0.209.0 APK Teardown: New moves, Quest Branching, Inventory upgrades and more

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Hello Trainers! 0.209.0 is currently rolling out to a device near you!  To remind everyone,  Niantic has brought back obfuscation with a vengeance, a lot was hidden again but there’s some interesting stuff that was discovered.

You can read the original PokéMiners’ breakdown here. Go give them an upvote! You know the drill by now, everything in this article is datamined, and therefore subject to be changed or not even being released at all.

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Official patch notes can be found here.

New Move… Visual Effects?

fx/attacks/fairy_wind_fast 
fx/attacks/fiery_dance

The visual effects for the fast move Fairy Wind, and the charge move Fiery Dance have been added.  What’s interesting is Fiery Dance is the exclusive signature move of Volcarona.  Fiery Dance has a 50% chance of raising the user’s Attack in the main series games, while Fairy Wind has no secondary effects.

NOTE:  These moves are not in the game yet, only the visual effects have been added.  So we’re at least another game update and a Game Master update away from seeing them, and a Volcarona release for Fiery Dance.

Larvesta Volcarona

Quest Branching

BRANCHING_QUEST 
ERROR_INVALID_BRANCH 
GetQuestDescription

More on the quest branching.


Party Updates

SetPokemonPickerSelectionAtIndex 
UpdatePokemonPickerAtIndex 
get_GymAndRaidBattlePartySize 
get_MaxPartyNameLength 
partyPageTitle

Some updates to Pokémon parties, including a curious mention of party sizes?


Pokémon Inventory Updates

Alternative GUI

alternativePokemonInventoryGuiPrefab 
HideMultiChoiceButtons

Shadow Color

ShadowColor

This is likely a way to update the way shadows are handled.


Weather Warning Changes

specialWarningText 
weatherWarningIcon 
RequestAssetFromIcons 
GetWeatherWarningIcon

This looks like a new way to handle the weather warnings that everybody loves so much.


Boot Changes

DOWNLOAD_BOOT_ADDRESSABLES

This has been added to the code that runs when you load the game.


Pokémon Asset Updates

Loading System

POKEMON_ADDRESS_MATCH 
iconBundleCache 
modelCache 
addressablePokemonKeys

Live! 🙂  Not live 🙁

DEV_ASSETS_URL 
RELEASE_ASSETS_URL

There are now 2 separate download locations for the assets, likely so they can test things in-game without pushing it to the rest of us.


Global Challenge Text

Removed TEXT: All Trainers participating in a global challenge will contribute to a global goal. Once Trainers achieve the goal, a timed bonus will activate for all participants and remain active until the next global challenge starts.

Added TEXT: All Trainers participating in a global challenge will contribute to a global goal. Once Trainers achieve the goal, a timed bonus will activate for all participants.

They removed the “remain active until the next global challenge starts.” part from the end.


Rocket Radar Graphic Fix

The Rocket Radar is fixed, no more white squares!


And now, the random stuff

SOURCE_QUICK_SHOP_BAG_MISSING_RAID_PASS 
SOURCE_QUICK_SHOP_BAG_MISSING_REMOTE_RAID_PASS

Why are your raid passes missing?

addTagsInstructions

Better tag instructions?

alternativeBatterySaverServicePrefab

More battery-saving options?

alternativebodyText

Alternative texts for the End User Licence Agreement

GetEvolutionListFromBranch

This is used to get evolutions from the game master file.

That’s all for now trainers, stay safe out there!

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