Pokemon GO updated with new location feature, many bug fixes

Pokemon GO updated with new location feature, many bug fixes
Developer Niantic recently announced a new update is available for its Pokemon GO application on both the Android and iOS platforms. Aside from one new feature and some improvements for the Pokemon GO Plus accessory, the update also includes some long-awaited bug fixes.

Pokemon GO players will be pleased to know that the new version of the game comes with the “capture location,” which is more of a statistic-related feature than a gameplay mechanic.

Basically, all Pokemon that you caught will now display the location where you manage to trap them. The information is available on the Pokemon's statistics screen, so you can't miss it.

A new, interesting gameplay feature has been added, but it's only available for those who are using the Pokemon GO Plus accessory. Niantic made it possible for trainers to attempt to capture Pokemon they encounter from using Incense with the Pokemon GO Plus accessory.

These are all the new features introduced in this update, but, as mentioned earlier, some issues have been addressed as well. For example, a bug that caused some users to get stuck on the loading screen, even after restarting the application has been fixed.

Also, the developers confirmed they have addressed an issue where the camera sometimes moved at slow speeds during battle. Some other minor bug and text fixes have been implemented too.

On a side note, Niantic states that some exciting new features and changes are “coming soon,” so expect more interesting updates to hit Pokemon GO in the next couple of weeks.

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7 Comments

1. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

People still play this game? Smh

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I uninstalled it the moment they blocked root users. I love Pokémon but I do love having custom rom installed in my phone. I end up playing Pokémon X and OR on my N3DS, barely waiting for Sun and Moon to come out late in November. IMHO, out of all spinoff Pokémon games PGo is the worst. Worst than Hey You, Pikachu.

2. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

They need to make one where you don't have to actually walk around like a mindless individual.

3. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Having to actually walk around and work to get something makes it feel like a greater accomplishment. The problem is that they should have made it more like the Nintendo games to begin with. Plain and simple battles are the core of the game but there was hardly any of that.

7. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I agree. The fun right now is in trying to fill out the Pokedex. Beyond that, it's pretty mindless. Buddy addition is a step in the right direction, but there needs to be something more.. .like battles with other trainers while on the go. Not just at gyms. I'd like to see the whole capture "fight" revamped.. make it a bit of a battle where both sides can take damage. The trainer can get knocked out if they take enough damage. That'd be fun. ALso, gym battles are so dumb.. make them turn based and use some actual strategy! now it's just a button mashing affair. I still give the game a thumbs up.. as a dad, it's been a great way to bond with my son.

5. cjreyes666

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

No root support, don't care.

6. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

The game is a fk joke. Anyone can take over a gym, doesnt matter if its lvl 1-10 and have +2000CP pokemon. Just require times and alot potions+revives to take down lvl 10 gym. Hype is over and game is dying! lvl 4 gym with 1400CP Gyarados - 1700CP Vaperon - 2400CP Snorlax and lvl 21 can take it down easily. FK JOKE! Botting + GPS Spoofing and modded apk with cheats doesnt reuire root. Still blocking root?

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