Hello Trainers! Niantic has pushed a few updates in the background, and oh boy is there some good stuff here! Including hints that your raid pass won’t be consumed if you don’t actually do the raid, Remote Raid day, and more!
🚨⚠️ 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 code that was 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. Potential spoilers ahead.
With that said, let’s get into it!
Raid pass Refund
RESOURCE ID: raid_leave_lobby_prompt_ticket_return TEXT: If you leave this group before the battle starts, your pass will be returned to you, but you won’t be able to rejoin the same group. Do you want to leave this group? RESOURCE ID: use_raid_ticket_confirmation_ticket_return TEXT: Join the Raid Battle (A pass will be used when the battle starts)
It appears that Niantic is changing when raid passes are consumed, instead, they will be consumed when the battle starts. This means you can safely enter a raid lobby and if you don’t have enough raiders you can safely back out and not risk a pass.
Remote Raid Day
RESOURCE ID: five_free_raid_passes_remote TEXT: Raid Day box with Remote Raid Passes available in the shop
Remote Raid Day Hype!! It looks like we’re getting a remote raid day, with five free remote raid passes!! They’ll have to increase the number of remote raid passes you can hold from 3 to at least 5 to make this work.
RESOURCE ID: add_stickers_button TEXT: ADD STICKER RESOURCE ID: change_stickers_button TEXT: CHANGE STICKER RESOURCE ID: shop_sticker TEXT: STICKERS RESOURCE ID: sticker_empty_inventory TEXT: No stickers to send. You can get stickers from Gifts or the shop. RESOURCE ID: test_sticker_1_name TEXT: test sticker name
Who doesn’t love stickers!
RESOURCE ID: bundle.general1.free.1_title TEXT: DAILY BONUS BOX RESOURCE ID: bundle.general2.free.1_title TEXT: BONUS BOX RESOURCE ID: iap_category_free TEXT: NO COST
A new free daily box, a free bonus box, and a new free category in the shop.
Meltan box error
SOURCE ID: cannot_use_mystery_box_and_incense TEXT: You can’t use the Mystery Box and an Incense at the same time.
A new error you get when you attempt to use an Incense and a Meltan Box at the same time. Instead of the generic one you get now.
RESOURCE ID: incense_day_pokemon_carvanha TEXT: Carvanha attracted by Incense
Text for the upcoming Incense day
Online Status & Last Played
RESOURCE ID: last_played_date_setting_description TEXT: Let my friends see info about the last time I played a Niantic game. RESOURCE ID: last_played_today TEXT: Last Played: Today RESOURCE ID: last_played_two_plus_days_ago TEXT: Last Played: 2+ days ago RESOURCE ID: last_played_yesterday TEXT: Last Played: Yesterday
It looks like you’ll be able to see when your friends were last logged in, and if they are online or not. You will be able to opt-in or out to this, much like how you can show or hide your last Pokémon caught to your friends.
New Privacy Settings
RESOURCE ID: niantic_profile_privacy_settings_title TEXT: Privacy Settings RESOURCE ID: get_privacy_settings_error_message TEXT: Could not retrieve your privacy settings. RESOURCE ID: set_privacy_settings_error_message TEXT: Could not set your privacy settings.
New Privacy Settings. It could be related to your online status.
Like Pokémon Go? Check out our other games!
RESOURCE ID: friend_niantic_game_preview_list_title TEXT: Other Niantic Games to Share RESOURCE ID: niantic_game_preview_list_title TEXT: Other Niantic Games to Try
Niantic wants to tell you about its other games.
Go Battle League Errors
RESOURCE ID: league_ruleset_error_party TEXT: This party has Pokémon which can't be used in this Cup. RESOURCE ID: league_ruleset_error_pokemon TEXT: This Pokémon can't be used in this Cup. RESOURCE ID: league_ruleset_info_subtitle TEXT: These Pokémon aren't allowed in this Cup. RESOURCE ID: league_ruleset_info_title TEXT: Premier Cup Rules RESOURCE ID: league_ruleset_label TEXT: Limited Selection
Some errors to handle the upcoming Premier Cup.
