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Pokemon Go Shiny Pokemon Disappearing from Players’ Account

It seems that Pokemon GO players are dealing with yet another bug/glitch in the game. This specific bug/glitch apparently makes the Shiny Pokemon disappear from your Pokemon list and PokeDex.

One player reported that she had a Regular and Shiny form Pokemon (in her case she lost Gyarados), which have now disappeared like she never even had them. There are other reports that this happened with other Pokemon too, Mudkip, Skarmory, and many more.

Here are some more reports from players who commented on the thread:

I swearrrrr I had a shiny skarmony but it’s gone now. Also in my pokedex it says I had a shiny (regular and galarian) meowth and never caught that

The same happened with my daughter’s too. She had a shiny Vermouth and it is now gone.. kicker is she hasn’t played in a few months and when she went through them it was gone. Niantic wouldn’t replace it.

Wow. I thought I was going crazy. A couple months ago my shiny machop disappeared. I just thought maybe I transferred by accident but I swore I hadn’t because it was a favorite.

Same thing happened to a buddy of mine. He put a 4* rhyperior in a gym and a few days later he got the notification it had been kicked out and he got the coins but it never came back to him. It just disappeared

We currently have over 500 Shiny Pokemon available in the game, which is a big number, but not enough, since it is so hard to find them as either wild spawns or hatches from eggs.

This bug that makes them disappear is making the situation worse than it is already.

We’ve never seen anything like this before, and we do believe that Niantic and Pokemon Go can’t really help or solve the situation as they don’t have any data about players’ Pokedex. We advise you to open the game and check on your beloved Shinies.

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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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