The new update of Pokemon Go arrives with many bug fixes and more.
Niantic released a new update to its Pokemon Go app on Android and iOs. iPhone users can install Pokemon Go app 1.3.0 and Android users get Pokemon Go app 0.33.0.
The release notes contain some of the pre-announced fixes including the accuracy of throwing a Poke Ball. It should be now easier again to catch Pokemon. Niantic said that the increase in difficulty was a bug. Also fixed a bug that prevented ”Nice,” ”Great,” and “Excellent” Poke Ball throws from awarding the appropriate XP bonuses.
Now a trainers have to acknowledge a dialog window to confirm that they are not driving in order to continue playing. This is like the message you get in a car with entertainment system.
iPhone users also get back the battery saver mode.
The most exciting feature of the new Pokemon Go app is the nearby Pokemon tracker feature. Niantic is currently testing a variation of the “Nearby Pokémon” feature with a subset of users. During this period you may see some variation in the nearby Pokémon UI. This means only a select number of trainers will have an in-app Pokemon finder.
You can see how the current user interface of Pokemon narby tracker looks below.
Pokémon GO 0.33.0 for Android and 1.3.0 for iOS Release Notes:
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. We’re currently testing a variation of the “Nearby Pokémon” feature with a subset of users. During this period you may see some variation in the nearby Pokémon UI. Minor text fixes.
The updates of the Pokemon Go app are available on iTunes and Google Play.
In paralel developments, the unofficial Pokemon Go API has been fixed to work with the latest digital signature upgrade introduced by Niantic last week. 3rd party Pokemon Go trackers and bots are back online. When Niantic is shutting them down again with another update is depending how much spacial server requests these tools generate.
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With the in-app nearby tracker, most 3rd party Pokemon maps will become obsolete. Niantic will hit back at the 3rd party developer community to block Pokemon Go bots impacting the game.