Updates are modifications to video games distributed online that feature new content and/or bug fixes. Pokémon Go has received multiple updates, documented below.

Below is a changelog of all updates for both Android and iOS.

List of Client UpdatesEdit

Released Official Changelog Noted Changes
1.39.1 0.69.1 July 28th, 2017
  • Spark has returned to appraise Pokémon for Team Instinct Trainers.
  • Resolved a motivation decay bug impacting Pokémon with less than 3000 CP.
  • Resolved a bug causing Pokémon GO to freeze after consuming potions too quickly.
  • Resolved a bug causing Pokémon GO to freeze after all 6 Pokémon faint during a Raid Battle.
  • Resolved an issue causing iPhone 6 devices to crash.[1]
1.39.0 0.69.0 July 18th, 2017
  • Added icons to the Pokémon information screen to indicate how the Pokémon was caught.
  • Added the ability for Trainers to spin the Photo Disc at a Gym after completing a Raid Battle.
  • Added the ability for Trainers to send Berries to their Pokémon defending Gyms through the Pokémon info screen when they are not nearby. Motivation regained will be less effective through this method.
  • Added the ability for Trainers to give Berries to Pokémon defending Gyms if their motivation meter is full.
  • Improved Pokémon Collection screen search functionality.
  • Fixed an issue where Trainers were unable to complete Raid Battles started before time expired on the map view.
  • Fixed an issue where Pokémon are not properly returned to their Trainer after defending a Gym.
  • Various bug fixes.[2]
1.37.2 0.67.2 June 29th, 2017
  • Bug fixes.[3]
1.37.1 0.67.1 June 20th, 2017
  • Gym features significantly updated to add the all-new motivation system.
  • Added new Gym Badge feature.
  • Added in-app and push notification system for Gyms.
  • Added Raid Battles, a new cooperative gameplay experience.
  • Added four new items available only by completing Raid Battles.
  • Added Raids tab to Nearby screen.
  • Added search functionality to Pokémon collection screen.
  • Added visual indicator to unvisited PokéStops.[4]
1.33.4 0.63.4 June 5th, 2017
  • Bug fixes. [5]
1.33.1 0.63.1 May 9th, 2017
  • Added Brazilian Portuguese language support.
  • Tapping on a medal will now show your progress toward the next medal tier.[6]
1.31.0 0.61.0 Apr 6th, 2017
  • Added Traditional Chinese language support.
  • Updated the Pokémon collection screen scroll bar.
  • Various bug fixes.
  • Minor text fixes.[7]
1.29.1 0.59.1 Mar 21st, 2017
  • The in-game sky has been optimized and improved.
  • Poké Ball throws will now be graded.
  • The Pokédex has been redesigned to include gender and shiny options.[9]
1.27.3 0.57.3 Feb 27th, 2017
  • Performance improvements
1.27.2 0.57.2 Feb 16th, 2017
  • Over 80 additional Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region can be caught.
  • Gender-specific variations of select Pokémon can be caught.
  • Added new encounter mechanics.
  • Added Poké Ball and Berry selection carousels to the encounter screen.
  • Added two new Berries.
  • Added new avatar outfit and accessory options.
  • Added new night-mode map and encounter music.
  • Added bonus Candies for catching Evolved Pokémon.
  • Implemented Apple Watch connection stability improvement.
  • Various bug fixes.
  • Minor text fixes.[10]
  • Over 80 more Pokémon from the Johto region are now available.
  • Evolution Items are now available for use in evolving certain species of Pokémon.
  • Two new berries: Pinap and Nanab.
  • New fast attack: Hidden Power.
1.25.0 0.55.0 Jan 28th, 2017
  • Reduced the starting load time on Android devices.
  • Resolved Android connectivity issues for the Pokémon GO Plus accessory.
  • Integrated iOS wheelchair support for use with Apple Watch.
  • Minor text fixes.[11]
1.23.2 0.53.2 Jan 23rd, 2017
  • Added Korean language support.
1.23.1 0.53.1 Jan 17th, 2017
  • Updated Apple Watch to display Eggs obtained from PokéStops
  • Changed distance tracking to better account for GPS drift
  • Minor text fixes.[12]
  • A total of 38 additional Quick and Charge Moves have been added.
  • Evolution Items have also been added.
  • Unown forms have been spotted in the code.
  • A news feed/digest feature has also been spotted.
  • New avatar customization: belts, glasses, and necklaces.[13]
1.21.0 0.51.0 Dec 19th, 2016
  • The bug that caused incorrect vibration notifications has been fixed.
