New Update Released for Pokemon Go

By Andarilho Published 9th Aug 2016

Latest update to augmented-reality mobile game brings back a variation of Pokemon tracking among other bug fixes.

A new update hits Pokemon Go today as tracking is reintroduced to the fold along with various bug fixes throughout the mobile game.

{img=pokemon-go22.jpg}Tracking is back! Sort of.{/img}

The new update, patch level 1.3.0, has most notably revived a method of tracking nearby Pokemon. With the broken "three-step" feature being removed last week to extreme backlash, Niantic have implemented a new feature that highlights Pokemon in close proximity, now labeled Sightings, as well as showing you the Pokemon that can be seen at a nearby Poke Stop.

{img=pokemon-near.png}Grass is a nice touch.{/img}

While it's an effort by the developer, the implemented method may still be a far cry from the proper tracking system players were hoping for. One {url=https://www.nextgenupdate.com/games/pokemon-go/articles/91}suggested method[/url] flying around the internet involved a compass to show the general direction with tiers labeling the distance.

{img=pokemon-a.jpg}This was the preferred method of tracking among the internet, maybe it will come to fruition in a later update.{/img}

Luckily, the full patch notes did reveal that different variations of the tracking system will be tested.

The full patch notes can be seen below:{br}{br}

{quote}{subtitle}POKÉMON GO 1.3.0 PATCH NOTES{subtitle}{br}

– 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{br}
– Made improvements to the accuracy of a curveball throw{br}
– Fixed a bug that prevented ”Nice,” ”Great,” and “Excellent” Poké Ball throws from awarding the appropriate experience bonuses{br}
– Fixed achievements showing incorrect Medal icons{br}
– Enabled the ability for Trainers to change their nickname one time, so please choose your new nickname wisely{br}
– Resolved issues with the battery saver mode and re-enabled this feature{br}
– Added visuals of Team leaders – Candela, Blanche and Spark{br}
– 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.{br}
– Minor text fixes{quote}
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You can find the official release page {url=https://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/update-080816/}here[/url].

Andarilho


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