Throwback 2020 Challenge Champion
RESOURCE ID: quest_title_tcc TEXT: Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 RESOURCE ID: quest_title_tcc_0 TEXT: Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 (1/5)
This appears to be the quest details for the Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Special Research! It will be a 5 part special research
RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_0_0 TEXT: Hi there, %PLAYERNAME%. I can’t help but be impressed by your progress. You’ve done fantastic work in researching Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh regions. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_0_1 TEXT: Now that we’ve researched Pokémon that were found in those regions... RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_0_2 TEXT: let’s take a closer look at Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region! RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_0_3 TEXT: I think it’s fascinating that even though we know a lot about Pokémon from all over the world, there’s always more to learn! RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_0_4 TEXT: Speaking of discoveries, I’ve been doing some additional research and heard about an interesting phenomenon that has to do with Meowth in the Galar region. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_0_5 TEXT: I was speaking to a researcher who’s the granddaughter of a colleague from Galar, and she shared some intriguing information. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_0_6 TEXT: It seems that Galarian Meowth lived with seafaring people, which toughened their bodies so much that parts of them turned to iron. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_0_7 TEXT: Maybe I could get a few workout tips—I’ve been looking for some ways to toughen up myself! RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_0_8 TEXT: Anyway...let’s do some more research on Pokémon originally discovered in Unova, but be sure to keep your eyes open for other exciting discoveries. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_1_0 TEXT: Wonderful work, Trainer. You might be familiar with the tradition in which a Pokémon Trainer selects their very first partner from a group of three Pokémon. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_1_1 TEXT: These first-partner Pokémon are normally Fire, Water, or Grass types. In Unova, many Trainers choose the Water-type Oshawott as their first-partner Pokémon. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_1_2 TEXT: This Sea Otter Pokémon is known to use the scalchop on its stomach during battle. Isn’t that just adorable? Please continue your research, and let me know your findings. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_2_0 TEXT: I can’t stop thinking about how cute Oshawott is— Oh! You’re back! Excellent work catching that Patrat! RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_2_1 TEXT: Now that we’ve researched the Water-type first-partner Pokémon of many Unovan Trainers, let’s shift focus to the Fire-type one—Tepig! RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_2_2 TEXT: I’m a particular fan of Tepig because it uses the fireballs that come from its nose to roast Berries. It’s such a clever use of an ability. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_2_3 TEXT: I just love roasted Pinap Berries! We should continue our work and see what else we can discover. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_3_0 TEXT: Being the savvy Trainer you are, I’m sure you know which type of Pokémon we’re going to research next. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_3_1 TEXT: That’s right—Grass type! In Unova, many Trainers choose Snivy, the Grass Snake Pokémon, as their first partner. Snivy is intelligent and calm, and being exposed to lots of sunlight makes it move more swiftly. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_3_2 TEXT: Perhaps there’s a lot we could learn from such a sagacious Pokémon! RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_3_3 TEXT: Anyway, let’s get started on these research tasks. Be sure to listen carefully, as you never know what you might encounter! RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_4_0 TEXT: You’re a natural, %PLAYERNAME%. I’m so glad we could research some of the amazing Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_4_1 TEXT: I can’t thank you enough for your hard work. I hope you put this Charged TM and Fast TM to good use! RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_4_2 TEXT: By the way, I literally stumbled across a mysterious Pokémon I’ve never encountered before. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_4_3 TEXT: I think you’re the perfect Trainer to take this Pokémon and help it reach its potential. Best of luck, and I’ll be in touch soon!
This appears to be the quest dialogue.
Snubbull Limited Research
RESOURCE ID: limited_research TEXT: Limited Research RESOURCE ID: limited_research_snubbull TEXT: Snubbull Limited Research RESOURCE ID: timed_research_pokemon_snubbull TEXT: Snubbull featured in Timed Research
Text for the upcoming Snubbull limited research
Account Link Errors
RESOURCE ID: login_not_removable_error_message TEXT: Can’t unlink this account. Please link another login method before unlinking this one. RESOURCE ID: login_taken_error_message TEXT: This account is already linked to a different player.
Errors for when you attempt to link your account with an email or social media that’s already linked.
Conclusions and Speculation
Not having your raid pass consumed until you actually enter the raid would be a huge quality of life upgrade. No more wasted passes.
Also, remote raid day? With 5 free passes? Sounds great! I’m excited to see how this works. Are you excited for a remote raid day?
Finally, the 2020 final special research quest looks interesting. What is this Pokémon that Willow refers to that he’s never encountered before? Is this Genesect for everyone? Or something else? What do you think?
That’s all for now, stay safe out there trainers!