An issue identified to be a cause of a bug is causing two Pokemon, Skrelp and Clauncher, to become invisible.
Announcing the glitch is developer Niantic who claims that the issue makes the said Pokemon to become unseen from an overworld perspective. Consequently, due to the bug, it makes encounter with the any of the water Pokemon duo to be far from possible.
The Pokemon GO dev was quick to investigate over the matter. Eventually, finding out that it is mostly prevalent among users who still cling to the game’s older version. That is, any version before 0.205.0.
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
With the root of the problem known, it makes updating the app an easy fix to the issue. Which is as simple as heading to either the App Store or Google Play Store and prompting the update from there.
Skrelp and Clauncher were recent additions to Pokemon GO via the recent Rival Week. Both were part of the 6th generation Pokemon, hailing from 3DS’s Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, respectively.
April has been a busy month for Pokemon GO, where it sees a series of events, including the aforementioned Rival Week. Next on the mobile game’s upcoming event is the Friendship Day Event on April 24th, 2021.
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