Pokémon GO was recently updated to a new version across all capable iOS and Android devices. Version 0.149.0 and 1.117.0 is now being rolled out to Android and iOS devices, respectively. According to patch notes from the development team at Niantic, the latest update implements various bug fixes and improvements for an overall smoother experience.
What’s New in Version 1.117.0 / 0.149.0
- New Challenges: Take on Team GO Rocket Grunts in battle!
- Shadow Pokémon: Catch the mysterious Shadow Pokémon Team GO Rocket Grunts leave behind! Shadow Pokémon have a purple aura and bloodshot red eyes. They can be purified using Stardust and Candy. Purification helps Shadow Pokémon become more powerful.
- Shadow Pokémon can also be Shiny if their Shiny variant is available in Pokémon GO.
- New Appraisal Tool: You can now learn even more about your Pokémon when appraising them.
- Battle Minigames: Charged Attack gameplay includes new minigames.