Pokémon Go update removes useless footprint tracker

Manny Pham
August 1, 2016

A much needed Pokémon Go update has been released by developers Niantic. Broken features have been removed in an attempt to stabilise the buggy app. 

Pokémon Go is almost universally loved, I say almost as a large number of people are pissed off with how Niantic released a bug filled app, that would test even the patience of the Dalai Lama. There are some fans baying for blood as save files have apparently been deleted since the update. Put down the pitchforks, here’s how to get your save file back.

Niantic are trying their hardest to stabilise things and in their latest move to do so, the American developer has dropped a new update.

New Pokémon Go update features

Most notably the nearby Pokémon location feature has been cut. Since the official release of the app, the majority of players have constantly had the ‘three print’ glitch, where every Pokémon was apparently the same distance away. The feature is supposed to be used to track down certain Pokémon nearby, to help complete collections, and make it less of a game of chance.

Niantic has not confirmed whether the feature will make its way back. We certainly hope so as tracking Pokémon is a huge part of the game, one that causes strangers to actually talk to each other.

Here is the rest of the update:

  • Avatars can now be re-customised 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

Have you seen an improvement in your journey to be the very best? Let us know in the comments below.

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