Pokemon GO update adds many new abilities for trainers

We're just a few days ahead of the first big Pokemon GO real-life event set to kick off in Chicago, United States, and Niantic has just announced its Android and iOS apps have been updated with a plethora of new features and improvements.

Most of the new features included in the update are meant to enhance trainers experience. For example, a new ability that allows trainers to spin the Photo Disc at a Gym after completing Raid Battle has been added.

Also, the update introduces a new ability for trainers to send Berries to their Pokemon defending Gyms via the Pokemon info screen when they are not nearby. If trainers opt for this method, then the motivation regained will be less effective.

Furthermore, new icons to the Pokemon information screen are now available in the game, which indicates how the Pokemon was caught. The Pokemon Collection screen search functionality has been improved as well.

One other new ability will enable trainers to give Berries to Pokemon defending Gyms if their motivation meter is full. Last but not least, the update address two major bugs:

  • Fixed an issue where Trainers were unable to complete Raid Battles started before time expired on the map view;
  • Fixed an issue where Pok√©mon are not properly returned to their Trainer after defending a Gym.

All the new features and bug fixes listed above should already be available for both Android and iOS players, so make sure to update to the latest Pokemon GO version to reap the benefits.

source: Niantic



1. kylebelle

Posts: 74; Member since: May 03, 2016

This hasn't died yet?

2. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

No, because the game is hugely popular. But keep posting this on every Pokemon GO article. One day you might even get a like from someone who didn't realize how unoriginal your comment is.

3. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Nice! Took the words right out of my mouth.

4. jphiller87

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Uh oh you ticked off the two losers that still play

6. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Haha! This very comment shows who the true pathetic loser is...

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I don't play Go!, even though I have it installed. I use to play Ingress which is what Go! is based on which is why I installed it. I do play TCGO with the kid and its cool. So in the video, it was nice to see some of our favor cards, appear in 3D and be animated. Kinda cool how they added it to on a screen to look 3D against the people in the real world.

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