The update will add a Pokemon appraisal feature to the game, which will allow players to learn more about a Pokemon’s “attack and defense capabilities” before using it in battle.
Niantic’s release notes read:
Implemented Pokemon appraisal: Trainers will now be able to learn about a Pokemon’s attack and defense capabilities from their Team Leader (Candela, Blanche or Spark) to determine which of their Pokemon have the most potential for battle.
In Pokemon Go, users can join one of three teams and compete against other teams in Pokemon Gym battles, with Pokemon Gyms being connected to specific real-world locations.
In addition to the Pokemon appraisal feature, this update will also include “minor bot fixes.”
Finally, Niantic said it’s still working on “several new and exciting features” that will come to the game in the future.