Details on the New Pokémon GO Update (8-9-16)!

Niantic Labs just released a new version of Pokemon Go, Android (0.33.0) and iOS (1.3.0). Know more about the update here!

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Niantic Labs just released a new version of Pokemon Go for Android (0.33.0) and iOS (1.3.0).


Several key improvements have been deployed:

Left: Change Nickname, Right: New Nearby

  • Allows you to change Trainers nickname, but this is a one time only chance. So change wisely!
  • Fix on bug for Pokeball throws bonus awards for “Nice”, “Great” and “Excellent”.
  • Made improvements to the accuracy of curveball throw. Curveballs gives extra XPs, read more here.
  • Resolved issue and re-enabled ‘battery saver’ mode in iOS.
  • New visuals for Team Leaders Candela, Blanche and Spark.
  • Fixed display of Medal icons.
  • Added a dialog reminder when there is a certain increases speed that Trainers should not be playing while driving. Trainers are asked to click a button to confirm that they are not driving (similar feature of Waze).
  • A few users might experience some change in their Nearby screen. This is limited release for a subset of users.


There you go! To know more about the update visit GooglePlay and Apple AppStore.

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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