Now live, the first major Pokemon Go update introduces a bunch of new features. It tweaks overpowered Pokemon, and changes a few details of where they can be found. Additionally, the update boasts a long list of bug and text fixes.
Pokemon Go Update Details
Niantic dropped the footprint tracking system that barely worked during the game’s debut. Now, players have to settle for a list of nearby Pokemon. They also removed the battery-saving feature. This is because it made the app crash and become unresponsive. For now, players should turn down their screen brightness. If that’s not enough, then bring a power bank when playing Pokemon Go.
Less notable changes include allowing players to recustomize their trainer avatar. There’s also the relocation of buttons for transferring Pokemon. Interestingly, it also seems that the recent surge of people going literally everywhere to find Pokemon has caught Nintendo and Niantic’s attention. After the update installs, the app will now begin to tell plyers to take care when playing, and other safety-related advice.
With regards to gameplay, favoriting your strongest monsters adds something new. It will now protect them from being accidentally sent to the Professor. Finally, it also seems that players have to be much closer to the Pokemon in order to detect them, if user claims are to be believed.