THE NEW Pokemon Go event is in full swing, however, the latest update to the game on Android and Apple devices appears to have also caused some major issues.
A new problem has been flagged regarding one of the best bonuses provided by the new Pokemon Go event, allowing players to put down lure modules that last for hours.
Unfortunately, Trainers have found that after placing a lure down, they were unable to spin or catch anything in the immediate area.
This is a huge problem for those who recently downloaded the Pokemon Go update as it essentially locks you out of your chosen area for up to six hours.
“The same thing is happening to me and my friend. We both put down lures and can’t catch anything now,” one affected fan wrote.
“Seems like it’s a soft ban since we were able to get around it by spinning a stop 40 times, but it banned us right after again.”
Niantic have now provided more Pokemon Go news on the subject, confirming that they have put in place new changes which should mean players will no longer be hit by the same issue.
“We have received several reports over the last few hours from Trainers claiming they’ve experienced issues trying to collect items from PokeStops or catch Pokemon this evening.
“After investigating further, we’ve implemented some changes that should further prevent this from occurring, and we believe that this issue has been fixed.
“We will continue to monitor the information available to us and react accordingly should any additional issues arise.
“Thanks again for remaining patient and bringing these issues to our attention both here on Reddit and over on our other social media channels.
“Grass-type Pokémon should be currently appearing more frequently as you explore the world around you and your Lure Modules should be lasting 6 hours.
“These Pokemon will return to their normal habitats and Lure Modules will revert back to 30 minutes on May 8, 2017 PDT.”
Fans have also been left disappointed by the news that no new Shinies have been found yet in the game.
So far, no new shiny Pokemon Go special have been found in the wild and with so many people playing, it seems unlikely that not a single report would have made it onto the internet.
Trainers were hoping that Bulbasaur would be the Pocket Monster of choice.
Predicting a repeat of the Water Festival, players were expecting the plucky gen 1 starter to be the chosen Pokemon, having been featured on the official Niantic Worldwide Bloom post – much like Magikarp was for the Water Festival.
There is still time for something to be activated later today, however, this new Pokemon Go event is much shorter than previous ones.