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Niantic has posted the official patch notes for Pokémon GO Android Version 0.213.0 and iOS Version 1.179.0 which were released on June 29th, 2021 and June 30th, 2021. The patch includes many bug fixes.

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Android Version 0.213 / iOS version 1.179 - Release Notes

Note: For Apple Users, this release will show as version 1.179 in the App Store. Release notes may be posted before the release is available to all players. Please check your app store for the latest version of Pokémon GO available to you.

General
  • Back-end updates to in-game news for increased accuracy and quality

Bug Fixes
  • Further mitigation added for bug where the map doesn’t load if Trainer is moving quickly
  • Fixed a bug where Trainer can get stuck seeing an unintended view of the overworld map after a Team GO Rocket Battle
  • Added further mitigation for Community Day ticket content displaying incorrectly
  • Added mitigation to prevent a bug where the Trainer is unable to play Pokémon GO after they evolve their Buddy
  • Fixed an issue where a Trainer might get stuck when trying to exit the Gym, if another Trainer is still battling in the Gym
  • Fixed a bug where if a Shiny Ditto transforms, it will not appear as Shiny in the transformation sequence
  • Fixed a bug where Shiny Ditto became the Shiny version of the opponent Pokémon even if the opponent Pokémon was not Shiny
  • Fixed a bug where the Trainer’s shadow is at the wrong angle if the Trainer does not have the real-time sky mechanic
  • Fixed an issue where the word “Extreme” is missing from the weather warning
  • Fixed a bug where an error message appears if Berries are fed to a Pokémon too quickly
  • Fixed a bug where Pokémon will flicker when searching for Pokémon with multiple forms
  • Fixed a bug where Mega Candy icon is missing from the Buddy walking rewards
  • Fixed a bug where Rhyperior’s motivation overlapped with the Gym’s name if Rhyperior is the sole Gym Defender
  • Fixed a bug where the first photo of Pokémon after a new Pokémon GO installation on iOS displays as “?” in the photo reel
  • Fixed a bug where Charged Attack bar did not correct display for all Pokémon when selecting Pokémon before a battle
  • Fixed an issue where after hatching an Egg and tapping into AR+ camera mode, the Trainer would have their Egg inventory overlay persist instead
  • Fixed a bug where Trainers who had not yet constructed a Rocket Radar themselves could still see the Rocket Radar in the in-game shop
  • Fixed an issue where the title of some badges would cut off in specific languages instead of wrapping
  • Fixed a bug where Shiny Deoxys did not appear in the Shiny category of the Pokédex
  • Fixed a bug where Buddy Flying Pokémon were obscured by the “Play” button
  • Fixed a bug where the AR safety warning would appear every time a Pokémon hid in the bushes
  • Fixed a bug where a Trainer could get stuck in an infinite loop when trying to submit a AR Scanning Field Research task
  • Fixed a bug where Trainers using Pokémon GO Plus to catch Pokémon did not receive event Catch XP bonuses or Stardust multipliers.

Sources: https://niantic.helpshift.com/a/pokemon-go/?s=release-notes-known-issues&f=0-213-release-notes&l=en&p=web, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pok%C3%A9mon-go/id1094591345/ and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticlabs.pokemongo&hl=en&gl=us

Niantic has announced that Google Play is an official sponsor of Pokémon GO Fest 2021 and that Trainers using Android devices will be eligible for a special Sponsored Gift on Day 1 of Pokémon GO Fest 2021 on July 17th, 2021. This bundle will include one Incense, one Super Incubator, and 30 Ultra Balls!

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Make the most of Pokémon GO Fest 2021 with exclusives from Google Play!

Trainers, We’re excited to welcome Google Play as the official sponsor of Pokémon GO Fest 2021! Read on to learn more about the exclusive perks and surprises you can look forward to.

