New Pokémon GO update version 1.183.0 and 0.217.0 now live on iOS and Android, full patch notes revealed

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 1.183.0 (iOS)

Trainers, there’s always something new in Pokémon GO!

— Hoopa is making more mischief! For the final part of this year’s Ultra Unlock, Hoopa has used its rings to summon the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta to the world of Pokémon GO!

What’s New in Version 0.217.0 (Android)

Trainers, there’s always something new in Pokémon GO!

— Hoopa is making more mischief! For the final part of this year’s Ultra Unlock, Hoopa has used its rings to summon the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta to the world of Pokémon GO!

0.217 Release Notes

Note: For Apple Users, this release will show as version 1.183 in the App Store.

Last updated: August 13, 2021

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

Features

  • Mega Energy will now display the Pokémon it belongs to.

Art and Music

  • Adjusted music for stability and smoothness
  • Changed Most Valuable Trainer card title fonts to white for readability

Quality of Life

  • If a Trainer defeats a Team GO Rocket leader, but has not yet completed the reward encounter, the Team GO Rocket balloon will stay on map until the Trainer is able to complete the reward encounter
  • Notifications will stop after a Trainer has logged out of their account
  • Made lighting direction in a Pokémon encounter scene consistent

Bug Fixes

  • GO Battle League
    • Fixed an issue where GO Battle League matches did not take place in the proper map
    • Fixed one cause of when GO Battle League matchmaking would sometimes crash

Raids and Battles

  • Fixed an issue where the incorrect number of Trainers were displayed when re-joining a Raid Lobby
  • Fixed an issue where game would freeze on the summary screen after a Team GO Rocket battle

Research

  • Fixed a text error where the Journal entry for XP or Stardust did not accurately show an increase when the Trainer was using a Lucky Egg or Starpiece, even though the actual amount of XP or Stardust was increased

Miscellaneous

  • Fixed an issue where the Lucky Pokémon background was not displaying in the Pokédex
  • Fixed an issue where Wailord did not display properly on devices with longer screens
  • Fixed an issue where black square sometimes appeared in the sky
  • Fixed an issue where a Poké Ball would briefly appear to the left of a Pokémon upon entering an encounter

Source: Official Pokémon GO support page

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