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2.32 Known Bugs | November 4th, 2015

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This thread contains a collection known bugs in version 2.32 of the Pokémon TCG Online. These issues have been logged into the bug tracking database and will be resolved by the development team in order of severity.


If you have encountered an issue that does not appear in this thread, please report the it via the Report a Game Bug area of the forums, or the Pokémon Support Portal.

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Last updated: December 15, 2015


  • General: Attacks with a "push" effect play an animation that hits the opponent's Benched Pokémon, rather than the opponent's Active Pokémon.
  • Aromatisse (BKT #106): A negative status indicator is not placed on a Pokémon affected by the Heavy Perfume attack.
  • Audino (BCR #126): Several graphical issues occur when using the Busybody Ability while playing Audino from the hand.
  • Champions Festival (PR #BW95): In the Match Results window, all damage healed with this card is counted on the side of the player who played it.
  • Clefable (HS #3): Cards returned to the player's hand via the Fairy Power attack are revealed to the opponent upside down.
  • Crushing Hammer (EPO #92): In the Portuguese client, this card's flavor text and the general Item Card description are swapped.
  • Dedenne (FFI #34): The attacks on this card are displayed in the wrong order when choosing an attack.
  • Escavalier (PLB #61): The Portuguese description of the Slashing Strike attack contains incorrect text.
  • Exp. Share (NXD #87, DV #18, PRC #128): The effect description for Exp. Share is inaccurate.
  • Giovanni's Scheme (BKT #138, 162): Playing this card can be undone before selecting the card's effect by clicking on the playmat.
  • Gliscor (PHF #47): The effect of the Submission Hold attack ends immediately if Gliscor is Knocked Out before the beginning of the opponent's next turn.
  • Gold Potion (BCR #140): An unnecessary selection prompt is present when this card is played.
  • Golurk (DEX #59): Cards affected by Devolution Punch attack appear diagonally in their owner's hand.
  • Goodra (FLF #74): Prompt text is not present when the Gooey Regeneration Ability is used.
  • Groudon-EX (PRC #85): The game may soft lock after the Rip Claw attack is used.
  • Hawlucha (FFI #63): A superfluous positive status marker is displayed on this Pokémon when the Defending Pokémon is not a Pokémon-EX.
  • Landorus (BW43): This card does not appear when the "Full Art" filter is selected.
  • Latios-EX (ROS #58, #101, PR #XY72): The Light Pulse attack may block the Abilities of other Pokémon.
  • Lost World (CL #81): There is no visual indicator for the number of Pokémon that each player has in the Lost Zone.
  • Maintenance (FFI #96): This card does not shuffle the deck when used.
  • Manectric (PRC #61): In the German game client the Electric Shock attack incorrectly states that the opponent's Pokemon becomes Confused, rather than Paralyzed. This is a cosmetic bug and the correct Special Condition is applied when used.
  • Mew (TM #97): The Lost Link Poké-Body can be used to copy attacks from Pokémon BREAK cards in the Lost Zone.
  • Mewtwo-EX (NXD #54, #98, PR #BW45, LTR #54): A superfluous status marker is displayed on this Pokémon when there is no change in its status.
  • M Gengar-EX (PHF #35, #121): If the Phantom Gate attack is used to select Chesnaught BREAK's (BKT #12) Tough Hammer attack, the base damage may not be done to the Defending Pokémon.
  • Noivern (BKT #112): Occasionally one card in the hand is turned face-down before it is shuffled into the deck for the Tuning attack.
  • Palkia & Dialga LEGEND (TM #101, #102): The Time Control attack does not properly display Prize cards over 6.
  • Parallel City (BKT #145): The direction selected when this card is put into play is not consistently displayed to both players while it is on the playmat or zoomed. The correct effect is still properly applied to each player, regardless of the orientation displayed.
  • Pidgeotto (CL #48): The Twister attack discards Energy attached to the Defending Pokémon before doing damage, rather than after.
  • Pikachu (PR #HGSS3): Weakness and Resistance is not properly displayed in the info panel.
  • Piloswine (TM #48): The coin flip animation for the Blizzard attack plays after the damage animation.
  • Random Receiver (DEX #99, PLS #138): This card may inconsistently end a player's turn.
  • Reserved Ticket (BKT #147): No animation is played when the selected card is moved to the top of the deck.
  • Rotom (UD #20): The "End Turn" button may disappear when the Mischievous Trick Poké-POWER is used.
  • Sceptile (PRC #8): Attaching Energy to Malamar-EX (PHF #58, #115) via the Nurture and Heal Ability may cause the game to soft lock.
  • Scramble Switch (PLS #129): There is a misleading "Cancel" button when playing this card.
  • Skyfield (ROS #89): The Bench does not resize when fewer than 8 Pokémon are on the Bench.
  • Spiritomb (TM #10): A notification is not presented to the opponent when the Spooky Whirlpool Poké-Power is used.
  • Stunfisk (BKT #56): A status effect indicator for the Revenge attack occasionally appears when the opponent has not Knocked Out one of your Pokémon on the previous turn.
  • Suicune (PLB #20): The Safeguard Ability is not consistently preventing the effects of attacks from Pokémon-EX.
  • Tauros (XY #100): The effect text for the Seething Anger attack is incorrect in the German client.
  • Tool Retriever (FFI #101): This card's effect can be ended without selecting any Pokémon Tool cards.
  • Tyranitar-EX (AOR #42): This card is displayed in English in the French client.
  • Zebstrika (BCR #57): A non-foil version of this card is present in the game.
Edited by Mod_Poplar

