Android Studio Capacitorjs - android studio cannot resolve symbol com.capacitor

I’ve been working with Ionic’s Capacitor js as a replacement for Cordova. One thing I just stumbled over is trying to setup a development enviornment for a plugin.

I was getting errors from android studio similar to: android studio cannot resolve symbol com.getcapacitor.Plugin and when running ./gradlew build

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

* What went wrong:
Could not determine the dependencies of task ':verifyReleaseResources'.
> Could not resolve all task dependencies for configuration ':releaseRuntimeClasspath'.
   > Could not resolve project :capacitor-android.
     Required by:
         project :
      > No matching configuration of project :capacitor-android was found. The consumer was configured to find a runtime of a component, as well as attribute '' with value 'release' but:
          - None of the consumable configurations have attributes.

The trick was to run npm install in the plugin directory