  • Day and night modes have changed to more accurately reflect the Trainer’s current time of day.
  • Minor text fixes.[14]
  • Six Holiday Box images exist along-side the games resource files: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Special, Great, and Ultra.
1.19.1 0.49.1 Dec 6th, 2016
  • Trainers will be able to transfer multiple Pokémon at a time to Professor Willow. To use this function, press and hold on a Pokémon.
  • Pokémon type icons have been added to the Gym battle approach and Gym battle screen.
  • The total Candy count for your Buddy Pokémon has been added to the buddy information screen.
  • The total kilometers a buddy has walked has been added to the information screen of each Pokémon that has ever been your buddy.
  • Minor text fixes.[15]
1.17.0 0.47.1 Nov 18th, 2016
  • Fixed an issue where the Egg-hatching cutscene animation would sometimes be briefly visible from the map view.
  • Minor text fixes[16]
1.15.0 0.45.0 Nov 6th, 2016
  • You'll earn bonuses for the first Pokémon catch and PokéStop visit each day. You'll receive a larger bonus when you do this seven days in a row.
  • When you defeat the Gym Leader at a rival Gym, there will be a brief period of time where only you will be able to place a Pokémon in the open Gym.
  • The amount of Prestige a rival Gym loses when you defeat a regular Gym member has increased. The amount of Prestige gained by training at a friendly Gym has been lowered.
  • Minor text fixes[17]
  • Minor visual changes to text when catching Pokémon or spinning Pokéstops.
  • Color change to completion meter below incubated eggs.
1.13.4 0.43.4 Oct 26th, 2016
  • Minor bug fixes
1.13.3 0.43.3 Oct 23rd, 2016
  • Professor Willow discovered that Eggs have different patterns depending on the distance required to hatch them.
  • Pokémon type icons have been added to the information screen for each Pokémon.
  • Low battery indicator added for the Pokémon GO Plus.
  • Minor text fixes[18]
1.11.4 0.41.4 Oct 14th, 2016
  • Minor fixes
1.11.2 0.41.2 Oct 12th, 2016
  • Catch Bonus: Trainers can earn a catch bonus for a Pokémon type as they catch more of a specific type.
  • Updated Gym Training: Trainers can now bring six Pokémon to battle at friendly Gyms. The CP of the Pokémon you are battling may be temporarily adjusted lower for your training session.
  • Egg & Incubator Screens: These will periodically update the distance walked without the Trainer needing to close and reopen the screen.
  • Fixed several audio issues.
  • Decreased the evolution animation time.
  • Minor fixes[19]
1.9.0 0.39.0 Sep 24th, 2016
  • Capture location: The location where a Pokémon was caught will now be displayed on their information screen.
  • Pokémon GO Plus and Incense: Trainers can attempt to capture Pokémon they encounter from using Incense with the Pokémon GO Plus accessory.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some users to get stuck on the loading screen, even after restarting the app.
  • Fixed a bug where the camera sometimes moved at slow speeds during battle.
  • Minor bug fixes[20]
1.7.1 Sep 16th, 2016
  • Pokémon GO Plus stability improvement
  • Added quick help when first connected to Pokémon GO Plus
  • Minor text fixes
1.7.0 0.37.0 Sep 10th, 2016
  • 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.[21]
  • Gym leaders are much larger in the Appraise screen.
1.5.0 0.35.0 Aug 22nd, 2016
  • Implemented Pokémon Appraisal: Trainers will now be able to learn about a Pokémon's attack and defense capabilities from their Team Leader (Candela, Blanche or Spark) to determine which of their Pokémon have the most potential for battle.
  • We are still working hard on several new and exciting features to come in the future of Pokémon GO.
  • Minor bot fixes[22]
1.3.1 Aug 10th, 2016
  • Stability improvements
  • No text fixes
1.3.0 0.33.0 Aug 8th, 2016
  • Added a dialog to remind Trainers that they should not play while traveling above a certain speed; Trainers will have to indicate they aren’t the driver
  • Fixed a bug that prevented "Nice," "Great," and "Excellent" Poké Ball throws from awarding the appropriate XP bonuses
  • Enabled the ability for Trainers to change their nickname one time, so please choose your new nickname wisely
  • Resolved issues with the battery saver mode on iOS and re-enabled the feature
  • Other fixes

iOS notes only:

