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Pokémon Go’s latest big bug is getting patched — with rewards for all

Can’t catch that Raid boss? It’s not just you

trying to catch an articuno in pokemon go Niantic/The Pokémon Company

Niantic will fix a widespread issue with Pokémon Go, which causes players to automatically miss their last chance to catch a Raid Battle boss Pokémon.

An update to the game’s support site acknowledges the issue: the final Premier Ball offered to players who successfully beat a Raid Boss in battle automatically fails to capture them due to a bug.

“We are actively working to resolve an issue where the Raid Boss always breaks free from the last Premier Ball available,” the developer said alongside a description of the bug.

Premier Balls are the special type of Poké Ball exclusive to the multiplayer Raid Battle mode. Players have a limited number to use on the Boss Pokémon at a battle’s end — and these include the new legendary Pokémon, which are especially rare and difficult to capture.

Players first saw the bug earlier this week, with members of The Silph Road community reporting that their last Premier Ball always broke without fail. This greatly reduced their odds to catch Pokémon in a mode where every opportunity counts.

You can see that in action around the eight-minute mark in the video below.

To make amends, Niantic is offering an extra Premier Ball to all trainers at the end of a Raid Battle. This gives trainers one more chance to catch those bosses and legendaries.

For more on how to take down a boss during a Raid Battles, check out our guide.

Correction: The number of Premier Balls available at the end of a Raid Battle varies. The story above has been updated to reflect this.

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