Your Team Leaders Get a Voice in New Pokemon GO Update

Recently, Niantic Labs have released a new content and bug patch for Pokémon GO.

The update now allows your respective Team Leader to give you tips on your Pokémon’s Attack/Defence, and which Pokémon would be best suited for each battle. As with most updates, there are a few bug fixes, and they’ve let us know that they are still in the labs working on some exciting features for the app in the future.

To see how your Pokémon hold up, select your Pokémon, click the menu button in the bottom-right corner, and click “appraise”. Your Team Leader (Candela for me), will let you know how strong they are!


The official announcement from Niantic can be found here. Below is a full listing of what has changed:

  • Implemented Pokémon Appraisal: Trainers will now be able to learn about a Pokémon’s attack and defence capabilities from their Team Leader (Candela, Blanche or Spark) to determine which of their Pokémon have the most potential for battle.
  • We are still working hard on several new and exciting features to come in the future of Pokémon GO.
  • Minor bug fixes

Let us know what update you want Niantic to implement next! Myself? I cannot WAIT until they add trading and private battles! I’ve got plenty of Pokémon that I know will wipe the floor with my enemies!