I am glad I found this post, me and my husband have been having the same issues. We have just gotten into pet battling, and we where spending hours and hours on it before the patch, then patch comes around and we are finding that wild pets must be bugged, we never see rares close to what we used to, and most of the time the wild pets we battle in a zone are all the same breed and rarity. This is very frustrating, I spent hours and hours looking for a rare leopard tree frog, they are everywhere but all I get is the same breed and mostly always uncommon with a few poor after going trough more then a 100 of them, never found my rare. That just did not happen before the patch. My husband submitted a ticked and talked to a GM about it, the GM seemed to not be aware of the issue but said every time it happens submit a bug ticket, so we are submitting them quite often lol. Just go to the red question mark in game, then help, then report bug. Or submit a ticket and let a GM know to!