Pokemon Sun and Moon are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak. Nintendo published the game for the Nintendo 3DS. The game was released last year November worldwide, but as of late, its Friendly Competitions have been disrupted by a Quick Response (QR) glitch.
What is Friendly Competition
Pokemon Sun and Moon integrated a new feature in the game and this is the player’s ability to independently create and host their own online tournaments. Now that Pokemon Bank is already available, it updated the trainers and allowed them to create the so-called Friendly Competitions. These use the Global Link by Pokemon and are subsequently used in creating QR codes to be distributed to players. It may also be used to sign up for user-created public competitions with other trainers all over the world.
Players can create their own Friendly Competition in Pokemon Sun and Moon by logging into the Global link website. In the site, there is a Menu bar on the right side which drops down. By selecting “Friendly Competitions,” interested players are brought into a page where they can check out more online Friendly Competitions. Players can join them as well. Players scan the QR code to participate before and during the competition period. They can also host their own by selecting “Host a Competition.”
In scanning the QR code, players are supposed to complete their entry. When they visit Friendly Competition, they can scan a QR code displayed earlier to register a Battle Team. However, this does not happen because of the glitch.
How The Glitch Works
The glitch was caused by QR codes. Players who scan the QR codes to be able to enter and compete in the Friendly Competition are not able to participate at all. Therefore, they are removed from entering the competition before the event has even began. They have no chance of entering at all.
According to Serebii.net, Nintendo is aware of the glitch. They said that the remedy in the meantime is to not scan the QR codes. They are still presently investigating the cause of the glitch and are working to fix the problem.