You might have heard of a little-known game called Pokemon Go that has become insanely popular in a very short span of time. The game has now received its first major update post launch. Pokemon Go version 0.31.0 and 1.1.0 is now out for Android and iOS respectively and it fixes some issues with the game as well as adds a feature or two to improve the overall experience.
Pokemon Go’s Nearby feature broke a few days after the game was released. It was supposed to show nearby Pokemon with 1-3 footprint icons but it ended up just displaying three footprints for all Pokemon. Niantic has removed Nearby with this update so there are no steps anymore, just the grid of nearby characters that keeps updating.
A server-side change was made earlier this week to update several Pokemon stats. Damage done by select battle moves have been increased and decreased in a bid to address complaints that some monsters are more powerful than others.
Players are now allowed to make changes to the avatar they created during set-up. They can access the same customization user interface to make changes to their character.
Several user interace tweaks have been made to the app as well, particularly on Android where the Material Design influence is now evident. Full changelogs can be accessed on the respective app store, the updated Pokemon Go app is now live on the Google Play Store and the App Store.