Trainers,

it seems that a new type of incubator is on it’s way! The app is now downloading a new set of text assets (UI strings), one of which mentions a Super Incubator!

“incubatorsuper.1_title” “Super Incubator”
“incubatorsuper.1_description” “A more powerful Egg Incubator helps Eggs hatch quickly. Breaks after one use.”
“item_incubator_super_name” “Super Incubator”
“item_incubator_super_desc” “A more powerful Egg Incubator helps Eggs hatch quickly. Breaks after one use.”

No icons or models were found (probably in the next release), but it’s quite interesting to see that Niantic has finally decided to use the “distance multiplier” feature that every Incubator has.

The “distance multiplier” field is attached to every instance of an Incubator and was unused up to this point, being set to 1x for normal Incubators.

The Super incubator is likely to be a Store item, costing more than the regular Incubator. No release date is mentioned anywhere, but we believe it’s coming soon, as there are text strings available in every localization.

Credits for the decryption of text strings goes to ZeChrales.

A shareable image version of the discovery is here:

Super Incubator found in Pokemon GO
Super Incubator found in Pokemon GO
  • Rene

    Regular incubators are expensive enough (and I don’t buy those). Won’t be buying this.

    However, if they reduce the cost of regs and make this the expensive one, I will become a regular buyer of regular incubators.

    • Ethan Hatchard

      I agree, I would like to see reg incubators go down to 100 coins and these be 150.

      • kj

        100 is two days of gym holding. I may pull the trigger on a couple, but I’d buy them like crazy of they were 50. Better yet… what if the supers were 50?! One can dream…

  • Ruslan K

    Eggs hatching became useless after coming of rare candies.

    • Corinne Trotter

      Speak for yourself, some of us hatch for stardust.

      • DK

        If the Super Incubator not only reduces distance, but applies a Candy / Stardust multiplier, they’d be a sought after item immediately.

    • Will

      Rare candy means nothing if you haven’t gotten the Pokemon in the first place lol

      • Rillan

        rare candies are still nothing ;P there is nothing more u need like dust in this game, everything else gathers much easier

  • Stigr Robertsson

    I much rather have Trading, Pvp, and Gen 3 have the lazy boy incubator.

    • Joel Jensen

      same

    • Abunja 45

      1. Trading is impossible at the moment due to the reason of players having multiple accounts.
      2. PVP is still out of the question since there’s no news of it having a separate server. Imagine it doing in their current server, it’ll be a fiasco.
      3. Gen 3 release is a no-no if they don’t introduce something new, like Pokemon Ability.

      • Commiesdontlikefacts

        Another niantic spy alert….it can be implemented but it does not gegee are revenue so why would they want to actually listen to there user Base….stop making excuses nothing niantic does is in the interests of the players

        • Abunja 45

          Pfft. Non-realistic, aren’t we? Please tell me how could those be possible, in our current state that is. Enlighten us, oh Sagacious One.

          • Commiesdontlikefacts

            you just keep drinking on the coolaid buddy

          • Abunja 45

            Try using a bigger bait next time. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

          • Commiesdontlikefacts

            Denial is too strong with this one

          • Abunja 45

            Cool. Tell me more about it.

          • Commiesdontlikefacts

            Don’t worry the next useless upgrade is on it’s way to sooth that itching inch of yours….

          • Abunja 45

            Thanks. Better not be salty.

          • Commiesdontlikefacts

            I have to ask how does hankes deeeeeee taste like ?

          • Abunja 45

            OK, I think definitely something’s off with you. This is a game website where we healthily discuss Pokemon and here you are, talking about how somebody’s sexual organ tastes like. Are you suffering from anything or in pain? Please, seek professional help.

          • Commiesdontlikefacts

            Says the person that believes in fairy tales and tin foil hat conspiracies….how fitting

          • Abunja 45

            How sad and ironic. Your poor tirades together with your lack of facts to back you up makes you a failure of a troll. Try harder.

          • I Don’t Read this

            go see a psychologist

          • Commiesdontlikefacts

            Your a bit late with the comebacks so…the vibe has gone better luck next time

          • Abunja 45

            And oh, I hope the next update after that would be beneficial to you. I don’t want you to be saltier than you are already, a healthy reminder.

      • Stigr Robertsson

        I thank you for you’re opinion.

