Pokemon Go: New Patch Adds Catch Bonuses and Better Gym Training Mechanics

Pokemon Go
is still chugging along, thanks to a still-sizeable amount of loyal players all over the world, so Niantic is still in the game of updating the monster-catching mobile app.

The latest patch rolled out a few days ago (Version 0.41.2 for Android, Version 1.11.2 for iOS) is a bit more substantial than the earlier ones. The new features include catch bonuses, better gym training, and the usual game fixes. Let’s check out the full update notes from Niantic:

Pokémon GO is in the process of being updated to version 0.41.2 for Android and 1.11.2 for iOS devices. Below are some release notes and comments from our development team.

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

Earlier, Unbox covered the dev notes for these new features in detail, so let’s do a quick recap on the major changes.


Catch Bonus: Earn a New Capture Bonus to Increase the Odds of Catching Rare Pokémon

We are adding a new feature which grants a catch bonus when you earn medals based on catching certain types of Pokémon (Kindler, Psychic, Gardener, etc.). These new bonuses will give you a better chance of capturing Pokémon with a related type. For example, as you reach a higher tier for the Kindler Medal, your bonus to catch Fire-type Pokémon such as Charmander, Vulpix and Ponyta increases.

Trainers can work their way to a new tier by catching many Pokémon of the same type. If a Pokémon has multiple types, your bonus will be the average of your bonuses for each type. For example, Pidgey is both Normal and Flying type. Your bonus in this case would be the average of your Normal-type and Flying-type bonuses.


Updated Gym Training: Gym Training Just Got Easier

In an upcoming version of Pokémon GO, when training at a friendly Gym, Trainers will be able to bring six Pokémon to battle instead of one. In addition, the CP of the Pokémon you are training against may be temporarily adjusted lower during your training session to generally match your Pokémon’s battle capabilities.

Source: Niantic

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