A new update has just been released for Pokemon Go Account owners. First and foremost, this update has fixed a major bug where the game would vibrate even when there were no Pokemon in the area. This glitch has been going around for a few weeks now, and Niantic actually tweeted about it last December 10th, but this update evidently fixes the bug at last.
New Patch Notes for Pokemon Go Accounts
The patch notes for the new update also mention that there is a change to day and night mode, with Niantic writing that these changed to more accurately reflect the Trainer’s current time of day.
With every Pokemon Go update, there are always some changes made behind-the-scenes that are not publicly announced but that players discover by sifting through the code. For example, shortly before the launch of buddy Pokemon in your respective Pokemon Go Account, and more recently before the launch of baby Pokemon, hardcore fans picked apart some seemingly insignificant updates to find clues about these new features.
There is code in the new update related to avatar customization, specifically the ability to change gloves and socks. Similar code has appeared in recent updates, and so it seems that Niantic is coming close to a full avatar customization mode. Finally, there is code related to Pokemon genders and code related to shiny Pokemon.
Season Themed Update for Pokemon Go Account Players
There sort of already is a Christmas event going on in that special Santa-hat-wearing Pikachu are now on the loose, and these Pikachu will only be available from now until December 29th. But for both Halloween and Thanksgiving, players were able to get helpful bonuses like double XP and double Stardust, so a lot of fans have been skeptical that simply receiving a hat is going to be the extent Niantic’s Christmas gift this year.