  • Added visuals of Team leaders - Candela, Blanche, and Spark
  • We're currently testing a variation of the "Nearby Pokémon" feature with a subset of users. During this period you may see some variation in the nearby Pokémon UI.
  • The Nearby screen has an image of grass behind the Pokémon
  • Nearby is now called "Sightings"
    • Sightings seems to update immediately based on spawns and despawns
    • If no Pokémon are nearby, Sightings will display the message "No sightings yet." This can be tapped to force it to update.
    • Same species of Pokémon are grouped
  • Some have gained access to a beta Nearby[23]
  • You now get XP for each type of throw, it no longer chooses the highest bonus, but gives you all applicable bonuses
  • Transfer text has changed slightly
  • Egg hatch history now appears in the Journal
1.1.1 Aug 1st, 2016
  • Performance improvements in Pokemon details and list screens.
  • Correct link for app upgrade.
1.1.0 0.31.0 Jul 30th, 2016
  • 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
  • Poké Ball image and animation altered to look smoother when catching Pokémon
  • Transfer and Favorite are now available under a new button in the Pokémon screen
  • "The Pokémon broke free!" message seems to appear more often
  • Pokémon flee and escape the Poké Ball more often, which the company has tweeted as a known glitch
  • Battery Saver mode removed from iOS temporarily
1.0.3 0.29.3 Jul 20th, 2016
  • Minor text Fixes
1.0.2 0.29.2 Jul 13th, 2016
  • Fixes for Pokemon Trainer Club login
1.0.1 Jul 12th, 2016
  • Trainers do not to have to enter their username and password repeatedly after a force log out
  • Added stability to Pokémon Trainer Club account log-in process
  • Resolved issues causing crashes
  • Fixed Google account scope
1.0.0 0.29 Jul 6th, 2016

List of Server Only UpdatesEdit

These are updates that did not require an update on the app client and affected all players at the same time.

Released Short Description Full Description
Feb 16th, 2017
  • All Pokémon except Smeargle, Delibird, and legendaries can now be found or hatched.
  • Learnsets for most Gen I Pokémon were altered.
Dec 12th, 2016
  • Gen II baby Pokémon available except for Tyrogue.
  • Only a limited number of Gen II Pokémon have become available via hatching with — more to follow in the coming months.[24]
Nov 21st, 2016
  • Adjustments to the Combat Power of various Pokémon.
  • Significant changes made to the formula used to calculate the combat power of a given Pokémon, changing the combat power of almost every Pokémon.
Aug 20th, 2016
  • Moves were replaced in several Pokémon
  • Eggs Hatching speed was increased

References Edit

  1. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.69.1 for Android and 1.39.1 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-07-29.
  2. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.69.0 for Android and 1.39.0 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-07-19.
  3. Trainers, Pokémon GO is being updated to version 0.67.2 for Android and 1.37.2 for iOS to implement bug fixes.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017-06-30.
  4. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.67.1 for Android and 1.37.1 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-06-21.
  5. Pokémon GO is being updated to version 0.63.4 for Android and 1.33.4 for iOS. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017-06-05.
  6. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.63.1 for Android and 1.33.1 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-05-09.
  7. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.61.0 for Android and 1.31.0 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-03-22.
  8. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.59.1 for Android and 1.29.1 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-03-22.
  9. The Silph Road's APK mine of v0.59.1 is now complete. Here's what's new, travelers!. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2017-03-22.
  10. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.57.2 for Android and 1.27.2 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-02-17.
  11. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.55.0 for Android and 1.25.0 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-01-30.
  12. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.53.1 for Android and 1.23.1 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-01-18.
  13. APK Mine of Pokemon GO v0.53.1 - Evolution Items, New Moves, and More!. The Silph Road. Retrieved on 2017-01-18.
  14. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.51.0 for Android and 1.21.0 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-12-19.
  15. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.49.1 for Android and 1.19.1 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-12-07.
  16. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.47.1 for Android and 1.17.0 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-11-20.
  17. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.45.0 for Android and 1.15.0 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-11-06.
  18. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.43.3 for Android and 1.13.3 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-10-24.
  19. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.41.2 for Android and 1.11.2 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-10-13.
  20. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.39.0 for Android and 1.9.0 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-09-23.
  21. Buddy Pokémon and other updates in Pokémon GO version 0.37.0 for Android and 1.7.0 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-09-11.
  22. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.35.0 for Android and 1.5.0 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-08-23.
  23. Pokemon GO, update to the tracker! Check out the NEW Nearby Feature. /r/PokemonGO. Retrieved on 2016-08-23.
  24. More Pokémon and a limited edition Pikachu are coming to Pokémon GO. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-12-12.

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