Pokémon GO’s Latest Update Includes Pokémon GO Plus Support And New Buddy System



The latest update is headed to Pokémon GO, bringing the app to version 1.7.0 on iOS and 0.37.0 on Android. In this latest update, the Pokémon buddy system where you walk with your Pokémon and earn Candies to help your Pokémon grow further. This version also brings with it support for the Pokémon GO Plus peripheral.


Here’s the official announcement about the update from Niantic.


Pokémon GO is in the process of being updated to version 0.37.0 for Android and 1.7.0 for iOS devices. Below are some release notes and comments from our development team.


  • Implemented Buddy Pokémon: Trainers will now be able to choose one of their Pokémon to be their buddy. A Trainer can earn Candy for their Buddy Pokémon by walking a certain distance.


  • Made it easier to select smaller Pokémon on the screen.


  • Fixed an issue where Eggs would sometimes hatch without displaying the animation.


  • Improved performance reliability when a device switches networks to no longer cause the application to hang or stop updating.


  • Pokémon GO Plus support


  • Minor text fixes.


We continue to focus on eliminating bots and scrapers from Pokémon GO. Rooted or jailbroken devices are not supported by Pokémon GO. Remember to download Pokémon GO from the official Google Play Store or iTunes App Store only.


Pokémon GO is available for iOS and Android devices.