0.173.2 APK Breakdown: More on Remote Raiding, Techno Blast, Remote Gifts, and more!

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Hello Trainers!  Long time no see!  Pokémon GO 0.173.2 is slowly rolling out through the Google Play Store (the iOS App Store usually lags behind).  Despite it being a minor update, there is actually a lot to cover in this one from a ton more details surrounding Remote Raiding, Techno Blast, POI scanning and more!  Trust me, there’s a lot in this one!

🚨⚠️ Disclaimer ⚠️🚨

Please be aware that everything posted here has been publicly reported by data miners (PokeMiners). Information shared through these channels is not affiliated nor approved by Niantic, and is always subject to change. Do not take it for granted, features change and get scrapped all the time. It is very important that you are aware that these things CAN and WILL CHANGE. Additionally, this article contains my thoughts and opinions in regards to the code that was shared online – all of these should be treated as conjecture, not as hard statements. If you’re OK with that, feel free to read further. Potential spoilers ahead.

With that said, let’s get into it!

Remote Raiding

Passes

ITEM_REMOTE_RAID_TICKET_ITEM 
ItemIncludesRemoteRaid

Remote Raid passes have been added to the shop section, and the image has been added to the game!  We’re getting closer!  The passes look slick too!

 

Pass Limit

.get_RemoteRaidEnabled
.get_MaxRemoteRaidPasses
HasMaxRemoteRaidPasses
.get_NumFriendshipLevels

Reported previously, but it looks like you’ll only be able to hold a limited number of remote raid passes.  They’ve also enabled them to be turned on remotely, so they can flip the switch from their end.  Presumably, once they’ve pushed the update.

Invite Friends

.get_NumFriendInvites 
.set_NumFriendInvites 
.get_MaxNumFriendInvites 
.set_MaxNumFriendInvites 
.get_IsRemote 
.set_IsRemote 
.get_IsSocialInvite 
.set_IsSocialInvite 
.get_NumFriendInvitesRemaining 
.set_NumFriendInvitesRemaining 
.get_FriendInviteCutoffTimeSec 
.set_FriendInviteCutoffTimeSec 
.get_CanInviteFriendsInPerson 
.set_CanInviteFriendsInPerson
.get_CanInviteFriendsRemotely 
.set_CanInviteFriendsRemotely

It looks like trainers will be able to invite people to raid with them, but will only be able to invite a certain amount of people and will have to do so before the raid countdown timer reaches a certain point.

Remote Raid Level Requirements

.get_MinRemoteRaidLevel 
.set_MinRemoteRaidLevel 
.get_RaidInviteMinLevel 
.set_RaidInviteMinLevel

It looks like there will be separate level requirements for raiding remotely, and for being able to invite people to raid with you.

Additional Experience

ACTIVITY_REMOTE_DEFEAT_RAID_POKEMON 
ACTIVITY_REMOTE_RAID_LEVEL_1_ADDITIONAL_XP 
ACTIVITY_REMOTE_RAID_LEVEL_2_ADDITIONAL_XP 
ACTIVITY_REMOTE_RAID_LEVEL_3_ADDITIONAL_XP 
ACTIVITY_REMOTE_RAID_LEVEL_4_ADDITIONAL_XP 
ACTIVITY_REMOTE_RAID_LEVEL_5_ADDITIONAL_XP

Are we getting extra XP for defeating raids remotely?  An incentive for trainers to stay and raid from home?

Additional Damage

.get_RemoteDamageModifier 
.set_RemoteDamageModifier

Niantic can adjust the remote damage from their end now.

