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'Pokemon GO' Update: Users No Longer Able To Play In Moving Vehicles [VIDEO]

The latest 'Pokemon GO' update will certainly be divisive among some players.

By Kevin Jacobsen, EnStars on Oct 18, 2016 02:01 PM EDT
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The latest 'Pokemon GO' update will certainly be divisive among some players. (Photo : Olivia Harris/Getty Images)

Pokemon GO has released a new update that prevents Pokemon from spawning if the app detects you are in a vehicle driving over 30 mph.

The latest Pokemon GO update will certainly annoy some fans of the game, with users unable to see or catch Pokemon if traveling in a moving vehicle. This is obviously an effort to prevent injury or death, with users no longer able to catch Pokemon while driving at the same time. But what of passengers?

There used to be a prompt that came up when the app detected you were in a vehicle, giving the user the option to indicate "I'm a passenger." Naturally, many drivers who did try to catch Pokemon at the same time simply tapped the "I'm a passenger" option and went about their Pokemon-catching business, so in a way this ensures greater safety.

Yet, with this option now being no longer available, those who are indeed passengers are rendered virtually unable to play the game. Meanwhile, Niantic has also provided a new update that lets Pokemon GO Plus users customize their notification modes.

"Trainers who search for Pokémon in the real world using the 'Pokémon GO Plus' accessory can now select one of multiple notification modes," Niantic states on their official website. "Scanning for both PokéStops or Pokémon simultaneously still remains the default setting if you want to try to catch as many Pokémon and collect as many Poké Balls as possible. However, you can also individually enable or disable each of these notifications based on your preference. In addition, when you are out with your Buddy Pokémon you can choose to not receive notifications, and just record the distance of your walks. Lastly, the 'Pokémon GO Plus' accessory will remain paired with the Pokémon GO app if you choose to use the app while interacting with Pokémon or Gyms.

What do you think of Pokemon GO's various new updates?

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