Pokemon GO Developer Acknowledges 3 Steps Glitch, Possibly Working On A Fix

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Pokemon GO developer Niantic Labs was hosting a Q/A panel recently at the San Diego Comic Con. The panel was also attended by a lot of the Pokemon GO fans and as expected, one of the question that was asked by the fans was regarding the infamous 3 steps bug that has yet to be patched by Niantic Labs.

In response to the fan’s question regarding the 3 steps bug, Niantic Labs CEO, John Hanke replied back that they are “aware of that one” and while he didn’t really directly confirm that they will release a fix for it, it is a relief to know that they are atleast working on it in some capacity.


If you still haven’t read much about the annoying glitch, the 3 steps bug results in every Pokemon in Pokemon GO being shown in the nearby section with three steps. When the game originally launched, the steps used to decrease each time the player gets closer to discovering the Pokemon. Now that the game is broken, the steps remain the same and the players have to rely on their instincts to catch the Pokemon.

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This glitch has proven to be a major hurdle for several Pokemon players and there could be a way to bypass it, but it won’t work for everybody.

Pokemon GO is available now for the Android and iOS. It was developed by Niantic Labs and published by Nintendo.

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The game has proven to be a smash hit for Nintendo and has created new record for the most downloaded app on the iOS store within a short time by getting more than 75 million downloads.

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