Pokemon Go 'Hisuian Growlithe' showing fewer points than it should in PokeStop Showcases, issue acknowledged

Pokemon Go players are reporting that their Hisuian Growlithe is showing fewer points in PokeStops, rendering them unable to rank on the Showcase leaderboard.

Players have taken to social media to share their experiences with the issue and to request for a potential fix.

Pokemon Go Hisuian Growlithe fewer points

please explain why my Growlithe, which is rated at 806 points, is ranked 2nd in a Showcase (reflecting 706 points) behind a growlithe that is valued at only 760 points? (Source)

The growlithe pokestop doesn’t show the correct points of the pokemon. Can you fix it so it shows the proper values. My 1016 is in but shows as 886 (Source)

Niantic recently launched the ‘Routes’ update and added many new features to the game.

Unfortunately, the fan-favorite fluff ball, the Hisuian variant of Growlithe, has fallen victim to an absurd bug following the update, causing some major issues for players.

According to player reports (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), the points shown in the PokeStops for their Hisuian Growlithe don’t match with the leaderboards.

Players report that, despite their Growlith having more points than leaders on the Showcase boards, they are not getting featured. They believe the issue is with the PokeStops.

The Growlith point count is different in the inventory than the PokeStop. In most instances, the PokeStop is allegedly lowering the count compared to the value in the player inventory.

Official acknowledgment

As reports continue to accumulate, Niantic’s official support has issued a statement, assuring players that they are working diligently to resolve the issue.

Thanks for reaching out, Jack. Our team is currently investigating the error where Hisuian Growlithe in PokéStop Showcases are showing different points. Please stay tuned to our official channels for any updates on this. ^LN (Source)

We will monitor the situation and provide an update if there are any further developments on the matter.

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