Pokemon GO Update Includes Tracking Fix

Check out the changes in Pokemon GO's latest update, 1.3.0/0.33.0!

The latest update in Pokemon fixes some bugs and made big changes to the Pokemon tracker. There were no details given as to how this new system works, but I'll go over it a bit more later. First, let me list all of the changes in this update.

1.3.0/0.33.0 Changes


The game now warns you when you go above a certain speed not to drive while playing Pokemon GO. You must now confirm that you are a passenger and not driving.

Experience and Capture

  • Improves accuracy of curveball throws
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Nice, Great, and Excellent throws from awarding the appropriate experience bonuses


  • Fixed achievements showing the wrong Medal icons
  • Enabled the ability for Trainers to change their nickname one time


  • Re-enabled the battery saver mode for iOS
  • Added visuals of team leaders

A new "Nearby" feature is being tested. It now shows grass in the background of the nearby Pokemon. 

Pokemon GO 0.33.0 Tracker Update

  • It now only shows Pokemon that are nearby during that time and gets rid of those you have seen, but no longer near.
  • It could show only a few Pokemon, or none at all.
  • The bottom 3 Pokemon are now displayed with the closest starting on the left, instead of previously on the right.
  • Tracking as explained in this article is still the best way to hunt. 

The new nearby feature is not perfect, but it is much easier to track Pokemon and see which Pokemon are actually near you.

What do you think of these changes? Are things getting better for Pokemon GO? Let me know in the comments!

Guide Editor

After gaming for 25 years, Synzer leveraged his vast knowledge of RPGs and MMOs into a job as a games journalist, covering the games he loves. Five years later, he's still writing about Kingdom Hearts, Pokemon, and Knights of the Old Republic. Synzer has a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing. You can see him in action on his YouTube channel (https://bit.ly/2F97BrR) and Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/synzergaming).

Published Sep. 15th 2017

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