Pokemon GO developer Niantic Labs has just announced the rollout of its new incremental update for the game with v1.29.1 for iOS and v0.59.1 for Android.The latest Pokemon GO update brings minor text fixes and a new reward bonus in the form of a random Evolution item for the 7-day 'First PokeStop of the Day' streak.
For a long time, Niantic has just been updating its smash-hit augmented-reality game with a bunch of fixes without altering the gameplay features. However, the latest update brings a new reward theme that will encourage loyal fans of the game to remain hooked to the game for longer time.
Although the game had garnered enough fanfare and critical acclamation at the time of its launch, the AR game's popularity and interest is fading away in the gaming community. However, Niantic's unwavering efforts in tweaking the game with more feature improvements, has kept the gamers' interest and curiosity alive in recent times.
The hardcore fans of Pokemon GO can continue enjoying the latest feature additions to the game by downloading the platform specific updates for iOS (v1.29.1) and Android (v0.59.1) via Apple App Store and Google Play Store respectively. As the update is being rolled out in phases, users in some regions might have to wait longer than others for the update to be available via the official App Stores.
Android users who cannot wait for the official release of Pokemon GO 0.59.1 update may try downloading the same using the download link below. There are no third-party download links available for the iOS version of the update yet, and you may have to wait for a bit longer to receive the update officially.
Tip#1: Although the manual Pokemon GO update for iOS is still unavailable, users can try checking for the update in iTunes as follows:
- Launch iTunes > Go to the Updates section, locate Pokemon GO in the app list and hit the Update button.
- Wait until the update (v1.27.4) installs and then sign in to your account to verify if any newer updates are available. The over-the-air update will be rolled out in phases worldwide and hence it is imperative that you keep checking both the Apple App Store as well as the iTunes Update section on a periodic basis.