Pokémon Unite Mamoswine’s infinite duplication bug is making the rounds

swarming Trainers with an infinite load of Mamoswines

Publication date of the original Japanese article: 2021-09-29 14:48 (JST)
Translated by. Ryuki Ishii

Pokémon Unite’s newest update went live on September 29, and Mamoswine entered the arena as a new playable Pokémon. However, one peculiar bug related to Mamoswine is currently making the rounds.

Pokémon Unite is a free-to-play MOBA game developed by TiMi Studio. Since the game’s initial launch in July, a number of new Pokémon have been added to the roster, and the newest update on September 29 brought Mamoswine to the game. Mamoswine is a defender who “charges in with versatile ice attacks that can freeze opponents and leave them unable to move.” The Unite Move “Mammoth Mash” can deal damage to nearby enemies and decrease their movement speed by stomping the ground.

The issue Mamoswine is currently causing, is a duplication bug. Normally, you can only have one Pokémon each, but for some reason, Mamoswine multiplies itself on the Pokémon list page where you can check the roster of currently owned Pokémon licenses. There have been many reports of this bug happening in a couple of different situations, such as “after going back and forth between the license page and the menu” and “after using Mamoswine in a battle.”

I was not able to reproduce the duplication bug, however. It might need to meet other conditions in order for it to happen. This bug has been reported not just by Japanese users, but by overseas users as well, so we can probably rule out user regions from the list of possible conditions.

At the time of this writing, TiMi Studio has not acknowledged the issue yet. The bug probably won’t affect the actual gameplay, so it’s not something too serious. Although some reports suggest that the bug may cause a performance dip while on the license page. And according to user reports, restarting the game will restore the number of Mamoswine, so they won’t stay around and overwhelm you forever.