Pokémon GO receives an update on Android and iOS


Pokémon GO received another update this weekend with quite a number of changes. Android users received the version 0.31.0 and iOS version 1.1.0. The new versions of the mobile game has completely removed the three-step counter on the “nearby” listing. If players access their nearby list they’ll discover that the three paws underneath the Pokémon are no longer there, players will also not be able to select a Pokémon on the list and single it out for search or tracking.

There were reports of this three-step system having a major glitch in recent days so I guess Niantic thought it would be best to remove it all together. In addition to the removal, Niantic has added new achievement medals and the feature of re-customising your characters gender, clothing, hair, eyes and skin color. A few tabs have been added as well. In the case of transferring your Pokémon, once you’ve selected the Pokémon instead of scrolling all the way to the bottom below the mapping image reflecting where you caught the Pokémon, the transfer tab as well as the map has been removed. This allows players to now access a new tab added to the bottom right of the screen for the transferring of the Pokémon to receive additional candy. Players will also now be able to transfer Pokémon immediately after catching them, although this is still restricted to one transfer at a time, which can be frustratingly painful.

Niantic has also taken the liberty of adding various pop up messages to the game that will pop up upon opening the mobile game or at random times while playing. The messages include warnings to players to be aware of their surroundings, not to trespass as well as not to play while driving.

Here’s a list from Pokémon GO’s Facebook page detailing the full patch:

Trainers, Pokémon GO has been updated to version 0.31.0 for Android and 1.1.0 for iOS. Below are some of the release notes from this update:

– Avatars can now be re-customized from the Trainer profile screen
– Adjusted battle move damage values for some Pokémon
– Refined certain Gym animations
– Improved memory issues
– Removed footprints of nearby Pokémon
– Modified battle damage calculation
– Various bug fixes during wild Pokémon encounter
– Updates to the Pokémon details screen
– Updated achievement medal images
– Fixed issues with displaying certain map features
– Minor text fixes

Also be sure to keep an eye out on their twitter page for future updates.

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