Hello coaches! Pokémon GO version 0.199.0 is now launching through the app stores. It includes the ability to choose your version of the Kanto Tour, some cool shapeshifting tips, new ways to earn XL Candy, and more.
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Note that data miners have publicly reported everything in this article (PokéMiners). Information shared through these channels is not affiliated with or endorsed by Niantic and is always subject to change. Don’t take it for granted, functions change and are removed all the time. It is very important that you know that these things CAN AND WILL CHANGE.
Additionally, this article contains my thoughts and opinions regarding the code that was shared online; All of these should be treated as guesses, not hard statements. If you agree with that, feel free to read on. Possible spoilers ahead.
Choose your own adventure
.get_EventVariantBadges .get_EventVariantTitleStringKeys .get_EventVariantDescriptionStringKeys .get_ItemBagDescriptionVariantSelected .set_ItemBagDescriptionVariantSelected .get_EventVariantButtonStringKeys LocalizedVariantDescription IsEventRunning LocalizedVariantButtonKey GetEventVariantBadges LocalizedVariantTitle HasEventVariantSelected
This is how the game will take care of choosing your version, Red or Green.
BGM_GO_TOUR_00 BGM_GO_TOUR_01 BGM_GO_TOUR_02 BGM_GO_TOUR_03 BGM_GO_TOUR_04 BGM_GO_TOUR_05 BGM_GO_TOUR_06 BGM_GO_TOUR_07 BGM_GO_TOUR_08 BGM_GO_TOUR_09
New music for the event too. You can listen to the music in the Pokéminers sound cloud.
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The winners of the NPC competition have also been added. It seems that they will be considered a “type of invasion”. It also seems like there is a chance that you won’t have an encounter after fighting them.
Change of form
FormChangeReflection ChangePokemonFormProto ChangePokemonFormOutProto .get_ChangedPokemon .set_ChangedPokemon ChangedPokemonFieldNumber changedPokemon_ ChangedPokemon ERROR_POKEMON_MISSING ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_RESOURCES ERROR_QUEST_INCOMPLETE ERROR_POKEMON_CANNOT_CHANGE ERROR_POKEMON_DEPLOYED get_FormChange
Will the shapeshift finally come to Pokémon GO? There are several Pokémon that can shapeshift with special items, Rotom is one that comes to mind. In Sword and Shield you can get a Rotom catalog from an NPC in Wyndon. Could this be how they are heading to Arceus?
Nothing is free
CHANGE_POKEMON_FORM .get_FormChangeSettings .set_FormChangeSettings FormChangeProto .get_AvailableForm .set_StardustCost .get_ItemCost .set_ItemCost .get_QuestRequirement
It looks like there will be a cost for changing the shape of a Pokémon, this seems like they left it open to the cost of Stardust, items, a possible mission, or a combination of all three.
A shiny new badge?
If they are tracking how many times you change the shape of a Pokémon, there is probably a new badge for it.
formChangeFxPrefabReference formChangeFxOffset formChangeModelSwapDelaySeconds formChangeAnimationDelaySeconds
The shape change will be accompanied by an animation, as you would expect.
A new quest to change the forms of Pokémon.
New XL Candy Methods
Extra XL candy events?
This is apparently tied to the Game Master file in the same way that stardust and candies are, so they are likely gearing up to have some events where we get extra XL candies. Possibly featured events?
Let’s Go Bonus XL Candy?
This was added to “BelugaTransactionCompleteOutProto” which is used to send Pokémon to Let’s Go, so we may get extra XL candy for transferring them to Pokémon Let’s Go.
The feather dance is finally here, well … something like that. Sound and stats are still missing, but are now in game code.
Friends list updates
It seems that soon you will be able to turn your friends into favorites.
Actions of new friends
RESERVED_ACTION_1 GET_INCOMING_GAME_INVITES_V2 UPDATE_INCOMING_GAME_INVITE_V2 DISMISS_OUTGOING_GAME_INVITES_V2 INVITE_CONTACT GET_CONTACT_LIST UPDATE_CONTACT_LIST
I’m not sure what “Reserved Action” means, we’ll have to see. It seems that there will also be improvements in the invitations.
Interactions between game friends
GetCallingGameFriendsList GetCrossGameFriendsList friendIds GetFriendDetailsForCallingGameFriendList GetFriendDetailsForCrossGameFriendList UpdateIncomingGameInvite SendGameInvite inviteAppKeys DismissSendInvites
Does it look like some game-to-game interactions are coming? I suspect that “Send Game Invitation” is Niantic’s way of trying to get us to invite our friends from other Niantic games to play Pokémon Go. Truth be told, that’s probably all of this … There are A LOT of details about this feature, I won’t list it all here.
Does it seem like we’ll be able to disable nicknames? Possible friendly Pokémon for people on your friend list, for younger players, or for those who don’t want to see the “creative” names that people use for their Pokémon.
pokemonIds IsPokemonAlreadyIncluded pokemonRatingFunc bestRatingThresh bestPokemon IsPokemonAllowed
New equipment suggestions for pvp?
Pokéstop / Gym Photo Galleries
Niantic.Titan.ImageGallery AllowVoteForCurrentImage numCells SetLoadingData add_OnMainImageUpdated remove_OnMainImageUpdated AllowVoteForCurrentImage OnMainImageUpdated ScrollCellInitialized isCentered MaybeNotifyCellIsCentered imageDetailsData isCenter NotifyCentered AllowVoting OnImageStateUpdated numImages UpdateImages analyticsService ToastDismissed errorToastShowing SUBMISSION_TIME_DIFF_KEY ADD_PHOTO_TOO_FAR_DISABLED_MESSAGE_KEY ADD_PHOTO_REFRESH_FREQUENCY LogEnterImageGallery LogEnterImageDetailsPage voted LogVoteFromMainGalleryPage LogVoteFromImageDetailsPage LogImageEditEntryFromImageGallery
More for the POI image gallery. It looks like it will work very similar to Ingress, Pokéstops and Gyms will have multiple images and the one with the most votes will be the main photo that appears on the photodisk.
Share your success by leveling up
.get_ImageGalleryTelemetry .set_ImageGalleryTelemetry .get_PlayerShownLevelUpShareScreenTelemetry .set_PlayerShownLevelUpShareScreenTelemetry
As announced, you will be able to share your level without taking a screenshot.
It seems that soon we will also be able to disable notifications.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … an advertisement on a balloon ?!
AD_TYPE_SPONSORED_BALLOON AdSpawned AdDismissed AD_TYPE_UNKNOWN AD_TYPE_SPONSORED_GIFT AD_TYPE_SPONSORED_BALLOON AD_INHIBITION_UNKNOWN AD_INHIBITION_TR_PREVENTS_BALLOON_SPAWN AD_INHIBITION_CLIENT_ERROR AD_DISMISSAL_UNKNOWN AD_DISMISSAL_TR_DISPLACES_AD_BALLOON
Looks like Niantic will send you those ads that you can’t go out to see you! In Globos no less. Don’t worry, it looks like those ad balloons won’t interfere with Team Go Rocket Balloons spawning, and will even come unstuck to make room for a Team Go Rocket Balloon spawn.