Pokémon Go Update Introduces Avatar Customisation, Removes Footprints, and More

Pokemon Go

Niantic has rolled out the first major update for Pokémon Go on both platforms — iOS and Android — with a bunch of bug fixes and feature improvements. The highlight of the update, however, has to be the ability to customise one’s avatar and the removal of footprints feature from Nearby.

The footprints feature of the game was buggy to begin with as it suggested that Pokémons were only three steps away from the player, which was not the case. Its main use was only to point the player in the direction of the Pokémon. Niantic apparently has not been able to solve the footprints bug which is why it has completely removed it from the game with this update. Due to this, Pokémon trainers will have no idea in which direction they need to go to catch new Pokémons.

Other changes in the game include slightly redesigned UI, new font in some menus, improved memory management, and more. The full change log of the update is as follows:

What’s New in Version 1.1.0

– Trainer avatars can now be re-customized from the profile screen
– Adjusted some Pokémon battle move damage values
– Refined certain Gym animations
– Improved memory issues
– Removed footprints of nearby Pokémon
– Adjusted battle damage calculation
– Various bug fixes during wild Pokémon encounter
– Updated Pokémon details UI
– Updated achievement medals art
– Fixed issues with displaying certain map features
– Minor text fixes

The update is already live on the iOS App Store and can be downloaded from here.