When Pokemon Go was launched earlier this summer, the Game came with a handy Pokemon tracking feature which Niantic soon removed which put them at the receiving end of a lot of criticism from the Pokemon Go community. However, it was promised that in future updates of the game, the nearby tracker would definitely resurface and it looks like Niantic will definitely keep their promise.
According to Niantic, the latest update of Pokemon Go has the nearby tracker in the game and that the feature is going to be available in other areas in addition to San Francisco, the original testing grounds for the feature.
Niantic on Sunday also announced a new iPhone and Android update for the popular game, which is supposed to bring over various features, including daily bonuses.
Here is a list of the latest features which the Pokemon Go new update (iPhone (version 1.15.0) and Android (version 0.45.0)) is slated to offer.
- 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
Niantic recently completed its Halloween event where “Pokemon Go” players were given the chance to capture ghostly type monsters. With an increased reward matrix, the said event also allowed gamers to earn double the amount of candy bonuses for specific actions.
A source told Slash Gear that Niantic may introduce a similar event during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. It appears that game developers are ironing out the details of a secret “Pokemon Go” event. Development work is at its early stages and it is still unclear if the speculated gaming event will indeed be rolled out towards the latter part of November.