POKEMON GO 0.41.2 Patch Coming! (A Quickie Review)

POKEMON GO 0.42.1 Patch news

News on the street is that Niantic just submitted to Apple and Google, the latest update/patch for Pokemon GO.

The last time we heard about an update, it took a few weeks to get to us. But in the meantime, here's what we can look forward to from 0.41.2:

- 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. (By five seconds)

- Minor fixes.

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I wonder if the catch bonus is retroactive?

I hope the audio issues covered include being able to play well with other apps when they kick in some sound. Like plugging in a charge cable.

There's a lot more detail over at PokemonGo HUB.


UPDATE/REVIEW of 0.42.1: I've downloaded and installed the update on my Samsung S6 via the APK file and have been using it for a day.

-It feels like my awareness zone/circle is little bigger.

-I see the new badges or bonus bubbles that pop up. It seems mildly retroactive as I received a bonus right away.

-The Gym Training is more fun and you aren't getting your ass handed to you quite as fast. Though I think they'll probably be making a few adjustments to the system because I was able to level up a gym somewhat easily, albeit, time consuming and it was a lower level gym. (Level two to three)

-The audio issues I've been experiencing were not addressed. Phone ringing kills the sound. When you plug in a USB power charger cable, it kills the sound.

-The evolution screen time does not feel like it was reduced. That does not mean it isn't, but it just does not feel like it.

-No, my phone does not stay on. If left untouched for 10 minutes, it hibernates, even with Pokemon Go running. Boo!

-I have not bought into the Pokemon Go PLUS device, so I can't tell you what fixes work there.

-At the moment, not sure what else may have been fixed.

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