Niantic has today released a new update for Pokémon Go on both iOS and Android, bringing with it a handful of new features and capabilities. On Android the update brings the app to version 0.450, while the iOS update bumps it to 1.15.0…
First off, the update adds the ability to earn bonuses for the first Pokémon catch and PokéStop visit each day. This means that if you’re the first to visit a location and catch a Pokémon, you’ll earn a bonus, with that bonus increasing if you’re the first for seven days in a row.
Next up, if you defeat the Gym Leader at a rival Gym, there will be a brief amount of time when the ability to place a Pokémon in the open Gym will be exclusive to you. Building on that, the amount of Prestige a rival Gym loses when you defeat a regular Gym member has increased with today’s update, while the amount of Prestige gained by training at a friendly gym has decreased.
Today’s update comes following the scheduling of the first in-game event for Halloween last week, which brought with it exclusive benefits and perks for players.
The full changelog for the update is available below:
- You’ll earn bonuses for the first Pokémon catch and PokéStop visit each day. You’ll receive a larger bonus when you do this seven days in a row.
- When you defeat the Gym Leader at a rival Gym, there will be a brief period of time where only you will be able to place a Pokémon in the open Gym.
- The amount of Prestige a rival Gym loses when you defeat a regular Gym member has increased. The amount of Prestige gained by training at a friendly Gym has been lowered.
- Minor text fixes
Download the latest version of Pokémon Go from the Play Store and App Store for your device.