Visual changes in Pokemon GO v0.31.0

We’ve been receiving reports of a new update for Android. Changelog and pictures below:

  • Avatars can now be re-customized from the Trainer profile screen
  • Adjusted battle move damage values for some Pokémon
  • Refined certain Gym animations
  • Improved memory issues
  • Removed footprints of nearby Pokémon
  • Modified battle damage calculation
  • Various bug fixes during wild Pokémon encounter
  • Updated Pokémon details screen
  • Updated achievement medal images
  • Fixed issues with displaying certain map features
  • Minor text fixes
  • Male character now has a blue option for clothes!
  • Favoriting pokemon will make them not transferrable!
  • Female character now has orange options for clothes!

Popup dialog on logging in

A second warning in addition to the warning on the loading screen. Not sure why this was needed.

Pokémon GO 0.31.0 Update and Changelog

No footsteps

Quite a controversial change here. Now the tracker shows no footsteps at all and clicking on any Pokemon in the tracker does nothing. This defeats a big purpose of the game which is locating Pokemon. With a change like this Niantic is probably sending a message that this is how they want things to be. (Yes I couldn’t locate Marowak.)

Pokémon GO 0.31.0 Update and Changelog

Profile screen

The profile page now lists cumulative XP earned above the current XP bar. The journal button is not below the level bar now. At the bottom right is a floating button.

Pokémon GO 0.31.0 Update and Changelog

Journal and Customize options

The journal menu has been moved under the floating button actions. And Customize is a newly added option that allows you to change customization options anytime.

Pokémon GO 0.31.0 Update and Changelog | Pokemon GO Land

Customization screen

Probably similar to how it looked before. But I swear there are a few more options now like the blue shirt, blue shoes and blue cap I have equipped here.

Pokémon GO 0.31.0 Update and Changelog | Pokemon GO Land

New achievement icons

Some achievements have received new icons

Pokémon GO 0.31.0 Update and Changelog | Pokemon GO Land

Tweaked achievement popup

Visual tweaks made to the popup dialog of an achievement. It’s much smaller now.

Pokémon GO 0.31.0 Update and Changelog | Pokemon GO Land

Font changes in Pokemon list

The font is now bold.

Pokémon GO 0.31.0 Update and Changelog | Pokemon GO Land

Font changes in Egg menu

The font for distance for the eggs has also been made bold. However, it’s not aligned with “km”. Arrrgghh!

Pokémon GO 0.31.0 Update and Changelog | Pokemon GO Land

New Pokeball model

The Pokeball now looks sharper and ever so slightly different. On encountering a wild Pokemon, when you tap it, the animation it shows leading up to this screen is slightly tweaked and smoother now. Also the capture animation has been fixed. Now the animations of the Pokemon going into the ball and the ball opening and closing are properly synced.

Pokémon GO 0.31.0 Update and Changelog | Pokemon GO Land

Pokemon details screen

Favorite and Transfer have been moved to a floating button menu in the bottom right of the Pokemon details screen. This should prevent folks from accidentally transferring their Pokemon. Favorite is however a redundant option in here as it’s still present in the top right of the details screen.
Pokémon GO 0.31.0 Update and Changelog | Pokemon GO Land

Nothing below the map

The map still shows up empty and there are no buttons under it.
Pokémon GO 0.31.0 Update and Changelog | Pokemon GO Land

Shop link in Egg Incubator selector menu

A link to the Shop menu has been added in the bottom right while selecting an incubator.
Pokémon GO 0.31.0 Update and Changelog | Pokemon GO Land

Low res text for Pokemon name and CP in gym screen

The gym screens now show the name and CP in a very fuzzy text. Will look worse on high res displays 🙁
Pokémon GO 0.31.0 Update and Changelog | Pokemon GO Land

Slight change while viewing items in the shop

The popup dialog has been updated to give a larger pic of the purchasable item. However the picture is low res.
Pokémon GO 0.31.0 Update and Changelog | Pokemon GO Land
Comment below and let us know what you think. Are you upset about the removal of the footsteps? Or do you think they are removing it to bring in a better system, soon?
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