How To Fix Pokémon Go’s Most Annoying Bug

by : Tom Percival on : 23 Jul 2016 12:17
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Pokémon Go has taken over the world, transforming everyone’s morning walk to work from a dull commute to an epic trek through the world of Kanto.


Unfortunately, the game has its fair share of glitches, although not beneficial ones like the rare candy cheat or Missingno. Instead, these are infuriating bugs that stop you from catching ’em all.

A common and super annoying problem is the game freezing just as you catch a pokémon, which causes you to lose the little pocket monster.


Thankfully though, there is a solution, Mic reports.


According to one Poké-fan on Twitter – if the game should freeze while you’re playing, all you have to do is ‘close the app completely’ then switch on airplane mode.

Then, when you restart the app and the screen says ‘No Internet Connectivity,’ switch airplane mode off.

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Hopefully, when you turn the app back on, the Pokémon you were in the middle of catching should be in your Poké bag.

Happy hunting Poké-maniacs!

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

Topics: Gaming


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