Pokémon Go adds catch bonus, updated gym training

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Updates, gotta catch 'em up!
Photo: Niantic Labs

Pokémon Go makers Niantic Labs are busy rolling out an update for their cash cow app, adding a number of bug fixes — as well as two significant upgrades.

Here’s what they add.

The two updates include a new Catch Bonus, in which trainers are able to pick up a bonus for catching more of one particular Pokémon type.

The other main update concerns an improved Gym Training mode. This means that you can now bring up to up to six Pokémon when you do battle at friendly Gyms. It also lets you temporarily downgrade the CP of the Pokémon you are fighting against during training sessions.

In addition to this, developers have tweaked the game’s Egg and Incubator screens so you no longer have to close and reopen the screen to see how far you have walked. Finally, there are bug fixes related to audio problems and a decreased animation time for evolution to take place.

Interestingly, the update doesn’t appear to be worldwide yet, although it should be available if you’re based in the U.S. For other users in Europe and elsewhere, keep checking over the next couple of days to see when you can get hold of the 1.11.2 update.

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