Niantic has finally released an update for the Android and iOS version of their critically acclaimed mobile game, Pokemon Go. The update focuses on fixing issues that were present in some sections of the game and it also surprisingly fixes the Nearby tracking feature, which was broken since day two.

According to the changelog, the update improves the accuracy of a curveball throw, fixes the incorrect Medal Icon achievements issue, fixes the Nearby feature along with some other stuff. iOS users also get a special treatment through this update as the battery saver mode is finally back for them.

Pokemon Go

You can have a look at the full changelog of Pokemon Go Update (0.33.0 for Android and 1.3.0 for iOS) below and see how your game is getting improved. The changelog was posted on Pokemon Go’s official site, but we’ll make it easy for you and post it here.

  • Added a dialog to remind Trainers that they should not play while traveling above a certain speed. Trainers must confirm they are not driving in order to continue playing.
  • Made improvements to the accuracy of a curveball throw
  • Fixed a bug that prevented ”Nice,” ”Great,” and “Excellent” Poké Ball throws from awarding the appropriate XP bonuses.
  • Fixed achievements showing incorrect Medal icons.
  • Enabled the ability for Trainers to change their nickname one time. Please choose your new nickname wisely.
  • Resolved issues with the battery saver mode on iOS and re-enabled the feature.
  • Added visuals of Team Leaders Candela, Blanche, and Spark.
  • We’re currently testing a variation of the “Nearby Pokémon” feature with a subset of users. During this period you may see some variation in the nearby Pokémon UI.
  • Minor text fixes

Pokemon Go was released on July 6, 2016 for Android and iOS. The game had a tracking feature known as Nearby, which was removed from the game for some reasons. This disappointed a lot of fans as it became very hard to locate a Pokemon. But now, after a long wait, the developers have finally decided to bring back the Nearby feature by making some changes to it.

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