it seems that we forgot to include a very important discovery in our 0.67.1 data mine reports. We’ve discovered two new Golden Berries in the code base, they have no visual assets attached and at the moment they seem to be only placeholder entries.

Be aware that Niantic can’t release these Berries without a new game update, as the APK doesn’t include icons for these berries.

Here we go:

  • Golden Nanab Berry
    • Name in the code: ITEM_GOLDEN_NANAB_BERRY
    • Id: 707
  • Golden Pinap Berry
    • Name in the code: ITEM_GOLDEN_PINAP_BERRY
    • Id: 708

From the code dump:


We apologise for this, but at the time, we were under a lot of stress to get the Gym and Raid coverage out there, as you have probably seen. Mistakes happen, even though we have automated our data mining process, human error is still possible.

Discussion about the implications of this discovery

The implications of these berries are quite profound actually, as a Golden Pinap Berry will probably be a meta changing addition.

Currently, the Pinap Berry doubles Candy gained during an encounter, but a Golden variant could quadruple it.

Here’s a quick chart showing how Candy gain changes when using Pinap and Golden Pinap (predicted, not confirmed, 4x base candy multiplier used):

Pokémon Evolution stage Candy Gain
Normal + Pinap + Golden Pinap
(example: Dratini)
3 6 12
(example: Dragonair)
5 10 20
(example: Dragonite)
10 20 40

In other words, capturing a 3rd stage evolution will almost enable you to evolve a 1st stage into a 2nd stage Pokémon! What a day to be alive!

We also expect that both Berries will restore Gym Defender motivation fully, so a Golden Nanab Berry will become the best choice for Gym Feeding. It’s possible, but this is complete speculations, that a Golden Nanab Berry could “completely calm down” a Pokémon, reducing his flee chance to 0%.

We’ll report again once the images for Golden Pinap and Nanab become available.

  • Nightmare

    Excellent news!!!!

  • Haseeb Khan

    Love This Site!!! Thank You!!!! ??

  • Joshua Stansfield

    No need to apologize, without you guys we wouldn’t know any of this at all!

  • the2000guy

    What about the bluk berry and wepar berry? I haven’t found any article related to these berries… It seems they will add more berries. I wonder if one of these will increase stardust while catching, and the other could be for? Great news that we might have at least two new berries.

    • Those have been in the APK for more than 12 months, they’re leftover from the Beta period last year.

      • the2000guy

        Ohh it seems I didn’t read it then. Thank you very much!!!

  • fanSte

    Wow, more candys, more candys, more candys. What can you do with candys if you don’t have Stardust to power up?????? Give us more stardust!!

    • FullmetalFlam3

      I totally agree. I’m not hard pressed for candies, but Stardust is the most precious resource in this game! I’d love a double Stardust event or something!

      • Sazzadul Haque

        even i was waiting for a double stardust event kinda thing…before droping pvp or legendary pls allow us a double stardust event.

    • Antonio Mercurio

      we get more stardust when we help our gyms out, also saving stardust for me is hard but i only power up when nesseasary

  • griffey9988

    Nanab berries should be deleted from the game. I throw them out every time I get them to clear space for items that are actually useful.

    • jstaylor62

      Uh … instead of throwing out Nanab berries, you could feed them to Pokemon in the Gyms and get Gym Badge XP and a little Stardust …

  • Oscarv

    Effectiveness is creeping down while storage space needed is creeping up. Already with red balls you rarely catch anything at once, adding a razz berry, or just throwing blue balls, many escape twice, ultra ball + razz berry + excellent throw? Escape… It seems to get worse over time.

  • William O’Neal

    You guys are doing great work. Definitely the best in Pokemon Go coverage besides Silph Road.

  • Dutch_Soldier

    We could actualy expect this, after a golden razz, would come a golden pinap and nanab barry. Am i right?

  • Emil

    wepar berrys and bluk berrys were in there…