Sep 20 2017 - 6:41 pm

Niantic patches out Pokémon Go's eye bug

Dozens of Pokémon no longer have glassy eyes.
Gaming Writer
Screengrab via Niantic/YouTube Fair Use

Niantic has finally patched out a problem plaguing Pokémon Go for months: glassy eyes that made some Pokémon look like they'd just risen from the dead. Now, the shiny eye textures have been fixed on over a dozen Pokémon.


For a few months now, Pokémon Go fans have complained about "shiny" and "glassy-eyed" eyes on Pokémon (ComicBooks.com even compared the bug to zombie eyes). That feature has since been taken out, thanks to "Minor Texture Fixes" on Niantic's part, r/TheSilphRoad reports.

The bug was originally introduced in July, mostly affecting Pokémon with ovular eyes. Here's the full list of Pokémon fixed:

  • Bayleef
  • Bulbasaur
  • Charmander
  • Charmeleon
  • Dragonite
  • Eevee
  • Feraligatr
  • Ivysaur
  • Kangaskhan
  • Lapras
  • Meganium
  • Miltank
  • Natu
  • Politoed
  • Poliwag
  • Porygon
  • Totodile
  • Tyrogue
  • Venusaur

Not every eye texture has been fixed inside the game, however. Trainer u/LightningLionNG reports that Oastar has cloudy eyes, and claims both Golem and Blastoise still have the shiny-eyed bug. Niantic may have more bug fixes on the way for these Pokémon, but for now, it remains unclear if these minor glitches will continue to affect Pokémon Go.

H/T ComicBooks.com

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