0.191.0 APK Breakdown: Level 41+, Generation 6, Pokémon Home Support and more!

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Hello Trainers! Pokémon GO 0.191.0 is slowly rolling out, and some text updates have also been pushed.  This update has a lot of stuff from support for Pokémon Home, some PvP quality of life updates, and just in time for Halloween… XL rare candy.

Oh, and I think something about Generation 6 too… 🙂

🚨⚠️ Disclaimer ⚠️🚨

Please be aware data miners have publicly reported everything in this article (PokéMiners posts are here and here). 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.

You can read the official release notes here, and our own article about some of the changes here.


New visual assets


Pokémon Home

.get_RecommendedSearchProtos 
.get_PokemonHomeSettings 
.get_PokemonHomeEnergyCosts 
.get_PokemonHomeFormReversions

UpdateEndingEnergyBar 
UpdateCurrentEnergyBar 
startingEnergyBar 
endingEnergyBar

UNDEFINED_POKEMON_HOME_EVENT

Energy cost is how Niantic is going to implement the cooldown on how many Pokémon you can transfer to Pokémon Home, with each Pokémon having its own energy cost.  So some will cost more to transfer than others.

Looks like we might be getting an event to tie into its release as well?

Error Codes

ERROR_PLAYER_LEVEL_TOO_LOW 
ERROR_PLAYER_NOT_USING_PH_APP
ERROR_POKEMON_IS_MEGA 
ERROR_POKEMON_FAVORITED
ERROR_POKEMON_HAS_COSTUME 
ERROR_POKEMON_IS_SHADOW 
ERROR_POKEMON_DISALLOWED

There are more codes, but I picked out the most relevant ones.  It appears that we won’t be able to transfer Pokémon that are Mega evolved, Favorited, have a costume, or Shadow Pokémon.  It also appears that there will be a minimum level requirement for transferring to Pokémon Home.

Paying to Reduce the Cooldown

IAP_CATEGORY__ENERGY

This is likely a flag for using coins to reduce the cooldown by buying more energy.

Text Updates

RESOURCE ID: home_account_name 
TEXT: Player Name 

RESOURCE ID: home_account_not_found 
TEXT: Pokémon HOME account not found. 

RESOURCE ID: home_login_app_modal_body 
TEXT: Ensure that your Nintendo Account is linked to Pokémon HOME on a mobile device, and then try again. 

RESOURCE ID: home_login_app_modal_title 
TEXT: Unable to Connect to Pokémon HOME 

RESOURCE ID: home_privacy_warning 
TEXT: When you connect Pokémon GO with Pokémon HOME, certain limited information will be shared with The Pokémon Company in the course of moving Pokémon. 
Please see this <a href="https://niantic.helpshift.com/a/pokemon-go/?p=web&s=accessories-pokemon-home&f=transferring-pokemon-to-pokemon-home">help article</a> for more information. Data shared with The Pokémon Company is subject to The Pokémon Company’s own privacy policy. 

RESOURCE ID: home_service_ended 
TEXT: Your Pokémon HOME service has ended. 

RESOURCE ID: home_signed_in 
TEXT: Logged In 

RESOURCE ID: home_support_id 
TEXT: Support ID 

RESOURCE ID: log_into_pokemon_home_app 
TEXT: Please log in to Pokémon HOME. 

RESOURCE ID: nintendo_account_not_linked 
TEXT: Please link your Nintendo Account to Pokémon GO again. 

RESOURCE ID: settings_nintendo_account 
TEXT: Nintendo Account 

RESOURCE ID: settings_pokemon_home 
TEXT: Pokémon HOME

It looks like we’ll have to link our Pokémon Home account to Pokémon Go, which makes sense.  You’ll also be able to link your Nintendo Account to Pokémon Go as well.

NOTE: As of the time of publishing this article, that link isn’t active yet.

RESOURCE ID: complete_transfer_in_ph_app 
TEXT: Please open Pokémon HOME and finish moving your Pokémon. 

RESOURCE ID: home_form_revert_warning 
TEXT: {0} will appear in its {1} in Pokémon HOME. 

RESOURCE ID: home_pokemon_confirmation 
TEXT: Are you sure you want to send {0} Pokémon? 

RESOURCE ID: home_transfer_header 
TEXT: Select Pokémon to Send 

RESOURCE ID: home_transfer_next_steps 
TEXT: Open Pokémon HOME and finish moving your Pokémon. You won’t be able to send more Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME until you complete this step. 

