The development team today confirmed the launch of the latest build of the game on Android and iOS.
The new Pokemon Go update includes version 0.73.1 for Android and 1.43.1 for iOS devices, both of which include some handy fixes.
First of all, Niantic have now made it possible for Pokemon Go Plus users to spin the Photo Disc at a Gym using the accessory.
It’s something that has bothered fans for sometime and will be a welcomed change.
Another big tweak is the end of a very annoying bug that has left many Pokemon Go Raid players frustrated.
A glitch was discovered soon after the first Raids launched that made it impossible to catch a Raid Boss with your final Premier Ball.
This problem has now been removed from the game, while another nifty feature has also been provided for Raid players.
You can find it in the official patch notes for Pokemon Go, below:
- Added the ability for Trainers to spin the Photo Disc at a Gym using the Pokémon GO Plus accessory.
- Added the ability to view the number of Trainers entered, and preparing, for a Raid Battle before using a Raid Pass.
- Improved Pokémon Collection screen search functionality by allowing Trainers to search through their Pokémon’s moves using the @ character.
- Resolved a bug which caused the Raid Boss to always break free from the last Premier Ball.
- Resolved a bug that prevented Trainers from seeing they’d received double XP from Raid Battles when using a Lucky Egg.
- Various bug fixes.
And there’s also the chance that this latest Pokemon Go update includes a lot more than Niantic are letting on.
A lot of the time, dataminers discover much more has been added to the game than advertised.
While there haven’t been any new datamine reports for this update, you can expect something to be confirmed in the coming days.
Earlier datamining efforts revealed the Pokemon Go news that Gen 3 Pocket Monsters could be launching in the coming weeks.
According to those who have looked at the current build, all 135 Gen 3 species names were added to the game.
That’s a huge range of new Pocket Monsters to catch, and will prove a big addition.
Gen 2 was added to the game back in February, with recent launches including some of the missing Legendary-types.
Unfortunately, however, the Gen 3 data doesn’t include move sets or sound files, which suggests a full release is some way off.
It’s possible Gen 3 will launch after the Mewtwo Raids make an appearance in September.