Roughly a month after Pinap Berries were added to Pokemon GO, developer Niantic admitted that the new item is not working correctly when used in the game. The latest news comes after several players complained about the malfunction, which the game maker attributed to a bug. Niantic revealed that the error specifically keeps players from seeing the correct amount of Pokemon candy awarded after using a Pinap Berry.
We can recall that Niantic added Pinap Berries to the game alongside Nanab Berries and 80 new Pokemon from the Johto region during its Gen 2 update last month. The former berry is supposed to double the normal amount of candies players would get after successfully catching a Pokemon. However, in the past couple of weeks, players noticed that they’re still receiving the standard amount of candies. This is the case even after feeding any Pokemon with a Pinap Berry.
According to GameRant, Niantic confirmed that those players who use the said berry prior to capturing a Pokemon will be awarded the correct amount of candy. However, the game is not correctly displaying it as such because of what it called a “typographical error.” The bug changes the text displayed on the capture screen, although the developer assured it does not affect the overall inventory system.
This means even though the screen displays the standard amount of candy, instead of double, players’ inventories should still contain the correct amount. Niantic also noted on its support page that they are already working on a fix for the capture screen issue.
“Please note that while the app displays the incorrect number of Candy on the screen following a successful capture, the correct number of Candy is actually added to your inventory.”
Pokemon GO Bugs
While this is just a minor problem, the bug might have urged players to believe that Pinap Berries are useless. Those who were farming for candies but assumed that Pinap berries are useless might have already gotten rid of them. This would make room for more useful items in their inventory. Still, this is nothing compared to previous Pokemon GO bugs experienced before. GPS drifting glitch is one such example which has given a headache to Pokemon players.
Previous reports noted that it causes players’ character to move on its own. In some instances, the glitch also causes the character to appear in a location away from the player’s actual spot. This makes the game unplayable and causes a real headache to unlucky players. Niantic said that they’re already working to improve the GPS accuracy and stability. But those who’ve been experiencing this glitch can improve their device’s location for the meantime, by reviewing the following settings:
- Pokemon GO has location permissions enabled
- Internet connectivity is enabled (3G, 4G, Wi-Fi)
- Device location/GPS is enabled
- Location/GPS set to high-accuracy mode