Ever since the game came out, trainers have been begging Niantic for an update that would include the ability to transfer multiple Pokemon at once. It seemed like a reasonably fair request, but up until today Niantic showed no signs of implementing such a feature.
And then comes the latest update, and viola, here it is. Niantic have just announced that the ability to transfer multiple Pokemon would be included in the latest version of Pokemon GO, which will be rolled out starting as soon as today.
The feature will be included in version 0.49.1 for Android and 1.19.1 for iOS devices, which, if you’re lucky, should be available for download by the time you’ve finished reading this article. This is what they had to say on the official Pokemon GO Facebook page:
As well as (finally) being able to transfer multiple Pokemon at once, they’ve added type icons to both the gym battle approach and the gym battle screen, which will make it much easier for novice trainers to decide which Pokemon they want to bring into battle against certain enemies.
They’ve also added a total candy count for your (current) buddy Pokemon, as well as the total number of kilometers walked for any Pokemon that is (or was) your buddy, which will make it easier to keep track of which Pokemon you’ve walked and which you haven’t (as well as how far).
Here’s what it will look like when you attempt to transfer multiple Pokemon:
From what we can tell, transferring multiple Pokemon at once will be a very pleasant and straightforward experience, which is great! No more wasting enormous amounts of time emptying our bags of rats, birds, and insects just so we can continue playing the game.
Overall, this update is great. We get an awesome new feature that we’ve been asking for since the day that the game was released, and the smaller buddy Pokemon & Pokemon type updates give the game that “polished” feeling.
But what do you think about this new update? Have you been waiting to transfer multiple Pokemon at once? Or do you think they should have focused on the Poke Stop speed cap and broken tracker first? As always, let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
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