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Last updated: December 15, 2015


  • Errata is applied but not displayed for older prints of cards such as Rare Candy and Pokémon Catcher.
  • Installing on Mac with the security settings to "Mac App Store and identified developers" will not allow the game to install. To work around this, uncheck this security option and re-install.
  • In the Deck Manager and Trade features the highlight around a selected item obscures the quantity owned.
  • iOS: The virtual keyboard occasionally obscures text fields when registering for a new account.
  • Sound effects may still continue to play when another window is opened over the game client.

Gameplay: General

  • A mulligan game prompt does not appear when a player's opening hand contains no Basic Pokémon.
  • An unnecessary "Select a Pokémon" prompt appears when a Trainer card has already been dragged to the selected Pokémon.
  • A player's time clock is incorrectly reduced by 2-3 seconds each time their turn ends.
  • A status effect indicator is not present for cards in your hand that are affected by a card in play.
  • Abilities are not consistently displayed in the game log when activated.
  • Activating a Poké-Power or Ability before attaching an Energy card occasionally causes the reminder to play an Energy before ending your turn to appear.
  • After all valid selections are made in a reveal window the unselected cards disappear. These cards can be viewed again by returning a selected card to the top pane of the reveal window, or by enabling the Show All Cards checkbox.
  • Animations for Trainer cards that affect other cards in play are displayed in the wrong order.
  • Cards in the XY Trainer Kit may not be sorted properly in the hand.
  • Cards that adjust the deck display cards in a sorted order instead of top-down order. This causes the deck to appear unshuffled with each consecutive use of Trainer Cards.
  • Confirmation prompts do not appear after some cards are played.
  • Disconnection may occur while making selections in the card selection window.
  • Enabling the Show All Cards option during a deck search allows invalid cards to be dragged around the selection window.
  • The inactivity popup does not appear prior to the opening coin flip of a match.
  • The inactivity timer occasionally appears before or after the appropriate period of inactivity. This may cause the match to end before or after the timer counts down to 0.
  • Multi-selection actions on a Windows touch screen device register as double-taps when cards are tapped once.
  • Only 3 status effect indicators are displayed when viewing a Pokémon with 4 or more status effects.
  • Only the lower half of a Pokémon LEGEND is shown when the card is zoomed.
  • Pokémon BREAK cards can use Poké-Powers and Poké-Bodies from their previous evolution.
  • Sending a Pokémon to the Lost Zone causes other cards in the Lost Zone to disappear briefly.
  • Spiritomb (TM #10): The game prompt for the Color Tag attack contains several graphical issues.
  • The "Inactive Player" pop up sometimes appears when both players are active and forces the match to end.
  • The beginning coin flip animation may continue to play on-screen throughout the match.
  • The confirmation pop-up does not appear if using a Trainer card to draw a new hand would result in having a smaller hand.
  • The game ends on a player's next turn when a win condition is met between turns, causing games to stall when a Poisoned Pokémon is Knocked Out to meet win conditions.
  • The game log entry damage from an attack appears before the entry for the use of that attack.
  • The icon on a banned card overlaps other cards in the hand.
  • The mulligan process in the game does not match the process in the Pokémon TCG rulebook.
  • The Paralyze animation is not properly aligned when a Pokémon affected by that Special Condition is Knocked Out.
  • The Prize card stack can only be inspected while one or more Prize cards is face-up due to a card effect (e.g. Town Map, BKT #150).
  • Weakness and Resistance is not properly displayed for Pokémon LEGEND cards in the info panel.
  • When the opponent uses a push attack, the prompt to select a new Active Pokémon still appears when when an effect is present that ignores attack effects.

