Details of the newest Pokémon GO update were revealed by Niantic about a week ago, but now the newest version is finally being rolled out. While not addressing criticisms with the game’s tracking features, the update is rather sizeable. The major new feature is the previously announced Buddy Pokémon. However, other changes include making it easier to select smaller Pokemon on the map as well as the usual bug and text fixes. Here’s Niantic’s patch notes:
- 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.