Niantic’s massively popular title, Pokemon Go, is going on strong even to this day. While the hype around the game has subsided in recent years, it has shown no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Even the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t able to put much of a dent in a game that is heavily focused on walking and outside interactions. Aiding this continued interest in Pokemon Go are the few gadgets or devices that have been released in the past few years. And one of these devices, the Gotcha Evolve, happens to be the subject of this guide. Why? Well, because like any other app or device, it also has some issues that players want addressed immediately. A major one at that is the issue where the Gotcha Evolve doesn’t seem to be catching Pokemon at all.
To be honest, we don’t really know what’s causing this issue. The reasons are too many, as it’s quite a common problem with such devices. But since these are specifically made for this purpose, having such issues basically negates a good half of their intended use. But is there a fix for this? Continue reading to find out!
Pokemon Go Gotcha Evolve not catching Pokemon: How to fix it
Players can try using the following workarounds to resolve this issue. Since these are not official fixes, there is no guarantee they will work, but they are still worth a shot.
Before trying other workarounds, we highly suggest you try restarting the device. It’s the simplest way to deal with issues such as this, so try it first. However, if the issue persists, then switch to another workaround.
Check basics –
You should also try checking the basics, as the cause could be as simple as the Evolve being out of charge. You should see to it that you have Pokemon notifications turned on in the Pokemon Go Plus menu and all the options are turned on. It has been reported that after an update, the device settings get turned off by default. Moreover, make sure you aren’t out of pokeballs, as this is one of the most common reasons for issues like this. And lastly, ensure that both Nearby Pokemon and Nearby Pokestop are selected in the Pokemon GO Plus menu.
Once done, head over to the Pokemon Go settings menu and select the Connected Devices and Services option. Now, select the Accessory Device option. Next, access the in-game map. Following these simple steps has fixed the issue for some players, so make sure to give it a try as well.
Make sure Auto-Catch is turned on –
If you are using the auto-catch feature, ensure that it is turned on. You can do that by going to the Gotcha Evolve screen, following which you just need to keep pressing and holding the Gotcha Evolve button till you see the green box with a tick inside. Additionally, if you have been manually catching Pokemon and are facing this issue, try switching to Auto-Catch. Also, do the opposite in case you had Auto-Catch on.
Update the device –
One of the reasons behind this issue could be that the Gotcha Evolve doesn’t have the latest firmware installed. So, if you happen to be behind on updates, we suggest you download and install the latest available update on the device ASAP. You can update via the Gotcha Evolve application.
Ensure that the device is connected –
Another reason why the Gotcha Evolve is not catching Pokemon could be that it is not connected to the Pokemon Go app. If it isn’t connected, then what you need to do is:
- Launch the Pokemon Go app and go to the main menu.
- From there, get to Settings > Pokemon GO Plus.
- Now press the red button on your Gotcha Evolve so that the device can become discoverable.
- Next, find the device under the Available Devices list of the PoGo App, and accept the Bluetooth pairing message.
Well, we certainly hope that these few workarounds were helpful in dealing with this issue. And by the way, if you are looking to catch the Shiny Greninja in PoGo, check out this guide. And, as always, don’t forget to follow DigiStatement for more guides like this. Also read: Pokemon Go Nearby Badge: What is it?