[Update: In-game notifications broken] Pokemon Go : Notifications not working & broken bug reported by many players

Vaibhav Chawla Vaibhav Chawla Dec 22, 2021 Gaming, News

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on January 20, 2020) follows:

When it comes to the best-augmented reality mobile games, Pokemon Go definitely picks up the top spot. The game was launched in 2016 and since then it has been running strong. Over time many new elements and features have been added to the game which kept players lured to the game.

The success of the game can be measured in the amount of revenue it has generated for Niantic. In 2019, Pokemon Go generated revenue of $1.4 billion for Niantic. Pokemon Go is played by millions of players monthly & there is no doubt, Niantic tries to keep the game free of bugs.

Pokemon Go Buddy Adventure
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But still, some bugs keep plaguing the game. In the last few days, the notification issue is currently troubling the Pokemon Go players & they have taken the route of forums to express their concerns. Have a look at a few complaints down below.

Pokemon Go Notifications Bug

Pokemon Go Notifications Bug

Niantic has not addressed the issue officially yet, but we certainly hope that their team will look to resolve the issue at the earliest as many players did not get notifications for the January Community Day.

Apart from that, Niantic has also teased the Lunar New Year event in a series of tweets. Last year, the Lunar New Year event started on February 4, 2019, & stayed live until February 13, 2019. Well, observing these dates & looking at the tease, one can surely say, Pokemon Go Lunar New Year event is not far away.

Pokemon Go Buddy Adventure

For a quick refresher, the Pokemon Go Trade evolution is now available in the game. Under this new feature, Trading certain Pokemon will result in no Candy cost to evolve them. Pokemon including Kadabra, Machoke, Graveler, and Haunter are some Pokémon that can benefit from trade Evolution. You can get it more details by heading here.

Update 1 (December 22)

02:22 pm (IST): It appears that Pokemon Go notifications are once again broken. Many users have taken to Twitter and Reddit to report that they aren’t getting any notifications in-game for raid invitations and other events.

Havent been getting in game notifications. idk why nothing pop ups on the top of the screen when i get invited to a raid or a friendship bonus (Source)

@NianticHelp Since last week, I’ve not been getting Rocket Balloons each 6hrs, maybe 1 per day. Last few days I haven’t been getting raid invites either. Also, when my friendships level up, the XP rewards come hours later, long after eggs run out. Any ideas? Thanks. (Source)

Fix your game lol. I cant accept raid invites nor any rocket balloons appearing! (Source)

Fortunately, Niantic is already aware of the issue and has confirmed that they are investigating it.

We’re aware that some Trainers aren’t receiving in-app notifications such as raid invitations and our team is investigating it. Stay tuned to our Known Issues page (http://bit.ly/2N2d6fu) for updates. (Source)

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Vaibhav Chawla

An avid follower of the latest technology & gaming trends. Looks for positivity & happiness around. Follows the mantra "Work Hard & Play Hard." A sports enthusiast, and Federer fan. I believe in myself & currently enjoying the journey of life.