Pokémon Go news you need to know fast!

Current events:

  • New update
    • Version 1.3.1 – August 10, 2016 – Stability updates
  • Unknown6 data cracked, API back online
  • Bots up and running with few problems
  • Mapping apps and sites experiencing issues

Know issues:

  • Pokémon radar updated
    • Two radar types – Sightings for nearby Pokémon, and Nearby for Pokémon near local PokéStops
    • Small number of users given access to new radar system
    • Mass rollout coming, no timeframe given
  • Battery-saver mode glitch
    • Screen won’t turn back on when phone orientated correctly
    • Game playable upside down only
    • No known workaround
  • Incense not working
    • Phones with a manually set timezone may find Incense not working
    • Change timezone to Automatic to fix

Pokémon Go Journal site updates

  • August 10 – App update to be submitted by Friday – Includes Live Updates page and updated guide
  • August 9 – Working on radar and catching update
  • August 8 – Updated Pokémon Go Trainer Guide

Current version

Release date: August 8, 2016
iOS version: 1.3.0
Android version: 0.33.0
Size: 155MB

Patch notes:

  • Added a dialog to remind Trainers that they should not play while traveling above a certain speed. Trainers must confirm they are not driving in order to continue playing.
  • Made improvements to the accuracy of a curveball throw
  • Fixed a bug that prevented ”Nice,” ”Great,” and “Excellent” Poké Ball throws from awarding the appropriate XP bonuses.
  • Fixed achievements showing incorrect Medal icons.
  • Enabled the ability for Trainers to change their nickname one time. Please choose your new nickname wisely.
  • Resolved issues with the battery saver mode on iOS and re-enabled the feature.
  • 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.
  • Minor text fixes

Previous version

Release date: August 1, 2016
iOS version: 1.1.1
Android version: 0.31.1
Size: 155MB

Patch notes:

  • Improved performance on Pokémon Detail screens and other list screens
  • Corrected the app upgrade links

Undocumented changes:

  • Battery Saver mode disabled
  • Cannot transfer ‘Favorite’ Pokémon