Pokémon GO Update brings Buddy Pokémon Feature, Crackdowns & More


Niantic have confirmed the next Pokémon GO Update (1.7.0 for iOS users, and 0.37.0 for Android users) will be bringing in the “Buddy” feature, wherein a trainer can select a Pokémon to earn extra candy depending on distance walked. They also highlighted they are continuing to crack down on foul play from certain users. A full list from the website below.

  • Implemented Buddy Pokémon: Trainers will now be able to choose one of their Pokémon to be their buddy. A Trainer can earn Candy for their Buddy Pokémon by walking a certain distance.
  • Made it easier to select smaller Pokémon on the screen.
  • Fixed an issue where Eggs would sometimes hatch without displaying the animation.
  • Improved performance reliability when a device switches networks to no longer cause the application to hang or stop updating.
  • Pokémon GO Plus support
  • Minor text fixes.

We continue to focus on eliminating bots and scrapers from Pokémon GO. Rooted or jailbroken devices are not supported by Pokémon GO. Remember to download Pokémon GO from the official Google Play Store or iTunes App Store only.

What do you think of these updates? Are you still playing Pokémon GO? Will the buddy feature encourage more players to use the app? Did you pre order the Plus accessory? Let us know in the comments below, or tweet me @MattiasMay. Thanks for reading!

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