Hello Trainers! Pokémon GO 0.175.0 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 Galaran Pokémon, free boxes, friend searching is live, Jessie & James, and STICKERS!!!
🚨⚠️ 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 blast off again!
.V0862_POKEMON_OBSTAGOON .V0863_POKEMON_PERRSERKER .V0865_POKEMON_SIRFETCHD
MEOWTH_GALARIAN FARFETCHD_GALARIAN DARUMAKA_GALARIAN DARMANITAN_GALARIAN_STANDARD DARMANITAN_GALARIAN_ZEN STUNFISK_GALARIAN OBSTAGOON_NORMAL OBSTAGOON_SHADOW OBSTAGOON_PURIFIED PERRSERKER_NORMAL PERRSERKER_SHADOW PERRSERKER_PURIFIED SIRFETCHD_NORMAL SIRFETCHD_SHADOW SIRFETCHD_PURIFIED
As mentioned in the Throwback 2020 announcement, 3 new Galaran Pokémon have been added to the game, as well as the Galaran forms of existing Pokémon.
INVITATION_TYPE_NIANTIC_SOCIAL_GRAPH RAID_INVITATION_DETAILS REMOTE_RAID_INVITATION MaxPlayersPerLobby MaxRemotePlayersPerLobby .get_InviterId .set_InviterId RaidInvitationDetails LobbyId RaidInvitationExpireMs RaidPokemonId RaidPokemonForm InviterNickname InviterAvatar InviterTeam
More details around invites for remote raids. Hopefully, they are close to enabling it.
Error handling for the remote raids
Blasting Off Again!
Are Jessie and James preparing to blast off into Pokémon Go? Right now it’s just the names, but Ash’s old nemeses Jessie and James are referenced in the code! They are listed as NPC’s like grunts and the leaders, so fingers crossed we’ll get a chance to battle them.
Battle Professor Willow?
The Professor has been designated as an NPC now as well.
FREE FREE_CATEGORY IAP_CATEGORY_FREE
Assets for 2 new boxes labelled Free Box 1 and Free Box 2 have been added. Perhaps to replace the 1 coin boxes? They also get their own section in the shop.
Tracking Total Purchases
Is Niantic going to be tracking our total purchases now?
Friend Online Status
.get_OnlineStatus .set_OnlineStatus OnlineStatus STATUS_ONLINE STATUS_OFFLINE
Are we going to be able to see which friends are online? I would imagine that we’ll be able to hide this, similarly to hiding our last caught Pokémon. But don’t quote me on that…
Search your Friend List
filter_friend_key_rank filter_friend_key_giftable filter_friend_key_lucky filter_friend_key_interactable
FriendLevel1 – Will show all of your Good Friends
FriendLevel2 – Will show all of your Great Friends
FriendLevel3 – Will show all of your Ultra Friends
FriendLevel4 – Will show all of your Best Friends
interactable – Will show all friends you can interact with today.
lucky – Will show all of your lucky friends
giftable – Should show all your friends who can accept gifts, however, it is still not working.
These all work with the And (&) and Not (!) filters
Friendship level Slider
Looks like a slider for friendship levels, maybe a way to see friendship points?
giftboxId RemoveGiftbox SharedFriendData dataFromMe dataToMe GetFriendSharedData GetGiftboxDetails
Maybe a way for us to limit what information is shared with our friends?
It would appear that a new level of gifting is coming, Gifting V2.
Your own daily encounter
DAILY_ENCOUNTER_DESPAWN_RANGE_MULTIPLIER DAILY_ENCOUNTER_SPAWN_RANGE_MULTIPLIER encounterStateHandle dailyEncounterService GET_DAILY_ENCOUNTER DAILY_ENCOUNTER get_IsDailyEncounterEnabled
Daily encounter? This appears to be a daily encounter that will spawn within a certain distance of where you are. It looks like it can be flipped on and off remotely
GetDailyEncounterProto GetDailyEncounterOutProto ALREADY_FINISHED_FOR_TODAY MISSED_FOR_TODAY NO_POKEMON_AVAILABLE DailyEncounterProto DailyEncounterOutProto ENCOUNTER_NOT_AVAILABLE
It looks like it will be part of a new streak.
Of course, it has a tutorial
Seriously though… Stickers
.get_DefaultStickerMaxCount .set_DefaultStickerMaxCount .get_StickerMetadata .set_StickerMetadata .get_StickerId .set_StickerId .get_StickerUrl .set_StickerUrl MaxCount ERROR_PLAYER_HAS_NO_STICKERS
Stickers? Are we going to get a sticker album? Are we going to be able to dress up our avatar? Our Pokémon?
In Shop Item
Stickers will be their own item and will be purchasable in the shop.
Error for when you have no stickers. Why don’t you have stickers, everybody loves stickers!
StartOcclusion ToggleOcclusions .get_DepthInitialized .get_OcclusionsActive DepthInitialized OcclusionsActive ARDepthService UpdateNearConfig arMeshOcclusion depthInitialization .get_ShowColorMask .set_ShowColorMask SetDepthMaterial Z_SCALE_MULTIPLIER_NEAR Z_SCALE_SHIFT_NEAR X_MARGIN DISPARITY_TEXTURE DEPTH_TEXTURE COLOR_MASK OCCLUSION_PRECISON ardk_download_prompt_dowload_size_description% ardk_download_prompt_dowload_progress
As previously referenced in previous text updates, this update finally brings us some code to support AR Occlusion. It looks like you’ll need to download additional software to make it work, and you’ll be able to turn it on and off from the encounter screen.
Go Battle League Updates
LeagueType BorderColorHex PREMIER
Premier League is coming!
White List/Ban List
.get_PokemonWhitelist .set_PokemonWhitelist .get_PokemonBanlist .set_PokemonBanlist
It looks like the Go Battle League will have separate White lists and Ban Lists.
maxRetries SubmitCombatActionWithRetries RetryCombatAction
Additional handling of the play until you win.
.get_NumWayfarerAgreement .set_NumWayfarerAgreement .get_WayfarerAgreementUpdateMs .set_WayfarerAgreementUpdateMs
This appears to be how Pokémon Go will track progress for the Wayfarer Badge.
OnEnemyTransform DittoPluginInitializer .get_GameObjectHandle .get_PluginInstance pluginComponent GameObjectHandle PluginInstance DittoPluginComponent PokemonPositionLerp positionControl SampleCurves pokemonPositionControl attackerTransform defenderTransform currentTransform PokemonPositionControl isAttacker xPositionCurve yPositionCurve zPositionCurve
Could this mean that Ditto will be making an appearance in PVP?
Speculation and Conclusions
Seeing Jessie and James referenced in the code if only by name, is very exciting. Hopefully, we’ll get a chance to face off against them in battle sometime in the near future.
It looks like they’re getting closer to releasing invites to remote raids, there’s a lot that’s left up in the air surrounding that. How far away will we be able to invite our friends? Will there be a friendship requirement? Can we invite more than one friend at a time? So many questions, we’ll need to wait for an official announcement. Still, very exciting to see the code filling out.
Gen 8!! What Gen 8 Pokémon form (or new Pokémon) are you most excited about? Galaran Zigzagoon for me.
Lastly, the daily encounter sounds very interesting as well. Will it be as simple as a Pokémon spawn that we can trigger ourselves from wherever we are? This would help people in more rural areas get their daily catches. Very exciting.
That’s all! Lots of good stuff in this update and it looks like some very exciting things are coming! I hope you enjoyed reading, stay safe out there trainers.