Since I updated 2 days ago none of my Pokémon will evolve Scyther, Anorith, Caterpie just to name a few. I deleted the app and reinstalled it that didn’t help! And yes, they are all ready to evolve! When I hit the evolve button it takes me back to the Pokémon screen!


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This is a UI bug that I have experienced myself. Essentially, the exit button slightly overlaps the evolve button. As a result, trying to evolve a Pokémon will exit the screen rather than evolving.

The following are solutions to get past this bug:

  • Press the far left side of the evolve button (credits to @Amy B)
  • Scroll until the evolve button is no longer parallel with the exit button.
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    It's a "UI Bug" in that it was introduced by the devs to stop accidental evolutions/new moves. Nobody wins, the way it's designed.
    – Andrew Fan
    Commented Apr 8, 2019 at 0:25
  • Great thanks and can I get rid of said U bug?
    – nee bug
    Commented Apr 8, 2019 at 1:49
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    @neebug unfortunately when it comes to bugs, we just gotta wait until Niantic patches it Commented Apr 8, 2019 at 1:50
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    I have noticed that tapping the far left of the evolve button tends to get past the exit button.
    – Amy B
    Commented Apr 11, 2019 at 12:53

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