Pokémon GO v0.89.1 Date Mine: In-Game Performance Update, New Loading Screen & More

Just a few hours ago, Niantic released Pokemon GO version 0.89.1 for Android and 1.59.1 for iOS. This new version mainly focused on fixing some in-game bugs, polishing the game and also introducing new things in Pokemon GO.

Here are the official patch notes for this version:

  • Resolved a bug that caused the Pokémon collection screen to scroll to the top after evolving, transferring, or renaming a Pokémon.
  • Added the ability to sort the Pokédex by region.
  • Improved incubator sorting order when selecting an incubator.
  • Improved the way Pokémon scale throughout the app.
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates.

As usual, Niantic does not include all the changes in Pokemon on their changelog. But don’t worry, we are here to give you an in-depth detail for this update.

Pokemon GO v0.89.1 Data Mine

Pokemon GO version 0.89.1 (Android) has just been released and maybe not yet available in your local app store. If you want to get it right now, you can freely download this version from here.

Scrolling Bug Fixed

After a month of encounter this annoying bug, Niantic finally solved the issue.

Incubator Listing

This new version brings the new listing of Incubators. It is now grouped by type and the infinite Incubator is now showing before the premium/paid Incubators.

AR+ Tweaks

A piece of new tweaks and fixes has been made to the AR+ functionality.

Map Tweaks

It looks like there are new renders for the mapping in Pokemon GO. This includes the rendering of the roads, buildings, water, parks and more.

In-Game Performance Upgrades

It seems like Niantic has improved the total in-game performance of Pokemon GO. You’ll notice an improvement especially when catching a Pokemon in the wild.

Shiny Pokemon Icon List

This version also brings a new change to the listed Pokemon in your Pokedex. Now, you can easily identify which one is the Shiny Pokemon from the normal Pokemon. The Shiny Pokemon now have a Shiny Icon.

Legendary Kyogre Distance Fix

Not mentioned in the changelog, but this is a good news for all Pokemon GO fans. Unlike before, Kyogre is now closer which makes it easier to hit and catch this Pokemon. If you want to increase your chance of catching this Legendary Kyogre, make sure to check our guide.

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New Pokemon GO Loading Screen

Not but not the least is the new loading screen of Pokemon GO. It’s time to say goodbye to our good old Christmas loading screen and welcome the new 2018 loading screen. Interestingly, the new loading screen shows Loudred which is still missing on Pokemon GO.

Pokemon GO 2018 Loading Screen