The virtual activation originally described in the Niantic blog refers to extra items from each PokéStop spin at the relevant locations in Pokémon GO

Niantic has updated the official Known Issues support page for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

Known Issues

Last Updated: 7h
Here is where you can find a list of issues currently being investigated by our engineering team. This list will be updated regularly, and issues will be added and removed as they are discovered and resolved. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all issues we are aware of or working to fix. You can find the list of known issues related to GO Battle League here.
To report a bug that isn’t listed here, or get one on one support, please submit a ticket in-app under the Settings menu, or see our article on how to best contact us for different issues.
Last updated: February 24, 2022
Push notifications do not display correctly on iOS app version 0.195.2.
Issue description:
 The placeholder text for push notifications is sometimes displayed instead of the correct text for Trainers who have iOS app version 0.195.2.
Issue status: Resolved in release (0.195.3)
The Global Challenge Arena bonus timer is incorrect in Today View.
Issue description:
 The Global Challenge Arena bonus countdown timer will be inconsistent between Map View and Today View, with only the Map View timer displaying the correct time.
Issue status: Resolved in upcoming release (0.233)


Notification rings are visible outside Map View.
Issue description: 
When Trainers enter a Pokémon encounter or battle in GO Battle League, sometimes the notification rings from features such as a Global Challenge Arena bonus are still visible.
Issue status: Investigating

After catching a Pokemon, it may sometimes appear again on the map.
Issue description: 
After Trainers catch a Pokemon, the Pokemon can sometimes appear on the map again for several seconds, and will disappear again after being tapped.
Issue status: Resolved in upcoming release (0.229.2)
Trainers may see a black background for their Pokéball Menu and Pokédex screens.
Issue description:
 Sometimes Trainers will see a black background instead of the intended green or purple background when accessing the Pokéball Menu or Pokédex on older iPhone devices.
Issue status: Resolved in release (0.229.1)
Super effective Charged Attacks used in Team Leader and Team GO Rocket Grunt battles do not count for task completion.
Issue description: If Trainers have a task that requires that they do a certain amount of super effective Charged Attacks, the task does not progress if a super effective Charged Attack is used during a Team Leader battle or a Team GO Rocket Grunt battle. This is currently affecting Field Research Tasks as well as Level Up Research Tasks
Issue status: Mitigated in release (0.229). A full resolution will be implemented in an upcoming release (0.231)
In-game notifications and Team GO Rocket balloons may not appear for some Trainers.
Issue description:
 Some Trainers are not receiving in-game notifications such as raid invitations and do not encounter Team GO Rocket balloons.
Issue status: Investigating. If Trainers open all Gifts they have received, this may resolve the issue in the meantime.
Some weather-related visual effects have been disabled.
Issue description: Some weather-related visual effects such as rainy weather have been temporarily disabled as we investigate a bug.
Issue status: Investigating
Trainers have recurring issues with Adventure Sync on iOS devices.
Issue description:
 Trainers may experience issues enabling or disabling Adventure Sync, or may experience inaccurate distance tracking.
Issue status: Mitigated in release. Reinstalling your application and re-enabling all permissions in device and application settings may help resolve further issues.

Source: Official Pokémon GO support page

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