0.191.0 update brings quick swap to Trainer Battles, long press for stats and a new loading screen

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Trainers, we don’t usually announce specific updates (well, outside of datamining reports), but Pokémon GO’s 0.191 update is well worth talking about. This update is a quality of life update that brings a handful of improvements to Trainer Battles and party selection, and there’s a lot going on under the hood – but more about that in an upcoming datamining report.

Here’s what’s new in the latest Pokémon GO patch. The patch is currently rolling out for Android, for Apple Users, this release will show as version 1.157 in the App Store.

New loading screen

Halloween 2020 Loading Screen
Halloween 2020 Loading Screen

Featured Pokémon

Gengar (Mega) Deino Woobat
Umbreon Mandibuzz Gothorita

Quick swap in PvP

Niantic has finally improved the swapping experience in Trainer Battles! There are now two buttons that show the rest of your party and tapping them will swap the currently active Pokémon.

Additionally, the switch animation camera angle has shifted so that you are able to see your Pokémon’s HP bar when your opponent is switching their Pokémon

Long press for more information about a Pokémon

You are now be able to preview your Pokémon’s moves when in the Battle Party selection screen by long pressing on the Pokémon you’d like to check. The information surfaced shows your Pokémon’s moves, typing and health information.

Pokemon detail page improvements

  • You can now jump to a Pokémon’s Pokédex entry directly from their detail page. Tapping a button in a Pokédex entry will also let you see all the Pokémon of that species in your collection.
  • Soon, you’ll be able to see more information about the Pokémon you obtain on the Pokémon detail page. Note that this will not backfill information on Pokémon you’ve obtained prior to this feature. (not live yet!)

Other improvements

  • Soon, battle parties will be saved on your account itself instead of on your device, meaning they’ll be synced when you reinstall the game or change devices
  • The Flying-type Charged Attack mini-game has been slightly slowed down
  • You can now navigate from a Pokédex entry directly to the Pokémon storage to see all Pokémon you have of that species

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused invited friends to be removed from a raid if all Pokémon in their battle party faint
  • Fixed an issue that caused the “Remove Friend” button to be cut off from the bottom of the Friend detail page on devices with certain aspect ratios
  • Fixed an issue that caused Adventure Sync to not work on some devices on Android 9 and below
  • Fixed a visual error that showed eggs to be incubating when tapping on them from the Egg menu, regardless of whether they were in incubators or not
  • Fixed an issue that caused the app to freeze when collecting Avatar items from Special Research rewards
  • Fixed an issue that caused wins to not be recorded properly in GO Battle League
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Best Buddy Pokémon CP boost to not be applied without first interacting with your buddy
  • Fixed an issue that caused the account linking option to be missing from the Settings Menu

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