In a strange but explicable move, Pokemon Go trading has been turned off by Niantic as of 13 hours ago. Why? Because trades in Pokemon Go were all turning lucky, as shown by this post on Reddit. An enterprising user named /u/AndKrem traded 100 Pokemon and they all turned lucky, which requires half as much stardust (compare to regular Pokemon) to power up. Having 100 of those sounds great for /u/AndKrem, but not great for everyone else in the Pokemon Go trading community.
In a tweet posted by Niantic Support, they stated that trading "is currently unavailable as we investigate this issue." The tweet then continues by saying that they will update their Pokemon Go trading community once the issue is presumably sorted out.
Currently there's a Power Plant event that started yesterday and will continue until February 1, 2022, so the timing on this whole Pokemon Go trading issue is pretty bad. Basically, during the event players are apparently guaranteed XL during each trade, so some are peeved that trading is down right now. Still, there's not much Niantic can do about it until the issue is fixed, so players are going to have to hold tight until the lucky glitch/bug is resolved.
Users are also complaining that this is fixed immediately while other bugs and issues have lingered in the game for years, but the moment players receive a bug/glitch in their favor Niantic immediately fixes it. Ironic, but hey, at least /u/AndKrem will hopefully keep their lucky Pokemon... right?
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