Data Mining Report: Seedot Special Research, Type-Specific GBL Cups and more!

Pokémon GO Datamine

Hello Trainers!  Niantic has pushed a few updates in the background.  The update includes spoilers to the Seedot Community Day special research, Type-Specific Go Battle League Cups, Gym tags 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.

Spoilers ahead.

With that said, let’s get into it!

Seedot Community Day

Quests

RESOURCE ID: quest_st_catch_s 
TEXT: Catch 15 Seedot 

RESOURCE ID: quest_st_evolve_n 
TEXT: Evolve a Nuzleaf 

RESOURCE ID: quest_st_evolve_s 
TEXT: Evolve 3 Seedot

Three quests have been pushed for Seedot’s community day.

Snapshot Encounters

RESOURCE ID: photobomb_five_seedot 
TEXT: 5 surprise encounters with Seedot in GO Snapshot

Special Research – Seeing Double

RESOURCE ID: quest_title_st 
TEXT: Seeing Double 

RESOURCE ID: quest_title_st_0 
TEXT: Seeing Double (1/4) 

RESOURCE ID: quest_title_st_1 
TEXT: Seeing Double (2/4) 

RESOURCE ID: quest_title_st_2 
TEXT: Seeing Double (3/4) 

RESOURCE ID: quest_title_st_3 
TEXT: Seeing Double (4/4)

Time Change?

RESOURCE ID: general1.ticket.2_description 
-TEXT: A ticket to access the Investigating Illusions bonus Special Research for Abra Community Day on April 25, 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. 

TEXT: A ticket to access the “Seeing Double” bonus Special Research for Seedot Community Day on May 24, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time, wherever you are. Details can be found in the in-game News. 

It looks like the end time was changed from to 5 pm to 6 pm, the start time remained 11 am.

Quest Dialog

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_st_0_0 
TEXT: Hey there, %PLAYERNAME%! You surprised me, much like the Seedot that just fell from that tree over there. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_st_0_1 
TEXT: It really scared a Pidgey that was foraging nearby, and I’m pretty sure it did that on purpose. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_st_0_2 
TEXT: It’s easy for Seedot to trick people and Pokémon alike because Seedot are almost indistinguishable from acorns. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_st_0_3 
TEXT: Are they appearing in higher numbers right now, or am I seeing double? Could you help me investigate this nutty situation? 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_st_1_0 
TEXT: Welcome back, %PLAYERNAME%! While you were away, I was just refreshing my memory on Seedot. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_st_1_1 
TEXT: Apparently, it attaches itself to a tree branch using the top of its head and sucks moisture from the tree it’s hanging from. The more water Seedot drinks, the glossier its body becomes. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_st_1_2 
TEXT: Thanks, Seedot, for reminding us to stay hydrated! Did you know that Seedot can evolve? AHHH! Sorry, I was just startled by another one. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_st_1_3 
TEXT: Why don’t you try evolving Seedot? Maybe it’ll get calmer and stop playing pranks on everyone! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_st_2_0 
TEXT: On the one hand, fantastic work, Trainer. Your little Seedot has evolved into Nuzleaf, the Wily Pokémon. On the other hand, our plan to calm Seedot down by evolving it has backfired. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_st_2_1 
TEXT: Apparently, Nuzleaf can make a flute out of the leaf on its head, and the sound of that flute strikes fear and uncertainty into the hearts of people who hear it. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_st_2_2 
TEXT: I’m sorry. But I have faith that a brave Trainer like yourself can handle Nuzleaf just fine! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_st_2_3 
TEXT: Maybe if we try evolving it again...its next form will be less scary! Personally, I’ve been startled enough for one day of research! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_st_3_0 
TEXT: So...your Nuzleaf has evolved into Shiftry, the Wicked Pokémon. Unfortunately, upon reviewing data on Shiftry, I learned it can be quite fearsome, too. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_st_3_1 
TEXT: Using its leafy fan, Shiftry can create wind gusts with speeds of up to one hundred feet per second. That’s strong enough to level houses! I think I need to go tie my mobile lab down! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_st_3_2 
TEXT: I’d rather be surprised by a Seedot than blown away by a Shiftry! Hah...lesson learned—stay up-to-date with Pokémon, even familiar ones! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_st_3_3 
TEXT: Thank you for your help researching this odd occurrence. Once these winds die down, I’ll be in touch about our next research adventure!

Willow’s quest dialogue for the special research.  Looks like he gets a little frazzled with this one…

Throwback Final Research

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_tcc_2_0 

Removed TEXT: I can’t stop thinking about how cute Oshawott is— Oh! You’re back! Excellent work catching that Patrat! 
Added TEXT: I can’t stop thinking about how cute Oshawott is— Oh! You’re back! Excellent work catching that Darumaka!

It looks like they’ve changed one of the rewards from the final step from Patrat to Darumaka.  Upgrade!!

