Occasionally, usually when I'm stuck watching the Pokeball of sadness during a server desync, I'll see some odd marks on the side of the screen that don't appear to do anything. What are they for?

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    I've seen those once before, but they did not do anything when I touched them. Time to do some investigation Jul 14, 2016 at 2:34

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The arrows on the side are indicators to turn you into the direction of the Pokemon.

Whilst it is used only in Augmented Reality (AR) mode, it appears a glitch has occurred in your screenshot and the indicator stayed even after you switched out of AR mode.

  • Actually, they didn't appear until it was clear that I was desynced from the server. I never use AR.
    – Ellesedil
    Jul 14, 2016 at 2:47
  • I can confirm that I have never had these come up in AR mode.
    – user106385
    Jul 14, 2016 at 5:08
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    @Timelord64 Try entering the catch screen in AR mode, aim at the Pokemon, then turn yourself 180 degrees.
    – aytimothy
    Jul 14, 2016 at 7:11
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    @Timelord64 they are indeed standard in AR mode when you're not looking at the pokemon.
    – Elva
    Jul 14, 2016 at 8:23
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    I never use AR mode and I get this bug sometimes as well.
    – Pyritie
    Jul 14, 2016 at 9:31

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