Hello Trainers! PokÃ©mon GO 0.187.0 is slowly rolling out through the iOS App Store.Â This update has a lot, including the return of the evolution quest, Professor Willow’s friend gets emotions, costumes, and hints at some pretty big Quality of Life updates.
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Additionally, this article contains my thoughts and opinions in regards to the code that was shared online – all of these should be treated as conjecture, not as hard statements. If you’re OK with that, feel free to read further. Potential spoilers ahead.
If you evolved a Charizard into Mega Charizard Y before you evolved it into Mega Charizard X, the game was making you pay the full 200 energy to evolve it again instead of giving you the discount.Â This is fixed in this update.
It appears that Willow’s friend will be able to greet him and react to him as well.
It looks like a new GUI widget was added to display quest progress. Perhaps to the PokÃ©mon detail section, so you can see your progress, directly from the PokÃ©mon?Â This could be linked to the Mega’s, or it could be an entirely new way to evolve PokÃ©mon that require friendship in the main series games rather than just walking them x kilometres.
Gyms will now cache, which can be removed.Â This is likely to resolve the issues surrounding old gym pictures not updating.
This is exciting, it looks like we’re getting a feature that’s currently available in Wizards Unite.Â The option to download all the assets the game uses.Â This will allow trainers to download everything to your phone so the game isn’t downloading certain things after you launch the game.Â So you’ll be able to download the assets on wifi and then head out and play.
It looks like Niantic has put some more work into the AR Mapping that was discovered a little while ago.
This looks a lot like what’s currently enabled in Ingress. Portals in ingress can hold multiple pictures that can be “liked.” The default picture of the portal is the picture that has the most likes. If Niantic were to implement this into PokÃ©mon Go it would be huge, especially for all those stops and gyms of baseball diamonds and soccer fields that were taken in the winter could be upgraded to Summer pictures.
This looks like Niantic is implementing an easier way to add things to the shop without making them immediately available.
There are a couple of pretty major Quality of Life updates to the game in this update, there’s no official word from Niantic about them so this could just be them throwing it into the code to do some testing to see how feasible the features are.
Being able to download the game’s assets on wifi would be huge for trainers who have limited data plans, and being able to easily “upvote” a picture to make it the default picture of a stop directly from PokÃ©mon Go would save a lot of headaches in getting photodisc pictures updated.
Lastly, fingers crossed Gust is actually a viable move and that eventually Ho-Oh and Lugia get a chance to learn it because let’s face it… they’d be beast with a good flying fast move.
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