Since its release on July 6, Pokemon Go has been downloaded 100 million times across the world, after gradually reaching more and more countries. Unfortunately, Niantic hastened to launch this game before making sure that there won’t be any issues and in the first days, we all remember how its servers crashed due to overload, then players experienced fast battery drains, trainer progress has been reset to Level 1, and these are only a few of the problems that Pokemon Go had lately. Now, the developer has released a new update that fixed a few bugs, but it also brought some improvements and we’ll talk about them in this article.
Pokemon Go app was brought to version 0.33.0 and according to the change-log, Ninantic has added a dialog to remind Trainers that they should not play while traveling above a certain speed, and they will also indicate they aren’t the driver. Now, Trainers are able to change their nicknames one time, which means that players will have to choose their new nickname wisely. There was an annoying bug that prevented “Nice,” “Great,” and “Excellent” Poké Ball throws from awarding the appropriate XP bonuses and it was fixed. And, lastly, the battery saver mode on iOS issues has been fixed and the feature has been re-enabled.
Players were devastated when the “Nearby” feature has been removed, as they were no longer able to know when they were approaching a Pokemon. Now, Niantic is testing a similar feature called “Sightings”, which will help players find creatures more easily, as it will show a list of nearby Pokemon against pictures of Pokestops that they’re near. Also, when clicking on a specific Pokemon, players will see the map zoom out, and they will know where they are located. Fewer monsters will appear because this feature will get rid of the duplicate Pokemon.