Pokemon Go: Players who are unable to evolve Inkay will receive a fix
- Inkay and its evolution Malamar were added into Pokémon GO in September
- Evolving Inkay entails leveling up the Pokémon and flipping your console upside down
- The issue is that not all Pokémon GO players have a smartphone with a built-in gyroscope
Inkay and its evolution Malamar were added into Pokémon GO for the first time earlier this month and a lovely touch, the Pokémon's odd evolution technique found in the mainline games has been brought over as well. Unfortunately, for some players, the evolution is difficult to complete, prompting Niantic to promise a forthcoming fix.
As series veterans may recall, evolving Inkay entails leveling up the Pokémon and flipping your console upside down; the gyro tech inside the console recognizes the system's new position, allowing the evolution to occur.
This technique has been in place since Inkay's introduction in Pokémon X and Y, and Pokémon GO has followed suit; once you have 50 Inkay Candy ready to go, you must flip your phone upside down for the 'Evolve' option to display.
The issue here is that not all Pokémon GO players have a smartphone with a built-in gyroscope, preventing them from completing the evolution. Niantic said it is aware of the situation and will address it in a forthcoming update:
"Trainers, we're aware that devices that do not feature gyroscopes do not support Inkay's unique evolution method. We will be implementing a fix in release (0.221) that will offer affected Trainers an alternate method to evolve Inkay into Malamar. Thank you for your patience."
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