Pokémon GO 0.235.0 datamine hints at Mega Legendary Raids and new way to evolve Megas

The latest datamine hints at Legendary Mega Raids, new way to evolve Mega Pokémon and new Routes feature in Pokémon GO

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Hello Trainers! Pokémon GO 0.235.0 update is currently rolling out to a device near you and it brings with it some pretty neat updates under the hood. Mega system changes, Mega Legendary Raids, Routes, PvP updates and more spotted in Pokémon GO’s network traffic.

💡 Disclaimer: You know the drill by now, everything in this article is data mined, and therefore subject to change or not even being released at all. All of this information is publicly provided by the PokéMiners and is included along with some of my own commentary.

New Assets

That’s a pretty awesome background they’ve made for the Mega Tutorial.

Mega Updates

Mega Legendary Raids

RAID_LEVEL_MEGA_5
LegendaryMega

Mega Legendary Raids have been added.  Well, at least the egg has.

New Search

BY_MEGA

You’ll be able to search Pokémon in your Pokébox by Mega Level.

Mega GUI Update

ShowMegaLevelUp
_megaLevelUpContainer
megaLevelUpGuiPrefab
quickMegaEvoGuiPrefab
megaEvoCostDialogPrefab
freeMegaVisibility
MegaPerkConfig
cooldownFillColor
cooldownEmptyColor
ShowRainbowBlur

This looks like the rest of the Mega GUI

Mega Evolve Button Locations

POKEMON_DETAILS
RAID_LOBBY
GYM_BATTLE_LOBBY
NPC_COMBAT_LOBBY
PLAYER_COMBAT_LOBBY

All of the locations you’ll potentially be able to Mega evolve a Pokémon.

Sleep & Pokemon GO Plus Updates

DeviceConnectState
ScannedWearableDevice
StartDevicePlugin
wearablesMenuRoot

They’ve renamed the Plus connection state to the more generic “Device”  There’s also a new wearables menu.

Auto Spin / Auto Throw

AutoModeConfigType
NO_AUTO_MODE
SPIN_AUTO_MODE
THROW_AUTO_MODE
set_WainaAutoThrowEnabled
set_WainaAutoSpinEnabled

It appears that auto catch and auto throw are only set up for the new Plus Plus device.

Sleep Device Logs

UpdateAutoModeConfig
RequestWainaDeviceReadSettings
ForcePairingUserDialogCallback
EnableSleepLogging
SetSleepLogFlag
SetCurrentTime
pairingCode
SetPairingCode
SetAlwaysAdvertising
ReadUnreadSleepLogs

It looks like your sleep logs will be kept on the device, and the game will request them from the device when it syncs with the game.

Route Updates

Badges

BADGE_TOTAL_ROUTE_PLAY
BADGE_UNIQUE_ROUTE_PLAY

The badges previously mined have been added to the APK.

Travellers (NPCs)

TRAVELER_FEMALE
TRAVELER_MALE

Two new models of NPCs were added as well. These will likely be the NPCs you encounter on the routes.

Official Routes

set_RouteName
.set_IsOfficial

It looks like we’ll get official routes as well. Likely for in-person events like Go Fest or Safari Zone.

Routes Page

routeMedalGuiPrefab
routeMedalWidgetPrefab
routeMedalPreviewList
medalsPage
countText
enhancedScroller
medalListLinePrefab
sortButtonData
currentSortButtonImage
currentSortButtonArrowImage

There will be a page you can view your routes medals.  You’ll be able to sort them as well. Recent, Alphabetical, Distance?

Route Details

CompletedRouteMedalWidget
poiImage
nameText
officialTag

When you tap on a route you’ll be able to see the details about it.  Including the name and image, and it’ll have a tag if it’s official.

Pause & Resume

PlayRouteButtonOnClick
PlayRouteButtonOnPointerUp
routeProgressUnpausedSprite
routeProgressPausedSprite

It looks like you’ll be able to pause and resume routes while you’re on them.

Route Expiry

add_IsCurrentRouteExpired
remove_IsCurrentRouteExpired

Apparently, routes can expire. There’s no indication of what triggers the expiration. So we’ll have to wait and see if routes are time-sensitive by default, or if they can be set to expire. I would imagine that the official event routes will be set to expire once events end, like at the end of each Go Fest day or the end of Go Fest weekend.  That sort of thing.

POI’s closed for Routes

get_IsClosedForRoutes

POI’s will be able to be closed for Routes, and the POI will have an indicator that displays that.

Routes on the Nearby

ROUTES

This was added to the deep linking. The routes will appear to the left of the nearby Pokémon.  You’ll also be able to get a notification that, when clicked, will take you directly to the tab.

New Moves

Rollout

V0368_MOVE_ROLLOUT_FAST

Rollout is a Rock-type move introduced in Gen II. It can be learned by a lot of Pokémon.  I personally think this will be a Geodude Community Day move, with it being Kanto Golem’s move.

Brutal Swing

V0367_MOVE_BRUTAL_SWING

Brutal swing is a dark-type move introduced in Gen VII.  It can be learned by a lot of Pokémon, notable Pokémon include Guzzlord and Hydreigon (Community day move?)

PvP Updates

WebSocket / PubSub Additions

COMBAT_DEFENSIVE_MINI_GAME_DECIDED
COMBAT_DEFENSIVE_MINI_GAME_SERVER_RESPONSE

The option to shield or not is now part of the PVP WebSocket / PubSub system.

Shield Canvas

shieldUiCanvasGroup
shieldFailCanvasGroup
shieldFailText
shieldFailDisplayTimeSec

Some canvas groups were added to the shield UI. This will likely lead to some tweaks to the way shields look.

Timing Functions

get_ServerNowMs
get_CommunicationServerNowMs
get_GetRealDeviceTime
AssignTimeAccessor

More timing functions to keep the game in sync with the server.

Candy Colour Updates

PokemonCandyColorData 
CandyColors

{
"FamilyId": 1,
"PrimaryColor": {
"r": 0.215987027,
"g": 0.797,
"b": 0.659303248,
"a": 1.0
},
"SecondaryColor": {
"r": 0.6313726,
"g": 0.9843137,
"b": 0.509803951,
"a": 1.0
}
},

It looks like there’s a new way for the game to calculate candy colours. Above is an example. You’ll be able to find the full set of changes on the PokéMiners repo soon.

Gift Updates

POSTCARD_SAVED_BY_FRIEND
postcardNotificationDisplayWidgetPrefab

Notification for when a friend saves a postcard from a gift you sent them. You’ll be shown what postcard it was, and the sticker that was attached to it.

Ad Updates

Niantic.Holoholo.Sponsored.ImpressionTracking
AdvertisingIdentifierCallback
advertisingId
trackingEnabled
get_ImpressionTrackingSettings
set_ImpressionTrackingSettings
FULL_SCREEN_AD_VIEW
FULL_SCREEN_POI_INSPECTION
POKESTOP_SPINNER_
APPROACH_GYM
APPROACH_RAID

Tracking settings for ads so they can track who’s watching the ads, and full-screen ads. You wanted full-screen ads, right?

GM Settings Update

get_GarbageCollectionSettings
get_SuppressPopups

Guzzlord confirmed! No, but seriously… Garbage collection refers to removing unused items from memory, so it’s odd they’ve set it up to be controlled remotely.

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

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