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    Details on the New Pokémon GO Update (8-22-16)!

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    Niantic Labs just released a new version of Pokemon Go for Android (0.35.0) and iOS (1.5.0).

    Trainers,Pokémon GO is in the process of being updated to version 0.35.0 for Android and 1.5.0 for iOS devices. Below…

    Posted by Pokémon GO on Monday, August 22, 2016

     

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    There are Two (2) key improvements in the new update:

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    Pokémon GO Update (August 22)

    • Fixed a bug that kept defeated Pokémon at 1HP; these Pokémon will now return as fainted Pokémon. Currently working on rebalancing the training battle.
    • Implemented Pokémon Appraisal: Trainers will now be able to learn about a Pokémon’s attack and defense capabilities from their Team Leader (Candela, Blanche, or Spark) to determine which of their Pokémon have the most potential for battle.

     

    The Pokémon Appraisal

    We have shared in our previous article that each Pokémon is ‘born’ with specific Individual Values (IVs) which varies from 0 to 15 based on your current Pokémon level when you caught or hatched them.

    Learning about your Pokémon’s IV would be very helpful in fighting in gyms and determining which Pokemon to evolve or which needs powering-up. Each Pokémon’s Stamina and Defense are very important when defending in gym battles.

    Several 3rd Party providers (independent of Niantic) have released tools like the Poké Assistant IV Calculatorfor you to easily determine these IVs.

    Now with the new update, there is a less of a need to use these tools because of the in-app feature of Pokémon Appraisal.  Through their team leaders, Candela, Blanche, or Spark, will inform you of your Pokémon that have the most potential for battle including it’s Health Point, Stamina, Attack and Defense.

    To use the appraisal feature, view the Pokémon you wish to appraise, click on the circular Pokémon option button, and click on the ‘Appraise’ link.

    Pokemon GO Appraisal
    Venausaur appraised by Spark. He says it requires more improvement (power-up) for battles.

     

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    Blanche is impressed with Magikarp’s (555 Sardines) stats. Photo Courtesy of E. Mabunga

     

    Understanding the Appraisals

    From Gamepress.gg have shared their interpretation on what each Team Leader’s appraisal.

    Team Leader Appraisals
    Team Leader Appraisals vs IVs Source: Gamepress.gg – http://bit.ly/2bg2NlK

     

    There you go!  Time to update your app! Visit GooglePlay and Apple AppStore and find out who among your Pokémon will really help you become the very best! 

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    To learn more about the game, and to get to know the tricks and tools of the trade, you can check out these articles:

     

     

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    Michelle Santos
    Contributor in Ungeek. A fan of Euro boardgames. Believes that "dessert" is considered a separate meal, and prefers tea over coffee. Nowadays, a good sleep is a rare, and a valuable necessity.

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