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Pokémon GO is in constant development since its official launch and has received multiple updates, that are listed below.

There are two sorts of updates the game gets, first one are public client updates which player have to download from Play Store, App Store or APKMirror in order to have game up to date, second sort of updates are server-sided ones, which can be released at any time and player does not have to download them manually. The game have been updated also in its closed beta testing phase.

List of public client updates

2019

There have been 23 updates this year.

0.157.0 1.125.0 October 1st, 2019
Official changelog
  • TBD
0.153.3 1.121.3 September 24th, 2019
Official changelog Same as previous version
0.153.2 1.121.2 September 18th, 2019
Official changelog
  • Trainers! Did you know that Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region will appear in Pokémon GO soon? Time to head outside—there’s no telling what you might discover! Let's GO!
0.153.1 1.121.1 August 29th, 2019
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes
0.153.0 1.121.0 August 26th, 2019
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes
0.151.0 1.119.0 August 8th, 2019
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes
0.149.1 1.117.1 August 2nd, 2019
Official changelog Same as previous version
0.149.0 1.117.0 July 15th, 2019
Official changelog
  • Trainers—we need your help! Team GO Rocket is invading the world of Pokémon GO!
  • Here's what can you expect in this release.
    • New Challenges: Take on Team GO Rocket Grunts in battle!
    • Shadow Pokémon: Catch the mysterious Shadow Pokémon Team GO Rocket Grunts leave behind! Is there a way to help these Pokémon?
    • New Pokémon Appraisal Tool: You can now learn even more about your Pokémon when appraising them.
    • Battle Minigames: Charged Attack gameplay includes new minigames.
0.147.1 1.115.1 June 26th, 2019
Official changelog
  • Trainers! What’s upcoming in Pokémon GO?
  • MORE Pokémon GO Fest–related content—Earlier this month, you joined in on the first leg of Professor Willow’s Global Challenge and worked to unlock Candy rewards around the world. Keep it up!
0.146.2 1.114.2 June 10th, 2019
Official changelog Same as previous version
0.145.1 1.113.1 June 4th, 2019
Official changelog
  • Trainers! In our last release, you discovered brand-new Lure Modules to help you catch even more Pokémon from the Sinnoh region.
  • What can you expect in this release?
  • GO Fest-related content—Are you ready for our summer events? Our first Pokémon GO Fest of the summer is coming up! Even if you won’t be joining us June 13–16 in Chicago, there are still tons of ways to join in the fun.
0.143.2 1.111.2 May 17th, 2019
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.
0.143.1 1.111.1 May 14th, 2019
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.
0.143.0 1.111.0 May 13th, 2019
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.
0.141.0 1.109.0 April 23rd, 2019
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.
Noted changes
0.139.2 1.107.2 March 29th, 2019
Official changelog
  • Trainers who are Best Friends will have a chance of becoming Lucky Friends
  • You will be able to activate stacking notification badges for the Pokémon GO app
  • Various text and bug fixes and performance updates
Noted changes
  • The search term "costume" was added
  • Same notes as version 0.139.3/1.107.3
0.137.2 1.105.2 March 14th, 2019
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes
0.137.1 1.105.1 March 7th, 2019
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes
Noted changes
  • List of changes[1]
0.135.0 1.103.0 February 17th, 2019
Official changelog
  • You can now use GO Snapshot to take photos of Pokémon in your collection
Noted changes
  • Icon asset for Camera was changed.
  • UI section with moveset in Pokémon summary page was changed from two subsections into tabs.
  • Added new item – Team Medallion with its assets and data to game resources.
  • New encounter type "Photobomb" was implemented.
  • New "avatar_pose" customisation was added.
  • Added displayname and to "Photobomb" medal – "Cameraman", "Have {0} surprise encoutners in AR Snapshot".
  • Added possible posses for Pokémon in GO Snapshot: none, idle01, idle02, attack01, attack02, damaged, stunned and loop
0.133.1 1.101.1 February 11th, 2019
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.
0.133.0 1.101.0 February 1st, 2019
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.
Noted changes
  • Added new negate filter option to Pokémon search.
    • It can be used by adding ! in front of the keywords.
    • It hides specific Pokémon from search results when used.
  • Added some mentions about "Photobomb" medal to the game data.
  • Added 12 more Spinda forms support to the game resources.
  • Added more evolution requirement features to the game resources.
    • Including gender-specific Pokémon requirement.
  • Added 3 sound assets for moves: Blaze Kick, Muddy Water and Razor Shell.
  • Added new music asset for Trainer Battle.
0.131.4 1.99.4 January 8th, 2019
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.

