New 'Pokémon GO' Update Adds 30-Mph Speed Lock, New Catch Bonus Mechanics; What You Need To Know Here

18 October 2016, 7:00 am EDT By Vivian Mobile & Apps
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 25: Pokemon Go Craze Hits New York City on July 25, 2016 in New York City.  ( Mike Coppola/Getty Images )

"Pokémon GO" players are in for some treat. This month's "Pokémon GO" update will add some fresh substance to the hit augmented reality game.

Developed by Niantic, "Pokémon GO" already have seven major updates since it was initially released for iOS, Android and Apple Watch in early July. It includes the "Pokémon GO" Plus update, the addition of the "Pokémon GO" buddy system, lowering the CP of Pokémon based on level, the expansion of the Pokédex roster, the new Catch Bonus and the decreased of the evolution animation time from 25-seconds to only 20-seconds.

Now, the latest "Pokémon GO" update includes the removal of all the spawns and sightings when driving, imposing a 30-mph speed lock upon "Pokémon GO" players, Slash Gear reported. It purposely eradicates all Pokémon spawns and the sightings list once the player passed the required speed.

The said "Pokémon GO" update also adds new Catch Bonus mechanic, which is intended to urge players to chase down more legendary and rare Pokémons. To get the Catch Bonus for each medal level, players apparently need to get a specific number of that said type of Pokémon. Check out the list below courtesy of US Gamer:

  • Schoolkid: Catch Normal-type Pokémon - Bronze: 10 (+1); Silver 50 (+2); Gold 200 (+3)
  • Black Belt: Catch Fighting-type Pokémon - Bronze: 10 (+1); Silver 50 (+2); Gold 200 (+3)
  • Bird Keeper: Catch Flying-type Pokémon - Bronze: 10 (+1); Silver 50 (+2); Gold 200 (+3)
  • Punk Girl: Catch Poison-type Pokémon - Bronze: 10 (+1); Silver 50 (+2); Gold 200 (+3)
  • Ruin Maniac: Catch Ground-type Pokémon - Bronze: 10 (+1); Silver 50 (+2); Gold 200 (+3)
  • Hiker: Catch Rock-type Pokémon - Bronze: 10 (+1); Silver 50 (+2); Gold 200 (+3)
  • Bug Catcher: Catch Bug-type Pokémon - Bronze: 10 (+1); Silver 50 (+2); Gold 200 (+3)
  • Hex Maniac: Catch Ghost-type Pokémon - Bronze: 10 (+1); Silver 50 (+2); Gold 200 (+3)
  • Depot Agent: Catch Steel-type Pokémon - Bronze: 10 (+1); Silver 50 (+2); Gold 200 (+3)
  • Kindler: Catch Fire-type Pokémon - Bronze: 10 (+1); Silver 50 (+2); Gold 200 (+3)
  • Swimmer: Catch Water-type Pokémon - Bronze: 10 (+1); Silver 50 (+2); Gold 200 (+3)
  • Gardener: Catch Grass-type Pokémon - Bronze: 10 (+1); Silver 50 (+2); Gold 200 (+3)
  • Rocker: Catch Electric-type Pokémon - Bronze: 10 (+1); Silver 50 (+2); Gold 200 (+3)
  • Psychic: Catch Psychic-type Pokémon - Bronze: 10 (+1); Silver 50 (+2); Gold 200 (+3)
  • Skier: Catch Ice-type Pokémon - Bronze: 10 (+1); Silver 50 (+2); Gold 200 (+3)
  • Dragon Tamer: Catch Dragon-type Pokémon - Bronze: 10 (+1); Silver 50 (+2); Gold 200 (+3)
  • Fairy Tale Girl: Catch Fairy-type Pokémon - Bronze: 10 (+1); Silver 50 (+2); Gold 200 (+3)

Be sure to stay tuned here for more "Pokémon GO" news and updates.

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