The newest update that included the buddy system may have just arrived this week but a new update is already here. According to Pokémon Go’s Facebook page, there are a few
Pokémon GO is in the process of being updated to version 0.39.0 for Android and 1.9.0 for iOS devices. Below are some release notes and comments from our development team.
– Capture location: The location where a Pokémon was caught will now be displayed on their information screen.
– Pokémon GO Plus and Incense: Trainers can attempt to capture Pokémon they encounter from using Incense with the Pokémon GO Plus accessory.
– Minor bug fixes
We appreciate your continued support and have some exciting features and changes coming soon.
The capture location feature might not seem too exciting but according to Reddit user gakushan, this is an important feature for research purposes:
“This is HUGE for region specific pokemon research. We can finally put a map together of where regions start and end. Plus, we can check up on people who say they’ve caught pokemon outside their region.”
Also, for Pokémon Go Plus users, this update will be extremely useful. Previously, it was impossible to catch Pokemon via incense with the Pokémon Go Plus device but now with the new update, you will finally be able to use your incense.