Pokémon GO Datamine

Hello Trainers! Some updates were pushed to the Game master file tonight including hints at a Team Rocket Special Research, Strange Eggs, Shadow Mewtwo 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 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.

Team Rocket

Special Research

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TEXT: An Inter-egg-sting Development 

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TEXT: An Inter-egg-sting Development (1/6) 

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TEXT: An Inter-egg-sting Development (2/6) 

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TEXT: An Inter-egg-sting Development (3/6) 

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TEXT: An Inter-egg-sting Development (4/6) 

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TEXT: An Inter-egg-sting Development (5/6) 

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TEXT: An Inter-egg-sting Development (6/6)

It looks like we’re going to be getting a 6-step Team Rocket special research, and it looks like we’re finally going to get those shadow eggs that were discovered a while back.

RESOURCE ID: quest_complete_rockethq7 
TEXT: An Inter-egg-sting Development 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq7_0_0 
TEXT: Hey there, %PLAYERNAME%! It’s good to see you, though I’m sorry it has to be under such dire circumstances. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq7_0_1 
TEXT: What circumstances, you ask? Well, it appears as if Team GO Rocket is—you guessed it—stirring up more trouble! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq7_0_2 
TEXT: We’ve just received word that they’re doing something strange at PokéStops. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq7_0_3 
TEXT: What exactly they’re doing—and to what end—is what we need to figure out. Let’s get out there and see what we can find! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq7_1_0 
TEXT: Welcome back, %PLAYERNAME%. It looks like Grunts aren’t involved in whatever new experiments Team GO Rocket is performing. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq7_1_1 
TEXT: As you might recall, Grunts use Shadow Pokémon, which are Pokémon that have been trained in unnatural and harmful ways to become incredibly powerful. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq7_1_2 
TEXT: We’ve heard rumors that Arlo was the one who spearheaded the Shadow Pokémon program not long after he parted ways with Candela and Team Valor. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq7_1_3 
TEXT: More recently, Spark discovered that Team GO Rocket may be hatching a plot involving Pokémon Eggs! Is Arlo involved in this, too? 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq7_1_4 
TEXT: Let’s investigate more PokéStops and purify some Shadow Pokémon while we’re at it. Something is bound to come up! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq7_2_0 
TEXT: Great job saving and purifying those Shadow Pokémon, %PLAYERNAME%! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq7_2_1 
TEXT: I noticed you caught a Larvitar. It’s highly unusual to see one in the wild. Maybe it came from one of the Pokémon Eggs that Team GO Rocket has been collecting... 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq7_2_2 
TEXT: While you were out battling Grunts, the team leaders and I discovered that Team GO Rocket has been collecting a mysterious kind of Pokémon Egg we’re calling Strange Eggs. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq7_2_3 
TEXT: It appears that mostly Poison- or Dark-type Pokémon hatch from these Eggs. Let’s save and hatch as many Strange Eggs as possible before Team GO Rocket is able to grow their ranks! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq7_2_4 
TEXT: The Team GO Rocket Leaders seem to be guarding these Strange Eggs, so let’s start by finding them. Be sure you have space for Eggs and some Incubators at the ready! 

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TEXT: Great job defeating those leaders, %PLAYERNAME%! You’ve saved some pretty cute Pokémon in the process, if I do say so myself. 

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TEXT: While you were off fighting Team GO Rocket, Spark and I did some more sleuthing and discovered that Sierra might actually be the brains behind the Strange Eggs! 

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TEXT: It appears there’s more to a Team GO Rocket Leader’s duties than just taking over PokéStops and challenging Trainers to battle. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq7_3_3 
TEXT: First Arlo with Shadow Pokémon, and now Sierra with these Strange Eggs... I wonder what else Team GO Rocket’s got tucked up their sleeves. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq7_3_4 
TEXT: This doesn’t sit well with me, %PLAYERNAME%. Let’s track down those leaders again! We have to do all we can to disrupt their plans! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq7_4_0 
TEXT: Incredible work, %PLAYERNAME%! Hopefully that’ll keep them at bay for a little while. 

