*UPDATE (24/08/16): The updates are officially out for both Android and iSO devices, but we do have a warning for those of you who are reading this. Already there are reports coming in of Trainers unable to play Pokémon GO anymore, because they can no longer sign in to their Google accounts. Some players have reported getting an error message, whereas others just have the Poké Ball spinning around constantly and no, none of them have received a ban email from Niantic yet either. So just bear that in mind prior to updating.
While the new update for Pokémon GO set to make its way to the App & Google Play Store, here’s the official word from Niantic, regarding the update:
Pokémon GO updated to version 0.35.0 for Android and 1.5.0 for iOS:
(22nd of August, 2016)
Pokémon GO is in the process of being updated to version 0.35.0 for Android and 1.5.0 for iOS devices. Below are some release notes and comments from our development team:
• 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.
The Pokémon GO Development team”
As nice as it is though to see Niantic continuously strive to make Pokémon GO better, the numbers are in and they show that Pokémon’s GO engagement is on the decline. Something that is expected, as the game had to stabilise sometime but it does seem regular players of Pokémon GO, wanting more than Niantic are provided us with their update. Numbers that show we want the Legendary birds, we want Gen II, but we also want trading. As soon as they become available, daily engagement would soar once again, but that would only ever be for a short while. But Pokémon GO is still making a splash, so it won’t be dying off any time soon and should you wish to see the numbers and some charts for yourself, feel free to use the link below: