Pokémon Go updated, tall grass added to radar

Pokémon Go updated, tall grass added to radar

The latest patch for Pokémon Go has been released for iOS and Android and looks set to address the widely criticized radar among other issues.

In the patch notes the developers mention they are “testing a variation of the ‘Nearby Pokémon’ feature with a subset of users” and that during this time players may see updates to the user interface.

The Nearby Pokémon radar has been renamed Sightings and now features grass next to Pokémon, which is a clear reference to the classic Game Boy games, but how it will work remains to be seen.

Other changes include a one-time ability to rename your Trainer, bonus XP for landing ‘Nice’, ‘Great’ and ‘Excellent’ Poké Ball throws calculating correctly again, improved Curveball accuracy, and the return of the Battery Saver mode.

A warning message that triggers when going above a certain undisclosed speed has also been added so users must confirm they’re not driving while playing the game.

The end of the patch notes once again features the now infamous ‘Minor text fixes’ note, but this time it may actually holds true with the text inside gyms appearing much crisper than before.