Team GO Rocket’s Grunts, Leaders, and Balloons have been disabled for a while as Niantic is working to address the issues that cause occasional game crashes. BrandonTan, considered by many to be the number one player on Pokémon GO, reached out to Niantic Labs on Twitter for comment.
Niantic support responded, but their response has not given any information on the return date of our beloved villains:
We understand what you want to convey, Brandon. Our team continues to investigate the issue with Team GO Rocket. Unfortunately, we have no information to share at this time. Stay tuned to our official channel for more updates. Your patience is appreciated, thank you! ^ RD
– Niantic Support (@NianticHelp) April 18, 2021
We haven’t had as many problems with TGR encounters, or at least not to a degree that renders this feature useless, but Niantic thinks otherwise. The official Known issues The page describes the problems as follows:
Team GO Rocket Grunt encounters sometimes cause the game to freeze.
Description of the problem: Sometimes when a trainer starts a battle with Team GO Rocket, the game freezes and stops responding. This issue has been mitigated by temporarily removing Team GO Rocket encounters until it can be resolved.
Problem status: Doing research
The no-news scenario for TGR’s return date is unfortunate, as many of the Level 45 and 50 tasks require TGR to be available in-game. Players have raised concerns about these delays, but not much can be done about it.
We expect Niantic to find out what the underlying issue is and provide an update (or fix) in the next few days. Until then, we have the Sustainability Week Event to look forward to and hopefully an event announcement soon taking place in May.
Stay tuned for updates!
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