Raids Are Unresponsive And Second Charge Moves Don't Work
In 261, raids can become unresponsive with taps not showing and your Mon standing still. It appears to still be doing damage, but your second charge move won't charge and your first charge move won't fire. If your Mon faints, you can be stuck in an unresponsive state for 30+ seconds. This appears to happen randomly, from reports about 1/5 raids. From further reports, it appears to be triggered when you use a Mon with a second charge move, where the second move won't charge/fire, and then the other issues start.
Friends List Issues
Since 261, the friend list's avatars appear to be double rendered, and moving left to right in your friends list info screen glitches for a second and shows you the previous friend's avatar and buddy.
Game Freezes Trying to Claim Scatterbug
Since 261, there is a high chance the game will freeze when claiming a Scatterbug from the pop-up notification.
Non Native Refresh Rate Is Broken
When disabling Native Refresh rate, the app will now go back to 1/4 of your FPS instead of 1/2. Example: you have a 120 screen. Previously turning off native and rebooting the game would set the game to 60. Now it sets it to 30.
Niantic Forgot About NY Stickers, Pose, and Fireworks
With the start of the New Year's 2023 event, Niantic never pushed or activated the stickers, or activated the pose, even after advertising it in the shop. On Jan 1 they pushed and activated the stickers. But the fireworks they announced were never pushed, activated, or acknowledged by Niantic.
Vivillion Badge is not actually part of the badges
It's placed in the list, but you can't swipe left and right to view other badges. When you are on a badge to the left or right of it and swipe to go to the Vivillion badge, it skips it.
Hoenn Mega Raid Day
The Hoenn Mega Pokemon started with the Megas spawning as T5 difficulty and timers, with T5 raids being listed in the Today View. After about an hour they fixed them back to T4 difficulty. The bonus XP and stardust from the ticket were also not rewarded. Niantic has said this is just a visual glitch for the XP however there have been reports that the stardust issues were in fact broken. Niantic has not commented on the stardust.
GBL Battle Pass Was Automatically Given To Accounts And Keeps Appearing In The Shop
If you had the Season 8 battle pass but never finished it, you were automatically given the Season 9 pass, even if you didn't claim it. In addition, every few days, if you did claim the Season 9 battle pass, it would re-appear in the shop. Claiming it would do nothing, and then it would appear again later and repeat.
Ultra Beast Spawns Didn't Work
Like Elite Raids and the Community Day Raid spawns, the Ultra Beast spawns after the raid was complete were broken. Similar reports to previous events, where either people didn't receive the timer after the raid was complete, or they didn't see any rare spawns. Like Elite Raids and Community Day Raid spawns, Niantic is ignoring this issue and pretending it's fine.
Menu Items Reload Constantly Creating A Flashing Effect
Unclear what triggers this, but menu items can get stuck in a loop after opening, where they constantly open and close creating a strobe/flashing effect.
Launching Pokémon Go from a raid invite notification causes overlay issues
When launching Pokemon Go from a raid invite and going straight into that raid the games main overlay (Pokeball Menu, nearby, quests etc) all remain on top of the raid interface and fully interactable.
Elite Raids have had several issues with their launch including the fact they were blocking/blocked the Community Day eggs at the time. For the second round of Elite Raids, Niantic instead spawned them after Community Day eggs instead of the 24-hour timer they were supposed to have. If you were doing one of the Community Day raids when the Elite Raids would spawn, you would be unable to complete the raid, and kicked out as if you lost the raid (your pass would be taken). If you try to do the Elite Raid the next day, it claims you have already used a pass. During the second round, many trainers reported they couldn't actually finish the raid, with the HP going to 0 but the raid never finishing. Other issues reported were once you completed the raid, after throwing the first ball, Hoopa would instantly run. You could then go back into the raid, and try to catch Hoopa again, but it would always run on the first ball. One of the main issues was the 'bonus' that Niantic told people to stay around the gym for, but then silently removed any mention of it from their articles. After the raid was complete, the BCR of one of the Kanto birds (depending on the time the Elite Raid took place) was increased significantly making it harder to catch. This happened during the second round of Elite Raids as well. At this point some trainers had a 15-minute timer appear, and some had the timer appear twice. Some received rare spawns such as Galarian Mr. Mime. Some saw the Kanto birds. Some attempted to catch one of these Pokemon and it would disappear. If you did get the rare spawns and walked more than about 20 meters away from the gym, the spawns would disappear. If you were tracking one of these rare spawns, the nearby list would glitch out and show you tracking two separate Pokemon. Niantic has completely ignored the issues, and hasn't acknowledged anything regarding these spawns so it is not clear what was supposed to happen. Niantic had a second round of Elite Raids on November 13th, which appears to have fixed nothing from the first round of issues. Niantic has still not acknowledged any of these issues.
