Pokémon Go developer Niantic claims to be aware of an issue that makes certain Pokémon invisible to some players.
Skrelp and Clauncher were recently added to Pokémon Go for the game's Rivals Week event. Some players are unable to see new creatures on the screen when trying to capture them, making monsters essentially impossible to capture.
In a tweet, Niantic Support said that this is affecting players using an older version of the software. Niantic says players can update their app to the latest version while developers are working on a fix.
"Trainers, due to a bug, Skrelp and Clauncher cannot be seen in versions of Pokémon GO earlier than 0.205. As a result, trainers in older versions of the application may not be able to detect them. Update your application to latest version as a workaround, while we work on a fix. "
Trainers, due to a bug, Skrelp and Clauncher cannot be seen in versions of Pokémon GO earlier than 0.205. As a result, instructors in older versions of the application may not be able to detect them. Update your application to the latest version as a workaround while we work on a fix.
– Support from Niantic (@NianticHelp) April 13, 2021
Pokémon Go has just had a record year with the game earning more than $ 1 billion in 2020 alone. Overall, the game has earned well over $ 4 billion since its launch in 2016.
Niantic and Nintendo recently announced a partnership to develop more AR games based on the Nintendo franchises starting with a Pikmin title. The game will be the first project for Niantic's Tokyo studio, which was established in 2018.
History first reported by NME .
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