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Niantic have just released a news Pokemon Go update to deal with the “three-steps glitch” as fans have named it; this bug made it difficult to track Pokemon who were ‘nearby’ and as such, players had to outsource to websites such as PokeVision that provided a better way to track Pokemon.

The update has removed the footsteps. The game now just lists the Pokemon which are nearby without giving players a sense of how close they are. There are also some claims that the game now only shows Pokemon in a 70m radius to the player however there seems to be some evidence that the radius has not changed.

While the tracking feature seems to be the main focus of the update, there have also been several other changes made including Pokemon battle damage changes; this update comes after players pointed out that the game is imbalanced towards specific Pokemon.

The company is dedicated to releasing regular updates to Pokemon Go and players are required to install this update before they can play the game.

Here is a full list of the changes made in the 0.31.0 update:

  • Avatars can now be re-customized from the Trainer profile screen
  • Adjusted battle move damage values for some Pokémon
  • Refined certain Gym animations
  • Improved memory issues
  • Removed footprints of nearby Pokémon
  • Modified battle damage calculation
  • Various bug fixes during wild Pokémon encounter
  • Updated Pokémon details screen
  • Updated achievement medal images
  • Fixed issues with displaying certain map features
  • Minor text fixes