Hello Trainers! 0.253.0 is rolling out to a device near you and it brings with it an updated Candy Transfer screen, more on the upcoming Height and Weight record tracking, a unity update and more.
Please read through all of this with a grain of salt – we often post data mining reports which end up taking months to release, and we don’t want our readers to be disappointed. Be smart, read this like speculation and be happy once it goes live.
💡 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 includes some of my commentaries.
New assets for 253. Including stuff for Campfire, some sort of follower coin?, icons for the new height and weight feature, and some other random stuff.
Unity was updated from 2020.3.33 to 2020.3.38 which brought several small changes that are mostly not noteworthy.
Community Day “Fake” Moon
CommDayFakeMoonController moonRoot moonTransform moonArcCurve moonMinimumHeight moonMaximumHeight
The fake moon for Teddiursa’s community day, allowing the evolution of Ursaring into Ursaluna.
Updated Candy Transfer Screen
candyCount candyCost evoFunc RareCandyTransformDialog rareCandyCost largeRareCandyIconImage rareCandyIconImage
The candy transfer screens have been updated, here’s a look at the old and the new. The new one takes up a lot less of the screen and looks a lot cleaner.
AnimatedTextSlots Niantic.Holoholo.UI.Utility AnimateTextSlots animatedText baseAnimationTimeSec varianceAnimationTimeSec maxAnimationTime animationTimeForIndex SetUpForPokemon PokemonRecordDataTable categoryImage smallKeyText smallValueText largeKeyText largeValueText smallNewTagGameObject largeNewTagGameObject smallSizeTagGameObject largeSizeTagGameObject
A new unity for animated texts were added. Not sure the purpose of this just yet, but the Miners think that it could be for the size updates. I tend to agree with them on this one. (Kinda hard not too at this point, but still)
get_StickerCategorySettings get_StickersV2Enabled get_SentStickersIds UpdateViewedStickersInShop .get_ReceivedStickersIds .get_HasNewStickerInShop GetStickerGroupName
For the new sticker update, which I have to say is very nice. A lot of people hate on stickers, but for those that enjoy them this is a huge QoL update.
The PokéMiners have been able to confirm that the obfuscated Game Master settings were for the Pokédex size stats.
sizeXxlXxsThreshold XxsScaleBySizeCurve XsScaleBySizeCurve XlScaleBySizeCurve XxlScaleBySizeCurve
get_ShowSizeEffects cameraUnzoomMinSeconds zoomTweenCurve cameraZoomFxPrefab xxsZoomConfig xxlZoomConfig ZoomConfig CameraZoomSeconds CameraZoomStartingFactor CameraZoomEndingFactor ZoomDirecton
It looks like we’re getting extra camera action for xxs and xxl encounters? Are we going to get dramatic zoom ins for xxs and zoom outs for xxl?
Labels for Records?
weightNewRecordVisController heightNewRecordVisController weightStatLabel heightStatLabel normalStatLabelColor recordStatLabelColor
Labels for normal sizing and record breaking sizing. Animated texts?
Share your Record
PokemonSizeRecordBreakGuiController OnShareClicked heightRecordContainer weightRecordContainer
You’ll be able to share your record with your friends and your followers. Because why not?
heightDeltaText weightDeltaText heightDeltaBackground weightDeltaBackground heightDeltaArrowIcon weightDeltaArrowIcon deltaIncreaseColor deltaDecreaseColor shareScreenLayerMask animationSequenceStartDelaySec visibilityControllers heightStatTextSlots weightStatTextSlots heightImage weightImage heightSprite weightSprite
You can tell just how much that giant Snorlax broke your record with a new fancy GUI.
Encounter Particle System
EncounterParticleSystem minScale maxScale
Encounter particles. All you need is faith, trust and a little pixie dust I guess.
The PokéMiners suspect this will be for the Extended Raids, these settings contain a Unique ID, the Form of the Pokémon, and Override settings that contain Mega evolution information.
The PokéMiners don’t have a whole lot to go on here, but this appears to be a new type of spawnable Pokémon that can only spawn from a Pokéstop encounter. This is likely related to the Pokéstop Encounter that they’ve been mining for a little while now.
Combat Season Stats Update
This is an option to disable the countdown for the GBL season.
buddyShadowRenderer buddyAngleToAvatarBySizeCurve buddyOffsetForHeightCurve buddyHeightFactorCurve flyingPokemonOff .setHeightThresholdCurve
The location of your friends buddy is broken for some people. I think it’s dependent on what they have as their buddy, because it’s not broken for everybody. It looks like the larger the buddy the less broken it is, but I might be wrong there.
Address Book v2
Niantic.Platform.AddressBookImport.Android Niantic.Platform.AddressBookImport.Internal accountSettingsContainer maskedPhoneNumbersContainer errorControllerManager DiscoverabilitySettingWidget OnToggleDiscoverability newName UpdateFullName SetFullName EditPhoneNumberWidget currentMaskedPhoneNumber
A new library for importing contacts.
A lot was added for Photo Records, the PokéMiners believe most of this is related to the Catch Card feature.
get_CatchCardShareCampfireEnabled get_ArCatchCardShareCampfireEnabled GetCatchCardForCampfire fullCatchCardCapturer campfireSquareCapturer
This is all related to the catch card for sure.
GetPhotos PhotoSpec ORIGINAL SIZE_64 SIZE_256 SIZE_1080
For data use reduction.
SubmitImage SubmitImageResponse GetSignedUrl signedUrl photoId UNSET SUCCESS IMAGE_DOES_NOT_EXIST INAPPROPRIATE_CONTENT ERROR_UNKNOWN PHOTO_ID_ALREADY_SUBMITTED MATCHING_IMAGE_FLAGGED
Uploading Images. There’s an error in there for Inappropriate content, which suggests that any images that are uploaded are scanned and checked prior to actually being accepted.
Social Client API
IPhotoApiService shouldSubmit StartUploadImageFlow imageEntry GetImageTexture GetTransientImageUrl ImageInfo
Most of this part of the update suggests the new photo feature will be tied to Campfire in some way, which would make a lot of sense.
New Friend Widgets
SettingsFriendReferenceWid SettingsFullNameInputGuiController .settingsFriendReferenceWidget .settingsFullNameInputInstance
Campfires’ watching you.
This was added to the location pinger, so Campfire can know where you are. Because Campfire is always watching you Mike Wazowski.
CampfireBuildEnvironment Integration DirectMessageManager customFrontendUrl customBackendUrl accountId
The build environment for Campfire.
There’s a lot more, but it’s all stuff that likely won’t be in PoGO so I’ll skip it.
"action_button_explore_nearby" - Explore Nearby "action_button_feed_berries" - Feed Berries "action_button_ignore" - Ignore "action_button_incubate" - Incubate "action_button_maybe_later" - Maybe Later "action_button_open_gift" - Open Gift "action_button_use_now" - Use Now "action_button_view_gym" - View Gym "action_button_view_pokemon" - View Pokémon "action_button_view_profile" - View Profile "action_button_view_raid" - View Raid
Action buttons for new OS level notifications.
GetGenerationName was added to the previously reported Pokédex filter.
postcardBag has been added to the Sponsored Gifts web view.
Some small GUI updates to hide old menus and the scroll bar when its not required
I think the new record tracking for sizes will be a neat addition to the game. Do I think it’s what they should be working on right now? No. Will I enjoy it when it’s added to the game? Yes.
I’m interested to see if the fake moon will look for Teddiursa Community Day, I hope its pronounced and not just the regular moon forced into the game.
Either way, that’s all for now. Stay safe out there trainers.