Niantic just released the biggest Pokemon GO update ever. This is the third update that has come out for Android users, and includes more then just “Minor Text Fixes”. The update will be available for the iOS within a few days. The new patch includes changes to both, the Pokemon GO environment as well as the Pokemon.
Quick moves have been changed, this means that the super popular, Vaporeon, is not longer as overpowered as it used to be, however, it is still one of the strongest Pokemon in the game. The Quick Move DPS(damage per second) has been changed from 3-26 to 7-13, which means that Quick Moves are not longer as powerful as they used to be and charge moves are no longer useless.
Niantic has also removed a number of PokeStops. PokeStops that are around public working areas, or any inaccessible/dangerous locations have been removed to keep Pokemon GO players safe.
Players can now customize their Pokemon GO character. Users can now change their character’s appearance through the Pokemon trainer profile page in the app. Another change that the update introduced is that now, players can not transfer Pokemon that are marked as favorites.
The step tracker feature has been removed, so catching Pokemon is a bit harder now. Changes have been made to Pokemon spawns, as now multiple Pokemon will not spawn in the same locations anymore and will be more spread out.
The Pokemon encounter animation has also been changed, so now players can no longer use the quick toss glitch to catch Pokemon. The curveball now reward users with experience, while the bonus throws no longer give any experience. One of the most important changes that the update introduced is the reduction in battery usable when using the app.
The update is now out for Android users and will be available for iOS within a few days.