2018

0.131.3 1.99.3 December 20th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.
0.131.2 1.99.2 December 13th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.
0.131.1 1.99.1 December 07th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Trainers can now challenge someone nearby to a Trainer Battle by scanning their Battle Code.
  • Trainers can send remote Trainer Battle challenges to their Ultra Friends or Best Friends.
  • Trainers can also Trainer Battle against team leaders.
  • Trainer Battles take place in one of the three Trainer Battle Leagues, and each requires a team of three Pokémon. Each Trainer Battle League has different Pokémon CP limits.
  • New hair colors and skin tones will be available for Trainer avatars.
0.129.2 1.97.2 November 30th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.
0.129.1 1.97.1 November 22nd, 2018
Official changelog
  • Players are able to connect to their Facebook account to add Facebook friends who are Pokémon GO Trainers (and have also chosen to enable this feature) to their Friend List.
  • Players are able to reverse-sort their Friend List and Pokémon Storage.
  • Pokémon caught prior to the current calendar year will now have a unique indicator.
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates.
0.127.2 1.95.2 November 14th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.
0.127.1 1.95.1 November 13th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.
0.125.2 1.93.2 October 31st, 2018
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.
0.125.1 1.93.1 October 27th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.
Noted changes
0.123.2 1.91.2 October 12th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.
0.123.1 1.91.1 October 10th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Pokemon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region are arriving in Pokémon GO.
  • Friend Requests and Gift notifications will stack now.
  • Pokemon GO AR+ is now available on select Android devices.
  • Player can now select multiple Pokemon at a time when preparing to battle at a Gym or participate in a Raid Battle.
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates.
0.119.5 1.89.5 October 4th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.
Noted changes
  • Meteor Mash added
  • Weekly Fitness Goals
  • Multi-party Pokémon
  • Websockets support
0.119.4 1.89.4 September 28th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.
0.119.2 1.89.2 September 15th, 2018
Official changelog Same as previous version
0.119.1 1.89.1 September 12th, 2018
Official changelog
  • PokéStop nominations will be available to level 40 players in Brazil and South Korea
  • Player can now remove Pokémon from their Favorites while in the trade interface
  • Player can now share an Exclusive Raid Pass with one friend
  • Player can now swipe to dismiss in-app notifications
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates
Noted changes
  • Shiny Pokémon will has a icon on its identifier (just like when Weather Boosted) in the encounter screen.
0.117.3 1.87.3 September 4th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Niantic Kids Parent Portal is now available
0.117.2 1.87.2 August 29th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes
Noted changes
  • QR Friend Codes enabled
0.115.5 1.85.5 August 27th, 2018
Official changelog Same as previous version
0.115.3 1.85.3 August 18th, 2018
Official changelog Same as previous version
0.115.2 1.85.2 August 16th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Players can now use QR Codes to add friends
  • Improved Pokémon Collection search function lets player search using the term "Lucky"
  • Players can now view map details for PokéStops on their screen
  • At-a-glance notifications now show when players have sent a Gift or increased their Friendship level with a friend
  • Additional setting options let player hide Recently Caught Pokémon from friends
  • In-game notifications have a new UI and interactive capabilities
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates
0.111.4 1.81.4 August 7th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.
0.111.3 1.81.3 July 22nd, 2018
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.
0.111.2 1.81.2 July 21st, 2018
Official changelog
  • When Pokémon are traded, there is chance that both traded Pokémon become Lucky Pokémon
