known issues & their current status: Resolved, under investigation, & more

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…

Original story (published on April 23, 2021) follows:

Pokemon Go is among the most played augmented reality games where new events keep on taking

While developers keep on enhancing their software, several issues and bugs always linger around.

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It is only natural for games like Pokemon Go to have some issues and bugs as long as they are being taken care of.

Also, Niantic is known for acknowledging and addressing widespread issues and bugs in time.

However, it is still not feasible to take care of each and every issue in the game which is why the developers keep track of them.

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As per the Pokemon Go Known Issues page, there are still several issues under investigation whereas most of them have already been addressed.

On the other hand, the GO Battle League Known Issues page has a different story altogether as most issues are still being investigated.

It is, however, good to see that Niantic is working to resolve the Pokemon Go and GO Battle League known issues.

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That being said, it may still be difficult to keep tabs on which bugs and issues have been acknowledged, fixed, or are under investigation.

So, we will be tracking the status of all existing Pokemon Go and GO Battle League issues and bugs to save players’ time.

We will regularly update the tracker below as and when new details regarding Pokemon Go bugs and issues come to light so keep a weather eye on this post.

 

Update 1 (April 27)

 

06:30 pm (IST): 1. Niantic Support has stated that the Pokemon Go issue where the Level-Up statistics are shown incorrectly should be resolved in the upcoming 0.207 release.

2. Some users report that they’re facing an issue where the encounter background is shown every few seconds in the game when GO Battle League matchmaking fails. Thankfully, Niantic is already investigating the matter.

3. Some users have complained of a non-dismissible “Don’t play pokemon go while driving” prompt when starting the game. Niantic is already investigating the issue.

4. Some users have reported that Pokemon Go is not registering the right number of raids to which Niantic has responded that the issue should be fixed with the upcoming release (0.207).

 

Update 2 (May 11)

 

03:30 pm (IST): Pokemon Go players on iOS are facing an issue where the app won’t sync traveled distance accurately in Adventure Sync mode. The issue is under investigation.

 

Update 3 (May 14)

 

07:41 pm (IST): Pokemon Go players are still facing lagging issues, according to a recent report from Twitter. However, Niantic has acknowledged issue related to latency and is working to mitigate them.

 

Update 4 (May 21)

 

08:36 pm (IST): Niantic Support has updated the Pokemon Go Known Issues page with a couple of new issues and their current status. Among them, the issue where Ditto might appear as the shiny version of opponent’s Pokemon that is not yet out in the game.

 

Update 5 (May 24)

 

08:00 pm (IST): As per recent updates from Niantic Support, the issue where the referring Trainer is not seeing the Kanto Gold medal referral milestone as completed is being investigated.

On the other hand, the Melmetal Charged Attack issue where the Switch and Charged Attack buttons disappeared during a Team Leader or Team GO Rocket battle has now been resolved.

 

Update 6 (June 08)

 

03:17 pm (IST): Pokemon Go players are facing issues with the GBL battle where they aren’t able to tap anywhere during the battle. And at some instances, Pokemon starts with a health of less than 100%.

Niantic support says there are aware of this issue and an investigation is going on.

Sorry for the trouble, Trainer! We’re investigating the issues related to GO Battle League. (Source)

 

Update 7 (June 15)

 

07:17 pm (IST): Niantic has updated the Pokemon GO Known Issues page with the current status of some new issues where Trainers can face significant lag and frame rate drop, screen might lock at times even when Pokemon GO is running in foreground, and more.

 

Update 8 (June 16)

 

01:10 pm (IST): The Niantic team has come out to acknowledge the annoying lag, freezing, and slow animations issue affecting some Pokemon Go players, confirming that investigations are under way. Details here.

03:23 pm (IST): Niantic has now confirmed that they’re aware of the issue where the app gets stuck on the post-login warning and that it will be resolved in an upcoming release.

 

Update 9 (June 18)

 

01:44 pm (IST): It seems Niantic is aware of the Pokemon sounds issue during the capture phase and the same should be fixed in an upcoming Pokemon GO app update.

Thanks for flagging, Trainer! We’re aware of an issue with the Pokémon sounds during the capture phase. It should be resolved in an upcoming app version, keep an eye out. Let’s dig into this further over DM! ^TA
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Update 10 (June 19)

 

02:55 pm (IST): Niantic is aware of a bug in the game that causes bright flashes which affecting players who have epilepsy. Unfortunately, there’s no ETA for a fix. Hence, play the game with caution if you suffer from epileptic seizures.

 

Update 11 (June 21)

 

02:55 pm (IST): As per recent reports from Twitter, Niantic is aware of the issue where trainers are still seeing items in the Gym Badges list and the same is being investigated.

