New Pokemon Go Update Coming Soon, Here's What It Does (Not Much)

A new Pokemon Go update is coming very soon, developer Niantic has announced. Android version 0.61.0 and iOS version 1.31.0 are “in the process of being updated,” and the downloads should be available soon.

Included in the update is a new language setting–Traditional Chinese–along with various bug and text fixes. Lastly, the Pokemon collection screen’s scroll bar has been changed, though precisely how is currently unclear.

Pokemon Go’s last patch introduced a new bonus system whereby you get a new evolution item for completing the seven-day “First PokeStop of the Day” challenge. Previously, you would receive 2,500 XP and other items for the Photo Disc when you visited a PokeStop every day for seven days in a row.

A recent Water-type event introduced shiny Pokemon for the first time to Pokemon Go. Some fans were concerned the rare creatures would cease to be available after the event ended on March 29, but it seems shiny monsters are indeed still catchable.

Niantic has continued to support Pokemon Go since its launch in July last year. It brought creatures from Pokemon Gold and Silver to the mobile game in February, while trading will arrive at some point this year and PvP battles are also in the works. Lastly, the developer has confirmed that legendary Pokemon will arrive before the end of the year.

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