Pokemon GO Update Introduces Grass… (Updated)

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When Niantic removed the 3-step tracking feature from Pokemon GO a week or so ago, I think we all assumed that this was a sign that their developers were working to fix it quickly and potentially re-issue the feature with the next major update. Today, a decent sized update arrived, but all we got was some damn grass.

Look at this

The rest of the update includes a dialog to remind you to stop driving and playing Pokemon GO, but will let you indicate that you aren’t driving to keep on catching. The update also fixes an XP bonus issue on ball throws and gives trainers an opportunity to change their name a single time.

Grass, though. Grass.

UPDATE:  While the stable Pokemon GO app may have received grass, the beta that still floats about for select testers is getting a huge new feature where tracking is a real thing again, and Pokestops will show you if a Pokemon is available! What! Check it out here.


  • 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

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