Pokemon GO gets support for higher frame rates on iPhones with the newest update

Pokemon GO is an augmented reality mobile game developed and published by Niantic in collaboration with Nintendo and The Pokémon Company for mobile. The game was released in 2016 and since then, it become extremely popular with it having over 200M+ combined downloads on the Play Store and App Store.


Niantic has released a new update (1.191.0) for the iOS version of Pokemon GO and this update allows the game to run at the highest frame rates. This is a great feature as the latest Pro models have support for ProMotion which can refresh at up to 120 Hz.

Previously, Pokemon GO was capped at 30 fps on iOS devices but with this new update, there’s an option to “Unlock your device’s native refresh rate for higher FPS.” This option is under the Advanced Settings menu and when enabled, it will let you play the game at a higher frame rate. On the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, it will run at a whopping 120 fps which means you’ll have a smoother experience while gaming. On other iPhone models, it will run at 60 fps because they do not have the ProMotion display.

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Looking at the official changelog from the developers, it doesn’t say anything about a higher frame rate support but it highlights “quality-of-life improvements”.  So I guess it’s under that. Another thing to know is that the developers will soon drop support for iOS 12 and they are encouraging users to update to a later version of iOS.

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Here is the complete changelog of this new update (1.191.0) for Pokemon GO on iOS:

• The Season of Heritage begins on December 1, 2021! Join us as we explore ancient relics and ponder the past.
• Added new Trainer Achievement categories for raids.
• Pokemon Go will soon be ending support for devices running iOS 12. We encourage Trainers with Apple devices to update their iOS to ensure they can continue playing Pokemon Go without interruption.
• Added various quality-of-life improvements.

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