Pokémon GO Update History for Android

Pokémon GO Update History for Android

Pokémon GO Update History for Android

This page tracks official Pokémon GO updates for supported Android devices, both major and minor, in a single convenient place. To see the game’s full iOS update history, please view this page.

Pokémon GO Update History for Android


Version 0.53.1 – January 17, 2017

  • Updated Apple Watch to display Eggs obtained from PokéStops.
  • Changed distance tracking to better account for GPS drift.
  • Minor text fixes

Version 0.51.0 – December 19, 2016

  • The bug that caused incorrect vibration notifications has been fixed.
  • Day and night modes have changed to more accurately reflect the Trainer’s current time of day.
  • Minor text fixes

Version 0.49.1 – December 6, 2016

  • Trainers will be able to transfer multiple Pokémon at a time to Professor Willow. To use this function, press and hold on a Pokémon.
  • Pokémon type icons have been added to the Gym battle approach and Gym battle screen.
  • The total Candy count for your Buddy Pokémon has been added to the buddy information screen.
  • The total kilometers a buddy has walked has been added to the information screen of each Pokémon that has ever been your buddy.
  • Minor text fixes

Version 0.47.1 – November 18, 2016

  • Fixed an issue where the Egg-hatching cutscene animation would sometimes be briefly visible from the map view.
  • Minor text fixes

Version 0.45.0 – November 6, 2016

  • You’ll earn bonuses for the first Pokémon catch and PokéStop visit each day. You’ll receive a larger bonus when you do this seven days in a row.
  • When you defeat the Gym Leader at a rival Gym, there will be a brief period of time where only you will be able to place a Pokémon in the open Gym.
  • The amount of Prestige a rival Gym loses when you defeat a regular Gym member has increased. The amount of Prestige gained by training at a friendly Gym has been lowered.
  • Minor text fixes

Version 0.43.4 – October 25, 2016

  • Minor bug fixes

Version 0.43.3 – October 24, 2016

  • Professor Willow discovered that Eggs have different patterns depending on the distance required to hatch them.
  • Pokémon type icons have been added to the information screen for each Pokémon
  • Low battery indicator added for the Pokémon GO Plus.
  • Minor text fixes

Version 0.41.4 – October 12, 2016

  • Minor fixes

Version 0.41.2 – October 10, 2016

  • 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

Version 0.39.1 – September 25, 2016

  • Fixed a bug that caused some users to get stuck on the loading screen, even after restarting the app.
  • Fixed a bug where the camera sometimes moved at slow speeds during battle.
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Minor text fixes

Version 0.39.0 – September 23, 2016

  • Capture location: The location where a Pokémon was caught will now be displayed on their information screen.
  • Pokémon GO Plus and Incense: Trainers can attempt to capture Pokémon they encounter from using Incense with the Pokémon GO Plus accessory.
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 0.37.1 – September 16, 2016

  • Pokémon GO Plus stability improvement
  • Added quick help when first connected to Pokémon GO Plus
  • Minor text fixes

Version 0.37.0 – September 13, 2016

  • Implemented Buddy Pokémon: Trainers will now be able to choose one of their Pokémon to be their buddy. A Trainer can earn Candy for their Buddy Pokémon by walking a certain distance.
  • Made it easier to select smaller Pokémon on the screen.
  • Fixed an issue where Eggs would sometimes hatch without displaying the animation.
  • Improved performance reliability when a device switches networks to no longer cause the application to hang or stop updating.
  • Pokémon GO Plus support
  • Minor text fixes.

Version 0.35.0 – August 23, 2016

  • Implemented Pokémon Appraisal: Trainers will now be able to learn about a Pokémon’s attack and defense capabilities from their Team Leader (Candela, Blanche, or Spark) to determine which of their Pokémon have the most potential for battle.
  • Fixed a bug that kept defeated Pokémon at 1HP; these Pokémon will now return as fainted Pokémon. We’re working on rebalancing the training battle, stay tuned.
  • Minor bot fixes

Version 0.33.0 – August 8, 2016

  • Added a dialog to remind Trainers that they should not play while traveling above a certain speed; Trainers will have to indicate they aren’t the driver
  • Fixed a bug that prevented ”Nice,” ”Great,” and “Excellent” Poké Ball throws from awarding the appropriate XP bonuses
  • Enabled the ability for Trainers to change their nickname one time, so please choose your new nickname wisely
  • Resolved issues with the battery saver mode on iOS and re-enabled the feature
  • Other fixes

Version 0.31.0 – July 30, 2016

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

Version 0.29.3 – July 20, 2016

  • Minor text fixes

Version 0.29.2 – July 13, 2016

  • Added support for Intel x86 processors
  • Added support for Android 7.0 Nougat Developer Preview

Version 0.29.0 – July 6, 2016

  • Initial launch version