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
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
In Trainer Battles, the switch menu now appears as two buttons showing the rest of your Battle party so you can more easily swap Pokémon during battles. (2/5) pic.twitter.com/EjjvBzPxrL
— Niantic Support (@NianticHelp) October 29, 2020
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.
Long pressing on a Pokémon will show it's moves and HP pic.twitter.com/SKyqQZMk14
— PokeMiners (@poke_miners) October 29, 2020
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!)
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
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