Trainers, an issue affecting Trading has been fixed. Pokémon GO’s trading was disabled yesterday, following a bizarre incident of a Trainer obtaining 100 Lucky Pokémon in a row. Niantic was swift to disable the system all together and work through the (un)fortunate bug.
Trainers, trading is currently unavailable as we investigate an issue. We apologize for the inconvenience, and will continue to update here. Thank you for your patience.
— Niantic Support (@NianticHelp) January 20, 2022
Luckily, the team was super swift in fixing the issue, and Trading has since been re-enabled with a hefty compensation following along. Niantic has increased the max number of trades per day to 150. This increase will last until Jan 24 at 10am PST to make up for lost time trading and earning XL Candy.
Trainers, we’ve resolved the issue affecting trades and this feature is available again. We’ve increased the max number of trades per day to 150. This increase will last until Jan 24 at 10am PST to make up for lost time trading and earning XL Candy. Thank you for your patience.
— Niantic Support (@NianticHelp) January 21, 2022
We’re currently in the Season of Heritage, during which every Trade is a guaranteed way to obtain XL candy for a particular Pokémon. Although this doesn’t seem much, it’s an excellent way to offset those Pokémon GO Candy XL costs.
We’re happy to see this, and we think Niantic has done a good job with this compensation. Unfortunately, not a lot of Trainers are aware of the current Trading bonuses, which we hop this article will change a bit.