It's a new generation of Pokemon Go....which means more server problems. Players around the world are reporting lagging, slow sprite loads, and other server related issues, likely due to the massive influx of traffic as players check out the new additions to the game. Pokemon Go confirmed the server issues in a brief tweet.
We're currently seeing an incredible number of Trainers logging in. Thanks for bearing with us as we address latency issues!— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) February 16, 2017
There are also a few bugs noticeable with the new Pokemon. For one thing, the Pokemon screens for the new additions claim you only need one Candy to evolve them into their next form. That's clearly not the case, and players will get an error message if they try to evolve any of the affected Pokemon. Luckily, you won't waste any Candy if you do mistakenly push the Evolve button.
We've also noticed that the promised Pokemon Storage sale hasn't started up yet, which means that players who catch a lot of new Pokemon will either need to pay full price or wait for Niantic to finally launch the sale within the game.
Luckily, we haven't seen any reports of a total server crashes yet, so it appears that this rollout is going a LOT better than the original Pokemon Go launch last July.