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Pokemon Go just got a new update, but it’s not the exciting release you wanted

Published Dec 7th, 2016 6:50AM EST
Pokemon Go iPhone and Android Update
Image: Niantic/Pokemon

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Pokemon Go is rumored to receive some exciting features in the near future. Niantic already confirmed that players will be able to hunt 100 new creatures, while some reports say that Pokemon trading and PvP battles are also around the corner. While we wait for all that to happen, Niantic released a new Pokemon Go update for iPhone and Android, on that’s far from what you’d call exciting.

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iPhone and Android users will soon be able to update their devices to Pokemon Go versions 0.49.1 and 1.19.1, respectively. Niantic announced the new release on Tuesday, complete with a changelog — here’s what’s new:

  • Trainers will be able to transfer multiple Pokémon at a time to Professor Willow. To use this function, press and hold on a Pokémon.
  • Pokémon type icons have been added to the Gym battle approach and Gym battle screen.
  • The total Candy count for your Buddy Pokémon has been added to the buddy information screen.
  • The total kilometers a buddy has walked has been added to the information screen of each Pokémon that has ever been your buddy.
  • Minor text fixes.

As for that Generation 2 of Pokemon monsters that you might be anxiously waiting for? Well, you still have to wait. Niantic and Starbucks are expected to announce a partnership soon, one that would bring over the new Pokemon monsters you’re eager to hunt.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.