“Pokémon GO” — the app that has been taking over the world since it’s release earlier in July — has only had a handful of updates so far. Some of them, like the loss of battery saver mode, have frustrated fans.
But one new update should be very exciting: “Pokémon GO” players can now update their avatars.
If you’re not familiar, to use the “Pokémon GO” app, users must first pick out an avatar in the game and choose between a variety of hair styles, eye colours, and uniforms that they like the best. Some users, however, quickly had buyers remorse with the looks they chose. Sadly, their avatar in the game was set in stone.
When will Pokemon go give me more customisation options for the avatar ;0; LET ME CHANGE MY HAT
— mechta @ VALOR ☀️ (@Mechtadyne) July 18, 2016
Wish I could change my avatar and my name on Pokemon go I skipped through everything like a nob
— Sam (@SammFairclough) July 13, 2016
Now with the new update, you can finally change your avatar. Simply click on your avatar’s face in the bottom left hand corner of the app:
Next, click on the button with three bars in the bottom right hand corner and it will give you the option to read your journal or customise your avatar. Click customise:
And voila! You can now change your avatar as much as you want. Another great aspect? The game developers added a few new clothing options to choose from too — I can now better represent Team Valor with this sweet red hat and pullover.
Needless to say, “Pokémon GO” fans are pretty thrilled:
POKEMON GO FINALLY UPDATING TO ALLOW YOU TO CUSTOMISE YOUR AVATAR IM SO EXCITED
— cat (@puppyalren) July 31, 2016
The Pokémon go update comes with avatar customisation ???? thank you
— jen ♛ (@yenimeow) July 31, 2016
Now go forth and change your avatar! Just remember that you didn’t come here for the fashion — you came here to catch them all.