Updates

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Updates are continuously being released for the game. Future versions will host various features. Visit http://pokemongolive.com/ to see future updates.

Announcement

  • September 10, 2015: Original announcement for Pokémon GO

Launches

Location Launches

  • July 6, 2016: Launched in USA, Australia, and New Zealand
  • July 13, 2016: Launched in Germany
  • July 14, 2016: Launched in UK
  • July 15, 2016: Launched in Italy, Spain, and Portugal
  • July 16, 2016: Launched in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Switzerland
  • July 17, 2016: Launched in Canada
  • July 19, 2016: Launched in Puerto Rico
  • July 22, 2016: Launched in Japan
  • July 24, 2016: Launched in France
  • July 25, 2016: Launched in Hong Kong
  • Augst 3, 2016: Launched in Latin America
  • August 6, 2016: Launched in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau
  • September 16, 2016: Pokémon GO Plus is released worldwide

Set Release Dates

  • Pokémon GO is set to release in Thailand in September 2016.

Updates

Version 1.0 (iOS) / 0.29.0 (Android) on July 6, 2016

Initial release

Version 1.0.1 (iOS) / 0.30.0 (Android) on July 12, 2016

  • Trainers do not have to enter their username and password repeatedly after a force log out
  • Added stability to Pokémon Trainer Club account login process
  • Resolved issues causing crashes
  • Fixed Google account scope

Version 1.0.2 (iOS only) on July 13, 2016

  • Fixes for Pokémon Trainer Club login

Version 1.0.3 (iOS only) on July 20, 2016

  • Minor text fixes

Version 1.1.0 (iOS) / 0.31.0 (Android) on July 30, 2016

  • Trainer avatars can now be re-customized from the profile screen
  • Adjusted some Pokémon battle move damage values
  • Refined Gym animations
  • Improved memory issues
  • Removed footprints of nearby Pokémon
  • Adjusted battle damage calculation
  • Various bug fixes during wild Pokémon encounter
  • Updated Pokémon details UI
  • Updated achievement medals art
  • Fixed issues with displaying certain map features
  • Minor text fixes

Although not specified in the app update, this version also removed the Battery Saver feature for iOS.

Version 1.1.1 (iOS / 0.32.0 (Android) on July 31, 2016

  • Performance improvement in Pokémon details and list screens
  • Correct link for app upgrade

Version 1.3.0 (iOS) / 0.33.0 (Android) on August 9, 2016

  • Added a dialog to remind Trainers that they should not play while traveling above a certain speed. Trainers must confirm they are not driving in order to continue playing
  • Made improvements to the accuracy of a curveball throw
  • Fixed a bug that prevented "Nice", "Great", and "Excellent" Poké Ball throws from awarding the appropriate experience bonuses
  • Fixed achievements showing incorrect Medal icons
  • Enabled the ability for Trainers to change their nickname one time
  • Resolved issue with the battery saver mode and re-enabled this feature
  • Added visuals of Team leaders - Candela, Blanche, and Spark
  • Added a testing variation of "Nearby Pokémon" feature with a subset of users
  • Minor text fixes

Version 1.5.0 (iOS) / 0.35.0 (Android) on August 23, 2016

  • Implemented Pokémon Appraisal: Trainers will now be able to learn about a Pokémon’s attack and defense capabilities from their Team Leader (Candela, Blanche or Spark) to determine which of their Pokémon have the most potential for battle.
  • We are still working hard on several new and exciting features to come in the future of Pokémon GO.
  • Minor bot fixes

Version 1.7.0 (iOS) / 0.37.0 (Android) on September 10, 2016

  • Implemented Buddy Pokémon: Trainers will now be able to choose one of their Pokémon to be their buddy. A Trainer can earn Candy for their Buddy Pokémon by walking a certain distance.
  • Made it easier to select smaller Pokémon on the screen.
  • Fixed an issue where Eggs would sometimes hatch without displaying the animation.
  • Improved performance reliability when a device switches networks to no longer cause the application to hang or stop updating.
  • Pokémon GO Plus support
  • Minor text fixes.

With this version, the app also stopped working on rooted devices.

Version 1.9.0 (iOS) / 0.39.0 (Android) on September 22, 2016

  • Capture location: The location where a Pokémon was caught will now be displayed on their information screen.
  • Pokémon GO Plus and Incense: Trainers can attempt to capture Pokémon they encounter from using Incense with the Pokémon GO Plus accessory.
  • Minor bug fixes