Niantic reveals full patch notes for new Pokémon GO update version 1.169 and 0.203 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 1.169.0 (iOS)

  • Patch notes below

What’s New in Version 0.203.0 (Android)

  • Patch notes below

0.203 Release Notes

Note: For Apple Users, this release will show as version 1.169 in the App Store.

Last updated: March 12, 2021

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.


  • Trainers can now more easily select all units of an item by tapping the minus button when the selection is at one, instead of having to press the plus sign to get to the maximum number.
  • When you complete a Timed Research task in your Today View that rewards a Pokémon Encounter, it will order itself to be on the top of the page if you exit the encounter.
  • Level-Up Research notifications will now appear from the left side of the screen to differentiate them from other research progress notifications.
  • Added the message “Time’s Up!” to notify you when the timer runs out for Gym Battles.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that forced Trainers to use Free or Premium Battle Passes when invited to a raid, accompanied by a “Walk Closer” message. Trainers are now able to join the raid they’re invited to with a Remote Raid Pass.
  • Allowed Candy XL exchanges when the Trainer has the exact number of Candy to convert to Candy XL.
  • Fixed a bug in GO Battle League that displayed the Pokémon switch menu again if a Pokémon was switched out at the same time as it fainted.
  • Fixed an issue in GO Battle League in which the switch buttons were unavailable at the end of the Charged Attack animation.
  • Fixed a bug that occasionally made Trainers unable to invite some Friends to raids until they changed their search.
  • Fixed a bug where if a Trainer’s Bluetooth was turned off, the “Connect to Nintendo Switch” option would still display.
  • Fixed a visual bug in which purified Shadow Pokémon still showed Shadow Pokémon features after purification.
  • Fixed several Russian and other language UI issues.
  • Fixed Pokémon icons failing to appear in the in-app notifications.

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

4 thoughts on “Niantic reveals full patch notes for new Pokémon GO update version 1.169 and 0.203 on iOS and Android

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.