  • Player can now sort the Friends List and assign nicknames to Friends
  • Gifts may now contain Stardust
  • Trainers now receive XP for sending Gifts
  • Added the ability to delete unsent Gifts
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates
Noted changes
  • Pokémon 3D images in Pokédex are no more interactive (cannot be turned when swiped nor cry and attack when tapped)
  • Item asset resembling silver version of Pinap Berry was added to game data
  • Celebi and Lucky Pokémon were made ready to be implemented to the gameplay at any time
  • Fixed the Field Research encounter glitch again
  • In the trading screen, there is candy icon coloured accordingly to traded away Pokémon now
0.109.2 1.79.2 July 11th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.
Noted changes
  • Fixed the Field Research encounter glitch
0.109.1 1.79.1 July 4th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.
0.107.1 1.77.1 June 19th, 2018
Noted changes
  • Added new social features that allow Trainers to add and remove Friends on their Friend List and build up their Friendship Level. As Trainers gain friendship they’ll earn bonuses when participating in Raid Battles.
  • Added a new gifting feature which allows Trainers to send friends Gifts they collect from PokéStops.
  • Added the ability for Trainers to trade Pokémon.
  • Improved Pokémon Collection screen search functionality enables Trainers to search using “Alola”.
0.105.1 1.75.1 June 7th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes
0.105.0 1.75.0 May 25th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Improved in-game messaging for error codes.
  • Added ability to view and activate items, such as Rare Candy and TMs, directly from a Pokémon's info screen.
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates.
Noted changes
  • Remote Pokémon in Gym on the badge screen.
  • Rainbow appear when weather changes.
0.103.5 1.73.5 May 23rd, 2018
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes
0.103.3 1.73.3 May 16th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Trainers can now transform Rare Candy to a specific Pokémon’s Candy in bulk.
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates.
0.101.1 1.71.1 April 25th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Aspect ratios and UI are now optimised for larger screens such as iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S8.
  • Lucky Eggs and Star Pieces are now accessible and usable from the Raid and Gym Battle inventories.
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates. [2]
0.99.2 1.69.2 April 14th, 2018
Official changelog
  • The Nearby Pokémon indicator now prioritizes Pokémon that are not registered to player's Pokédex and are at PokéStops near player.
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates. [3]
0.97.2 1.67.2 March 27th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Introduced the new Field Research and Special Research feature that encourages Trainers to complete objectives to earn unique rewards.
  • Trainers can now discover the Mythical Pokémon Mew for the first time with Special Research!
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates.
0.95.3 1.65.3 March 16th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Facebook credentials can now be used to log into the app via the "Account" section in Settings.
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates. [4]
Noted changes
0.93.2 1.63.2 March 6th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes
Noted changes
  • Major code refactor to improve performance
0.91.2 1.61.2 February 13th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes [6]
Noted changes
  • Removed quests
0.91.1 1.61.1 February 5th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Improved the in-game News feature.
  • The Pokémon Collection search function now lets Trainers search using "Shiny."
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates.[7]
Noted changes
  • Added quests
0.89.1 1.59.1 January 17th, 2018
Official changelog
  • Resolved a bug that caused the Pokémon collection screen to scroll to the top after evolving, transferring, or renaming a Pokémon.
  • Added the ability to sort the Pokédex by region.
  • Improved incubator sorting order when selecting an incubator.
  • Improved the way Pokémon scale throughout the app.
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates.[8]

