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Niantic rolls out a Pokémon Go patch for Android and iOS

The update includes visuals for certain team leaders, an ability to change your nickname, and more.tsh

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Niantic announced on Twitter that Pokemon Go has been patched. "Trainers, #PokemonGO has been updated to version 0.33.0 for Android and 1.3.0 for iOS."

Release notes go into specifics on changes and additions introduced in the patch, and offers some commentary from the development team on experiments they're working on for future updates.

In other Pokemon Go news, the National Holocaust Museum and Hiroshima's atomic bomb memorial site were successful in having their locations delisted. Monsters will no longer appear there, and neither site functions as a gym or PokeStop.

The release notes follow:

  •         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 Pokemon” feature with a subset of users. During this period you may see some variation in the nearby Pokemon UI.
  •         Minor text fixes
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