Latest Pokemon Go Patch Helps Trainers Discern Which Of Their Pokemon Are Strongest


Niantic is making it easier for players to discern which of their Pokemon have the most battle potential with the latest update for popular mobile game Pokemon Go. Rolling out worldwide to all Trainers, the so-called Pokemon Appraisal feature will enable players to visit their respective team leader (Candela, Blanche or Spark) with their latest catch to get its battle prowess analyzed.

Currently, the only indicator of a Pokemon’s strength is its CP number, which increases when fed with candy and stardust. However, there’s no way to tell at what level that stat caps out. Hopefully, this new system will further help players allocate their resources and reveal which freshly-caught critters are worth the investment right off the bat.

See the full patch notes below:


Pokémon GO is in the process of being updated to version 0.35.0 for Android and 1.5.0 for iOS devices. Below are some release notes and comments from our development team.

  • Implemented Pokémon Appraisal: Trainers will now be able to learn about a Pokémon’s attack and defense capabilities from their Team Leader (Candela, Blanche or Spark) to determine which of their Pokémon have the most potential for battle.
  • We are still working hard on several new and exciting features to come in the future of Pokémon GO.
  • Minor bot fixes

The Pokémon GO team

Niantic has several plans for future Pokemon Go updates, having labelled the introduction of a trading system as being a top priority in the past. What new features would the aspiring Pokemon Masters among you like to see though? Give us a shout in the comments below and let us know your thoughts!