A new Pokemon Go update is coming, allegedly bringing trainer customization and other changes to the game. The new update went up on APKMirror.com, which indicates that it should appear on the Google Play and Apple App stores in the next day or two.
The new update will allow players to customize their avatar with new hats and clothing (which all come in different team colors) and make transferring Pokemon a bit quicker. The app also periodically reminds players via a pop up screen not to play Pokemon Go in dangerous areas.
While the new version of Pokemon Go provides some updates that players have been requesting, it also may make tracking Pokemon even more frustrating. Instead of fixing the "three step bug", Niantic Labs has removed footprints entirely from the nearby screen. This won't make it harder to track Pokemon, but players are reporting today that apps like Pokevision have become increasingly less accurate, indicating a possible crackdown in third party tracking apps.
Here's a full list of changes the new update allegedly makes:
- Avatars can now be re-customized from the Trainer profile screen
- Adjusted battle move damage values for some Pokémon
- Refined certain Gym animations
- Improved memory issues
- Removed footprints of nearby Pokémon
- Modified battle damage calculation
- Various bug fixes during wild Pokémon encounter
- Updated Pokémon details screen
- Updated achievement medal images
- Fixed issues with displaying certain map features
- Minor text fixes
We already saw a shift in battle damage, so this update appears to be accurate. Niantic may roll out some other changes too, so stay tuned to ComicBook.com for complete Pokemon Go coverage.