[Update: Sept. 1] Pokémon GO lag, freezing, & slow animations acknowledged, issue under investigation
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on June 16, 2021) follows:
Niantic’s augmented reality mobile game Pokémon GO took the world by storm in 2016 at the time of its launch gaining immense popularity in a short period of time. It was one of the first augmented reality mobile games.
At that time everyone was talking about Pokémon GO, and though Pokémon GO isn’t as popular as it was during that period, it still is hugely popular and has a number of loyal users that are hooked to it to this day.
Well, it looks like Niantic isn’t doing a fine job looking after Pokémon GO and its loyal users as it once used to.
For some time, users have been reporting facing lags, freezes and quite a number of bugs in the game.
On my phone (Samsung Galaxy Note 9) I have noticed an extreme amount of lag going into the game and trying to catch pokemon. Some pokemon don’t lag as much to catch like slowpokes, but some lag a ton to catch, like sentrets. Is this just me or is PoGo lagging for everybody? I have tried clearing cache and uninstalling and reinstalling
@NianticHelp please fix the lag and other issues with the new update. It’s unplayable after a few minutes. Try to make the game faster, not slower
The number of users reporting facing lags at particular moments in the game has grown quite high after a recent update.
Niantic has acknowledged all these issues and its engineering team has started investigating all these issues and has promised to resolve them soon.
We are hopeful that Niantic will soon resolve all the issues in an upcoming update, we will keep following the matter and keep you updated. You can also track all the developments in our dedicated tracker.
Update 1 (June 16, 2022)
Fortunately, Niantic support has acknowledged the issue and said that they are investigating it. However, they did not provide any ETA for the fix.
Trainers, we’re investigating an issue that may be causing GO Battle League and other features to lag or freeze. We apologize for the inconvenience, and will update here when we have more information. (Source)
Update 2 (September 1, 2022)
@NianticHelp What’s up with all the lag the last couple of days? Trying to click on a gym it takes a good 20-30 secs for it to show what’s inside. Also, some gyms you can’t even fight because of the mons being clumped together with a giant bright light or ball (Source)
@NianticHelp There is an issue after tapping on a gym, it takes an eternity to access any gym. (Source)
@NianticHelp @PokemonGoApp App freezes everytime I tap on the gym. The avatar will also disappear. Please resolve this soon. (Source)
Luckily, Niantic support has acknowledged the issue and said that they are currently investigating it. However, they did not provide any ETA for the fix.
Hi there, Trainer! We’re aware of the issue where the app freezes while trying to access a Gym. Our team is looking into it and will be able to provide a fix for this soon. Please stay tuned to our official channels! ^SH (Source)
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