Full patch notes revealed for new Pokémon GO update version 1.147 and 0.181 with new loading screen on iOS and Android

Pokémon GO is being updated to a new version across all capable iOS and Android devices. The latest update 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 1.147.0 (iOS)

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What’s New in Version 0.181.0 (Android)

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0.181 Release Notes

Note: For Apple Users, this release will show as version 1.147 in the App Store.

Last updated: July 12, 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.


  • New loading screen
  • Trainers on iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 will see downgraded resolution on in-game assets to support a smoother gameplay experience on these older devices
  • Pokémon that disappear from the Map View will now leave with a small visible animation
  • Today View can now display news items that have been previously read
  • Gift Stickers received from Gifts now appear in the journal

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused the text for friend level bonuses to not show correctly
  • Fixed an issue that caused Trainers to only be able to dodge to the left during Raid Battles; dodging is now possible in both directions
  • Fixed an issue that caused the orange pulse animation to show on top of a Pokémon encounter screen when a research task is collected while the Trainer is in the Pokémon encounter
  • Fixed an issue that caused the notification alerting you that your buddy has brought you Gifts from PokéStops to show a larger number of Gifts than actually collected. Note that the notification can occur after the Gifts are already collected in the Item Bag.
  • Fixed a rounding issue that caused the walking distance progress for Candy to occasionally show a different value in the Buddy History page compared to the Buddy Profile page
  • Fixed a visual error that showed “kmkm” instead of “km” on the Egg incubator page

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 pokemongolive.com for a list of events.

Source: Official Pokémon GO support page

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