Pokémon GO version 0.49.1 (Android) and 1.19.1 (iOS) is rolling out as we speak, and the update brings an important time-saving feature - the ability to transfer monsters to Professor Willow in batches, rather than one at a time.

Trading unwanted 'mon for candy has become an annoying yet essential process for many players, and this fix has been demanded for quite some time.

Here are the full update notes:

  • Trainers will be able to transfer multiple Pokémon at a time to Professor Willow. To use this function, press and hold on a Pokémon.
  • Pokémon type icons have been added to the Gym battle approach and Gym battle screen.
  • The total Candy count for your Buddy Pokémon has been added to the buddy information screen.
  • The total kilometers a buddy has walked has been added to the information screen of each Pokémon that has ever been your buddy.
  • Minor text fixes.

This update is also likely to be laying down the foundations for a big refresh which will bring more monsters to the game.

[via pokemongolive.com]