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Pokémon GO update for Android, iOS brings Capture location

Pokémon GO has added an new update for Android and iOS, which brings the 'Capture Location' feature.

By: Tech Desk |
September 26, 2016 4:18:48 pm
Pokémon GO, Pokémon GO update, Pokémon GO features, Pokémon GO Android update, Pokémon GO iOS, Pokémon GO India download, Pokémon GO new features Pokémon GO has added an new update for Android and iOS, which brings the ‘Capture Location’ feature. (Source: AP)

Pokémon GO has added an new update for Android and iOS, which brings the ‘Capture Location’ feature. Pokémon GO’s Android version 0.39.0 and 1.9.0 for iOS devices has two major highlights. One is the Capture Location, which shows where a Pokémon was caught and this information is now shown on the Pokemon’s information screen.

The update also brings Pokémon GO Plus and Incense features where trainers can attempt to capture Pokémon they encounter from using Incense with the Pokémon GO Plus accessory. However as a Forbes report points out Pokémon GO’s new “nearby” tracking system has not been added to the game. The Nearby system was being tested out but there seems to be no indication on when Niantic Labs plans to launch this feature on the actual app.

Pokémon GO gained attention as the world’s most downloaded mobile game app within a month of its launch, crossing 100 million on Android and iOS combined. However, the buzz has since died down on the game, which is yet to launch in India officially.

Pokémon GO relies on Augmented Reality (AR) and uses a smartphone’s location and camera to help a player hunt for Pokémon, the creatures with magical powers from the Pokémon series.

Niantic Labs recently launched Pokémon GO Plus, a band that allows users to play the game without taking their smartphones out of pocket. The game is also coming to Apple Watch 2. Pokémon GO Plus uses Bluetooth LE to pair to devices. Pokémon GO Plus flashes lights in different colours to denote PokéStop, new Pokémons and Pokémons that you’ve already encountered. You can press the button on Pokémon GO Plus in response to catch a Pokémon or collect items.

Niantic Labs CEO, John Hanke said the app has been downloaded more than 500 million times. And the trainers have walked more than 4.6 billion kilometres while playing the game.

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