On Wednesday, the Pokémon GO team announced on their blog the arrival of Gen 2 Pokémon and new features to Niantic Labs' iOS and Android mobile gaming app. They mentioned in the blog post that with the new update, players will have new avatars and more wardrobe options. What they did not mention then was the option to let Trainers roam the augmented reality map without any footwear.

Thanks to Reddit user ShotgunMavericks01, we learned today that the latest “Pokémon GO” update brings the option to wear or not to wear a specific apparel while looking for and trying to catch Pokémon. In a thread the Redditor started, he posted some screenshots of the new avatar customization options. One screenshot that caught the attention of other Reddit users shows the option to ditch the shoes and just let the avatar walk barefoot.

When one Reddit user asked if the Trainer can indeed go barefoot in the game, ShotgunMaverickso1 responded with a “Yep” before adding that male Trainers can even ditch the gloves, hats, necklace, bag and pants, while female Trainers can go sans the necklace and pants.

Other users who checked out the thread got curious on how this just sends a wrong message to players. However, others were fine with this option. One Redditor even pointed out how humans managed to walk around the earth without wearing shoes for thousands of years and that some even continue to do so at the present time.

Another issue that “Pokémon GO” players raised has to do with the fact that Trainers can now go hunting for Pokémon without bringing their backpacks with them. The backpack is an essential accessory in the game for it stores all of the Poké Balls, Berries and other items. Hence, some find it odd that this option was added.

Since the Pokémon GO team advertised the update to bring new avatars to the game, players actually got pretty excited at the thought of it. Unfortunately, ShotgunMavericks01 revealed something that would certainly disappoint fans. According to the Redditor, everything about the avatar and wardrobe remain the same. What players are getting is a new UI for the feature and the addition of new colors for the clothing, as well as the inclusion of the buying/coin option on the top right of the avatar interface.

Check out the screenshots of the updated avatar customization feature below.

Avatar 1 Avatar customization Photo: imgur/Reddit user ShotgunMavericks01

Avatar 2 footwear customization Photo: imgur/Reddit user ShotgunMavericks01 Avatar 3 backpack customization Photo: imgur/Reddit user ShotgunMavericks01 Avatar 4 gloves customization Photo: imgur/Reddit user ShotgunMavericks01 Avatar 5 face customization Photo: imgur/Reddit user ShotgunMavericks01 Avatar 6 cap color customization Photo: imgur/Reddit user ShotgunMavericks01