Pokémon Go: Here are 7 Common Issues and Fixes You Might Face

By Abhinaya Prabhu

    It will not be an exaggeration to say that the augmented reality game, Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm. Already, millions of people have started playing the game from Nintendo.

    Pokémon Go: Here are 7 Common Issues and Fixes You Might Face

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    However, many Pokémon Go players are facing problems while they are playing the game. Especially, there are issues when they are trying to catch the Pokémons.

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    You might have also experienced some issues when you are playing the Pokémon Go game and you could be looking out for solutions or fixes for the same. In that case, you can go through the slider below and get the issues sorted out.

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    Can't connect to the Pokémon Go server

    This is the most common problem faced by the Pokémon Go players. If the service goes down, the players can't play the game. Obviously, this is due to the popularity of the game. When a huge number of players connect to the Pokémon Go servers, these will fail to function properly. You can check the Pokémon Go service status page to know how the servers are actually performing.

    “GPS signal not found” error pops up

    Pokémon Go uses GPS to track your movement and the app must have a connection to the GPS features in your smartphone to know where you are. Sometimes, the game might show "GPS signal not found" error before it gets connected. If you get this message, ensure that the location settings on your handset are turned on.

    Pokémon Go doesn't open

    If the Pokémon Go app doesn't open, you can try restarting the smartphone and then open the app. Even then, if the app is not opening, there could be server issues. In case, the services are fine, then you must have to update the app. If you are still facing the same issue, you must save the data to the cloud and uninstall and reinstall Pokémon Go. Relaunch the app and it should work fine without losing the progress.

    Pokémon Go displays a spinning Pokéball

    In case you see a spinning Pokéball at the top left corner of the app, them it indicates that the app is trying to reach the Pokémon Go servers.

    Incense and Lure Modules fail to work

    If Incense or Lure Modules fail to work, you need to try adjusting the smartphone's time to the network time. It is the time that your mobile network sets and so it will help fix the issue with the Lure Modules and Incense.

    Pokémon trainer doesn't move

    As you walk about, the Pokémon trainer should move around the map, but at times you might find that the trainer is stuck and simply walk on the same spot. In case the Pokémon trainer does not move, you cannot open any menu option. This points out that the app has crashed and you need to restart the same.

    Pokémon Go freezes when you try catching a Pokémon

    Sometimes, Pokémon Go might freeze when you try catching a Pokémon. This could be frustrating if you are trying to catch one after a long time. In case the app is not responding, you can open any menu and the Pokéball you have thrown will stop spinning. You can turn off and turn on the data connection to check if it is working fine. If it doesn't help, you need to restart the app.

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