Leading up to Pokémon GO Fest 2021
  • Three months of YouTube Premium: To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Pokémon GO, eligible trainers will get three months of YouTube Premium for free! YouTube Premium is everything viewers love about YouTube—uninterrupted. The service enables users to enjoy both YouTube and YouTube Music ad-free, offline, and in the background. Look out for more news on this next week!
  • Google Play Points multiplier: From Monday, July 12, 2021, to Sunday, July 18, 2021, Google Play subscribers will earn 4× Google Play Points on all purchases made in Pokémon GO—including tickets to Pokémon GO Fest 2021. Google Play Points can be redeemed for Pokémon GO coupons and more. If you use an Android device and don’t have a Google Play subscription, you can sign up for one here.
  • Exclusive content with The Try Guys: To help you get ready for Pokémon GO Fest 2021, we teamed up with The Try Guys to bring you the ultimate Pokémon GO Fest 2021 training experience. Full of Pokémon GO tips and celebrity cameos (like Jordan Fisher and Chloe Kim!), you’ll choose your own adventure and the topic you want to focus on, whether that’s fitness, music, exploration, or all of the above! Jump into the challenge and get ready for an epic Pokémon GO Fest experience!

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During Pokémon GO Fest 2021
  • Google Play Sponsored Gift: Trainers using Android devices will be eligible for a special Sponsored Gift on Day 1 of Pokémon GO Fest 2021, July 17. This bundle will include one Incense, one Super Incubator, and 30 Ultra Balls!

We hope you’re excited for Pokémon GO Fest 2021—we certainly are!

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Google Play Points disclaimer: Google Play Points are available only in select countries. YouTube Premium disclaimer: New users only. Terms apply.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/pokemongofest2021-googleplay/?hl=en

YouTube Clip - Try Guys Train for Pokémon GO Fest ● Choose Your Own Adventure


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TkjKV76PeY

Niantic has released Pokémon GO Android Version 0.211.3 and iOS Version 177.3 on June 22nd, 2021. The patch includes updates and seems to help alleviate the lag and frame rate issues many players were experiencing over the past week.

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Pokémon GO - Android Version 0.211.3 / iOS Version 177.3

Trainers, there’s always something new in Pokémon GO!

  • Together We Raid: Experience our biggest update to raids yet, including gameplay changes, visual updates, and new ways to see your achievements in raids.
  • Get ready for a musical summer—Pokémon GO Fest 2021 is coming soon!

Sources: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pok%C3%A9mon-go/id1094591345/ and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticlabs.pokemongo&hl=en&gl=us

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The Pokémon HOME app has announced that there will be compatibility changes for the mobile device version of Pokémon HOME for the planned June 2021 update. Support for older versions of Android and iOS will no longer be supported.

Pokémon HOME - June 2021 Update Notification

Thank you very much for your continued support of Pokémon HOME. This notice is to inform you that the planned June update will end support for Pokémon HOME on the following mobile operating systems and devices.

Android 5
iOS 9
iOS 10
iOS 11
iPhone 5s
iPhone 6

Note: To check what OSes are compatible with your device, please consult sources such as the device manufacturer's official website. Following the update, there may be other devices on which Pokémon HOME may function imperfectly or stop working entirely. It may take time for Pokémon HOME to become compatible with newly released OSes.

Customers considering changing devices should link Pokémon HOME to a Nintendo Account in order to carry over their information. You can see whether you have already linked to a Nintendo Account by opening the Options menu and checking the Account tab.

We hope you continue to enjoy Pokémon HOME!

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Pokémon HOME - Version 1.4.0 - June 17th, 2021

The details of the Pokémon HOME - Version 1.4.0 update for smartphones have been announced.

What's New

- Pokédex features have been expanded, allowing you to view Pokémon's appearances from various angles.
Note: This feature does not apply to certain forms of Pokémon.
- The Catch Calendar feature has been added to the main menu, allowing you to view your Pokémon in order of the dates on which they were caught.
- New icons for user profiles have been added.
- Announcement display has been improved.
- Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2021/06/210618_at01.html

The official Pokémon website has announced development updates for Pokémon UNITE and that residents of Canada will get to play a beta version of it starting in March 2021. Canadian residents can signup for the beta now at the Google Play store.

