Hello, fellow trainers. I am currently facing a problem with the Go Battle League.
Over the last two days, I have had massive lag issues in the Go Battle League (but not during any other part of gameplay). I usually start the battle with a Powder Snow/Ice Punch Alolan Sandslash, and at that point, everything works fine, even though the game shows a “weak connectivity” message. But as soon as i switch to my Dragon Breath Gyarados, many of my taps don’t register, causing me to charge up slower and deal far less damage than i should. Even when Crunch is finally charged up, i have to tap for over a second to actually fire it, which can happen with a slower fast move like Waterfall, but not a really quick one like Dragon Breath.
When the opponent uses a charge move, the timer flips between numbers constantly, but is still counting down overall.
The game shows a “weak connectivity” message even though my phone is connected to my WLAN network at home and the internet connection itself is working fine. There is no lag while catching Pokemon or during team leader battles. Changing to the mobile connection does not make a difference. This also occurs during individual PVP battles.
My Dragon Breath Dragonite faces the same issue.
I am really not motivated to do any more battles in the Go Battle League until this issue is fixed, i have lost 4 battles in a row which, judging by the opponent’s team composition and previous experiences, i would have easily won. I have already filed a report to niantic using the in-game Chatbot.
Pokemon Go version is 0.165.2-G. The google play store does not offer any newer version thus far. I did not switch phones, and as far as i recall, there was no major update to the firmware either. One other player in the local discord group reported similar issues, but others did not.
It’s already 11 pm over here, i will only be able to respond in about 18 hours from now.