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TEXT: I managed to craft another Super Rocket Radar for you that’ll help you track down Giovanni. But be careful—according to a field report from Blanche and Candela, he’s got Shadow Mewtwo with him! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq7_4_2 
TEXT: You might have encountered Shadow Mewtwo the last time Giovanni appeared. We’d thought that was the last we’d see of it, but it looks like it’s back! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq7_4_3 
TEXT: You need to save Shadow Mewtwo, Trainer! I have a feeling Giovanni plans on using this poor Pokémon for nefarious ends. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq7_5_0 
TEXT: Celebrations are in order, %PLAYERNAME%. You’ve done it again—you’ve defeated Team GO Rocket’s Grunts, its leaders, and even Giovanni! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq7_5_1 
TEXT: Not to mention all the Shadow Pokémon you saved along the way, including Shadow Mewtwo! 

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TEXT: This is probably not the last that we’ll see of Giovanni or Team GO Rocket, but that also means there’ll likely be more Strange Eggs to collect and Shadow Pokémon to save! Let’s get cracking, Trainer!

That’s a lot, let me summarize:  *ahem* Shadow Mewtwo!!  Also, strange eggs aka Shadow eggs.  Those will hatch poison and dark type Pokémon.


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TEXT: Catch {0} Dark-type Pokémon 

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TEXT: Evolve a Dark-type Pokémon

Quests involved with the Team Rocket special research?  Maybe we’ll get an event?

Charmander Community Day

Special Research Ticket

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TEXT: A Tale of Tails 

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TEXT: A ticket to access the A Tale of Tails Special Research story on October 17, 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. 

RESOURCE ID: item_event_ticket_pink_details 
TEXT: This ticket will automatically activate on October 17, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. local time.

A Tale of Tails

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TEXT: A Tale of Tails 

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TEXT: A Tale of Tails (1/5) 

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TEXT: A Tale of Tails (2/5) 

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TEXT: A Tale of Tails (3/5) 

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TEXT: A Tale of Tails (4/5) 

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TEXT: A Tale of Tails (5/5)

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TEXT: Hey there, %PLAYERNAME%! I hope you and your fellow Trainers have been taking care of yourselves. Remember to take a break every now and then to do something you really enjoy! I like to go on short walks, myself. 

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TEXT: In fact, I was out for a stroll with my Buddy Pokémon earlier when I heard a strange crackling sound. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_chart_0_2 
TEXT: Upon further inspection, I realized it was a large group of Charmander gathered in an open field! The source of the noise was the soft crackling of their tail flames. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_chart_0_3 
TEXT: Seeing so many Charmander at once was highly unusual, though this wasn’t the first time I’ve witnessed such a gathering... 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_chart_0_4 
TEXT: Well, whatever the reason, this is the perfect chance to learn more about Charmander! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_chart_0_5 
TEXT: Would you mind giving me a hand by catching some, Trainer? 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_chart_1_0 
TEXT: Wonderful work, Trainer. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_chart_1_1 
TEXT: While you were out in the field, I looked through some research focused on Charmander and its Evolutionary line and came away with some interesting information. 

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TEXT: For starters, Charmander is also known as the Lizard Pokémon and seems to be fond of hot things. You can tell how a Charmander is feeling by looking at the flame burning at the tip of its tail. What a fascinating Pokémon! 

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TEXT: Hmmm... Perhaps those Charmander I ran into while walking were gathered to enjoy the sun? We may be able to learn more by evolving one. 

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TEXT: Charmander’s evolved form is Charmeleon—but be careful when evolving Charmander! Charmeleon is known for its fiery temper! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_chart_2_0 
TEXT: That’s a fine Charmeleon you’ve got with you, %PLAYERNAME%! 

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TEXT: Known as the Flame Pokémon, Charmeleon is hotheaded by nature and is constantly seeking out worthy opponents for battle. 

