Niantic reveals full official patch notes for new Pokémon GO update version 1.187 and 0.221 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 1.187.0 (iOS)

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

– Get ready for the spookiest month of the year! There’s much to look forward to this October, from Pokémon GO Halloween and costumed Pokémon to a tie-in event with Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle.

– You can now zoom in and out while in the style menu for a better view of your avatar’s outfit.

– Nickname suggestions and updated gameplay tips have been added.

– Various quality-of-life updates.

What’s New in Version 0.221.0 (Android)

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

– Get ready for the spookiest month of the year! There’s much to look forward to this October, from Pokémon GO Halloween and costumed Pokémon to a tie-in event with Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle.
– You can now zoom in and out while in the style menu for a better view of your avatar’s outfit.
– Nickname suggestions and updated gameplay tips have been added.
– Various quality-of-life updates.

0.221 Release Notes

Note: For Apple Users, this release will show as version 1.187 in the App Store.

Last updated: 10/7/21

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

  • AR safety pop-up will now only appear before the first AR session instead of every AR session.
  • Trainers can now zoom in and out of avatar outfits in Shop.

QoL

  • Darkened background color on some text pop-ups to increase legibility.
  • Reduced time to load Pokédex.
  • Trainers who have a device that does not have a gyroscope can evolve Inkay without its unique evolution method.
  • Resized Lure Module text in Japanese and Chinese to be more legible.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed bug causing Pokémon search icon text to break up incorrectly.
  • Fixed bug showing gifts from friends who did not send a gift.
  • Fixed bug causing Falinks to appear too large as a Raid boss during Raid battles.
  • Fixed bug causing buddy Pokémon to disappear from map after being evolved.
  • Fixed bug stopping Pokémon, Pokéstops, and other items from loading after backgrounding the app while walking.
  • Fixed evolution bug where evolved Pokémon cut off on the Pokémon detail page and evolution screen.
  • Fixed bug removing the shiny icon from evolved Pokémon on the Pokémon detail page of the Pokédex.
  • Fixed bug causing contact list import pop-up to appear during combat.
  • Fixed bug causing some buddy Pokémon to start at a walking distance lower than zero.
  • Costumed Raid Boss Pokémon will retain costume even if caught after the end of a special event.
  • Fixed bug stopping Adventure Sync from tracking distance walked for buddy candies and egg walking requirements.
  • Fixed bug causing double XP gained while using a Lucky Egg to appear as standard XP amount.
  • Fixed bug locking Trainers out of their account after evolving their buddy.

Source: Official Pokémon GO support page

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