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Pokémon Go players have discovered an apparent glitch that, unlike most of the game’s issues, comes with a great benefit: It enables users to bypass the catching animation during a Pokémon battle, dramatically reducing the amount of time spent staring down wild monsters. IllDepence, a member of diehard fan community The Silph Road, posted a video detailing what they call “driveby catching.” Here’s the gist: When you’re in a battle with a Pokémon, you can expedite the process by holding the Poké Ball menu with one hand and attempting to catch the Pokémon with the other. Once you’ve hit the Pokémon and it’s wriggling around inside the Poké Ball, let go of the Poké Ball men... Full story

13 February