Amidst all the drama Pokémon GO developer Niantic has found itself in over their recent patch and the decision to shut down third party Pokémon tracking services like Pokévision comes a “fun” new glitch.
Going after that Growlithe? By the time it shows up in your Pokédex after you catch it, it might turn into a Pidgey.
Reddit user even-worse has shared a clip that shows their efforts to catch a Poliwag only to see it change to a Rattata immediately after it’s caught. Here’s the clip in question.
Niantic hasn’t responded to the reports of this glitch. Anecdotally, I haven’t seen this one yet, and I’ve played quite a bit since the new update went live.
However, other Reddit users are reporting that this is happening to them, too. The_Number_13 says it best with this:
This happened to me earlier today. I caught a weedle and it ended up being an electabuzz…. I never thought I’d be excited about catching weedles ever.
Has this happened to any of you?