An Avatar is the trainer that walks around the map to show the user's location and appears in gyms. An avatar will be given to the user upon the creation of an account. Professor Willow will ask the user to name their character, choose a gender, and then customize their character. The game allows the user to customize the color of the character's skin, hair, eyes, hat, top, bottoms, shoes, and backpack.
Editing an Avatar
With the release of 0.31.0 for Android and 1.1.0 for iOS, avatars are able to be edited after their creation. This can be done via the profile screen and then clicking the menu button. The character's gender, outfit, hair, eye, and skin color can be edited. The username can not be updated. There were also some new clothes added in this update.