RESOURCE ID: transfer_pokemon 
TEXT: Send Pokémon

RESOURCE ID: home_transport_complete 
TEXT: You’ve sent your Pokémon to Pokémon HOME!

Confirmations, and a message indicating you’ll have to log-in to Pokémon Home to complete the transfer.  You won’t be able to transfer more Pokémon from Go to Home until you do that.

Error Messages and Warnings

RESOURCE ID: home_transfer_warning 
TEXT: Certain Pokémon sent to Pokémon HOME cannot be brought with you to other Pokémon games. 
Please check the Pokémon HOME app for more information. Once you send Pokémon to Pokémon HOME, those Pokémon cannot return to Pokémon GO.

RESOURCE ID: home_insufficient_energy 
TEXT: You don’t have enough GO Transporter Energy. 

RESOURCE ID: home_invalid_pokemon 
TEXT: You’ve selected a Pokémon that can’t be sent. 

RESOURCE ID: home_transfer_error_shadow_pokemon_error 
TEXT: You can’t send Shadow Pokémon.

RESOURCE ID: home_transfer_error_gym_deployed 
TEXT: You can’t send Pokémon that are defending Gyms. 

RESOURCE ID: home_settings_transfer_warning 
TEXT: Pokémon sent to Pokémon HOME cannot be sent back to Pokémon GO. 

RESOURCE ID: home_box_full 
TEXT: Your Pokémon HOME Boxes are full. 

RESOURCE ID: home_cant_obtain_another_warning 
TEXT: You will not be able to obtain another {0} in Pokémon GO if you transport it. 

RESOURCE ID: home_exceeds_max_pokemon 
TEXT: Your selection exceeds the maximum number of Pokémon that can be sent at once.

Error messages, a flag warning you if you attempt to transfer a Pokémon you can’t catch again in Pokémon Go like Mew or Celebi.

Plus a message that mentions that Pokémon sent to Home won’t be able to travel with you to certain games.  Probably just means that you can’t bring Pokémon into games that they can’t be transferred to already, but we’ll have to see.

Cooldown

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_home_about 
TEXT: You can use the GO Transporter to send Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME. 
You’ll need to use the same <a href="https://www.nintendo.com/regionselector/">Nintendo Account</a> you use for Pokémon HOME. 
The GO Transporter requires GO Transporter Energy to send Pokémon to Pokémon HOME. 
GO Transporter Energy charges over time. Tap <a href="https://home.pokemon.com/en-us/move/">here</a> to learn more about sending Pokémon to Pokémon HOME. 

RESOURCE ID: home_recharge_time_day_hour 
TEXT: {0} Day, {1} Hour until Charged 

RESOURCE ID: home_recharge_time_day_hours 
TEXT: {0} Day, {1} Hours until Charged 

RESOURCE ID: home_recharge_time_days_hour 
TEXT: {0} Days, {1} Hour until Charged 

RESOURCE ID: home_recharge_time_days_hours 
TEXT: {0} Days, {1} Hours until Charged 

RESOURCE ID: home_transporter_about 
TEXT: You’ll need to charge up the GO Transporter to send Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME. 
The amount of energy needed will depend on the Pokémon. 

RESOURCE ID: home_transporter_cost 
TEXT: Cost: 

RESOURCE ID: home_transporter_energy 
TEXT: GO Transporter Energy 

RESOURCE ID: home_transporter_powerup_confirmation 
TEXT: Are you sure you want to charge the GO Transporter? 

RESOURCE ID: home_transporter_recharge_now 
TEXT: Charge Now

This text shows that it’ll be likely that the recharge time for the energy required to transfer Pokémon to Home will be several days, and confirms that each Pokémon will have its own energy cost.


Levels 41+

.get_MaxPlayerLevel

LevelUpResearch 
AddQuest 
CompleteQueuedQuests 
QuestAutoCompleteService 
retryIntervalInSec

LevelUpSubQuestWidget 
activeRoot 
taskCompletedBackground 
taskCompletedText 
taskCompletedCheckmark 
XpBarWidget 
levelUpDetailsButtonPrefab 
xpBarWid 
.getPrefab 
levelUpQuestWid 
.getPrefab 
levelUpSubQuestWid 
.getPrefab 
levelUpRewardsWid 
.getPrefab 
avatarCustomizationItemWid 
.getPrefab 
alternateAvatarCustomizationItemWid 
.getPrefab

More support for the level up quests that Niantic has said were coming, it looks like it’ll be in the form of special research.  Not sure if we’ll have to do special research for every level, or just to unlock levels 41 through 50 and then smaller quests per level.  Either way, putting something different into the levels other than experience is a welcome change and something I’m looking forward to.


