There has been a sharp drop in the number of people playing Pokémon GO in recent months, but it’s still safe to say that the game’s user base remains bigger than most mobile games. Perhaps, the drop in casual players results from the slow rate of game improvements, however, Pokémon GO Version 0.41.2 for Android , and 1.11.2 for iOS has just been rolled out with some considerable changes, including catch bonuses and improved Gym training.
Even though these changes may seem minor, they will help players catch specific type of Pokémon with ease and at the same time give trainers a reason to catch all of those Rattata while simplifying Gym training. So, trainers will find it easier to raise the Gym Prestige level and earn themselves experience and even coins.
The changes to catch bonuses will offer trainers more opportunities for catching Pokémon of a specific type so that they can earn a catch bonus for a specific type of Pokémon. They also can increase the catch rate by reaching a new milestone.
Speaking of Gym Training, low-level trainers can now join their team’s gyms and spar against with others in order to build up their Pokémon’s CP (Combat Power), or character points. The CP will be adjusted lower depending on your level, which makes it easier for trainers to take down the enemy Pokémon while strengthening theirs.
Take a look at the official release notes from Niantic and the Pokémon Go development team:
- 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
Developed by Niantic for iOS, Android, and Apple Watch devices, the Pokémon GO game lets you travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon. Players can search far and wide in the real world to catch numerous species of Pokémon by using a mobile device’s GPS capability. The game was first released in selected countries in July 2016, and now released globally. After the official launch, Pokémon GO made immense waves on all the mobile app charts in the world.