So, this day I caught Raticate, Goldeen, and Grimer. But after I caught them all, they're suddenly change to completely different Pokemon.

My Raticate turns into Exeggcute, Goldeen into Spearow, and Grimer into Ratatta. Is this a glitch from new update?

  • 2
    If it happened, then probably yes, but that seems like a very unlikely thing to happen.
    – Dragonrage
    Commented Aug 2, 2016 at 0:41
  • @Dragonrage Yeah, and Grimer is not registered on my pokedex yet, when finally caught it, it turns into another Ratatta
    – JTR
    Commented Aug 2, 2016 at 0:48
  • 1
    And, just when I thought Niantic couldn't mess up worse then they already had. I didn't hear of this happening prior to the update, nor did I experience it myself, so I would suggest opening a ticket with their support, or reporting it to them.
    – Dragonrage
    Commented Aug 2, 2016 at 0:52
  • @Dragonrage Well, I think this happening after the updates, before I updated, all okay when I caught pokemon
    – JTR
    Commented Aug 2, 2016 at 1:01
  • Downvote? What's wrong with my question?
    – JTR
    Commented Aug 2, 2016 at 2:38

1 Answer 1


This appears to be a bug in the current version (see this german blog). It's not said, wheter only iOS or Android is affected, but for a small amount of players it is possible that they can get a different (also the legendary Arctuino) Pokémon than they caught. Niantic should have fixed this and removed the wrongly distributed Arctuino from the accounts. To now there is no known trigger of the effect.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .