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  1. I'm having an issue where preforming API searches doesn't return games that exists on the IGDB site.

    For example, these two Pokemon games exist on IGDB:

    But when I search via the API I get no results back.

    I'm searching this endpoint:

    And here's my search body:
    search "Pokémon x"; fields id,name,cover.imageid,firstrelease_date; where cover != null; limit 5;

    I get an empty JSON result.

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    5 comments  ·  API Bug Report  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey there.
    Search in the API is indeed in need of a big overhaul, this is planned and in our backlog, unfortunately it isn’t on our immediate roadmap and therefore not currently being worked on.
    Apologies in the meantime, we will keep our API community up to date as soon as work on this feature begins.

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