Reports indicate it’s impossible to catch a Raid Boss with the last Premier Ball

Premier Ball Pokemon GO
Premier Ball Pokemon GO

Trainers worldwide have reported a weird bug with the last Premier Ball — it’s impossible to catch any Raid Boss with the last Premier ball.

There are problems with verifying/disputing this bug, but for safety reasons, play as if you have one less Premier Ball.

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Niantic hasn’t given any official response to these reports, but the amount of reports is growing fast. Up to this date, no recorded reports of players actually catch a Raid Boss with the last ball were made.

It’s unclear what’s causing the issue, but the fact that only the last Premier Ball is affected is indicative of a desync happening between the Pokémon GO mobile client and Niantic’s servers.

Bugs like this are not unusual, especially in game play scenarios where the encounter ends after a fixed number of events occurs on the client (in this example, you run out of Premier Balls).

We’ve reached out to Niantic’s Support for further clarification.

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