        • Abunja 45

          I don’t mean to oppose you, but I have to share my insights on why those updates would be impossible at the current state of the game. I would like if Niantic takes its time to develop these updates rather than rush it because they gave in to the hype; the reason why Pokemon Go released prematurely even it’s not even a complete game.

      • James Clark

        Having multiple accounts isn’t against ToS. They can’t release trading because of spoofers

        • StarSide News

          I don’t see why that would stop them when it is one of the most demanded features for the game and they cant seem to stop people form spoofing i think Niantic is going to have to stop using this excuses for there game not having stuff in it. Its getting old . Spoofing is not even that big of a problem really its a phone game not life there is not one game out there that there isn’t someone cheating yea it sucks but you cant do much about it sadly people always find away around it so might as well give us the feature sooner then later before they looser to many more players. But Who knows what Niantic is thinking XD

        • Abunja 45

          It is not, yes. But how about people that using the other account with the intent to cheat? Unless they can completely eradicate cheating, there’s no way it can be implemented.

    • Zapmeister

      As would everyone, of course, but you’re comparing apples with bananas. The super incubator is dead easy to implement, as everything’s there (but hidden) already. Those other things will take months of new development to bring out.

    • Commiesdontlikefacts

      With you on that stigr. Niantic just like a cracking dealer loves to keep the lemmings like abunja on the hook with these moronic none important items. I am sure he is the type that went out and bought a 100 anniversary boxes. Knowing niantic none of the real content will be launched this year but they want to stretch the game for another 3 years which by then nobody will be playing anymore

      • Abunja 45

        Jokes on you. I haven’t spent a single penny on this game, and on any game with microtransactions on that matter.

        • Commiesdontlikefacts

          well how would we know you don’t spend on the game ? you sure do like to go on the offensive it seems

          • Abunja 45

            Fish’s off the hook, bud. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

          • Commiesdontlikefacts

            #snowflakeHASbeenTRIGGERED

          • Abunja 45

            #rednecksdoesntknowfacts

          • Commiesdontlikefacts

            Playing off old cliches how orginal….p.s. I am not American faceless posts as per usual. You must be starving for hankes next pikachu hat event. It looks like you need to get your rocks off somehow

          • Abunja 45

            Why so serious? U mad?

          • Commiesdontlikefacts

            Nah buddy could not really care less it seems that foam in your mouth is acting up again

          • Abunja 45

            *gurgle* *gurgle* Oh wow, how did you know? Rednecks sure are special.

          • Commiesdontlikefacts

            for the 100th time I am not American but lets entertain your narrow view of the world

          • Abunja 45

            Rednecks sure know how to count.

          • Commiesdontlikefacts

            mate you should really sue your high school because clearly you did not receive your monies worth of education. ask your mum to give you your daily portion of breast milk in your basement room……

          • Abunja 45

            This is how to bait, mate. Redneck.

          • Commiesdontlikefacts

            you are really as thick as they come……..no hope for you buddy

          • Abunja 45

            Can’t come up with anything, eh? Redneck.

          • Commiesdontlikefacts

            well its a tad tough to argue against stupid mate. may I suggest trying to get out of your mums basement. not sure what you yanks use to search jobs on but best get cracking on it…..this is really get old pretty quickly

          • Abunja 45

            Nobody’s arguing here bud, except maybe you against yourself. And I’m living a high life since I’m employed. Gossips aren’t a good source of facts, apparently.

          • Commiesdontlikefacts

            well I don’t know about you but in my country living in your parents basement is frowned upon…..but hey who am I to judge. lets not let facts spoil a good story now shall we

          • Abunja 45

            I’m gonna leave that up to you since your imagination knows no bounds. But hey, ain’t it sweet that I’m having a good time here since you nicely took the bait? Nicely played, bud.

          • Abunja 45

            And yep, tell me more about your user name. How original.

    • Commiesdontlikefacts

      true stigr you and the other 99% of the fan base feels exactly the same. these cosmetic add ons wont last the test of time.

      • Abunja 45

        >99%
        Source? Don’t speak on behalf of the other reasonable players with logical thinking. You can’t even get your facts straight.

        • Commiesdontlikefacts

          Snowflake triggered…..now the chest beating and foaming from the mouth are soon to follow

          • Abunja 45

            Redneck spotted.

