Niantic as acknowledged a bug that impacts catch rates in Pokemon Go, assuring players that a fix is in the works.
A number of Pokemon Go players - myself included - have voiced concerns over what appeared to be a decreased catch rate in Pokemon Go since the most recent patch. Weak Pokemon are breaking free more frequently, and players are no longer receiving XP bonuses for Nice, Great, and Excellent throws. Niantic has addressed the issue on Twitter, assuring players that it is working on a fix.
"Trainers, a new bug affecting throw accuracy increases the odds of escape and omits the XP bonus," the tweet reads. "We are working on a fix, stay tuned..."
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 (@PokemonGoApp) August 4, 2016
This isn't the only complaint stemming from the recent update. Niantic also disabled tracking following the "three step glitch," also making the decision to have third-party tracking sites like PokeVision shut down. In addition, a number of Legendary Pokemon have been spotted in gyms by other players, , which Niantic indicated was done accidentally and has since removed from the accounts in order to "preserve the game's integrity and as a measure of fairness."