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Pokemon Go is the most popular game in US history and currently has over 100 million downloads across the world. It is easily one of the most well-known mobile games around, but it is also definitely not touting the best design and performance. In fact, the app is quite buggy, but things continue to get better with every update… or at least for the most part.

The latest update brings the Pokemon Go app to version 0.33.0 and includes a few very welcomed improvements from Niantic Labs. Let’s check out the “What’s new?” log.

  • 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.

Likely the most exciting improvement is the second bullet. We will be getting our throw bonuses again! Oh, and the ability to change your nickname is pretty cool, even if it can only be done once.

There is one noticeable improvement not listed above, though. The images of nearby pocket monsters now include grass. Yeah… not enough to make up for the missing footprints feature. I guess it makes Pokemon look a little cooler?

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