New Pokémon GO update version 0.135 and 0.169 now live on iOS and Android, full patch notes revealed

Pokémon GO has been updated to a new version across all capable iOS and Android devices. Version 0.135 and 0.169 is being rolled out to iOS and Android 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 0.135 (iOS)

  • Bug fixes

What’s New in Version 0.169 (Android)

  • Bug fixes

0.169 Release Notes

Note: For Apple Users, this release will show as version 0.135 in the App Store.

Last updated: March 9, 2020

Release notes may be posted before the release is available to all players. Please check your app store for the latest version of Pokémon GO available to you.


  • Charged TMs can now be used on Shadow Pokémon during certain specified events
  • Shadow Pokémon now deal and take more damage in battle
  • The option to use PokéCoins to “Battle Now” is no longer available when the feature is turned off for server maintenance or if the user has already completed the maximum number of daily sets
  • Trainers are now blocked from starting a new GO Battle League set if they have reached the maximum number of battle sets that day
  • The Egg hatch animation has been updated for Pokémon wearing costumes
  • New Pokémon filters have been added: “age” to filter Pokémon by catch/hatch date, “year” to filter Pokémon by the year they were caught/hatched, and “evolvenew” to find all Pokémon that can be evolved into Pokémon currently unregistered in the trainer’s Pokédex

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in which short-duration Fast Attacks (e.g., Water Gun, Lick) would cause lag during Trainer Battles
  • Fixed an issue that caused Pokémon caught in reward encounters through GO Battle League to have incorrect CP values and missing HP
  • Powering up a Pokémon that is in a Battle Party now properly updates its CP in the Battle Party tab
  • Fixed an issue that caused the lower portion of the screen to become unresponsive during a Trainer Battle
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Pokémon switch menu to appear immediately after switching to a new Pokémon during a Trainer Battle
  • Fixed an issue in which clicking “Claim Rewards” for a completed battle set on a following day would result in one fewer allowed battle set
  • Notification bubbles above the buddy portrait now show the correct icons for the buddy activity taken
  • Fixed an issue in which trainers could not swipe to pop item bubble rewards after spinning a PokéStop (the items were still automatically collected)
  • Fixed the animation sequence when purifying a Pokémon
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Mysterious Component collection screen to superimpose on top of the map view or other screens in certain situations
  • The Eggs button in the trainer profile now correctly directs the trainer to the Eggs tab of the Pokémon page instead of the Pokémon storage tab

Known Issues

Please see our Known Issues page for a regularly updated list of issues currently being investigated by our engineering team. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all issues we are aware of or working to fix, but rather a list of issues currently affecting the most players.

Upcoming Events

There is always something fun going on in Pokémon GO! Join us for events like Community Day, Raid Hours, and special themed events where you can encounter different Pokémon and enjoy bonuses. Visit for a list of events.

Source: Official Pokémon GO support page

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