Pokemon GO Location Card Explained

If you need the Pokemon GO Location Card explained, you’ve probably run into a glitch that happened all over the world recently. Namely, Trainers started getting Location Cards out of the blue. It doesn’t even matter what kind of Pokemon it is. Just a flood of Location Cards. That’s not how those are supposed to work at all. In this guide, we are going to explain what the Location Cards actually are and why everyone is receiving them all of a sudden.

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pokemon go location card explained
Pokemon GO Location Card Explained

What Are Location Cards in Pokemon GO?

A location card in Pokemon GO is a relatively new feature. The idea behind it is that it helps you commemorate things like catching an especially rare Pokemon, conquering a particularly difficult Raid, participating in live events, visiting special places, you get the idea. Basically, you’re supposed to get one of these cards by capturing a special Pokemon from an in-person raid at certain locations. It’s a souvenir of an achievement. When you get this item, take a look at the summary page of the Pokemon you’ve just caught. That’s where you’ll see the location card. It’s a nice little memento that you get to look back on. At least, that’s what it’s supposed to be. And it usually does. Except when a glitch happens.

Lately, a bunch of trainers have gotten a Location Card in Pokemon GO for catching absolutely trivial Pokemon. Not just one, several in some instances. And when they go and check that Pokemon’s summary, there’s no card. Which makes sense, because there was nothing special about that particular monster. So, what the heck is happening? As far as we can tell, it’s a worldwide bug of some sort. That is the best guess we have, because what else could it be? Maybe the developers are planning to change up how the Location Cards work and have rolled out part of it by accident, who knows? Whatever the case may be, that’s why everyone is suddenly getting Location Cards. Just ignore them, it’ll be fine.

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