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Ultra Beast Spawns Didn't Work

Date Broke:
Nov. 27, 2022
Niantic has not acknowledged this issue

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.

GBL Often Crashes

Date Broke:
Nov. 16, 2022
Niantic is working on a fix

GBL matches are consistently crashing on 255. Niantic has said they are working on a fix.

Menu Items Reload Constantly Creating A Flashing Effect

Date Broke:
Nov. 15, 2022
Niantic has not acknowledged this issue

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.

Ursaluna Is Still Learning High Horsepower After 10pm

Date Broke:
Nov. 12, 2022
Niantic has not acknowledged this issue

After the evolution window of 10:00 p.m, Ursaluna is still learning high horsepower when evolved. As you can no longer evolve Ursaluna it is unclear if this issue was fixed or not.

Buddy Pokémon Have Incorrect Locations

Date Broke:
Nov. 1, 2022
Niantic has not acknowledged this issue
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Since 253, several Buddy Pokemon are missing shadows and are far away from the trainer, sometimes half cut off.

Launching Pokémon Go from a raid invite notification causes overlay issues

Date Broke:
Oct. 19, 2022
Niantic is ignoring this issue without acknowledgement
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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

Date Broke:
Oct. 16, 2022
Niantic is ignoring this issue without acknowledgement
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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

Date Broke:
Oct. 10, 2022
Niantic is ignoring this issue without acknowledgement

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

Date Broke:
Sept. 27, 2022
Niantic is ignoring this issue without acknowledgement
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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

Date Broke:
Sept. 23, 2022
Niantic is ignoring this issue without acknowledgement
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Unclear as to why this happens, but Pokemon are sometimes counted as hatched, even though they can not be hatched (like Legendary Pokemon).

Pokémon Evolution Is Missing Its Background

Date Broke:
Sept. 16, 2022
Niantic is ignoring this issue without acknowledgement
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The blue background for evolving a Pokemon has been missing since 249.

Cosmog Was Transferrable

Date Broke:
Sept. 1, 2022
Niantic has dismissed this issue to be a non-issue

The transfer issue has now been fixed, but for two weeks it was possible to transfer your only Cosmog. Evolving Cosmog was required to complete the special research at the beginning of October. When Niantic Support was contacted, they refused to give trainers a replacement Cosmog as we will be getting another at some point in the future. These trainers are still unable to complete their research.

GO Plus Catches Not Counting Daily Adventure Incense For Research

Date Broke:
Aug. 24, 2022
Niantic has forgotten about this issue, but previously acknowledged it

Niantic's known issues described the bug as 'Issue description: Pokémon attracted to Daily Adventure Incense caught using a PGP or PBP will not appear on the summary screen or count towards Special Research.' and that it was fixed in 247. It was fixed for the summary screen, but not for special research. This has not been acknowledged.

Pokémon Lose Their Anchor In Their Summary View

Date Broke:
Aug. 6, 2022
Niantic is ignoring this issue without acknowledgement
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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.

Mega Evolved Pokemons icon does not change

Date Broke:
July 1, 2022
Niantic is ignoring this issue without acknowledgement

When Mega Evolving a Pokémon the sprite in your storage will not update until you leave and reload your storage. If you have a mega evolved Pokémon and mega another Pokémon neither the old or new sprites change until a reload. This has been an issue for some time. The date is placeholder.

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Recently Fixed

Some Pokémon such as Druddigon & Giratina are very difficult/impossible to hit in 253

Date Broke:
Nov. 1, 2022
Date Fixed:
Nov. 20, 2022
Niantic has fixed this issue

In 253 something has changed causing issues with catching certain Pokémon. This is extremely noticeable with Giratina and Druddigon in raids. Niantic attempted to fix this by changing the collision radius of these Pokemon, but it did not work. It appeared to be fixed in 253.1 but there have been further reports during the rocket takeover the issue is still present on Pokémon such as shadow Wailmer. Wailmer seems to be better to hit on 255.1 so we will mark this issue as fixed.

Can Not Send Pokemon to HOME

Date Broke:
Nov. 19, 2022
Date Fixed:
Nov. 20, 2022
Niantic has fixed this issue

In 255, several users are reporting after clicking 'Next' while sending to HOME, it just does nothing. Not all users are experiencing this so unclear what is causing it. This was fixed in 255.1.

Bulk Postcard Selection Breaks Scrolling

Date Broke:
Oct. 21, 2022
Date Fixed:
Nov. 16, 2022
Niantic has fixed this issue
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If you bulk select a postcard and try to scroll, your game performance will drop significantly (120 FPS to 20 FPS in some examples). All your postcards will disappear and then it will be replaced with a gltiched-out menu. In addition, if you cancel a bulk select operation, you can no long scroll your postcard list. This was fixed in 255.