2017

0.87.5 1.57.5 December 21st, 2017
Official changelog
  • Added the all-new AR+ encounter mode for Trainers on ARKit-enabled devices (iPhone 6s or later) running iOS11.
  • Improved Pokémon GO Plus responsiveness on devices running iOS 11.
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates. [9]
0.85.2 1.55.1 December 8th, 2017
Official changelog
  • 50 additional Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region can be caught.
  • Real-world weather conditions are now reflected in Map View, in battle, and when catching Pokémon.
  • Added a weather icon that can be tapped to highlight which Pokémon types are more likely to appear in the surrounding area and will be affected by current weather conditions.
  • Added the beta feature to create battle parties that allow Trainers to save teams of up to six Pokémon to take into Gym battles and Raid Battles.
  • Increased Pokémon Storage maximum to 1,500.
  • Updated the battle interface to include a dedicated button for performing a Charged Attack.
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates. [10]
0.83.1 1.53.2 November 21st, 2017
Official changelog
  • Added support and made optimizations for the iPhone X screen resolution.
  • Removed support for devices running iOS 8.
  • Resolved a bug causing error banners to remain visible until the app is restarted.
  • Resolved a bug that prevented Trainers from powering up Pokémon to their max CP.
  • Improved load times when you open the app.
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates. [11]
0.79.4 1.49.4 November 8th, 2017
Official changelog
  • Bug fixes.
Noted changes
  • Client's ability to power-up an extra half level (39.5).
  • New Unity version (which fixes the sounds volume conflicts).
  • FX assets and data of eight Generation III were added to game resources.
  • Memory management tweaks.
  • Anti-cheat tweaks. [12]
0.81.1 1.55.1 November 1st, 2017
Official changelog
  • Resolved a bug that prevented Trainers from powering up Pokémon to their max CP.
  • Resolved a bug that caused Trainers’ contributions to reset when rejoining a Raid Battle.
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates. [13]
Notes
  • This update was rolled back for Android and never released for iOS.
0.79.2 1.49.2 October 14th, 2017
Official changelog
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates.[14]
0.77.1 1.47.1 October 7th, 2017
Official changelog
  • A confirmation dialogue now appears when attempting to transfer costumed Pokémon.
  • Costumed Pokémon can no longer be mass-transferred.
  • Resolved a bug causing occasional network errors while battling in Gyms.
  • Resolved a bug causing Raid Battle lobbies to display the incorrect number of Trainers preparing for battle.
  • Resolved a bug causing the Pokémon selected in the Raid Battle lobby to be reset after clicking the items button.
  • Resolved a bug where some Curveballs weren't registering properly.
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates. [15]
0.75.0 1.45.0 September 12th, 2017
Official changelog
  • Items received from spinning Gym PokéStops and completing Raid Battles are now displayed in the Journal.
  • Improved Pokémon Collection screen search functionality enables Trainers to search using "Defender" and "Legendary."
  • Resolved a bug that caused Pikachu hats to disappear from the in-game model and icon.
  • Resolved a bug that caused some icons to disappear when scrolling through the Pokédex.
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates. [16]
0.73.1 1.43.1 August 31st, 2017
Official changelog
  • Added the ability for Trainers to spin the Photo Disc at a Gym using the Pokémon GO Plus accessory.
  • Added the ability to view the number of Trainers entered, and preparing, for a Raid Battle before using a Raid Pass.
  • Improved Pokémon Collection screen search functionality by allowing Trainers to search through their Pokémon’s moves using the @ character.
  • Resolved a bug which caused the Raid Boss to always break free from the last Premier Ball.
  • Resolved a bug that prevented Trainers from seeing they’d received double XP from Raid Battles when using a Lucky Egg.
  • Various bug fixes. [17]
0.69.1 1.39.1 July 28th, 2017
Official changelog
