Data Mining Report: Raid Pass Returned if not Used, Remote Raid Day and more!

Pokémon GO Datamine

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 

RESOURCE ID: change_stickers_button 

RESOURCE ID: shop_sticker 

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!

Free Bundles



RESOURCE ID: iap_category_free 

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.

Incense day

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

5 Steps

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!