Hello Trainers! A few things were pushed into the game including GO Fest ticket texts, Sword and Shield Expansion Clothes, a Dragon Boat Festival Event and more.
Did you know Weedle has a honkable nose? You’ll understand that in a minute…
🚨⚠️ Disclaimer ⚠️🚨
Please be aware that everything posted here has been publicly reported by data miners (PokeMiners). 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 items that were 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.
Let’s get into it!
RESOURCE ID: shop_category_global_events TEXT: GLOBAL EVENTS RESOURCE ID: badge_gofest_2020_global TEXT: Pokémon GO Fest RESOURCE ID: general1.ticket.3_name TEXT: Pokémon GO Fest 2020 RESOURCE ID: general1.ticket.3_title TEXT: Ticket: GO Fest 2020 RESOURCE ID: general1.ticket.1_description TEXT: A ticket to access Pokémon GO Fest on July 25 and 26, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time each day, wherever you are. Details can be found in the in-game News. YOU MUST PLAY DURING THE SPECIFIED TIME TO RECEIVE ALL THE SPECIAL EVENT BONUSES.
General Ticket 1 and 3 are for Go Fest, interestingly enough Ticket 2 is for Weedle Community Day. Also, we’ve never seen a single event take up two tickets before. Niantic announced that Go Fest 2020 will be a 2-day event, and that people will be able to participate in both days. I wonder if we’ll have to pay for each day individually in order to be able to play, which if we’re being honest makes sense.
Weedle Com Day
RESOURCE ID: general1.ticket.2_description TEXT: A ticket to access A Hairy Situation, the Special Research for Weedle Community Day, on June 20, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, wherever you are. Details can be found in the in-game News.
Ticket 2 is now a Weedle Community Day ticket.
Quest Dialog Updated
RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_wt_0_0 TEXT: Hey there, %PLAYERNAME%! I stepped out of my mobile lab this morning only to see needlelike horns poking out of the grass all around me. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_wt_0_1 TEXT: Luckily, I also saw bigRed noses poking out of the grass andRealized they belonged to Weedle, the Hairy Bug Pokémon. I guess you could say we’re in a...hairy situation! RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_wt_0_2 TEXT: ...Uh, moving along... RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_wt_0_3 TEXT: Weedle’s horn measures about two inches. It’s a sharp stinger that can inject poison! RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_wt_0_4 TEXT: Let’s investigate Weedle further—but watch your step! There are Weedle everywhere, and you wouldn’t want to get poked by one. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_wt_1_0 TEXT: Nice footwork, Trainer. IRead a fascinating tidbit while you were conducting yourResearch—Weedle has an extremely acute sense of smell. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_wt_1_1 TEXT: It finds its favorite kinds of leaves by sniffing them out with its big,Red, and—in my opinion—honkable nose. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_wt_1_2 TEXT: I can think of a number of times this useful skill would come in handy, like when the team leaders start sharing snacks around the lab and don’t think to offer me any. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_wt_1_3 TEXT: Anyway, I think that we should look further into Weedle’s Evolution. I can’t wait to see what other fascinating details we learn. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_wt_2_0 TEXT: Well done with that evolving, %PLAYERNAME%. However, it looks like the evolved form of Weedle, Kakuna, is just...sitting there. I knew this Cocoon Pokémon didn’t move much, but wow. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_wt_2_1 TEXT: Seeing it in person has made meRealize that...itReally does just sit there. But while it seems like it’s doing nothing, it’s actually extremely busy preparing for its upcoming Evolution. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_wt_2_2 TEXT: And that’s evident by how hot to the touch the shell becomes! Isn’t that exciting? Thanks to ourResearch, we’ve learned so much about what’s happening to Kakuna! RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_wt_2_3 TEXT: Let’s keep going! I think that Kakuna of yours is almostReady to show you what it’s been working on. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_wt_3_0 TEXT: Thanks to its hard work, Kakuna has evolved into Beedrill! It now has three poisonous stingers and wings that allow it to fly quickly. Talk about a glow-up! RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_wt_3_1 TEXT: Beedrill, the Poison Bee Pokémon, is known for being extremely territorial. It sometimes attacks in swarms, and Beedrill nests are very dangerous! RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_wt_3_2 TEXT: This powerful Bug- and Poison-type Pokémon may surprise you in Trainer Battles, too. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_wt_3_3 TEXT: Thanks for your help today, %PLAYERNAME%. I’ll be in touch once I figure out how to maneuver my mobile lab out of this area. I wouldn’t want a Weedle poking a hole in one of the mobile lab’s tires!
