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Pokemon Go Update 0.69.0 and 1.39.0 Preps for Legendaries

by Kyle Hanson

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Pokemon Go Update 0.69.0 and 1.39.0 is rolling out now on Android and iPhone, respectively. The patch notes show a lot of changes, additions, and modifications that have been requested for a while. As usual though, the real story is found by digging deep into the altered code. Here is where we see info about the highly anticipated arrival of legendary Pokemon, which are expected some time after Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago.

Here are the Pokemon Go Update 0.69.0 and 1.39.0 patch notes, straight from Niantic:

Added icons to the Pokémon information screen to indicate how the Pokémon was caught.
Added the ability for Trainers to spin the Photo Disc at a Gym after completing a Raid Battle.
Added the ability for Trainers to send Berries to their Pokémon defending Gyms through the Pokémon info screen when they are not nearby. Motivation regained will be less effective through this method.
Added the ability for Trainers to give Berries to Pokémon defending Gyms if their motivation meter is full.
Improved Pokémon Collection screen search functionality.
Fixed an issue where Trainers were unable to complete Raid Battles started before time expired on the map view.
Fixed an issue where Pokémon are not properly returned to their Trainer after defending a Gym.
Various bug fixes.

Not mentioned in these patch notes are the small, behind the scenes updates to the code that reference legendaries. The Silph Road subreddit has completed their usual teardown of the update and found a lot of mentions of legendary Pokemon. If you’ve been dying to have your very own Mewtwo you might want to stock up on Pokeballs now.

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