Pokemon Go Plans to Fix Bug That Incorrectly Tracks Battles Won

Pokemon Go is finally getting around to fixing another longtime bug within its game.Earlier today, [...]

Pokemon Go is finally getting around to fixing another longtime bug within its game.

Earlier today, Niantic's Support Twitter account announced that it would update how Pokemon Go tracks the number of battles a Pokemon has won so that Legendary Raids and EX Raids are both included in the count.

The "Battles Won" stat is supposed to count each time a player includes a Pokemon on their Battle Team, regardless of whether or not it was actually used in battle. Players first noted that Pokemon Go didn't include Legendary and EX Raids in their count months ago, and Pokemon Go finally acknowledged it was a "known issue" earlier in the fall.

There's no clear indicator as to why the bug exists, although it likely is because Legendary and EX Raids are labelled differently than normal gym battles and non-Legendary Raids. It's possible that this fix could coincide with Pokemon Go "opening" EX Raids to a wider audience, although that's just speculation on our part.

Since Niantic specifically addressed the issue online, we're guessing that this bug will be corrected in the next update, which will probably be released after Pokemon Go's current event ends. Stay tuned for more updates on Pokemon Go's future plans.