Known Issues

The following is a list of common bugs that have been reported in the current version of Pokémon GO. 

Last Premier Ball fails to capture the Raid Boss
We are actively working to resolve an issue where the Raid Boss always breaks free from the last Premier Ball available. To counteract the effects of this issue, Pokémon GO will temporarily grant an extra Premier Ball in the Bonus Challenge.

Raids against Legendary Pokémon do not count towards the Champion Medal
This issue will be addressed in an upcoming release. 

Gym Control bonus is not working as intended 
During a Raid Boss encounter, Trainers should receive two bonus Premier Balls when they have a Pokémon assigned to a Gym that their team controls. We are aware that this functionality is not working as intended.

Using Potions causes the app to become unresponsive
We are actively working to resolve an issue where gameplay becomes unresponsive after using Potions.

Remotely viewing your Pokémon on Gyms causes them to lose their favorite status
We have identified a bug causing favorited Pokémon to become unfavorited when remotely viewing the Pokémon on a Gym. We'll resolve this issue in an upcoming update.

Red "Error" banner appears when interacting with Raid Battles
Some Trainers may experience a bug where they are unable to join or interact with a Raid Battle. Players may see a red error banner when experiencing this bug. Learn more

Dodging causes the battle to become unresponsive
We are actively working to resolve an issue where gameplay becomes unresponsive after dodging an attack during a battle.

I didn't receive the Defender bonus
We have received reports that Trainers haven't been able to collect their Defender bonus after the Gym update. Learn more.

Pokémon GO Plus accessory is unable to connect to your phone 
We are aware of an issue with the Pokémon GO Plus not being able to connect to some Android devices. We are working to resolve this problem.

I cannot see sponsored PokéStops or Gyms
Sponsored locations (branded PokéStops and Gyms created through partnership agreements with Niantic) are only available to Trainers ages 13 or over. Trainers under the age of 13 are not able to see or interact with sponsored locations.

The app is stuck on the loading screen (Android)
This may happen if our servers are experiencing a temporary issue. If the issue persists, please make sure your phone has the latest version of Pokémon GO and ensure that your phone has not restricted background data access for Google Play Services and Google Play Store. Learn how to turn on background data.

PokéCoins and premium items do not appear in my account
Please try the following steps if you’re having trouble seeing PokéCoins or premium items in your account:

  • Sign out and sign back into Pokémon GO. Open Pokémon GO, touch Main Menu > Settings and then select "Sign out."
  • If that does not resolve the issue, try powering off your device and restarting.

Trainer progress temporarily resets to Level 1
If it appears that your gameplay progress has been reset, please be assured that your gameplay progress has NOT been lost. You may have inadvertently created two Pokémon GO accounts: one account using Google and one using Pokémon Trainer Club. If you create an account with one login method and later attempt to use the other login method, a second account is created. Learn how to resolve this issue here.

Heavy battery use
Some devices may experience battery drain while playing Pokémon GO for prolonged periods of time. We are working on a solution.

My location is incorrect, unavailable, or jitters/drifts
We're constantly working to improve GPS accuracy and stability. In general, GPS accuracy largely depends on the device you're using and your signal/connection strength. To improve your device's location, please review the following settings:

  • Pokémon GO has location permissions enabled
  • Internet connectivity is enabled (3G, 4G, Wi-Fi)
  • Device location/GPS is enabled
  • Location/GPS set to high-accuracy mode