A Pokemon GO player has made a particularly creepy discovery on their in-game map, with a weird glitch affecting their player model.
- A new glitch found within Pokemon GO causes a player’s avatar to be replaced with a spooky non-textured disembodied head.
- Pokemon GO has a history of strange glitches, including deformed appearances of Pokemon and NPCs and erroneous information within the game’s data.
- While this glitch is clearly unintended, Pokemon GO has featured plenty of spooky and eerie in-game events as a part of its past Halloween festivities.
A Pokemon GO player has discovered a positively creepy glitch with the mobile game’s in-game map, replacing the player model with a spooky placeholder. The massively popular monster-catching mobile game has been no stranger to weird and unusual glitches within the game, often seeing Pokemon and other in-game NPCs taking on deformed appearances. From a giant floating face on Pokemon GO‘s map to strange alterations of the color palettes for different Pokemon, players have found plenty of wild and wacky glitches. Now, a new bug found in the game gives the player model a horrifying replacement.
Bugs and glitches within Pokemon GO have taken on many different forms, not always creating horrific replacements and disfigured images of Pokemon. Players have often seen glitches providing erroneous information about in-game Pokemon, claiming exclusive creatures like Reshiram to be hatched from an egg. At times, Pokemon GO glitches have even caused fake Gyms to spawn within the mobile game or replaced the battlefield with a zoomed-out view of the in-game map. One player has now discovered a new glitch in the game, causing the player to appear as a disembodied head.
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Reddit user cocolattte shared the ghastly glitch on the Pokemon GO subreddit, showing off the weirdly deformed player model they discovered within the game. Instead of the player’s usual Pokemon GO Trainer avatar walking around the map, a small disembodied head with no textures takes its place on the in-game map. The model appears to be a placeholder for a facial expression used elsewhere within the game, with clearly defined eyes and a mouth but lacking any colors or textures.
While the glitch discovered by the Reddit user was clearly not intended, Pokemon GO has often featured creepy and spooky events as a part of the game’s Halloween festivities. The October events typically feature new Ghost Pokemon added to the game to celebrate the spooky season, adding Greavard and Houndstone with 2023’s event. This year’s Halloween event also added the shiny form of Phantump to the game for the first time, allowing players to pick up the eerie black-and-white shiny. Players could also pick up a new in-game avatar pose during the event.
Pokemon GO‘s newest glitch comes as the beloved mobile game is gearing up for a busy start to 2024. Pokemon GO‘s ongoing “Timeless Travels” season has welcomed plenty of new Pokemon to the game, including the Hisuian forms of Pokemon Legends: Arceus‘ starter evolutions. January is also heavily speculated to be bringing more of Pokemon Sun & Moon‘s Ultra Beasts, with Stakataka and Blacephalon rumored to be coming to the game. Pokemon GO players look to have plenty in store to start 2024 and players can hope this creepy glitch doesn’t stick around.
After a test run via an April Fools’ joke on Google Maps, Pokemon GO was released to the public in the summer of 2016. The AR mobile app saw unparalleled success and continues to be one of the largest mobile games in the world, pulling in billions for developer Niantic.
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