Gameplay: Trainer Challenge

  • HGSS Basic Theme Decks are sometimes not unlocked after 7 wins.
  • The AI will not use Golbat's (PHF #32) Swoop Across attack it would do no damage to the opponent's Active Pokémon.
  • The Lock icon sometimes displays behind a locked Trainer Portrait.

Gameplay: Versus

  • Clicking the Cancel button while searching for a Ranked match does not consistently cancel the matchmaking process.
  • Fossil cards do not appear in the reward animation. A blank space is shown instead.
  • Investigation is ongoing regarding random losses received in the middle of a match.
  • Overall Wins numbers for Theme Decks are sometimes reset or reduced after playing a Versus Mode match.

Gameplay: Tournaments

  • Cards in the My Rewards popup cannot be zoomed.
  • In some situations, the game will automatically select the next Prize card drawn after a disconnected player reconnects to the match.
  • In the Dutch client, some text on the main Tournaments screen is displayed in English and Danish.
  • The Notifications count remains on the chat tab after a Tournament lobby has been closed.

Gameplay: Tutorial

  • An incorrect game prompt appears during the second Tutorial match when attempting to end the turn early.

Cards: Collection

  • Items are not properly sorted by "Type" in the "Energy" and "Gameplay" tabs.
  • Mega Pokémon are filtered as Stage 1 Pokémon.
  • No messaging is present when a search returns no results.
  • Search terms for Mega and Primal Pokémon-EX are not consistent in the German client.
  • Some Ancient Origins cards are displayed in English in the German client.
  • Some Black & White series theme decks are missing the theme deck-exclusive foil or non-foil version of their cards.
  • Some Pokémon do not appear when searching for certain attacks.

Cards: Deck Manager

  • Basic Energy cards are not consistently included in an exported deck list.
  • Creating a deck containing a Pokémon BREAK card and its previous Evolutions will trigger an "Incomplete Evolution Chain" warning message.
  • Deck Wizard sometimes adds Forest of Giant Plants (AOR #74) to decks with no Grass-type Pokémon.
  • Messaging on banned cards appears when creating decks for formats from which the card has not been banned.
  • Pokémon BREAK cards are not displayed in the Deck Wizard.
  • Several graphical and functional issues occur when editing a deck in Expanded View.
  • The "Wins Since Last Edit" and "Games Since Last Edit" stats do not update after a deck is edited.
  • The Deck Manager tutorial may crash the game, preventing progression after logging back in.
  • Trading a card from a deck will not be updated in the Deck Validation window.
  • Unowned cards in a deck are not identified in the Save Deck or View Deck popups.

Cards: Trading

  • On rare occasions, public trade offers are removed from the public list before they are accepted or expire. These offers appear as completed in the poster's trade history, but no change is made to the user's collection.
  • Rejected private trade offers display a dash, rather than the trade partner's screen name, in the Trade History.
  • Sorting by Set, Card Number when creating a trade does not show sets in the proper order.
  • The "I Am Getting" and "I Am Giving" filters in Public Trade do not filter results.
  • The field which should contain the number of booster packs being traded may sometimes be blank.
  • The Invalid Filters message sometimes appears when a filtered search produces valid results
  • While creating a trade offer, trade tag buttons are only visible while an item is zoomed.


  • Codes which grant the Pokémon-EX Hat and the Rallying Cry Theme Deck are not currently functioning as intended.
  • Inconsistent order when sorting items by "Lowest Gem Cost".
  • The text box for manually entering codes becomes disabled when the Start QR Reader button is clicked.
  • There is no deck list for the Storm Rider Theme Deck in the Item Information panel.


  • Plasma Blast may be listed under Complete Sets despite not owning some cards in this set.
  • Some avatar Collection Sets are not displayed on the "Avatar Collections" page.
  • The Black Star Promos thumbnail image is displayed as a white box in Completed Sets of the Collection Stats tab

Daily Challenges

  • Knocking Out Robo Substitute (PHF #102) inconsistently counts toward Challenge progress.
  • The "Claim Now" button will sometimes appear even after completing all Active Challenges and claiming a Daily Challenge.


  • Players under the age of consent may experience difficulties adding Friends or using other Social features.
  • Users must navigate to a different area of the game after accepting a Friend request before another Friend request can be successfully accepted.
  • Users occasionally cannot join additional public chat lobbies.


  • The Quit Options and Log out? pop ups accessed via the landing page do not contain fully translated text in the Russian game client.
Edited by Mod_Poplar

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