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.
Official patch notes can be found here.
New Move… Visual Effects?
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.
BRANCHING_QUEST ERROR_INVALID_BRANCH GetQuestDescription
More on the quest branching.
SetPokemonPickerSelectionAtIndex UpdatePokemonPickerAtIndex get_GymAndRaidBattlePartySize get_MaxPartyNameLength partyPageTitle
Some updates to Pokémon parties, including a curious mention of party sizes?
Pokémon Inventory Updates
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.
This has been added to the code that runs when you load the game.
Pokémon Asset Updates
POKEMON_ADDRESS_MATCH iconBundleCache modelCache addressablePokemonKeys
Live! 🙂 Not live 🙁
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
Why are your raid passes missing?
Better tag instructions?
More battery-saving options?
Alternative texts for the End User Licence Agreement
This is used to get evolutions from the game master file.
That’s all for now trainers, stay safe out there!