Status Flags

UNDEFINED_REMOTE_RAID_EVENT 
REMOTE_RAID_LOBBY_ENTER 
REMOTE_RAID_INVITE_SENT 
REMOTE_RAID_INVITE_ACCEPTED 
REMOTE_RAID_INVITE_REJECTED 
RemoteRaidJoinSource 
UNDEFINED_REMOTE_RAID_JOIN_SOURCE 
REMOTE_RAID_USED_MAP 
REMOTE_RAID_NEARBY_GUI 
REMOTE_RAID_INVITED_BY_FRIEND 
RemoteRaidInviteAcceptSource 
UNDEFINED_REMOTE_RAID_INVITE_ACCEPT_SOURCE 
REMOTE_RAID_IN_APP 
REMOTE_RAID_PUSH_NOTIFICATION

Flags for statuses and entering remote raids.   It looks like you’ll also get a push notification if someone invites you to a raid.

Joining

OnRemoteJoinButtonPressed 
CloseRemoteTicketToast 
joinRemotely 
TryJoinLobbyRemotely 
remoteJoinButton 
joinButtonRemoteRaidPassObject 
remoteTicketToastRoot 
remoteTicketToastSlideIn 
remoteTicketToastSlideOut 
playersInLobbyRemoteText 
remoteRaidCallout

Code for joining the raids remotely.

Tutorial

REMOTE_RAID_TUTORIAL_COMPLETE_KEY

There will be a tutorial for when you enter a remote raid for the first time

Remote Raider Background

defaultBackgroundSprite 
remoteBackgroundColor

It appears that remote raiders will appear with a different background then everybody else.

Errors

ERROR_NO_PERMISSION 
ERROR_PAST_CUT_OFF_TIME 
ERROR_NO_INVITES_REMAINING 
ERROR_LOBBY_FULL

Remote Raid Errors

Remote Buddy Gifting

Two Gift Names?

buddy_socialGifting_tutorials 
tx_buddy_socialGifting 
ReceiveRemoteBuddyGifts 
socialGiftBundleCache 
SOCIAL_GIFT_BUNDLE_NAME 
SOCIAL_GIFT_ASSET_NAME 
SocialGiftCache

The gifts that your buddy brings you are called Buddy gifts and social gifts.  Probably the same thing, just two different names.

Is It Enabled?

get_RemoteGiftingEnabled

Code so Niantic can turn the feature on and off from their end.

Remote Gift Count

.get_RemoteGiftboxCount 
.set_RemoteGiftboxCount

Buddy gifts will not count towards your normal gift count, which is really nice.

Errors

STILL_IN_COOL_DOWN 
BUDDY_NOT_SET 
ERROR_NO_REMOTE_GIFTS

Buddy gift errors, it looks like there will be a cooldown between gifts your buddy brings you as well.

Tutorial

remoteGiftingTutorialGuiControllerPrefab

Yup.  You guessed it, a tutorial for buddy gifts.

Notifications

CleanupBuddyNotifications 
PreemptivelyCloseBuddyNotification 
remoteGiftingService 
currentBuddyNotification
NotificationCategory 
BGMODE_BUDDY_REMOTE_GIFT 
.get_GiftCount 
.set_GiftCount

You’ll get notifications when your buddy brings you a gift.

Techno Blast

.V0336_MOVE_TECHNO_BLAST_NORMAL 
.V0337_MOVE_TECHNO_BLAST_BURN 
.V0338_MOVE_TECHNO_BLAST_CHILL 
.V0339_MOVE_TECHNO_BLAST_WATER 
.V0340_MOVE_TECHNO_BLAST_SHOCK

Hello there! Genesect’s signature move has been added to the game.

POI Scanning

Sponsorship 
ENTER_STATE 
OPT_IN_ACCEPT 
OPT_IN_DENY 
OPT_IN_SETTINGS 
OPT_OUT_SETTINGS 
EXIT_FROM_RECORDING 
START_RECORDING 
STOP_RECORDING 
CANCEL_ENCODING 
UPLOAD_NOW 
UPLOAD_LATER 
CANCEL_UPLOAD 
START_UPLOAD_SETTINGS 
UPLOAD_SUCCESS 
OPT_IN_LEARN_MORE 
ArMappingEntryPoint 
UNKNOWN_ENTRY 
POI_EDIT_MENU 
POI_EDIT_TITLE 
POI_EDIT_DESCRIPTION 
POI_ADD_PHOTO 
POI_EDIT_LOCATION 
POI_NOMINATION

As previously found in the text, POI scanning is coming to Pokémon GO.  There’s a lot more code, I won’t include it all.

