‘Pokemon GO’ Update: Version 1.1.0 Now Available on iOS, Resets Progress in Game?

By , UniversityHerald Reporter

The update version 1.1.0 of the augmented reality app 'Pokemon GO' is now available on iOS and it comes with new features or functions as well as issues that concerned the players.

According to Nintendo Insider, the update adds the opportunity for players to re-customise their Trainer avatar, adjusting battle move damage values for specific Pokemon, improved memory issues, removing footprints of nearby Pokemon, and addressing bug fixes that occur in wild Pokemon encounters.

New features and functions

As listed by the website MasterSaheb, the following are the specific features of the latest update:

  • Avatars can now be re-customized from the Trainer profile screen
  • Adjusted battle move damage values for some Pokemon
  • Refined certain Gym animations
  • Improved memory issues
  • Removed footprints of nearby Pokemon
  • Modified battle damage calculation
  • Various bug fixes during wild Pokemon encounter
  • Updates to the Pokemon details screen
  • Updated achievement medal images
  • Fixed issues with displaying certain map features
  • Minor text files


There's a report that says, "The new Pokemon GO update has removed the game's step counter, some players are suffering from a glitch that takes their avatar back to level one." Due to devastation, most of the players took to social media frustrations for letting them go back to square one.

However, Niantic, the developer of Pokemon GO addressed the panic through their official website explaining that there's no truth behind the report, "Some iOS users might experience an issue where it appears that gameplay progress has been reset. Please be assured that your gameplay progress has NOT been lost. It remains safe and intact."

They also said that their Google Account login system was updated and the player must have created another account than the original one used for the game. For this matter, the company offered a step-by-step solution to resolve the login issue through their support page. 

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