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 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!
.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.
.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.
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?
Niantic can adjust the remote damage from their end now.
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.
OnRemoteJoinButtonPressed CloseRemoteTicketToast joinRemotely TryJoinLobbyRemotely remoteJoinButton joinButtonRemoteRaidPassObject remoteTicketToastRoot remoteTicketToastSlideIn remoteTicketToastSlideOut playersInLobbyRemoteText remoteRaidCallout
Code for joining the raids remotely.
There will be a tutorial for when you enter a remote raid for the first time
Remote Raider Background
It appears that remote raiders will appear with a different background then everybody else.
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?
Code so Niantic can turn the feature on and off from their end.
Remote Gift Count
Buddy gifts will not count towards your normal gift count, which is really nice.
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.
Yup. You guessed it, a tutorial for buddy gifts.
CleanupBuddyNotifications PreemptivelyCloseBuddyNotification remoteGiftingService currentBuddyNotification NotificationCategory BGMODE_BUDDY_REMOTE_GIFT .get_GiftCount .set_GiftCount
You’ll get notifications when your buddy brings you a gift.
.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.
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 has been added!
.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.
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.