I’m having some trouble with pole target. When I add a pole target, the armature doesn’t bend the joints toward the main target anymore - instead it just rotates the first bone.
this was due to the armature being 100% straight. You need to put a small angle in the hierarchy.
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Pole target assists primary IK target in bend direction. In your model, all you have is the pole target. You need IK target.
There is an IK target there. The problem was because armature was 100% straight. You can easily see this if you go to edit mode and rotate any bone just a little bit, the bone will immediately snap to the IK target when you exit edit.