New Badges

.BADGE_7_DAY_STREAKS 
.BADGE_UNIQUE_RAID_BOSSES_DEFEATED 
.BADGE_RAIDS_WITH_FRIENDS 
.BADGE_POKEMON_CAUGHT_AT_YOUR_LURES 
.BADGE_LEVEL_40 
DEPRECATED_0
DEPRECATED_1 
DEPRECATED_2

Some interesting new badges have been added, as well as some depreciated ones.  Could mean that some badges are going to be made obsolete? Get those badges Gold now!


GUI Updates

Friends List

.get_MegaEvoFriendsListInfoEnabled

You’ll soon be able to search your friend’s list to see who has a Pokémon Mega Evolved.

Pokémon Catch Details

BY_GBL_SEASON_CAUGHT 
MEGA REMOTE

The Pokémon catch details were updated, not only do they look cleaner.  The screen also doesn’t say “Caught” for Pokémon hatched from eggs it says “Received”

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_caught_invasion 
TEXT: CAUGHT AFTER DEFEATING {0} 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_caught_photobomb 
TEXT: CAUGHT AFTER A SURPRISE ENCOUNTER 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_caught_quest_challenge 
TEXT: CAUGHT DURING FIELD RESEARCH 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_caught_quest_stamp 
TEXT: CAUGHT AFTER A RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_caught_quest_story 
TEXT: CAUGHT DURING SPECIAL RESEARCH 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_caught_quest_timed 
TEXT: CAUGHT DURING TIMED RESEARCH 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_caught_raid_nem 
TEXT: CAUGHT AT AN EXCLUSIVE MEGA RAID 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_caught_raid_nen 
TEXT: CAUGHT AT AN EXCLUSIVE RAID 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_caught_raid_nnm 
TEXT: CAUGHT AT A MEGA RAID 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_caught_raid_nnn 
TEXT: CAUGHT AT A RAID 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_caught_raid_rem 
TEXT: REMOTELY CAUGHT AT AN EXCLUSIVE MEGA RAID 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_caught_raid_ren 
TEXT: REMOTELY CAUGHT AT AN EXCLUSIVE RAID 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_caught_raid_rnm 
TEXT: REMOTELY CAUGHT AT A MEGA RAID 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_caught_raid_rnn 
TEXT: REMOTELY CAUGHT AT A RAID 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_caught_tutorial 
TEXT: CAUGHT IN THE WILD 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_caught_vsseeker 
TEXT: CAUGHT IN THE GBL {1} 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_caught_wild 
TEXT: CAUGHT IN THE WILD 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_event 
TEXT: EVENT 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_location 
TEXT: LOCATION 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_traded 
TEXT: OBTAINED IN A TRADE 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_received 
TEXT: RECEIVED 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_location_unknown 
TEXT: Location unknown

Lots of new details about where and how Pokémon are caught.  Did you catch the Mega Ex raids in there?  Niantic announced this was coming, but it’s not live yet.  They also indicated that these details wouldn’t be retroactively applied to Pokémon you’ve already caught.

Battle Selection Screen

Long pressing on a Pokémon in the battle selection screen will show the Pokémon’s moves, types and HP.

Battle Swaps

In battle you will now see icons of your available Pokémon on the right-hand side, making swapping to other Pokémon much easier.

Pokédex Search

When looking at a Pokédex entry, at the bottom of the screen there is an option to see all of that Pokémon you have.

Pokémon Menu

You can also quickly get to a Pokémon’s Pokédex entry from the menu on individual Pokémon in your Pokébox


Inventory Searches

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_inventory_favorite_search_remove_button 
TEXT: Remove 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_inventory_favorite_search_rename_button 
TEXT: Rename 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_inventory_favorite_search_rename_title 
TEXT: Set Search Name 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_inventory_favorite_search_title 
TEXT: Manage Favorite Search 

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_inventory_select_all 
TEXT: SELECT ALL

More text to support the saving of search strings that were discovered previously, and reference to a Select all button which would be fantastic.


Search Filters

RESOURCE ID: filter_key_gbl 
TEXT: gbl 

RESOURCE ID: filter_key_photobomb 
TEXT: snapshot 

RESOURCE ID: filter_key_raid 
TEXT: raid 

RESOURCE ID: filter_key_raid_ex 
TEXT: exraid 

RESOURCE ID: filter_key_raid_mega 
TEXT: megaraid 

RESOURCE ID: filter_key_raid_remote 
TEXT: remoteraid 

RESOURCE ID: filter_key_research 
TEXT: research 

RESOURCE ID: filter_key_rocket 
TEXT: rocket

New Pokébox search filters.