  • Spark has returned to appraise Pokémon for Team Instinct Trainers.
  • Resolved a motivation decay bug impacting Pokémon with less than 3000 CP.
  • Resolved a bug causing Pokémon GO to freeze after consuming potions too quickly.
  • Resolved a bug causing Pokémon GO to freeze after all 6 Pokémon faint during a Raid Battle.
  • Resolved an issue causing iPhone 6 devices to crash. [18]
0.69.0 1.39.0 July 18th, 2017
Official changelog
  • Added icons to the Pokémon information screen to indicate how the Pokémon was caught.
  • Added the ability for Trainers to spin the Photo Disc at a Gym after completing a Raid Battle.
  • Added the ability for Trainers to send Berries to their Pokémon defending Gyms through the Pokémon info screen when they are not nearby. Motivation regained will be less effective through this method.
  • Added the ability for Trainers to give Berries to Pokémon defending Gyms if their motivation meter is full.
  • Improved Pokémon Collection screen search functionality.
  • Fixed an issue where Trainers were unable to complete Raid Battles started before time expired on the map view.
  • Fixed an issue where Pokémon are not properly returned to their Trainer after defending a Gym.
  • Various bug fixes. [19]
0.67.2 1.37.2 June 29th, 2017
Official changelog
0.67.1 1.37.1 June 20th, 2017
Official changelog
  • Gym features significantly updated to add the all-new motivation system.
  • Added new Gym Badge feature.
  • Added in-app and push notification system for Gyms.
  • Added Raid Battles, a new cooperative gameplay experience.
  • Added four new items available only by completing Raid Battles.
  • Added Raids tab to Nearby screen.
  • Added search functionality to Pokémon collection screen.
  • Added visual indicator to unvisited PokéStops. [21]
Noted changes
0.63.4 1.33.4 June 5th, 2017
Official changelog
0.63.1 1.33.1 May 9th, 2017
Official changelog
  • Added Brazilian Portuguese language support.
  • Tapping on a medal will now show your progress toward the next medal tier. [23]
0.61.0 1.31.0 April 6th, 2017
Official changelog
  • Added Traditional Chinese language support.
  • Updated the Pokémon collection screen scroll bar.
  • Various bug fixes.
  • Minor text fixes. [24]
0.59.1 1.29.1 March 21st, 2017
Official changelog
Noted changes
  • The in-game sky has been optimized and improved.
  • Poké Ball throws will now be graded.
  • The Pokédex has been redesigned to include gender and shiny options. [26]
0.57.3 1.27.3 February 27th, 2017
Official changelog
  • Performance improvements
0.57.2 1.27.2 February 16th, 2017
Official changelog
  • Over 80 additional Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region can be caught.
  • Gender-specific variations of select Pokémon can be caught.
  • Added new encounter mechanics.
  • Added Poké Ball and Berry selection carousels to the encounter screen.
  • Added two new Berries.
  • Added new avatar outfit and accessory options.
  • Added new night-mode map and encounter music.
  • Added bonus Candies for catching Evolved Pokémon.
  • Implemented Apple Watch connection stability improvement.
  • Various bug fixes.
  • Minor text fixes. [27]
Noted changes
  • Over 80 more Pokémon from the Johto region are now available.
  • Evolution Items are now available for use in evolving certain species of Pokémon.
  • Two new berries: Pinap and Nanab.
  • New fast attack: Hidden Power.
0.55.0 1.25.0 January 28th, 2017
Official changelog
  • Reduced the starting load time on Android devices.
  • Resolved Android connectivity issues for the Pokémon GO Plus accessory.
  • Integrated iOS wheelchair support for use with Apple Watch.
  • Minor text fixes. [28]
0.53.2 1.23.2 January 23rd, 2017
Official changelog
  • Added Korean language support.
0.53.1 1.23.1 January 17th, 2017
Official changelog
  • Updated Apple Watch to display Eggs obtained from PokéStops
  • Changed distance tracking to better account for GPS drift
  • Minor text fixes. [29]
Noted changes
  • A total of 38 additional Quick and Charge Moves have been added.
  • Evolution Items have also been added.
  • Unown forms have been spotted in the code.
  • A news feed/digest feature has also been spotted.
  • New avatar customization: belts, glasses, and necklaces. [30]