 

Update 12 (June 22)

 

06:45 pm (IST): Niantic is working to resolve an issue where Pokemon GO users cannot get past the warning prompt as the OK button does not respond. The said fix should arrive in an upcoming app update.

Sorry for the trouble, Trainer. We’re aware of this issue and it should be resolved in an upcoming app version.
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Update 13 (June 23)

 

02:55 pm (IST): Several users report that Pokemon GO Battle League keeps crashing. Niantic is investigating the issue.

 

Update 14 (June 25)

 

06:50 pm (IST): The Known Issues page for Pokemon GO Battle League has been updated with a couple of new issues where the app crashes on some iOS devicesduring the GO Battle League matches and the opponent’s game crashes when Pidgeot uses Feather Dance.

 

Update 15 (June 29)

 

10:39 am (IST): It seems Pokemon GO players are not receiving confirmation emails after submitting their Wayspot nominations and even when any decision has been made about them. The same is under investigation.

Hi Bryan! We’re investigating an issue where users aren’t receiving confirmation emails when submitting new Wayspot nominations and when decisions are made about their submissions. Stay tuned here: http://bit.ly/34WJSY5 We have requested a few details via DM, please reply! ^SFSource

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New updates will be added in the section below and the tracker follows after that:
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Pokemon Go bugs and issues tracker
Bug/issue Status
Game freezes sometimes on Team GO Rocket Grunt encounters Fixed
Friendship XP bonus Lucky Egg notification delay Resolved
Trainers unable to access Research View (April 20) Resolved
Old inactive Trainers (2017) unable to use referrals Resolved
Network error when evolving Eevee into Sylveon Resolved in 205.1 release
Bug/issue Status
Pokemon nicknames not resetting to species name Resolved in 205.1 release
Game crashes and gets stuck at times when evolving a Buddy Contact here for help
Incorrect level up stats Resolved in 0.207 release
Niantic profile blank Resolved
Incorrect text displayed in the in-app news Investigating
Bug/issue Status
Maps may be loading incorrectly Resolved
Xerneas appears in its Active Mode outside of combat Resolved in upcoming release
ERROR_GIFT_DOES_NOT_EXIST” notification Investigating
Adventure Sync issue on iOS devices. Investigating
Ditto might appear as unreleased shiny version of opponent’s Pokemon Resolved in 0.209 release
Bug/issue Status
Incorrect event ticket info for some users at times Investigating
Kanto Gold medal referral milestone not marked as completed Investigating
Melmetal Charged Attack causing Switch and Charged Attack buttons to disappear Resolved
Trainers can face significant lag Investigating
Trainers can face significant frame rate drop Investigating
Bug/issue Status
Screen might lock even when Pokemon GO is running in foreground Resolved in release 0.211
Xerneas shows in its Neutral Mode during combat Resolved in release 0.211
Galarian Ponyta Shiny form could not be encountered Resolved
Umbreon and Espeon appear at the wrong time of the day on the evolve button Investigating
Pokemon sounds issue during the capture phase Fixed in an upcoming version
Bug/issue Status
Bright white flashes on screen Acknowledged
Gym Badges list still active Acknowledged
Unable to get past the warning prompt Acknowledged
Players not receiving emails from Wayfarer Acknowledged
GO Battle League bugs and issues tracker
Bug/issue Status
Poke Ball throwing animation played repeatedly Mitigated in 0.205 release
New Pokemon getting affected during battle as previous effects don’t clear Investigating
Trainers unable to find match Resolved (monitoring reports)
Trainers put into bad state when GO Battle League matchmaking fails Investigating
Incorrect Pokemon asset shown at times during battle Investigating
Bug/issue Status
Inconsistently thrown Fast Attacks after opponent’s Charged Attack Investigating
Charged Attack button not working Investigating
Switch and Charged Attack buttons not appearing Investigating
No buttons in the post-win screen Investigating
Level-Up statistics shown incorrectly To be fixed with upcoming release
Bug/issue Status
Encounter background shown every few seconds Acknowledged
“Don’t play pokemon go while driving” error Acknowledged
Raids not registered accurately To be fixed with upcoming release
Quit GO Battle League match after seeing opponent Mitigated in release (0.207)
Can’t tap during GBL match Acknowledged
Bug/issue Status
Lag, freezing, & slow animations Acknowledged
App gets stuck on the post-login warning Fix upcoming
Crash on Battle League Under investigation
Crash during GO Battle League matches on some iOS devices Mitigated in 0.211.3 release
Opponent’s game crashes when Pidgeot uses Feather Dance Resolved in 0.215 release

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