Pokémon GO Update Is Live, Along With Cool New “Reality Blending” Feature

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Pokémon GO has been updated to Ver. 0.177.0 (Android) and Ver. 1.143.0 (iOS), and you can download it now.

The latest update for Niantic’s augmented reality game comes with a range of tweaks, changes and improvements, including:

  • Addition of a visual indicator (white rings around the Charge Moves) allowing players to see how many Charged Attacks they have charged in Raids and Trainer Battles
  • Mystery Boxes can no longer be used at the same time as Incense
  • Apple ID has been added as sign-in method on iOS
  • GO Battle League ratings have been temporarily disabled
  • Reality Blending feature added (Android-only – only available on supported devices)

Reality Blending is perhaps the most interesting new feature, as it will make the AR portions of the game even more immersive. This technique will allow real-world objects to become part of the game, giving monsters the chance to hide behind cover. You can see it in action in the video above.

The feature is exclusive to Android for now, and is limited to devices like the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S10, Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 4. More devices are expected to join the supported list in the future.

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