2016

There were 20 publicly released version updates of the game released in 2016, 3 of which were iOS platform exclusive.

0.51.0 1.21.0 December 19th, 2016
Official changelog
  • The bug that caused incorrect vibration notifications has been fixed.
  • Day and night modes have changed to more accurately reflect the Trainer’s current time of day.
  • Minor text fixes. [31]
Noted changes
  • Graphic assets of six Holiday Boxes (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Special, Great, and Ultra) were added to game resources.
0.49.1 1.19.1 December 6th, 2016
Official changelog
  • Trainers will be able to transfer multiple Pokémon at a time to Professor Willow. To use this function, press and hold on a Pokémon.
  • Pokémon type icons have been added to the Gym battle approach and Gym battle screen.
  • The total Candy count for your Buddy Pokémon has been added to the buddy information screen.
  • The total kilometers a buddy has walked has been added to the information screen of each Pokémon that has ever been your buddy.
  • Minor text fixes. [32]
0.47.1 1.17.0 November 18th, 2016
Official changelog
  • Fixed an issue where the Egg-hatching cutscene animation would sometimes be briefly visible from the map view.
  • Minor text fixes. [33]
0.45.0 1.15.0 November 6th, 2016
Official changelog
  • You'll earn bonuses for the first Pokémon catch and PokéStop visit each day. You'll receive a larger bonus when you do this seven days in a row.
  • When you defeat the Gym Leader at a rival Gym, there will be a brief period of time where only you will be able to place a Pokémon in the open Gym.
  • The amount of Prestige a rival Gym loses when you defeat a regular Gym member has increased. The amount of Prestige gained by training at a friendly Gym has been lowered.
  • Minor text fixes. [34]
Noted changes
  • Minor visual changes to text when catching Pokémon or spinning Pokéstops.
  • Color change to completion meter below incubated eggs.
0.43.4 1.13.4 October 26th, 2016
Official changelog
  • Minor bug fixes.
0.43.3 1.13.3 October 23rd, 2016
Official changelog
  • Professor Willow discovered that Eggs have different patterns depending on the distance required to hatch them.
  • Pokémon type icons have been added to the information screen for each Pokémon.
  • Low battery indicator added for the Pokémon GO Plus.
  • Minor text fixes. [35]
0.41.4 1.11.4 October 14th, 2016
Official changelog
  • Minor fixes.
0.41.2 1.11.2 October 12th, 2016
Official changelog
  • Catch Bonus: Trainers can earn a catch bonus for a Pokémon type as they catch more of a specific type.
  • Updated Gym Training: Trainers can now bring six Pokémon to battle at friendly Gyms. The CP of the Pokémon you are battling may be temporarily adjusted lower for your training session.
  • Egg & Incubator Screens: These will periodically update the distance walked without the Trainer needing to close and reopen the screen.
  • Fixed several audio issues.
  • Decreased the evolution animation time.
  • Minor fixes. [36]
0.39.0 1.9.0 September 24th, 2016
Official changelog
  • 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.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some users to get stuck on the loading screen, even after restarting the app.
  • Fixed a bug where the camera sometimes moved at slow speeds during battle.
  • Minor bug fixes. [37]
1.7.1 September 16th, 2016
Official changelog
  • Pokémon GO Plus stability improvement.
  • Added quick help when first connected to Pokémon GO Plus.
  • Minor text fixes.
0.37.0 1.7.0 September 10th, 2016
Official changelog
  • 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. [38]
Noted changes
  • Gym leaders are much larger in the Appraise screen.
0.35.0 1.5.0 August 22nd, 2016
Official changelog
  • 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. [39]
1.3.1 August 10th, 2016
Official changelog
  • Stability improvements.
  • No text fixes.
0.33.0 1.3.0 August 8th, 2016
Official changelog
  • Added a dialog to remind Trainers that they should not play while traveling above a certain speed; Trainers will have to indicate they aren’t the driver.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented "Nice," "Great," and "Excellent" Poké Ball throws from awarding the appropriate XP bonuses.
  • Enabled the ability for Trainers to change their nickname one time, so please choose your new nickname wisely.
  • Resolved issues with the battery saver mode on iOS and re-enabled the feature.
  • Other fixes.

iOS changes only:

  • Added visuals of Team leaders - Candela, Blanche, and Spark.
  • Beta testing of a variation of the "Nearby Pokémon" feature with a subset of users. During this period players might see some variation in the nearby Pokémon UI.
Noted changes
  • The Nearby screen has an image of grass behind the Pokémon.
  • Nearby is now called "Sightings".
    • Sightings seems to update immediately based on spawns and despawns.
    • If no Pokémon are nearby, Sightings will display the message "No sightings yet." This can be tapped to force it to update.
    • Same species of Pokémon are grouped.
  • Some players gained access to a beta testing of new Nearby feature. [40]
  • Trainer get XP for each type of throw, it no longer chooses the highest bonus, but gives you all applicable bonuses
  • Transfer text has changed slightly.
  • Egg hatch history now appears in the Journal.
1.1.1 August 1st, 2016
Official changelog
  • Performance improvements in Pokemon details and list screens.
  • Correct link for app upgrade.
0.31.0 1.1.0 July 13th, 2016
Official changelog
  • Avatars can now be re-customized from the Trainer profile screen.
  • Adjusted battle move damage values for some Pokémon.
  • Refined certain Gym animations.
  • Improved memory issues.
  • Removed footprints of nearby Pokémon.
  • Modified battle damage calculation.
  • Various bug fixes during wild Pokémon encounter.
  • Updated Pokémon details screen.
  • Updated achievement medal images.
  • Fixed issues with displaying certain map features.
  • Minor text fixes.
Noted changes
  • Poké Ball image and animation altered to look smoother when catching Pokémon.
  • Transfer and Favorite are now available under a new button in the Pokémon screen.
  • "The Pokémon broke free!" message seems to appear more often.
  • Pokémon flee and escape the Poké Ball more often, which the company has tweeted as a known glitch.
  • Battery Saver mode removed from iOS temporarily.
0.29.3 1.0.3 July 20th, 2016
Official changelog
  • Minor text fixes.
0.29.2 1.0.2 July 13th, 2016
Official changelog
  • Fixes for Pokemon Trainer Club login.
1.0.1 July 12th, 2016
Official changelog
  • Trainers do not to have to enter their username and password repeatedly after a force log out.
  • Added stability to Pokémon Trainer Club account log-in process.
  • Resolved issues causing crashes.
  • Fixed Google account scope.
0.29.0 1.0.0 July 6th, 2016
Official changelog
  • Game launch.