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Pokémon UNITE Development Update and Regional Beta Test in Canada for Android Users

Canadian residents can go hands-on with the upcoming game.

Since the first reveal of Pokémon UNITE nearly a year ago, development has continued to progress. More playable Pokémon have been added, changes and additions have been made to the gameplay, the visuals have improved, and much more.

That said, there's still plenty to be done to ensure the best possible experience. Now the developers are looking to Pokémon fans to help deliver that experience by participating in a regional beta test in Canada. This March, players in Canada will have their first opportunity to play Pokémon UNITE. While the game is planned to release for Apple and Android devices and Nintendo Switch, this beta test will be limited to Android devices.

Interested Trainers can visit the Pokémon UNITE page in the Google Play Store for details and to register for a chance to participate.

Eligibility details:

  • The Pokémon UNITE regional beta test is open only to residents of Canada.
  • Players must be at least 16 years old to participate.
  • In-game progress will be reset upon the beta's completion.
  • Capture or streaming of gameplay is not allowed during the regional beta test.
Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-unite-development-update-and-regional-beta-test-in-canada-for-android-users/

Pokémon UNITE BETA

Trainers unite in Pokémon UNITE! Experience a new kind of Pokémon battle in the Pokémon UNITE regional beta test! Team up and face off in 5-on-5 team battles to see who can score the most points within the allotted time. Work together with your fellow Trainers to catch wild Pokémon, level up and evolve your partner Pokémon, and defeat the opposing team’s Pokémon to prevent them from scoring points. Put your teamwork to the test, and take home the win!

Notes:
  • The Pokémon UNITE regional beta test is open only to residents of Canada.
  • Participants must be at least 16 years old to participate.
  • Progress will be reset upon the beta’s completion.
  • Capture or streaming of gameplay is not allowed during the regional beta test.
  • This app is free-to-play and is optimized for smartphones, not tablets.
  • The app is compatible with Android devices that have 3 GB of RAM or more and have Android Version 5.0+ installed.
  • The application may not run on certain devices even if they have compatible OS versions installed.
  • Compatibility information may change at any time.
  • Information current as of February 16, 2021.
Source: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.pokemon.pokemonunite

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A new update for Pokémon HOME is now available for the iOS and Android versions. Our Pokémon HOME Patches page has been updated with the details.

Pokémon HOME - Version 1.3.2 - Patch Notes

  • A "Receive all Pokémon" feature has been added to the Wonder Box.
  • The date a Pokémon was first met is now displayed in its Trainer notes.
  • From the "OT" (Original Trainer) field in a Pokémon's detailed information, you can now search for Pokémon with the same original Trainer.
  • You can now specify "Language" and "Poké Ball" when searching for Pokémon.
  • You can now arrange your list of Pokémon in the same order used by your Pokémon Boxes in the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME.(Note: This option will be available only for users who have linked to the Nintendo Switch version.)
  • Other issues have also been addressed in order to ensure a user-friendly experience.
Sources: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.pokemon.pokemonhome&hl=en_CA&gl=US and https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pok%C3%A9mon-home/id1485352913

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A new set of Pokémon LINE stamp called Irasutoya × Pokémon Pika Pika Stamp (いらすとや×ポケモン ぴかぴかスタンプ) is now available in the stamp shop! These stamps feature Pokémon and trainers from the Nintendo Switch games Pocket Monsters Sword and Shield. The illustrations were drawn by Takashi Mifune, an illustrator known for his work on the free material site Irasutoya. These stamps are not only for everyday use, but also depict scenes from the game. Take advantage of the stamps and use the LINE stamps in your chats! The 40 stamp set costs 250 yen (including tax) or 100 coins per set and is available as of November 3rd, 2020. The stamp shop is only available on the iOS and Android versions of LINE.

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Sources: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/goods/2020/11/201106_ph01.html and https://store.line.me/stickershop/product/18938

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Niantic has posted the release notes for the Pokémon GO version 0.191 update which was released on October 29th, 2020.

