The Unexpected Pokemon Go Glitch: A Rock Blocking the View

A detailed description of a new visual glitch that has gained attention from Pokemon Go players. This glitch features a rock from the game's background blocking the view of a wild Pokemon during player encounters.

A rather peculiar mishap has been noticed by a Pokemon Go player. The player stumbled upon a visual glitch during game play. This glitch resulted in a rock from the backdrop blocking the sight of a wild Pokemon.

In Pokemon Go, once players encounter Pokemon, they get transported to a mini arena. The design of this arena is heavily drawn from the player's current real-world location. Once in this arena, the players get an opportunity to catch the encountered Pokemon.

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The stages in the encounter arena are usually minimalistic and are created to match the aesthetic of the environment where the Pokemon was encountered. This design approach is similar to that of the battle arenas from PS1-era JRPGs. The design also takes into consideration the wide range of devices and their varying hardware capabilities on which Pokemon Go is played.

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Pokemon Go has had its share of bugs and glitches, many of which are connected to the game's visuals. Most of the glitches are related to the Pokemon or the human trainers. However, in a change of pattern, a new glitch has been identified forcing elements of the backdrop to abruptly appear in the game.

A glitch of this sort came to light after a game player reported an incident. While trying to catch a wild Pokemon, the player noticed a rock from the backdrop appearing at the front of the game screen, obstructing the view of the target Pokemon.

Despite the rock blocking the Pokemon's image, the player reported that he was still able to capture the Pokemon. This suggests that although the glitch is a visual obstruction, it does not affect the functionality of the game.

The incident has sparked light-hearted comments and jokes from the Pokemon Go community. 'Gotta use Rock Smash, just like the old days,' one player joked on noticing the anomaly. 'I like that boulder; that is a nice boulder.' another expressed.

It is intriguing how the game continues to surprise its players with unique glitches. 'It never ceases to amaze me how this game breaks stuff I didn’t even know could break,' one player commented, referring to the various Pokemon Go glitches that spring up every now and again.

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The glitch, however, has not been welcomed with open arms by everyone. 'Oh no. If this is some sort of gimmick to force AR exploration to look around the rock even when you're not using your camera, I'm out,' one player expressed their dissatisfaction. But for some, it only added the element of fun. 'Had the same issue trying to catch a Corphish the other day, but at least it let me make a bad joke to my friends about rock lobsters.'

This glitch seems harmless as it does not interrupt the process of catching Pokemon. Even with the rock at the front of the screen, one can still view the Pokemon's name and CP along with the catch circle. The developers need to address this issue before it resembles an invasion by Onix and Geodude.

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