Niantic has today updated Pokemon Go to version 1.3, bringing several improvements, tweaks and fixes to the game. The main addition is a dialogue option for users who may be playing while driving, while the "Nearby" feature has been transformed into "Sightings" as the developer continues work on testing a new tracking system.

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If players are going over a certain speed, the game will now warn them that they're moving too fast. To continue playing, users have to click a button that tells the app that they're a passenger and not a driver. Throws have also seen improvements, with the curve ball throw receiving accuracy adjustments while the "Nice," "Great" and "Excellent" throws now receive the appropriate experience from the game.

The game's "Nearby" feature has also been changed into "Sightings." The new feature, which Niantic says it is testing with a subset of users, points out Pokemon that have been sighted in the area. Behind illustrations of nearby Pokemon are illustrations of grass. Unlike before, tapping on a singular Pokemon does focus on a single Pokemon. In last week's Pokemon Go update, Niantic disabled the vague and difficult-to-understand "three steps" tracking mechanic.

Other minor changes and fixes include art for the Mystic, Insight and Valor team leaders , the ability to change a user's nickname, a fix for achievements that were showing incorrect medal icons and a fixed and re-enabled battery saver mode.

Pokemon Go is available in the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

s15119 Avatar
76 months ago
So what if someone else is driving you?
You should have read the article.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Carlanga Avatar
76 months ago
So what if someone else is driving you?
You should have read the article.
Or look at the screenshots...
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Swampthing Avatar
76 months ago
Oh. You're bored. So the game's done, huh? wrong.

Just because you stop playing it doesn't mean anything at all. Maybe you are unaware Pokemon Go launched in 25 countries this past weekend, and if you've paid any attention to the news, the world is going absolutely crazy in many countries. China, India, Malaysia, Japan, Brazil, etc.

They just added literally millions to the player base... remember the world doesn't revolve around your likes or dislikes.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
C DM Avatar
76 months ago
Pokémon Go is made by Niantic ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niantic,_Inc'). Nantic's CEO is John Hanke ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hanke'), who is also the CEO of a company called Keyhole ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyhole,_Inc'), that makes geospatial data visualization product and gets its money from In-Q-Tel ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In-Q-Tel') to do it, which is a non-profit that keeps the CIA well equipt. Still think its a game?
The Internet is essentially built upon a network originally designed by and for the military-industrial complex...and here we are...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Speedy Dingo Avatar
76 months ago
Oh. You're bored. So the game's done, huh? wrong.

Just because you stop playing it doesn't mean anything at all. Maybe you are unaware Pokemon Go launched in 25 countries this past weekend, and if you've paid any attention to the news, the world is going absolutely crazy in many countries. China, India, Malaysia, Japan, Brazil, etc.

They just added literally millions to the player base... remember the world doesn't revolve around your likes or dislikes.
Yeah I love how some people on these forums have stopped playing (or just didn't like it to begin with) and say the app is now on the "decline" apparently. Never mind that it just launched in other countries around the world, so if you've stopped playing it or just hate it, don't worry your petty little heads about millions of people still enjoying it.

This seems fitting. https://instagram.com/p/BI3KbbSDI4F/
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
/dev/toaster Avatar
76 months ago
I guess I am one of the selected testers this is the screen I see

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Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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