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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.



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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Written by Reece Heather

A lifelong Nintendo fan and a longtime editor at Zelda Universe, Reece will forever be grateful that he somehow dodged the Naughty List of Christmas 1998, when Santa delivered the life-changing gift of a Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mario Kart 64. When he's not playing games, Reece is usually reading Punisher comics, delving helplessly into the weirdest depths of anime and manga, or spending time with his cocker spaniel Gracie -- the goodest girl ever!