Pokemon GO is an Augmented Reality (AR) based mobile game published by Niantic in cooperation with Nintendo and The Pokemon Company. The game was released back in 2016. It is available for android and IOS devices. Pokemon Go uses GPS technology to travel around the area in order to locate, capture, train, and battle virtual Pokemons which gives it a feeling that they are in the real world location. It is a free to play game available for everyone.
Although this real-life implication came out unexpectedly, Pokemon Go is full of controversies. After the release of the game, there were multiple reports of injuries, crowding, and nuisance all over the world. Some Pokemon’s were placed in such places that were dangerous for people to reach or were very awkward. However, the game still peaked attracting the players with its features and environment.
Pokemon GO has an ‘Error Finding Match’ issue in GO Battle League
Pokemon Go is full of bugs and glitches even after recent updates. After the recent update on 14th January, there are still many errors and bugs that people are complaining about such as new Pokemon not appearing on the map to discover, glitches in the switch timer during the battles against other trainers or team leaders, the application becomes unresponsive, and the matchmaking error.
Despite the recent update, the matchmaking error hasn’t been fixed and people are furious about this. This matchmaking error is resulting in their player profile as the game counts this event as a loss and records it on their profile which could be a very frustrating situation for a gamer.
Currently, there is no particular solution for this problem as well as it doesn’t appear on the ‘Known Issue’ page by Niantic Support. So, the team here at facts chronicle has found some common fixes to this matchmaking error for Pokemon Go that might help you to get into the match and avoid any sort of negative impact on your player profile.
Here are some things that you can do to solve the matchmaking error in Pokemon Go:-
1) Restart Pokemon GO
Sometimes the best way to get your game running smoothly is to try the classic method of ‘turning it off and on’. Close your game and restart it to get the matchmaking issue fixed. To kill the extra associated processes, mobile users can use a built-in memory cleaner or any task killing applications. This method is very useful as it frees the memory from the system.
2) Check your Internet connection, restart your Internet router
One of the best methods to avoid such an error is to restart your internet router. To restart your router simply turn it off from the power button and wait for 10-15 seconds and restart it. If you are using a wired connection, simply unplug it and connect the ethernet back. This fix might be very helpful as sometimes bad internet strength might give you connectivity errors. If restarting your router doesn’t; work, here are some other things you might want to check:
- Sometimes the router antenna might be disoriented or misplaced. Try to adjust the antenna of the router for a stable and fast connection.
- For a stable online connection to your gaming device, optimize your internet connection. For this try turning on Quality of Services (QoS) in the router settings.
- Use a 5GHz connection instead of a 2.4 GHz connection for a good experience.
- The burden of so many devices might be overloading your router, so try turning the wifi of unused devices off.
3) Switch to Mobile data
If you are having some connectivity issues with your router, try switching to your mobile data. For this, you need to have stable device data and make your you topped your credits as well. Make sure your mobile data coverage is strong and giving full signals. To avoid an uninterrupted connection, make sure that you restart your device or put it on airplane mode for 1 to 2 minutes. This will help to reset your data signals and provide a smooth connection. This method can help you fix bugs or your connectivity issues.
4) Configure your NAT settings
NAT type plays important role in online gaming. It refers to your network’s security when allowing online gameplay connections to Pokemon games servers. A Strict NAT will make it unlikely to find a match. Try asking your ISP provider to give you an open NAT. You can still change this from the default Strict setting to Moderate on your own. Follow the steps below:
- Go to your router login page
- Log in to your router using your credentials.
- Head onto the UPnP menu and enable UPnP.
- Save your changes.
5) Clear the Pokemon GO Cache
It is quite possible that the game could be corrupt from the very core. On mobile devices, the game directory is the primary placement of installation. You will need to clean the app cache data to remove any sort of bugs. This method is very straightforward and easy on Android devices, follow the steps below to clear your game cache:
- Go to the application setting on your device.
- Look for Pokemon Go and open settings.
- From the tabs, click on clear cache.
However, due to third party concerns, it is not possible to clear the cache on iOS devices. So, you can’t make use of this option on iOS devices and unfortunately, you have to uninstall and download the game again to solve your connection issues as well as other bugs. Don’t worry as clearing cache won’t remove your saved data. This method is not complicated but makes sure not to hit the clear data or uninstall button by mistake!. This method might fix your connection issues as well as performance.
Many of the above fixes have been able to solve the matchmaking errors for players around the world. However, If you have tried all the above methods and still unable to find a match, contact the Pokemon Go support team so that they can help you identify the root cause of the problem. Until then, wait for Niantic to fix this global problem in the upcoming update or patch.