It looks like quite a bit of this has been updated, and Willow apparently thinks that Weedle has a “honkable nose”
Online Status Updates
RESOURCE ID: friend_sort_online_not_available_ok_button TEXT: Share Online Status Now RESOURCE ID: social_online_consent_note_header Removed TEXT: You are now online! Added TEXT: You’re now sharing your online status! RESOURCE ID: friend_sort_online_not_available_header TEXT: Quick Online-Status Toggle RESOURCE ID: social_online_toast Removed TEXT: Toast message to show the player is online Added TEXT: Sharing your online status RESOURCE ID: friend_sort_online_not_available_body TEXT: <b>This sorting can only be used when you are online. You can turn on Online Status now or later using the Online/Offline toggle.</b> <size=24>Note: Turning on Online Status will enable it for all Niantic games you play.</size> RESOURCE ID: friendslist_sort_online_unavailable Removed TEXT: Cannot sort friends by online status when not opted in to Niantic Online. Added TEXT: You can’t sort friends by online status if you haven’t opted in to Niantic Online. RESOURCE ID: social_online_consent_note_body TEXT: Your online status can be seen by your friends who have opted in to Niantic Online. You can stop sharing your status anytime by tapping the same button.
They’ve updated the text to indicate that you’re not “Online”, but sharing your Online status… cause you need to be online to play the game. It also appears that this flag will cross games as well, so once you opt-in for one game you opt-in for them all.
It’ll be interesting to see if you’re friends list will indicate if you’re playing one of the other Niantic games or not, or just that you’re “Online”.
RESOURCE ID: friendslist_sort_giftable Removed TEXT: CAN SEND A GIFT Added TEXT: CAN RECEIVE A GIFT RESOURCE ID: gift_from_sponsor TEXT: Open a Sponsored Gift!
A seemingly minor update, probably based on timezones and stuff… technically some trainers on your friend list will be able to receive a gift from you before your days is over because of timezones. Hopefully, this means that we’re getting the giftable sort soon?
Also something about Sponsored gifts.
Raid Invite Updates
RESOURCE ID:Raid_lobby_expired_desc TEXT: Please try a different Raid or invitation. RESOURCE ID:Raid_lobby_expired_title TEXT: This Raid Lobby Has Expired RESOURCE ID:Raid_lobby_full_desc TEXT: Please try again later RESOURCE ID:Raid_lobby_full_title TEXT: The Raid Lobby Is Full
Some error messages for remote invites. Still a work in progress, but they said it was coming soon. So fingers crossed? It won’t be until at least Zekrom is in raids though, so don’t hold your breath just yet.
Sword and Shield Expansion Clothes
RESOURCE ID: avatar_f_backpack_swshdlccostume_00_bundle_icon TEXT: Isle of Armor Bag RESOURCE ID: avatar_f_gloves_swshdlccostume_00_bundle_icon TEXT: Isle of Armor Gloves RESOURCE ID: avatar_f_shirt_swshdlccostume_00_bundle_icon TEXT: Isle of Armor Uniform RESOURCE ID: avatar_f_shoes_swshdlccostume_00_bundle_icon TEXT: Isle of Armor Shoes RESOURCE ID: avatar_m_backpack_swshdlccostume_00_bundle_icon TEXT: Isle of Armor Bag RESOURCE ID: avatar_m_gloves_swshdlccostume_00_bundle_icon TEXT: Isle of Armor Gloves RESOURCE ID: avatar_m_shirt_swshdlccostume_00_bundle_icon TEXT: Isle of Armor Uniform RESOURCE ID: avatar_m_shoes_swshdlccostume_00_bundle_icon TEXT: Isle of Armor Shoes RESOURCE ID: avatar_f_hat_galarfarfetchditems_00_bundle_icon TEXT: Galarian Farfetch’d Cap Set RESOURCE ID: avatar_f_shirt_galarfarfetchditems_00_bundle_icon TEXT: Galarian Farfetch’d T-shirt and Bag RESOURCE ID: avatar_m_hat_galarfarfetchditems_00_bundle_icon TEXT: Galarian Farfetch’d Cap Set RESOURCE ID: avatar_m_shirt_galarfarfetchditems_00_bundle_icon TEXT: Galarian Farfetch’d T-shirt and Bag
What’s a main series expansion pack without promotional items in Pokémon Go!! No assets yet, so they aren’t ready quite yet.
Dragon Boat Festival
RESOURCE ID: dragonboat_event_name TEXT: Dragon Boat Festival
The official Chinese Dragon Boat Festival is Thursday, June 25th to Saturday, June 27th
Niantic has already announced that the solstice-themed event will end on June 24th and The Bug Out event start on June 26th. So maybe we’ll see a one-day event? Hopefully, with a ton of Dragon spawns?
Conclusions and Speculation
Are you excited to have a global Go Fest wherever you play? I for one am disappointed that we won’t be having an in-person Go Fest, but I understand given the circumstances that was not an option.
I met so many awesome people last year, and had an awesome road trip with a couple of good friends to get there too! (Even if my van decided it wanted to protest halfway there) Missing the connection to people from around the world is something that will surely be missed, for a lot of you I’m sure.
What do you guys think? Have you attended a Go Fest before? Were you planning on attending this year? Are you as sad as I am you won’t get the same experience? Are you going to participate in both days?
Let me know!
One last thing before I go… I think Willow needs a vacation, don’t you? Honkable nose?
Stay safe out there trainers.