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List of client updates by year 201620172018201920202021

There were 22 publicly released game client version updates of the game released in 2016, 3 of which were iOS platform exclusive.


0.51.0 1.21.0  Link to ApkMirror 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. [1]
Noted changes
  • Image assets of six Holiday Boxes (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Special, Great, and Ultra) were added to game resources.
  • Image asset of Shop icon with special offer added.
  • Fields with gender and Shiny status of Pokémon added to game code.
  • Two new kinds of avatar items – Gloves and Socks, added to game code.
  • Code for Apple Watch connectivity with game added. [2]


0.49.1 1.19.1  Link to ApkMirror 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. [3]
Noted changes
  • New animation was added for Powering Up a Pokémon. [4]


0.47.1 1.17.0  Link to ApkMirror 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. [5]


0.45.0 1.15.0  Link to ApkMirror 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. [6]
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  Link to ApkMirror October 26th, 2016
Official changelog
  • Minor bug fixes.


0.43.3 1.13.3  Link to ApkMirror 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. [7]


0.41.4 1.11.4  Link to ApkMirror October 13th, 2016
Official changelog
  • Minor fixes.


0.41.3 1.11.3  Link to ApkMirror October 12th, 2016
Official changelog
  • Minor fixes.


0.41.2 1.11.2  Link to ApkMirror October 11th, 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. [8]


0.39.1 1.9.1  Link to ApkMirror September 25th, 2016
Official changelog
  • Minor fixes.


0.39.0 1.9.0  Link to ApkMirror September 23rd, 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. [9]


0.37.1 1.7.1  Link to ApkMirror 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  Link to ApkMirror 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. [10]
Noted changes
  • Gym leaders are much larger in the Appraise screen.


0.35.0 1.5.0  Link to ApkMirror 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. [11]


0.33.1 1.3.1 August 10th, 2016
Official changelog
  • Stability improvements.
  • No text fixes.
  • This update came out for iOS platform only.


0.33.0 1.3.0  Link to ApkMirror 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. [12]
  • Trainer get XP for each type of throw, it no longer chooses the highest bonus, but gives all applicable bonuses.
  • Transfer text has changed slightly.
  • Egg hatch history now appears in the Journal.


0.31.1 1.1.1 August 1st, 2016
Official changelog
  • Performance improvements in Pokemon details and list screens.
  • Correct link for app upgrade.
  • This update came out for iOS platform only.


0.31.0 1.1.0  Link to ApkMirror July 31st, 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  Link to ApkMirror July 20th, 2016
Official changelog
  • Minor text fixes.


0.29.2 1.0.2  Link to ApkMirror July 13th, 2016
Official changelog
  • Fixes for Pokemon Trainer Club login.


0.29.1 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.
  • This update came out for iOS platform only.


0.29.0 1.0.0  Link to ApkMirror July 6th, 2016
  • Game launch.

Beta versions

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 [13]
  • Greater variety of Pokémon species started to appear in the wild, including areas they had not appear before.
  • Pokémon appear in the wild with the leaves animation and sound effect.
  • Numbers of resources for evolution were overhauled,requiring Trainer to take more effort.
  • Medals text fixed.
  • PokéStop symbol was slightly updated.
  • Gym badge icons are based off of Trainer's Team colors in Pokémon collection page
  • Defender Bonus on Trainer's profile page started to show how many Gyms Trainer would get credit for and it caps out at 10.
  • Each Pokémon family has its kind of Candy with different appearance to it.
  • The capture radius circle, in encounter screen, seem to be working more accurately.
  • Sliding from the bottom animation was added to Trainer's profile, Pokémon collection, Pokédex, and Item Bag pages.
  • Nearby Tab feature was reported to work properly.
  • "Glitter puddles" were changed to rustling leaves, which Seemed like they were spots with guaranteed wild Pokémon.
  • UI tweak during Gym battle – HP bars at the top of the screen side by side.
  • AR battling feature started to look and work properly.
  • Message started to be displayed, while Pokémon uses a Charged Attack during the battle.
  • Reduced time for dodging before opponent Pokémon uses a Charged Attack.


0.25.0 June 4th, 2016
Noted changes [14]
  • Lure Patch (prototype of current Lure Module) 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.
  • Trainer Intro was revised.
  • Multiple Potions and Revives use implemented.
  • Fixed Incense and Lucky Egg timer meters.
  • Fixed broken Pokédex layout.


0.23.1 May 24th, 2016
Noted changes [15]
  • Overhaul of an authentication and login system. Age gate references in game code.
  • New items were added to an in-game shop: bundle of 100 Poké Balls, limited Egg Incubator, Lucky Egg and Incense.
  • Daily Defender Bonus was implemented.
  • Localisation and Pokémon GO Plus tweaks.
  • UI tweaks.


0.21.1 May 7th, 2016
Noted changes [16]
  • Cooldown mechanic was added to PokéStops.
  • Big Magikarp Medal was added.
  • In-game shop feature and PokéCoins were implemented with following items being referenced in game code to be available in the shop:
  • In-app purchases were implemented.
  • Battle tweaks.
  • Pokémon GO Plus device connectivity was implemented.

Unknown version

Unknown version March 29th, 2016
Notes [17]


  1. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.51.0 for Android and 1.21.0 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-12-19.
  2. Pokémon GO APK Teardown 0.51.0. Fevgames.net. Retrieved on 2020-09-02.
  3. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.49.1 for Android and 1.19.1 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-12-07.
  4. New power up animation in 0.49.1. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2020-09-02.
  5. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.47.1 for Android and 1.17.0 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-11-20.
  6. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.45.0 for Android and 1.15.0 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-11-06.
  7. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.43.3 for Android and 1.13.3 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-10-24.
  8. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.41.2 for Android and 1.11.2 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-10-13.
  9. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.39.0 for Android and 1.9.0 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-09-23.
  10. Buddy Pokémon and other updates in Pokémon GO version 0.37.0 for Android and 1.7.0 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-09-11.
  11. Pokémon GO updated to version 0.35.0 for Android and 1.5.0 for iOS. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-08-23.
  12. Pokemon GO, update to the tracker! Check out the NEW Nearby Feature. /r/PokemonGO. Retrieved on 2016-08-23.
  13. Field Test app v0.27.0 has gone live!. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-02-04.
  14. Major Version Update: Latest Official Silph Analysis & Summary of v0.25.0. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-02-04.
  15. Pokemon GO v0.23.1 Summary and Analysis!. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-02-04.
  16. Pokemon GO v0.21.1 Summary and Analysis!. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-02-04.
  17. Pokemon GO COMPREHENSIVE Field Test Mega-Thread Details - in Plain English!. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-02-04.
  18. Field Tests Begin TODAY in Japan! This is not a drill!. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-02-04.