New Pokémon GO Update Released

Following the launch of Pokémon GO across Asia and Oceania, Niantic has announced the latest update coming to its location-based augmented reality video game, Pokémon GO v 0.33.0 for Google-based mobile devices and Pokémon GO v1.3.0 for Apple-based mobile devices.

The new Pokémon GO update includes:

  • Added a dialog to remind Trainers that they should not play while traveling above a certain speed. Trainers must confirm they are not driving in order to continue playing
  • Made improvements to the accuracy of a curveball throw
  • Fixed a bug that prevented ”Nice,” ”Great,” and “Excellent” Poké Ball throws from awarding the appropriate XP bonuses
  • Fixed achievements showing incorrect Medal icons
  • Enabled the ability for Trainers to change their nickname one time. Please choose your new nickname wisely
  • Resolved issues with the battery saver mode on iOS and re-enabled the feature
  • Added visuals of Team Leaders Candela, Blanche, and Spark
  • A variation of the “Nearby Pokémon” feature is currently in testing with a subset of users. During this period you may see some variation in the nearby Pokémon UI
  • Minor text fixes
Pokémon GO v 0.33.0 for Android devices and Pokémon GO v1.3.0 for iOS devices are now rolling out as a free update.