Pokemon GO Official Buddy Pokemon Update

buddy pokemon update

Niantic Labs officially confirmed that the newest version of Pokemon GO, featuring the much anticipated Buddy Pokemon update, is rolling out. In a statement on the their official page, Niantic announed that –

“Pokémon GO is in the process of being updated to version 0.37.0 for Android and 1.7.0 for iOS devices. Below are some release notes and comments from our development team.”


Main update/fix notes:

  • 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.

Can’t help but wonder if the “Minor text fixes” are another attempt by Niantic to poke fun at themselves.

As soon as the update is in our hands be sure to check back for our comprehensive coverage of all the new features!

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