Full patch notes, new features and bug fixes revealed for new Pokémon GO update version 1.175 and 0.209 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 1.175.0 (iOS)

Trainers, there’s always something new in Pokémon GO!
– Sylveon will be making its Pokémon GO debut!
– Quality of Life Updates

What’s New in Version 0.209.0 (Android)

Trainers, there’s always something new in Pokémon GO!
– Sylveon will be making its Pokémon GO debut!
– Quality of Life Updates

0.209 Release Notes

Note: For Apple Users, this release will show as version 1.175 in the App Store.

Last updated: May 20, 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.

Features

  • Pokemon can now be sorted by tags in battle select.
  • When acquiring buddy hearts, buddy Pokémon’s face will now stay centered.
  • When Trainers attempt to join a raid without an appropriate raid pass, they will be able to purchase a pass even if it goes over their inventory maximum.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that automatically enabled Adventure Sync when Pokéball Plus was connected and player agreed to tracking permissions, even after Trainer disabled Adventure Sync manually.
  • Fixed bug where currently megaevolved Pokémon appear in the search filter for Pokémon that have the potential to be megaevolved.
  • Fixed a bug on Android devices preventing Trainers from tapping the back button to exit a raid.
  • Limited-purchase bundles, such as Event Boxes or Daily Free Boxes, now only require item space for the items inside the bundle. For example, a box with 4 items that previously counted as 5 (the 4 items + the box itself) will now be counted as 4 items.
  • Fixed bug causing soft lock when toggling AR on and off rapidly during a catch encounter.
  • When Trainers delete a Pokémon nickname, the species name now reappears in place of the nickname instead of reverting back to the nickname.
  • When backgrounding the app and then resuming play, the map will now appear correctly with Pokéstops and Gyms instead of a blank map.
  • Fixed a bug on screen before battles in GBL which showed ranks as white squares instead of trainer ranks.
  • Fixed bug where game soft locks when network connection is turned off quickly after rejoining a raid battle.
  • Fixed bug causing the “Get closer to scan this Pokéstop” warning to pop to the top of the screen.
  • Fixed visual bug where Pokéball open effect didn’t play at the start of a PVP match for both non-player characters and GO Battle League.
  • Fixed bug causing white squares to appear on Team Rocket Radar map.
  • Clicking back after clicking on a geotargeted quest no longer causes game to softlock.
  • Fixed issue causing Pokéball to freeze in midair or bounce off an invisible wall when attempting to catch a Pokémon during a catch encounter using AR+ mode.
  • Improved friends list performance for Trainers with 256+ friends.
  • Daylight Savings Time is now recognized in game and should not have further impact on gameplay.
  • Fixed an issue causing numbers to appear with formatting inconsistent with local language standards.
  • Fixed bug causing purified Pokémon to not appear in Pokémon inventory.
  • Fixed bug causing Xerneas model to be Active mode in non-combat scenes.
  • Fixed bug causing referring accounts with 300+ friends to encounter a blank screen when tapping “You’ve completed a milestone!” in-game notification.
  • Pokéball no longer freezes for several frames during a catch encounter while using incense is being used.
  • During battles within the Great League, buffs and debuffs will now consistently clear when battling Pokémon are swapped.
  • Spinning a Pokéstop will no longer grant AR Scan research tasks to Trainers below the minimum level for the feature.
  • Fixed bug causing Trainers to lose Best Buddy medal progress when exchanging buddy Pokémon.
  • Ditto without a set gender can no longer be sent to Pokémon Home

Source: Official Pokémon GO support page

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