Niantic has shared the official release notes for the Pokémon GO 0.221 update are now available, also known as 1.187 in the Apple App Store. This update finally allows players that play on devices without gyroscopes to evolve Inkay using just Inkay candy.

Check out How to evolve Inkay into Malamar in Pokémon GO for the regular method.

In addition to fixing Inkay, this update also improves Pokédex loading time and fixes a handful of visual and gameplay issues. Of course, our readers are traditionally more interested in APK data mines, and this one brings updates to Routes, Wayfarer submissions, and possible egg hatch skipping – check it out.


Here’s the full changelog for the new version:


  • AR safety pop-up will now only appear before the first AR session instead of every AR session.
  • Trainers can now zoom in and out of avatar outfits in Shop.


  • Darkened background color on some text pop-ups to increase legibility.
  • Reduced time to load Pokédex.
  • Trainers who have a device that does not have a gyroscope can evolve Inkay without its unique evolution method.
  • Resized Lure Module text in Japanese and Chinese to be more legible.


  • Fixed bug causing Pokémon search icon text to break up incorrectly.
  • Fixed bug showing gifts from friends who did not send a gift.
  • Fixed bug causing Falinks to appear too large as a Raid boss during Raid battles.
  • Fixed bug causing buddy Pokémon to disappear from map after being evolved.
  • Fixed bug stopping Pokémon, Pokéstops, and other items from loading after backgrounding the app while walking.
  • Fixed evolution bug where evolved Pokémon cut off on the Pokémon detail page and evolution screen.
  • Fixed bug removing the shiny icon from evolved Pokémon on the Pokémon detail page of the Pokédex.
  • Fixed bug causing contact list import pop-up to appear during combat.
  • Fixed bug causing some buddy Pokémon to start at a walking distance lower than zero.
  • Costumed Raid Boss Pokémon will retain costume even if caught after the end of a special event.
  • Fixed bug stopping Adventure Sync from tracking distance walked for buddy candies and egg walking requirements.
  • Fixed bug causing double XP gained while using a Lucky Egg to appear as standard XP amount.
  • Fixed bug locking Trainers out of their account after evolving their buddy.