I was able to get several of these filters to work, but they didn’t bring up everything.

“Snapshot” only brought up the last Pokémon I got from a snapshot encounter, no Smergle and “Raid” only brought up the Pokémon I’ve caught in raids since the beginning of October.  Some of the others were wonky as well, so take these for what they are for now.  This probably has something to do with the new details being added to caught Pokémon, and them not being applied to one’s you’ve already caught.


Buddy Updates

QUEST_BUDDY_FIND_SOUVENIR 
QUEST_COLLECT_AS_REWARDS 
QUEST_WALK 
QUEST_GET_STARDUST 
QUEST_BUDDY_EVOLUTION_WALK 
QUEST_GBL_RANK 
QUEST_CHARGE_ATTACK

More ways to earn hearts with your buddy are coming.


Mega Buff Icon

When you have a Mega evolved Pokémon, you’ll see an icon in the same spot where Lucky egg, Star piece, and Incense icons show up.


XL Candy

ITEM_XL_RARE_CANDY

CONVERT_CANDY_TO_XL_CANDY 
CandyToXlCandyConfirmationDialog 
exchangeButtonImage 
exchangeButton 
.get_XlCandyMaterial 
xlCandyMaterial 
xlCandyCostText

XL_CANDY_TUTORIAL

A new item has been added, XL candy.  It comes in both regular, and rare flavours and you are able to convert some regular-sized candy into XL candy.  Also, a tutorial.

Who doesn’t want XL candy?  I could go for some XL candy right now…

Sorry, moving on.

What was next?  Oh, right…


Generation 6

.V0650_POKEMON_CHESPIN
.V0651_POKEMON_QUILLADIN
.V0652_POKEMON_CHESNAUGHT
.V0653_POKEMON_FENNEKIN
.V0654_POKEMON_BRAIXEN
.V0655_POKEMON_DELPHOX
.V0656_POKEMON_FROAKIE
.V0657_POKEMON_FROGADIER
.V0658_POKEMON_GRENINJA

.V0700_POKEMON_SYLVEON

.V0716_POKEMON_XERNEAS
.V0717_POKEMON_YVELTAL
.V0718_POKEMON_ZYGARDE
.V0719_POKEMON_DIANCIE
.V0720_POKEMON_HOOPA
.V0721_POKEMON_VOLCANION

Generation 6 Pokémon were added to the game!!  We’re still not ready for them to go live, they need assets and stats, but the entries being added into the game is an exciting first step.


Maps

New Kinds of Area’s

KIND_AIRPORT 
KIND_BAY 
KIND_BOROUGH 
KIND_CITY 
KIND_COUNTRY 
KIND_FJORD 
KIND_HAMLET 
KIND_MILITARY 
KIND_NATIONAL_PARK 
KIND_PEAK 
KIND_PRISON 
KIND_PROTECTED_AREA 
KIND_REEF 
KIND_REGION 
KIND_ROCK 
KIND_SAND 
KIND_SCRUB 
KIND_SEA 
KIND_STRAIT 
KIND_TOWN 
KIND_VALLEY KIND_VILLAGE

Several new kinds of area’s for the maps were added.

Toggle Map Effect

ToggleMapEffect

It seems we’re getting toggleable map effects as well, perhaps the weather?


In-Game Effects

EFFECT_CONFETTI_FLOWER 
BGM_UNSET 
BGM_EVENT 
BGM_HALLOWEEN 
BGM_TEAM_ROCKET_DEFAULT

A new confetti type, and some new background music.


Conclusions and Speculations

Phew!  That was a lot!  New Searches, Pokémon Home integration, Gen 6!!

It looks like integration with Pokémon home is very close, with the assets that were pushed the other day and all of the new details included in this update.  I for one am excited to be able to transfer some Pokémon I’ve been hoarding out of my Go Pokébox and into Home.  We’ll have to see how many we can do at once, but I suspect this will be a long process to get everything I want to be transferred over.  I wonder if there will be an increased cost for shiny Pokémon.

Also, Gen 6!!  Our first look at Pokémon from the Kalos region!  Which of the Gen 6 Pokémon are you most excited for?  It’s got to be Hoopa for me.

That’s all for now, I say as if that wasn’t enough for one article! hah …

Stay safe out there trainers!