Pokémon are turning invisible in Pokémon GO, and unfortunately, it’s not an intentional fun feature involving mischievous Ghost-types or camouflaged Kecleon — it’s a new glitch that has surfaced in the game following today’s Rivals’ Week update.
The event introduces two new obtainable Pokémon to the map, with the Water-type Clauncher and the Poison- and Water-type Skrelp popping up in the wild. The new bug means that the game isn’t loading the new critters’ in-game models, meaning players are unable to see them appear. According to Eurogamer, however, they are still obtainable through the use of Pokémon GO Plus or Go-tcha devices.
Fortunately, developer Niantic has already acknowledged and provided a solution to the issue, advising players to update the app to avoid encountering the glitch.
Trainers, due to a bug, Skrelp and Clauncher cannot be seen on versions of Pokémon GO older than 0.205. As a result, Trainers on older versions of the app may not be able to catch them. Please update your app to the latest version as a workaround, while we work on a fix.
— Niantic Support (@NianticHelp) April 13, 2021
Rivals’ Week is a seven-day event available now in Pokémon GO which also features the debut of Therian Forme Landorus, new Field Research, bonuses, and more.
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