Pokémon which are free to evolve when traded can not be evolved unless you have enough Candy for the normal cost

Date Broke:
Nov. 1, 2022
Date Fixed:
Nov. 16, 2022
Niantic has fixed this issue

Pokémon such as Karrablast and Machoke cannot be evolved when the free evolution requirement has been met unless you have enough Candy for the normal evolution costs. Broken in Version : 253.0

Rocket Radar Breaks The Map

Date Broke:
Oct. 7, 2022
Date Fixed:
Nov. 16, 2022
Niantic has fixed this issue
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When the new map was introduced in 0.251.0, if you activate a rocket radar, and go back to the normal map view, the ground textures are all removed.

Can't change Online Status

Date Broke:
Nov. 15, 2022
Date Fixed:
Nov. 16, 2022
Niantic has fixed this issue

After 0.253.1 was forced, the toggle to change your online status no longer works.

Zorua / Pokémon GO Plus Disabled

Date Broke:
Oct. 25, 2022
Date Fixed:
Nov. 15, 2022
Niantic has fixed this issue

Zoura has had numerous issues since launch, including copying the wrong stats and moves of the buddy pokemon, and not transforming back into Zorua after being caught with a GO Plus, and not being caught with full health. The issues were so bad, Niantic canceled the rollout of it during Halloween 2022. When they re-released it a few days later, they disabled the Plus after a few hours and blocked several legendary Pokemon from GBL due to being able to 'clone' rare pokemon and get stats and levels that make them eligible for Great League. It has since been reported that Zorua spawns without weather boosts as well. Niantic re-enabled the plus on 2022-10-31. On Nov 15th they announced a 'Make Good' box with a few free items, and announced that Pokemon affected by the glitch would be removed and that Zorua is usable in GBL, tradeable, and in HOME again. Nothing was active that they announced in their tweet at the time. About 30 minutes after, the box was activated. About 2 hours later they removed the affected Pokemon. After 6+ hours, they enabled HOME transfers and made it tradeable.

Ursaluna Stats Broke

Date Broke:
Nov. 11, 2022
Date Fixed:
Nov. 11, 2022
Niantic has fixed this issue

As Community Day starts, Ursaluna has its stats reverted to the broken stats instead of the fixed ones. After 14 minutes Niantic fixed the stats. They did not acknowledge the issue.

Teddiursa Community Box Didn't Have A Limit

Date Broke:
Nov. 10, 2022
Date Fixed:
Nov. 11, 2022
Niantic has fixed this issue

Niantic pushed the community day boxes without a limit, so trainers could purchase an unlimited amount of ETMs. This was silently fixed by Niantic after a day and not acknowledged.

Greedy Gluttons Issues

Date Broke:
Nov. 8, 2022
Date Fixed:
Nov. 8, 2022
Niantic has fixed this issue
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When the event starts, timed research was missing and some field research tasks do not have texts. After 45 minutes the timed research was activated. The Field Research was fixed sometime after that.

Team Leaders Are Not Using The New Icons

Date Broke:
Oct. 3, 2022
Date Fixed:
Nov. 2, 2022
Niantic has fixed this issue
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After the Fashion Week 2022 update to change the Team Leader's looks, their 2D icons on the battle page were updated. A few asset updates later, they were reverted back to their classic icons so they do not match their styles on their 3D models or 2D Billboards (used for appraisals).

Assets Are Broken In Some Menus

Date Broke:
Sept. 16, 2022
Date Fixed:
Oct. 31, 2022
Niantic has fixed this issue
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When 249 came out, it broke several assets, mostly in the shop, from loading. While the shop is fixed, the Daily Adventure Incense is still broken, showing the user a white square when tapping on it to activate it instead of its actual icon. This has been fixed as of 253.

Several Pokémon Have Broken Animations And Do Not Move

Date Broke:
Oct. 17, 2022
Date Fixed:
Oct. 28, 2022
Niantic has fixed this issue

After a recent asset update, several Pokemon including Hisuian Qwilfish, Sneasler and the new Halloween 2022 costume Pokemon, lost all animations aside from jumping and attacking. This was never acknowledged by Niantic directly, but they mentioned a recent fix to assets required re-downloading every Pokemon in the game (about 730MB).

Pokestops became Gyms, breaking S2 Cell rules

Date Broke:
Nov. 1, 2021
Date Fixed:
Nov. 11, 2021
Niantic has fixed this issue

An issue with Wayspot caused new Pokestops to appear around the world. These broke the usual S2 Cell rules, and as a result more Pokestops became gyms.

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