The latest app update for Pokemon GO has begun arriving on iOS devices and it brings some helpful bug fixes and quality of life improvements to the mobile AR experience. Along with the rest of the Pokemon GO patch notes, players will be excited to see the long-awaited fix to the menacing berry bug.
Most of the changes in this particular update are pretty minor, but the addition of the ability to search by “Lucky” is a very helpful feature and the eventual addition of QR codes for friending instead of relying on typing in long strings of numbers is going to be a great time saver.
Here’s a look at the full patch notes…
New search term: “Lucky”
New notification system (for friendship actions, etc. Entirely new UI, often click-able)
New setting for hiding ‘Recently Caught Pokémon’ from friends
Many bug ﬁxes and performance updates (including the famed ‘berry bug,’ scrollbar fixes, a major Unity version bump, etc)
QR code friend codes
As always, players may want to wait to update the app until we’re sure things are stable. Users who updated right away are already reporting that the app is crashing on launch, so players who plan to complete some Johto quests today or maybe hunt down a shiny Ho-Oh will want to avoid that drama.
Usually the game stabilizes within a day of the new update, so players should just give it a few more hours before installing the update if they are nervous.
Check back in for more news and updates throughout the rest of the weekend. Until then, good luck out there, trainers!
Pokemon GO is available now in select regions on Android and iOS devices.