Pokemon GO update 0.37 is now introducing buddy Pokemon and support for support for the new Pokemon Plus device. However, there are also other changes that might turn off some players. Rooted Android devices (and jailbroken iOS devices, for that matter) are now blocked from loading the game up. Pokemon GO update comes at a time when the game is also set to release to the Apple watch with different and exciting features. The game is also losing its player base rapidly. Many complain that other players use hacks and bots.
Pokemon GO Update 0.37 – Bad news for rooted android and jailbroken iOS owners
Earlier Niantic made it clear they will be cracking down on cheaters and hackers. They had already introduced a permanent ban policy for those found using third-party software on their mobile devices to get an unfair advantage at the game. Now, they seem to be taking it a step further by not even allowing players with rooted android devices and jailbroken iOS owners to even load up the game.
Trainers, Pokémon GO is being updated to version 0.37.0 for Android and 1.7.0 for iOS. Release notes: https://t.co/AscNE8wlvT
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) September 10, 2016
Full changelog goes as follows:
- Buddy Pokémon: Trainers will now be able to choose one of their Pokémon to be their buddy. A Trainer can earn Candy for their Buddy Pokémon by walking a certain distance
- Made it easier to select small Pokémon on the screen
- Fixed an issue where Eggs would sometimes hatch without displaying the animation
- Improved performance reliability when a device switches networks to no longer cause the application to hang or stop updating
- Pokémon GO Plus support
- Minor text fixes
Buddy Pokemon feature was discovered earlier through a data mining leak. However, we have yet to see the implementation of other features such as Pokemon trading which was also discovered to be hidden in the game code.
You can download the APK for Pokemon GO 0.37.0 update for Android smartphones and for iOS, you can visit the App store.
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