          • Commiesdontlikefacts

            Sadly not American but it’s comical to see how narrow minded your come backs are…exactly the type of personality that niantic is coining off….

          • Abunja 45

            U mad? Come on, troll me some more.

          • Abunja 45

            >narrow-minded comebacks

            Pfft. Tell that to the foam on my mouth.

  • Greg Kwiecien

    I would think the Supper Incubator would be about the same cost as Regular Incubator. Get 3 uses on regular but only 1 use on the Super at a faster rate.

  • Jerry Cant

    A Super Incubator would be worthless.

    The resource a Super Incubator saves is time (for most people) and walking (for the incredibly lazy).

    The number of hatches you get with a Super Incubator for the price will not be better than that of the regular Incubator (50 coins/hatch). You will always be able to hatch more eggs for the coins spent with a regular Incubator compared to the Super variety — it will just take longer.

    I think that coins are a more valuable resource than time for most people. You would have to be a very immobile trainer to find value in the reduced distance.

    • Alex Domingues

      Say what now? 50 coins are more valuable than time? Nope, no way, unless you have zero prospects of obtaining any income at all
      Player’s Time > 50 coins.

      • Elise

        Disagree – this is a game, and the time spent on it is leisure. Every second playing is fun, and so not time wasted – and if not what is the point? I can walk & play for every second of leisure time in my day, but will only earn 50 coins per day that I can put towards the shop items that expand on the game play rather than reduce it.

        • Zapmeister

          Exactly. I’ve never understood why so many people don’t get this. Botters level up accounts and sell them to … who? People that want to get the game after all the best gameplay has been had by a robot. Spoofers sit on a sofa, avoiding the part of the game that makes it different – the part where you walk around in the real world. Without that element, the game is shallow and pointless. What am I missing?

          • Isaac

            I don’t know.. I remember 1-20 as 0 fun… same 2 pokemon everywhere I went. An occasional “rare” like staryu or squirtle but they end up have 10 cp and the worst ivs you can imagine.

          • Zapmeister

            Hmm – that wasn’t my experience. It took just over a week to get to level 20 and at that point, my pokedex had over 100 entries. A Snorlax hatched shortly afterwards.

            I guess it depends on what you regard as fun. I enjoyed getting a new entry in the pokedex every few captures. Building up pokemon to have a high enough CP to get into the old prestige gyms also used to be challenging and fun (but that’s gone now, of course). So I’ve built a high level account, but there’s nothing much that I would call fun to use it for, and that’s partly what motivated my comment above.

          • I Don’t Read this

            Do you not know how to have fun, seriously? Sure, it’d be cool if they added something new, like a daily challenge (e.g. do one raid and spin 10 pokestops) to liven up the game, maybe a PvP function…

    • Zapmeister

      Totally agree. You can walk as much as you want, but there’s no way of getting past the 50 coins per day limit.

    • Abunja 45

      Nope, they’re not. I find 2 good uses of it:

      1. It’s good for people who can afford it but not have much time to play (e.g. employees). They can only play on their way to home or off to work, or whenever the situation allows them.
      2. Heavy grinding, especially on egg events.

  • Antonio Mercurio

    so, whats the next 3rd quarterly update?, im on gen3 or trading or pvp, Either one is great as i cant think of anything else

  • Commiesdontlikefacts

    to be fair unless they roll out a major feature the game after this relentless legendary wash rinse and repeat routine wont last long that I can say. dropping gen 3 4 5 wont help at all. the game lacks actual content. this moronic catch farm collect repeat routine is arcanic

    • Abunja 45

      You don’t say?

  • Chris Skinner

    Since eggs are all but worthless at this point anyway (literally nothing comes out of eggs anymore than I don’t already have piles of), there’s zero chance. I don’t even buy regular incubators anymore.

    • Isaac

      Gen 3 was datamined but is still likely a few months away. I imagine you don’t have piles of those pokemon 🙂

  • Ali Habsy

    Well I’d like to have some in-game local chatting server. And located on Gyms. Basically we could chat with another trainer there for gaming purposes. Such as raid battles, or just hanging around with another trainers. That would be awesome. Especially for a rural trainers like me.

  • Carlos Shabo

    The moment this game adds “Trading” is the moment it dies.