Plenty of players have been losing their shit lately at Pokemon GO, and for a very good reason: Pokemon are harder to catch. On top of that, they don’t spawn quite as often, and that’s just the tip of a very, very broken iceberg.
Fortunately, there’s some good news. If Pokemon are fleeing from you more often, it’s because of a bug.
Niantic tweeted out earlier this morning that a new bug has been making it more likely that Pokemon will bugger off into the wild grass instead of, y’know, getting into the damn Pokeball where they belong. The bug has also been impacting the accuracy of Pokeball throws, but fortunately a fix is on the way.
Trainers, a new bug affecting throw accuracy increases the odds of escape and omits the XP bonus. We are working on a fix, stay tuned…
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 4, 2016
It’s one of the game’s many bugs, though, but it’s at least nice to know that someone is working on a fix. As to when that’ll finally be rolled out, that’s another matter entirely.