POKEMON GO has been updated this morning with several changes to the game on the eve of what many believe will be a new Easter event.
Pokemon GO has released a brand new iOS and Android update this morning with a raft of new changes to the game, including, as some people may have already seen, a new loading screen to replace the outdated New Year’s screen.
There doesn’t look to be any new info about an impending Pokemon GO Easter event, but there is plenty of reasons to be pleased with this latest update.
- Added Traditional Chinese language support.
- Updated the Pokémon collection screen scroll bar.
- Various bug fixes.
- Minor text fixes.
However, as with most updates, The Silph Road have been sifting through the APK to discover any secrets that might be hiding.
In this case the Silph Road have already published their findings and say they’ve only found a few “hidden” changes this round.
Keep reading for the full lowdown from The Silph Road on what’s changed.
1. Passcodes now have a Redeem function
The recently introduced ‘passcode’ code was tweaked slightly to include new ‘redeem’ functionality. Still no saying whether this will make an appearance anytime soon – so far there are no graphic assets to suggest it’s ready in this version.
2. Pokestop Award Bubbles were … re-written?
It appears that there have been a few backend changes involving Pokestops and their reward bubbles. Nothing is clear about the purpose of this, but it was unexpected and accounted for a notable proportion of this update. Honestly, we don’t expect anything to be different. It may have simply been a bug fix, but it’s tough to say with what we have to work with.
3. New Scrollbar
As has been seen in the new update, the improved scrollbar has been added to the Pokemon collection screen. Code to support this has appeared as expected. Big improvement, if you ask us!