Pokémon Go Update Is Here, Official Patch Notes Revealed

Pokémon Go Update Is Here, Official Patch Notes Revealed

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The new Pokémon Go update is just around the corner. In fact, it’s already been released but it’s not available for everyone yet. If you don’t want to wait, you can download the APK. Here are the features that are coming with the new update:

  • Catch Bonus: Trainers can earn a catch bonus for a Pokémon type as they catch more of a specific type.
  • Updated Gym Training: Trainers can now bring six Pokémon to battle at friendly Gyms. The CP of the Pokémon you are battling may be temporarily adjusted lower for your training session.
  • Egg & Incubator Screens: These will periodically update the distance walked without the Trainer needing to close and reopen the screen.
  • Fixed several audio issues.
  • Decreased the evolution animation time.
  • Minor fixes.

The catch bonus is definitely the most exciting new feature. Niantic’s official announcement has all the information you need on the new feature:

Trainers can work their way to a new tier by catching many Pokémon of the same type. If a Pokémon has multiple types, your bonus will be the average of your bonuses for each type. For example, Pidgey is both Normal and Flying type. Your bonus in this case would be the average of your Normal-type and Flying-type bonuses.

The new gym feature will allow trainers to bring more than one Pokémon to their friendly gym and it will adjust the Pokemon’s levels so that it can compete with other Pokemon.

According to Pokémon Go Hub, there are many more features that were introduced that are hidden. Here’s the list:

  • Encounter screen now displays Capture bonus badges
    • You receive Capture bonus when capturing Pokemon Type you caught frequently
    • If a Pokemon is dual-type, the bonus is an average of the two types
    • There is no info yet on the percentages or chance increases
  • Prestige calculation now uses the highest CP Pokemon when training
    • You can bring up to 6 Pokemon to train a friendly gym
    • Defenders are now scaled to your Trainer Level + 2
    • You can see the scaled CP on the gym screen
  • Evolution animation speed has been increased
    • Evolution now takes around 20 seconds (it was 25 seconds previously)
  • Medal Interface was updated
    • All medals now display visual progress bars
    • You can scroll through stages of Type medals
  • Pokemon GO Plus Hidden Update
    • The Pokemon GO Plus interface was changed and now allows the following
      • Toggle notifications for Nearby Pokemon and Nearby PokeStop
    • Pokemon GO Plus no longer disconnects when catching a Pokemon or fighting a gym

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