Friendship List

Online Status

RESOURCE ID: niantic_social_overview_desc 
TEXT: New social features have arrived! With Niantic Social, you can now do the following: 

RESOURCE ID: online_status_onboarding_description 
TEXT: Your Online Status will let Friends know when you are available for Battles. 

RESOURCE ID: social_online_consent_note_body 
TEXT: Your online status can be seen by your friends who also can see your online status. 
You can change the status any time from the same button. 

RESOURCE ID: social_online_consent_note_header 
TEXT: You are now Online!

It looks like your online status had PVP in mind, so you can just set your online status instead of renaming your buddy to let your friends know you’re online.

Sort and Search by Online

RESOURCE ID: social_search_friends 
TEXT: SEARCH 

RESOURCE ID: friendslist_sort_offline 
TEXT: OFFLINE 

RESOURCE ID: friendslist_sort_online 
TEXT: ONLINE 

RESOURCE ID: friendslist_sort_online_unavailable 
TEXT: Cannot sort by online when not opted into Niantic Online! 

RESOURCE ID: initial_onboarding_privacy_tip 
TEXT: Privacy Control: Your safety is our priority, and you are able to control what features are turned on.

You’ll be able to sort and search your friend list by online and offline.

Giftable Search

RESOURCE ID: friendslist_sort_giftable 
TEXT: SENDABLE GIFT

Getting closer?  I tested it, it still doesn’t work yet.

Themed Go Battle League Cups

RESOURCE ID: league_ruleset_info_type_subtitle 
TEXT: This cup is limited to Pokémon of the following types: {0}. All Pokémon on the team must be at least one of these types. 

RESOURCE ID: league_ruleset_info_whitelist_subtitle 
TEXT: Only these Pokémon can be used in this cup. 

RESOURCE ID: league_ruleset_type_label 
TEXT: Eligible Pokémon types:

Themed cups in the Go Battle League Premier Cup?  Interesting.

Gym Tags?

RESOURCE ID: gym_tag_ace 
TEXT: ACE 

RESOURCE ID: gym_tag_easy 
TEXT: EASY 

RESOURCE ID: gym_tag_exclusive 
TEXT: EXCLUSIVE 

RESOURCE ID: gym_tag_gofest 
TEXT: GO FEST 

RESOURCE ID: gym_tag_great 
TEXT: GREAT 

RESOURCE ID: gym_tag_hard 
TEXT: HARD 

RESOURCE ID: gym_tag_master 
TEXT: MASTER 

RESOURCE ID: gym_tag_medium 
TEXT: MEDIUM 

RESOURCE ID: gym_tag_mystery 
TEXT: ??? 

RESOURCE ID: gym_tag_normal 
TEXT: NORMAL 

RESOURCE ID: gym_tag_special 
TEXT: SPECIAL 

RESOURCE ID: gym_tag_ultra 
TEXT: ULTRA

Not sure what these are for, but they sure are interesting.

Stickers!!

RESOURCE ID: shop_sticker 
TEXT: STICKERS 

RESOURCE ID: add_stickers_button 
TEXT: ADD STICKER 

RESOURCE ID: change_stickers_button 
TEXT: CHANGE STICKER 

RESOURCE ID: error_out_of_this_sticker 
TEXT: You are out of this sticker. 

RESOURCE ID: shop_max_of_this_sticker 
TEXT: You cannot buy more of this sticker. 

RESOURCE ID: sticker_empty_inventory 
TEXT: No stickers to send. You can get stickers from Gifts or the shop.

You’ll be able to buy and send stickers to friends.

Remote Raid Invites

RESOURCE ID: remote_raid_invite_rate_limit_desc 
TEXT: You've reached the max number of invitations you can send for a while. Please try again later. 

RESOURCE ID: remote_raid_invite_rate_limit_title 
TEXT: No More Invitations Can Be Sent

It looks like there will be a limit on the number of remote raid invites you can send.  Probably not per raid, but overall.  Maybe?  The wording is vague, so we’ll have to wait and see.

Free Boxes

RESOURCE ID: bundle.general1.free.1_title 
Removed: TEXT: DAILY BONUS BOX 
Added: TEXT: Daily Free Box 

RESOURCE ID: bundle.general2.free.1_title 
Removed: TEXT: BONUS BOX 
Added: TEXT: Free Box 

RESOURCE ID: iap_category_free 
Removed: TEXT: NO COST 
Added: TEXT: FREE

More on the Free boxes

Conclusions and Speculation

The themed Silph Cups are very interesting, with no legendaries and then type restrictions as well?  This could be very interesting if they stick to the Master League, they could run them alongside the Silph cups.

What do you think the gym tags mean?  Could they be linking them to the PVP leagues?  Great tag gyms can only hold and be battled by Pokémon 1500cp or less?  Mystery gyms don’t display the Pokémon in the gym until you start battling it?  Maybe the first trainer to drop a Pokémon in the gym can set the tag when they drop their Pokémon in?  Let me know your theories in the comments below.

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

I've been playing Pokemon Go since the game launched way back in 2016, I am a loyal Valor player and also a content creator on YouTube going by the name Professor Glaw.