Ah, Pokémon GO... those first few weeks over the summer were something magical. Even if you aren't very into Pokémon, it was amazing to see that so many people were experiencing the same thing out in the real world at the same time. Then, Niantic killed the Pokémon tracker and took ages to improve the basics. Pokémon GO is still popular compared to most mobile games, but the developer is looking to regain some momentum with the v0.45.0 release. This is the one with the previously announced daily bonuses.

Here's what you can expect in the updated version.

  • You’ll earn bonuses for the first Pokémon catch and PokéStop visit each day. You’ll receive a larger bonus when you do this seven days in a row.
  • When you defeat the Gym Leader at a rival Gym, there will be a brief period of time where only you will be able to place a Pokémon in the open Gym.
  • The amount of Prestige a rival Gym loses when you defeat a regular Gym member has increased. The amount of
  • Prestige gained by training at a friendly Gym has been lowered.
  • Minor text fixes

So, if you play Pokémon GO every day for a few minutes, you can get some free XP and stardust. Combined with the buddy system, you can make some real progress toward not finding nearby Pokémon because there's still no tracker. There are apparently also hints of gen 2 Pokémon and Ditto in the latest version of the app. Hopefully Niantic can get tracking worked out before they start adding entire new sections of the game. If you still play Pokémon GO, the APK is ready for you at APK Mirror.

Pokémon GO
Pokémon GO
Developer: Niantic, Inc.
Price: Free+