Map Glitches And Changes Ground Texture
After the Halloween map update, the map will glitch out and change ground textures for about a second seemingly randomly. This has not been acknowledged by Niantic.
Absol with Sunglasses Mega Evolution icon missing
Absol with Sunglasses, when Mega Evolving, gltiches the Mega Evolution icon, sometimes missing, or appearing as other Pokemon. Other costumed Pokemon, such as Blastoise and the Gengar costumes behave normally. Image via u/zapellat on /r/thesilphroad.
Hatched Filter Shows Pokémon From Other Sources
Unclear as to why this happens, but Pokemon are sometimes counted as hatched, even though they can not be hatched (like Legendary Pokemon).
Quest Stamps Are Double Rendered
Like the friends list, the quest stamps are double rendered, making it difficult to tell if you have completed your stamp for the day or not. This was fixed in 261.1.
For the most part Kecleon was a successful rollout without any game breaking bugs. There were a few issues, some of which Niantic has acknowledged. They include: It uses Meltan's cry (not acknowledged), it has no gender so it was disabled being sent to HOME, sometimes it doesn't appear on the map after being attacked, and Niantic says this is an issue - you can see Kecleon when outside the stop's radius. The cry and gender has been fixed and on Jan 31 they re-enabled HOME sending.
Mega Alakazam does not have a sprite in 261. After a third complete re-push of all assets, this was fixed.
Mega Beedrill is Missing Assets And Crashes the Game
In 261, Mega Beedrill has no assets, so the game will either crash, lag, or become unresponsive when using one. In addition, other Pokemon such as Kyorge has lost their glow effect during attacking. As every asset was re-added, there are probably more issues undiscovered yet. In some parts of the app, the wrong asset will load all together. By repushing every single Pokemon to the game, they fixed Mega Beedrill.
Mega Salamence Energy Costs Are Broken
The Game Master has Mega Salamence's energy costs as 200 (initial) and 40 (subsequent). However, the server is setting it to 200 and 60. Additionally, the walked distance was previously set to 15 which would be correct for a 200/40 cost. Instead of fixing the costs, Niantic instead raised the walking energy to 25. Niantic has finally acknowledged the issue, saying the intial cost will be fixed and set to 300 at the end of the Twinkling Fantasy event. This was a lie, however, and it was actually finally fixed with the next raid rotation.
Game Is Unstable With Logging In
Niantic pushed the new loading screen and the game has been unstable to log in since. unclear if they are related, but several reports of people unable to log in, or it taking several minutes to log in. It seemed to stabilize after an hour. Niantic has still not said anything about this issue.
Game Can't Advance to 2023
Once the time changes to Jan 1st, 2023, the journal's clock resets to 11pm on the 31st, 2022. It is also giving two stamps for December 31st in the quest list. This issue appeared to be fixed after a day, but no acknowledgement from Niantic.
PTC Login Was Down
Players were unable to sign in with PTC logins for over a day, with no official acknowledgement from Niantic other than support replies to people asking why they can't log in.
Mega Walking Requirement Not Added for Snorunt
Niantic never added the walking mega energy requirement for Snorunt or Froslass so you can only earn Mega Energy by walking Glalie.
Elite Raids Take 3 Spawning Ultra Beasts
Ultra Beasts (as of the time of this report Nihilego so far) have been reported as spawning once the Elite Raids appear. Note the Elite Raid itself is still not known currently. This was eventually fixed and the UB raids stopped spawning.
GBL Often Crashes
GBL matches are consistently crashing on 255. Niantic has said they are working on a fix. Niantic never updated players on if this was ever fixed, and we haven't seen very many reports since 257 came out if it's still happening. It appears everyone just forgot about this. We will mark it as fixed as of 257.
Pokémon Lose Their Anchor In Their Summary View
This was announced as fixed, but it was still broken in some cases and never acknowledged. If you scroll down and swipe left or right slowly, the next Pokemon will be in the center of the screen instead of in their normal position under the CP bar. This also happens with eggs as well. Unclear when this was fixed, but as of 257 it is no longer happening.
Catch Card Privacy Issues
When using the catch card feature to share a catch even if you set your privacy settings to only me notifications are still sent and the image, location etc are still shown on the campfire map. Niantic fixed this quickly within a day of it being reported.
Ursaluna Is Still Learning High Horsepower After 10pm
After the evolution window of 10:00 p.m, Ursaluna is still learning high horsepower when evolved. It was not clear if this was fixed until Dec 6th when the next full moon occurred. It was.
Size Updates Broke The Game
Niantic pushed some size updates to the game for the upcoming size feature. This resulted in the game breaking with people unable to log in for 40 minutes until they reverted the size updates. During this time Niantic employees were posting about a Holiday party they were attending. Niantic has not acknowledged this happened.