Pokémon GO - 0.191 Release Notes

Note: For Apple Users, this release will show as version 1.157 in the App Store.

Updates

  • In Trainer Battles, the switch menu has been replaced by two buttons on the right side of the screen to more easily access the Pokémon you can switch to during your battles
  • In Trainer Battles, the switch animation camera angle has shifted so that you are able to see your Pokémon's HP bar when your opponent is switching their Pokémon
  • Soon, battle parties will be saved on your account itself instead of on your device, meaning they’ll be synced when you reinstall the game or change devices
  • The Flying-type Charged Attack mini-game has been slightly slowed down
  • You can now navigate from a Pokémon’s detail page directly to its Pokédex entry
  • You can now navigate from a Pokédex entry directly to the Pokémon storage to see all Pokémon you have of that species
  • Soon, you’ll be able to see more information about the Pokémon you obtain on the Pokémon detail page. Note that this will not backfill information on Pokémon you’ve obtained prior to this feature.
  • A new loading screen has been added

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused invited friends to be removed from a raid if all Pokémon in their battle party faint
  • Fixed an issue that caused the “Remove Friend” button to be cut off from the bottom of the Friend detail page on devices with certain aspect ratios
  • Fixed an issue that caused Adventure Sync to not work on some devices on Android 9 and below
  • Fixed a visual error that showed eggs to be incubating when tapping on them from the Egg menu, regardless of whether they were in incubators or not
  • Fixed an issue that caused the app to freeze when collecting Avatar items from Special Research rewards
  • Fixed an issue that caused wins to not be recorded properly in GO Battle League
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Best Buddy Pokémon CP boost to not be applied without first interacting with your buddy
  • Fixed an issue that caused the account linking option to be missing from the Settings Menu
Source: https://niantic.helpshift.com/a/pokemon-go/?s=release-notes-known-issues&f=0-191-release-notes&p=web

Niantic has annnounced that Pokémon GO players that have devices that use Android 5, iOS 10, and iOS 11, as well as iPhone 5s and iPhone 6, will no longer be able to play the game after an update in October 2020.

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Pokémon GO to discontinue support for Android 5, iOS 10, and iOS 11, as well as iPhone 5s and iPhone 6

Trainers, In an upcoming update to Pokémon GO in October, we will end support for Android 5, iOS 10, and iOS 11, as well as iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 devices. Only Trainers with devices running Android 5, iOS 10, or iOS 11, as well as Trainers with iPhone 5s or iPhone 6 devices, will be affected by this change. Trainers with devices or operating systems not specifically listed here will not be affected and don’t need to take any action.

If you're unsure whether your device falls in one of these categories, please check with your device manufacturer.

Trainers using affected devices will no longer be able to access Pokémon GO, including any accumulated PokeCoins or collected items on their accounts, when the version 0.189 update goes live in mid-October. We encourage Trainers using any of the listed devices to consider upgrading them if they wish to continue playing Pokémon GO. Be sure to have your account info and password saved somewhere so you can log back in on a new device!

Note: Even if you’re able to install and run Pokémon GO on such devices after the release of version 0.189, we’ll no longer be able to provide support if you run into any technical issues.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/ios10-ios11-android5-discontinued-support/
Posted By: Sunain | Jul 22 2020 18:53:03
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The official Pokémon website has announced that Pokémon Rumble Rush service had ended and can no longer be played as of July 22nd, 2020. The game was announced on May 15th, 2019 and was released worldwide on May 22nd, 2019 on Android and July 23rd, 2019 on iOS.

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Pokémon Rumble Rush Service Ending

The mobile game is no longer available and game service has ended.

Pokémon Rumble Rush has been retired and services for the mobile game have ended. From this point on, you cannot install it for the first time or update this app. You also cannot play any previously installed version of the app. Additionally, unused Poké Diamonds can no longer be used or redeemed.

Thank you for enjoying Pokémon Rumble Rush.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-rumble-rush-service-ending/