Latest update: Pokemon Go Brings Back Throw XP, Nearby Pokemon Feature


Pokemon Go, the wildly popular game where you catch cute little digital animals hidden in the real world. Last week, an update to increased reality hit game Pokemon Go brought about a couple of unwanted changes, it not only removed the broken nearby feature, but also had a bug that didn't award users for landing a better throw. An update to the game, released late Monday night for both Android and iOS, promises to solve that and more.

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The Pokemon Go update fixes the throw bug, so you should see points being awarded for "Nice" (10 XP), "Great" (50 XP) and "Excellent" (100 XP) once again. And if you'd accidentally picked out an embarrassing nickname when starting the game and have been waiting to change it, there's good news. You can now do so, but only once, so do choose wisely this time around. The update – v1.3.0 on the App Store and v0.33.0 on Google Play – also introduces a warning for people playing the game in a car while travelling above a particular speed. Just like with the navigation app Waze, you will be served with a dialogue box asking you to confirm that you're not the driver.

The new "Nearby" feature is currently being tested with a select group of users, and there's no word on when it will be rolled out to everyone. 

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