September 12, 2016

New Pokémon GO Update Released

Following the announcement of Pokémon GO Coming To Apple Watch during the Apple September Event, Niantic has announced the latest update coming to its location-based augmented reality video game, Pokémon GO v 0.37.0 for Google-based mobile devices and Pokémon GO v1.7.0 for Apple-based mobile devices.

The new Pokémon GO update includes:

  • Implemented 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 smaller 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
Unfortunately, with this update Pokémon GO will no longer be officially supporting rooted or jailbroken devices. Pokémon GO v 0.37.0 for Android and Pokémon GO v1.7.0 for iOS devices are now rolling out as a free update.