Popular location-based augmented reality game, "Pokémon GO," is suffering from a bug that is making it difficult to catch Pokémons by affecting the game's throw accuracy. Several users have reported that they are facing difficulty in throwing Poké Balls and in most cases the Pokémons are escaping.
The game recently received its big update, and since then many players have found their throws curving more often than before. However, the latest bug is making it more likely that Pokémons break free from Poké Balls that land on them. The game's developer Niantic also said that the glitch has been denying players of their experience bonuses with successful captures. The company told players to watch out for an inbound patch.
"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 posted on its Twitter account Thursday.
The game, which released on July 6 in the U.S. and later spread to Europe and other parts of the world, has become a global phenomenon. Some countries, including Brazil and India, are still waiting for the game's official launch.
"We have been hearing the feedback loud and clear about the removal of the Battery Saver mode on iOS devices. We had removed this feature as several users were experiencing it to be buggy, but we are fairly confident that a fix for this should roll out within the next several days," Niantic said.
Earlier this week, the developer company released a statement on its official Facebook page, after fans raised concerns about losing the step counter, also known as footprints, from the game following the update.
"Trainers, as many of you know, we recently made some changes to Pokémon GO. We have removed the '3-step' display in order to improve upon the underlying design. The original feature, although enjoyed by many, was also confusing and did not meet our underlying product goals. We will keep you posted as we strive to improve this feature," Niantic said in the statement.