I was hacking some nearby portals when this appeared on the map. I tried clicking on it but nothing happened. If anyone knows what it is please tell me. Thanks in advance!
This is a feature which is supposed to be long gone plus a long-standing bug. So basically two bugs combined.
Earlier there was a feature that random portals in map view sometimes appeared flaming, and in the flame there is supposed to be an avatar of this portal. The feature is partially removed and now the flame should appear only when you tap a specific portal and are in the portal screen. But in your case it bugged and the flame was there even though you wasn't in a portal screen of this portal.
The other bug is that textures of stuff like badges, portal pictures, and so on, sometimes swap, so in your case the avatar of the portal in flames was replaced by... I don't even know, to me looks like one of the agent icons, but I couldn't find this specific one.
Actually, it is the same agen icon that he has in the screenshot.
I'd even say that it is the "full" design of it, which reveals that is just 4 circles removing simetric parts of a bigger one.
Wonder if they used Paint...
Damn. It wasn't until after you said it that i realized that it looked like my agent icon.
And i thought Pokemon was their buggy app. Thanks!
It's a bug. Put it in the Report a Bug category.
i didnt know and it was gone after a minute
But you have the screenshot. I'm not saying asking was wrong. But it is a bug, and you should post in the Report a Bug category with your experience, so they can track it.