Ads are coming

AdDetails 
.get_ImageTextCreative 
.get_EncryptedAdToken 
ReportAdInteractionProto 
.get_GameId 
.get_ViewImpression 
.get_ViewFullscreen 
.get_FullscreenInteraction 
.get_CtaClicked 
.get_InteractionTypeCase 
.get_TimeAwayMs 
.get_TookScreenshot CTAClickInteraction 
.get_CtaUrl CtaUrlFieldNumber 
ReportAdInteractionResponse

It looks like advertising is coming, probably for sponsored Pokéstops and Gyms.

Wayfarer Badge

.BADGE_WAYFARER

Wayfarer Badge has been added!

Walking Quests

.get_QuestWalk 
.set_QuestWalk 
.get_QuestStartKmWalked 
.set_QuestStartKmWalked

Walking quests have been added.  To encourage people to get up and go… to another room in their house.  Seriously, get off the couch already…

Limited Time Shop Items

LimitedPurchaseSkuSettingsProto 
UNSET 
MINUTE 
HOUR 
DAY 
WEEK 
MONTH

It looks like limited-time items in the shop will expire on their own now, rather than require someone to remove them manually.

S20 Fix

isS20Exynos 
S20_EXYNOS_MODELS

The fix for the Samsung S20 is out.

Sound Effect Updates

106_title.wav click_ok.wav 
descending_high.wav 
item_02.wav 
raid_up.wav 
se_go_b_att_parameter_down.wav 
se_go_b_def_parameter_up.wav 
se_go_ball_bowa2.wav 
se_go_ball_ground.wav 
se_go_friend_gift_select.wav 
se_go_letsgo_switch_icon.wav 
se_go_pokemon_appear.wav 
se_go_pokemon_run.wav 
se_go_pokestop_item.wav 
se_go_pokestop_open.wav 
se_go_pokestop_R_in.wav 
se_go_pokestop_R_out.wav 
se_go_pokestop_R_sakaki_in.wav 
se_go_pokestop_zoom_in.wav 
se_go_quests_call.wav 
se_go_quests_monitor_on.wav 
se_go_R_purify_light_ball.wav 
se_go_sys_R_search.wav 
se_go_sys_R_search_close.wav 
se_go_sys_R_search_hit.wav 
se_go_sys_R_search_ping.wav 
se_go_sys_select_R.wav 
se_xy_bt_bowa1_32.wav 
SEQ_SE_COMPLETE1.wav 
SEQ_SE_DECIDE4_error.wav 
SEQ_SE_ICON.wav 
SEQ_SE_SYS_010.wav 
SEQ_SE_SYS_024.wav 
SEQ_SE_SYS_035.wav 
SEQ_SE_SYS_066.wav 
SEQ_SE_WAZAWASURE.wav 
ui_select_02.wav

A ton of the sound effects have been updated.

Conclusions and Speculation

Not much to speculate on, as its all fairly straightforward.  Lots to get excited about though, it’s looking more and more like remote raiding will be coming sooner rather than later.  Hopefully, before Landorus leaves to give those who haven’t been able to get out and raid a chance to get one.

Techno blast being added is neat, it’ll be interesting to see how they implement it.  Hopefully, they are not all just separate moves we can TM between… because that would be awful.

That’s all for this one, a lot of new information for a “minor” update.

Stay safe out there trainers.

I've been playing Pokemon Go since the game launched way back in 2016, I am a loyal Valor player and also a content creator on YouTube going by the name Professor Glaw.