Pokemon GO’s Leaders Are Actually Useful Now

Pokemon GO’s Leaders Are Actually Useful Now

In an update posted to the official Facebook page, Niantic has announced a patch that will make the team leaders in Pokemon GO actually somewhat useful.

The patch, which brings the game up to version 1.5.0 for iOS and 0.35.0 for Android users, doesn’t do a great deal to dent the wishlist of features that Pokemon GO trainers have been dying for. But apart from some minor bot fixes, it does add one particularly helpful feature: the ability to get advice from your Team Leaders.

According to the Facebook post, Team Leaders will now be able to tell players about the attack and defence abilities of a Pokemon. It’s pretty much an advisory on which Pokemon are best for raiding and holding gyms, although it’s worth noting the patch wasn’t live at the time of writing.

What features do you want to see Niantic add next?


      • The shape behind Articuno is supposed to be a hexagon, but if you follow the edge on the lower left side you can see the angle doesn’t line up and there’s an extra set of corners in there. It seems like someone did a piece of fan artwork but nobody noticed the problem, and now it’s propagated through so many other artworks and even actual products people are making. Hilariously, even a couple of people’s tattoos going by a cursory image search 😛

        You can see the correct shape in some of the official artwork. Though I also think it’s kind of strange with this image that only Articuno has its associated shape, while the other two are missing theirs.

    • I know right? And considering neither Zapdos or Moltres have their corresponding shapes behind them, it feels like the demented shield was left there on purpose to troll.

  • The trainers telling you about your attack and defence values is literally them saying “This pokemon is good to attack gyms”. There’s nothing about specific IVs there.

  • Just updated, and used the appraise feature on my 10HP Caterpie. I was told “its HP is it strongest feature, Its tats indicate that in battle, it’ll get the job done.”?
    Now off the battle with my Caterpie and Magikarp!

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