Pokemon GO Team Rocket Balloons Not Appearing or Showing Up

If the Pokemon GO Team Rocket Balloons are not appearing or showing up for you, don’t worry, it’s unfortunately a fairly common occurrence. Niantic still haven’t managed to make the system work properly. Fortunately, there are a few potential ways you can fixes. Which, you know, could come in clutch with the upcoming Team Rocket Takeover event where the balloons are going to be spawning more often. So, here’s what you can do.

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Pokemon GO Team Rocket Balloons Not Appearing or Showing Up

Team GO Rocket Balloons Not Appearing or Showing Up in Pokemon GO Fix

There are a few things you can try doing if the Team GO Rocket Balloons are not appearing or showing up in Pokemon GO. The first thing you should do is open any and all Gifts that you might have in your inventory. That is probably not the cause, but it sometimes can be, so it’s worth a shot. Another thing is to check what time it is. After all, the Team Rocket balloons have a strict spawn rate, as we’ve covered in a separate guide. There are four time windows the appear in: from 12 AM to 5:59 AM, from 6 AM to 11:59 AM, from 12 PM to 5:59 PM and from 6 PM to 11:59 PM. So, every six hours. Granted, it’s probably going to be a bit different during the Team Rocket Takeover.

Be that as it may, another potential fix for the Team GO Rocket Balloons is to restart the game. That might or might not improve the situation, but it’s a go-to method for a reason. Also, check the strength of your GPS signal. Sometimes the balloons will refuse to spawn if the signal is too weak. Try and relocate to a location where it’s stronger. Another thing you should attempt is to hop into the Settings, then Advanced Settings, and select Refresh Game Data. Those are all the fixes that we know of. If you’re aware of any other workarounds, let us know in the comments below. You’ll save many fellow Trainers a whole lot of trouble.

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