Some Pokemon are Transforming into Another Pokemon Without Warning, Might be a Bug

We have a situation in Pokemon Go where some Pokemon are changing from one species to another during the 30 minute “spawn window”.

The players thought that this change was because of the “weather spawns” and the change of the species of the Pokemon was due to the weather change. But, it seems like the weather feature is not the cause of this issue and not everyone has this “bug.” Here is what happens as reported on TSR on Reddit:

  • Slakoth > Spoink
  • Unown > Zigzagoon
  • Slakoth > Gulpin

Both common and uncommon Pokemon are affected by the changes. Pokemon like Ralts, Unown, Slakoth, and Venonat suddenly transforming into another Pokemon without warning. Half of the players think that this is the way Niantic is fighting back against the trackers, but this change became bigger and bigger, affecting many Pokemon. It would be quite frustrating to see an Unown on the screen, only for it to become a Zigzagoon before you are able to catch it.

We do not have an official statement about these unusual transformations, but we think that this is a bug. We just hope it would get fixed before all of the players become affected.

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Dejan Kacurov

Hey there, I'm Dejan! Let me take you through my life, where family, gaming, and CrossFit play prominent roles. Since day one, I've been surrounded by the love and support of my family. Growing up, every moment spent with my parents and siblings was filled with warmth and laughter, creating memories I hold dear. As a parent now, I've experienced a whole new level of love and responsibility. My two wonderful kids bring endless joy and a sense of purpose to my life. In the digital realm, I found my passion - gaming. Whether I'm conquering the world of Apex Legends or embarking on adventures in Pokemon Go, gaming fuels my sense of adventure and competition. Beyond the virtual world, I discovered the exhilaration of CrossFit. The challenging workouts, camaraderie with fellow fitness enthusiasts, and constant drive to push my limits have become an integral part of my life. Balancing family time, gaming, and CrossFit has been a journey of self-discovery. Each passion complements the other, bringing fulfillment and joy to my daily routine.

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