Pokemon Go update for Android has a very annoying ‘feature’ – download it right now

There’s a Pokemon Go update out for Android that you can download immediately. Version 0.31 is already available to fans. You’ll have to download the update manually and apply it yourself, if it didn’t hit the Google Play Store just yet for you.

Spotted by Android World, the Pokemon Go 0.31 for Android is available for download from APKMirror. The Google Play store only lists version 0.29 of the app for some, and the update isn’t yet available on iPhone. While it’s understandable that you may want to update your app immediately using the link above, we’d still advise you to wait a while until it’s published in the Google Play store. As for iPhone users, a similar Pokemon Go update for iOS should be on its way.

Here’s what’s supposed to be new in this update, according to the available changelog. Spoiler: there’s one very annoying feature included, can you spot it below?

  • Avatars can now be re-customized from the Trainer profile screen
  • Adjusted battle move damage values for some Pokémon
  • Refined certain Gym animations
  • Improved memory issues
  • Removed footprints of nearby Pokémon
  • Modified battle damage calculation
  • Various bug fixes during wild Pokémon encounter
  • Updated Pokémon details screen
  • Updated achievement medal images
  • Fixed issues with displaying certain map features
  • Minor text fixes

Pokémon Go’s infamous three-step glitch, which displays all nearby Pokémon at the maximum distance, has been troubling players for weeks. The game update currently rolling out to Android players removes the steps entirely. Problem solved!

On the one hand, BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA. “Doctor, it hurts when I bend my arm!” *doctor chops off arm*

On the other (the first one got chopped off, sorry), removing the feature entirely while it’s being fixed (hopefully) makes a lot more sense than leaving it in to annoy folks.

Here’s hoping iOS gets the update soon. Finally, this isn’t the major Pokemon Go update Niantic talked about at Comic-Con last week, but it’s still a noteworthy one.

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