Pokemon Go has an egg glitch, but it could get you banned

Unhatched egg plus gym defense equals something you may not want to do.


If you are an avid Pokemon Go player, you may have noticed something strange when you come upon your local gym. It just might be defended by an unhatched Pokemon Egg.

"But that's not possible," you might say. "How does that work?" The truth is that it shouldn't. It's a glitch and an exploit, but it makes the gym so it cannot be defeated because an egg has no attached attack or defense. And while it makes the gym a fortress for your team, it also allows other players on your team to stable their Pokemon there, racking up Defender bonuses each day.

Given how Niantic hates cheating or exploits in any form. it seems likely that anyone caught using it could get banned. And even if you didn't lay the egg, dropping a Pokemon in to benefit from the extra dust and coin could also get you banned. So you are warned: Don't take advantage of it in any way. Wait until the fix is released then laugh at those that get banned because they were silly enough to try to capitalize on it.

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    August 15, 2016 11:52 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Pokemon Go has an egg glitch, but it could get you banned

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      August 15, 2016 12:08 PM

      You're missing words from at least two sentences in that article, and don't isn't spelled with a semi-colon.

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      August 15, 2016 12:34 PM

      That explains why I'm so bored at work today http://chattypics.com/files/iPhoneUpload_4nvxa0ob6a.jpg

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        August 15, 2016 2:06 PM

        Also, I just realized, as far as the eye can see in Manhattan, this egg glitch has taken over.

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      August 15, 2016 1:44 PM

      What about people that havent yet read this, and may never hear about it? They'll do it, not realizing its an exploit, and theyre going to be banned and not even know why

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        August 15, 2016 2:06 PM

        They should know that you can't man a gym with an egg. It seems logical, right? If you saw it, wouldn't you say, "Man, that's fucked up?" But then logic and certain types of gamers don't always go hand-in-hand.

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          August 15, 2016 2:10 PM

          Like the screenshot posted, it just shows a blank slot and the word "egg" instead of the pokemon's name. I would think it's probably a glitch on the server which either isn't displaying correct information, or hasn't loaded yet. and really, with the problems they've had since released, I wouldn't imagine anything else besides that. If I added my own pokemon and it didn't throw up a warning, I wouldn't think anything of it and moved on.

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