List of closed beta client updates

It is currently difficult to track how many version updates was actually released for a field-testing purposes that access to had only group of selected users.

0.27.0 June 17th, 2016
Noted changes [41]
0.25.0 June 4th, 2016
Noted changes
  • Lure Patch item was added.
  • Defender Bonus icon added to Trainer profile page.
  • Nearby Pokémon range was decreased from 50 do 20 meters from the player.
  • Sorting Pokémon collection by recent catches and favourite ones was added.
  • 18 medals for catching specific-type Pokémon were added.
  • Medals for number of deployed Pokémon, attacks Won, defenses won, deployed total, prestige dropped and prestige raised were added.
  • Possibility to nickname Pokémon and mark it as favourite was implemented.
  • Pokémon's relative sizes (XS, XL) displayed next to weight and height of Pokémon on their summary pages.
  • Changes to CP arch (possibly was made linear instead of logarithmic).
  • Added Pokémon transfer feature instead of releasing Pokémon.
  • Timestamp and location of Pokémon catch was added to Pokémon information.
  • Evolution Shards were replaced with Stardust and Candy.
    • Transferring Pokémon gives 1 Candy.
    • Hatching Eggs gives around 1000 Stardust.
    • Catching Pokémon rewards Trainer with additional Stardust and Candy.
  • Gym Leader Pokémon is now placed at the top floor of the gym and has a crown icon displayed.
  • Pokémon defedning a gym are now displayed in the Map View turning around on top of the gym.
  • Dodging Pokémon in gym battle was overhauled.
  • Trainer started to be awarded more Prestige Points and XP when training with a weaker Pokémon.
  • Intro/Tutorial was revised.
  • Multiple Potions and Revives use implemented.
  • Fixed Incense and Lucky Egg timer meters.
  • Fixed broken Pokédex layout. [42]
0.23.1 May 24th, 2016
Noted changes
  • Overhaul of an authentication and login system. Age gate references in game code.
  • New items added to an in-game shop: bundle with 100 Poké Balls, limited Egg Incubator, Lucky Egg and Incense.
  • Daily Defender Bonus implemented.
  • Localisation and Pokémon GO Plus tweaks.
  • UI tweaks. [43]
0.21.1 May 7th, 2016
Noted changes
  • PokéStop cooldowns were added.
  • Big Magikarp Medal was added.
  • In-game shop feature was implemented.
    • Items referenced in game code to be available in the shop: Storage Upgrade (Bag Upgrade), Pokémon Storage Upgrade, Incense, Incubator, Lucky Egg, PokéStop Disc (unknown purpose and features) and Revive.
  • In-app purchases were implemented.
  • PokéCoins were implemented.
  • Battle tweaks.
  • Pokémon GO Plus device connectivity implemented. [44]
??? March 29th, 2016
Notes
  • Closed Beta launch.
  • Field-testing begun in Japan. [45] [46]

Server-sided updates

Server-sided updates do not require an update on the app client and affect all players at the same time. They are harder to track than game client updates and it is nearly impossible to list them all, as most of them is not publicly logged nor announced by game creators. However, following changes to the game are caused by server-sided updates:

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