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Why Are Pokemon GO Balloons Not Showing Up: Known Fixes

Confused as to why Pokemon GO Balloons aren't showing up? Don't worry—you aren't the only one.
Confused as to why Pokemon GO Balloons aren't showing up? Don't worry—you aren't the only one. / Niantic Labs

Confused as to why Pokemon GO Balloons aren't showing up? Don't worry—you aren't the only one.

Niantic Labs announced that they would be disabling all encounters with Team GO Rocket indefinitely via their Support Twitter page late on Friday, April 9. According to Niantic, the encounters were removed due to an ongoing investigation into what could be assumed as prevalent and/or reoccurring errors. The developer committed to keeping its followers updated via the profile should any other information surface and apologized "for any inconvenience."

Pokemon GO Balloons Not Showing Up

Niantic neglected to identify the exact issues that resulted in the need for the suspension of the feature. However, several trainers have already suspected it may be due to balloons not appearing and the game freezing up when players attempt to use their Rocket Radar.

Trainers, of course were not thrilled with this news. While a good portion took the announcement gracefully, the replies to the announcement were peppered with frustrated voices.

There is no word on when trainers can expect to see Team Go Rocket again. According to the latest official reply to the announcement, Niantic explained that "we do not have much information about when the Team GO Rocket encounters will be back." It encouraged players to keep up with the account and thanked them for their patience.