Pokemon GO update adds different patterns for Eggs, type icons shown on info screen

The folks over at Niantic, the developer that recently got very reach after releasing Pokemon GO, have just announced that a new update is available for both the Android and iOS versions of their game.

If you've been following our Pokemon GO news, then you already know that Niantic unveiled a Halloween event that doubles the number of candies trainers receive. In addition, you will encounter certain Halloween-themed Pokemon more often in various regions.

However, this update introduces some changes to the way Eggs are hatched, as well as several minor text fixes. According to Niantic, Eggs will now have different patterns depending on the distance required to hatch them.

While this isn't really a major feature, it's great that your Eggs will now show in different colors, depending on the distance required to hatch them. Not a big deal, but a useful tweak that will help players choose which egg to hatch first.

Secondly, Pokemon type icons have been added to the information screen for each Pokemon, so you can now tell which one is better against a certain type of Pokemon.

For those who purchased Niantic's Pokemon GO Plus accessory, the developer introduced a low battery indicator, so you know when it's time to recharge it.

The update is available for free via App Store and Google Play, so make sure you check for it if you already have Pokemon GO installed on your phone.

source: Niantic



1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I have stopped playing this and man, it feels downright liberating!

2. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

It's the wrong time of year for this, not sure how you're meant to play this in the rain, nevermind during the winter. Note 7 would have been alright with the stylus. :-D

4. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

When I play with my Note 4 the stylus doesn't work in the game. No idea why.

3. krakmh

Posts: 33; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

I am done with the game.

5. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

We get it, you fell for the hype and started playing and now you are into the hype that it's cool to hate on the game. I´ll even put it in your language: "Baaaah, baaaaaah, baaaaaaaaah!".

6. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

They forgot to say that this version managed to implement this changes whilst going through your battery twice as fast and making your phone heat up twice as much. That's the real update. :(

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