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TEXT: When it finally encounters a worthy foe, it becomes so excited that the flame at the tip of its tail flares up and turns a bluish-white color. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_chart_2_3 
TEXT: The easiest way to calm a Charmeleon down is by winning a battle. That sure sounds like a certain team leader I know! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_chart_2_4 
TEXT: Now, did you know Charmeleon can evolve? Not only that, but its evolved form, Charizard, is also known as the Flame Pokémon! Come back and see me once you’ve evolved your Charmeleon. 

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TEXT: Congrats, Trainer! Your Charmeleon has now become the Flame Pokémon Charizard! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_chart_3_1 
TEXT: Charizard is a truly amazing Pokémon. Its wings can carry it close to an altitude of 4,600 feet, and its fiery breath packs such great heat that it can melt almost anything! 

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TEXT: While all that raw power seems intimidating, Charizard never turns its flames on any opponent weaker than itself. 

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TEXT: What a superb display of control! It’s amazing to see how this Pokémon chooses to take on only the mightiest of opponents! 

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TEXT: They say the key to a successful partnership is a powerful bond, Trainer, so why not celebrate by spending a little time with your new Charizard? 

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TEXT: I can see you’re really putting an effort into strengthening the bond between you and your Pokémon, %PLAYERNAME%. Did you know that that bond can become a source of power for certain Pokémon? That’s right—I’m talking about Mega Evolution! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_chart_4_1 
TEXT: Mega Evolution is the result of a strong connection between a Pokémon and its Trainer. Charizard is unique not only because it can Mega Evolve but also because it has two different Mega-Evolved forms! 

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TEXT: Its two Mega Evolutions, Mega Charizard X and Mega Charizard Y, each come with their own strengths. 

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TEXT: It’s said that the overwhelming power dwelling within Mega Charizard X is so intense that it turns its body black and causes blue flames to spill from its mouth. 

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TEXT: Other research suggests that Mega Charizard Y uses its bond with its Trainer as the source of its power, resulting in speed and maneuverability greater than that of a fighter jet’s. 

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TEXT: Simply amazing! I can’t wait to see how Trainers use these Mega Evolutions in their Gym battle strategies! 

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TEXT: Thanks again for your help, %PLAYERNAME%. I’ll be in touch as soon as I have more exciting research to share!

Nothing overly exciting, it does reference Charizard’s Megas so maybe we’ll get some mega energy out of it?


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TEXT: Catch {0} Charmander 

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TEXT: Catch {0} Charmeleon 

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TEXT: Evolve {0} Charmander 

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TEXT: Evolve {0} Charmeleon

Quests for Community Day, again nothing out of the ordinary.

Meowth Day

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TEXT: Meowth Limited Research 

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TEXT: Meowth featured in Timed Research

It would appear that the Meowth will have it’s own Timed Research


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TEXT: Ultra Moon Bag 

RESOURCE ID: avatar_m_backpack_ultra_bundle_icon 
TEXT: Ultra Sun Bag 

RESOURCE ID: avatar_m_face_simplemask 
TEXT: Simple Mask 

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TEXT: Arlo-Style Glasses 

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TEXT: Arlo-Style Outfit 

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TEXT: Cliff-Style Outfit 

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TEXT: Sierra-Style Outfit

Some new clothes are coming, Ultra Sun/Moon bags, some Team Go Rocket team leader gear and a simple mask?  Maybe for Halloween?

Saving Searches

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TEXT: Are you sure you want to remove this search query from your Favorites?

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TEXT: You have too many Favorite search queries. You must remove a search query from your Favorites to add more.

This looks like we’ll be able to save search queries as favourites!  No word on how many we’ll be able to save, but it looks like there will be a limit.  This is going to be really awesome when (if) it’s implemented.

Show all Evolutions

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Something to show all pokémon in an evolutionary line.


The Seasons Change Event

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TEXT: The Seasons Change: Part 1 

RESOURCE ID: autumn_2020_event_2 
TEXT: The Seasons Change: Part 2

Text Seasons Change event that’s already been announced

Incense text updates

RESOURCE ID: item_incense_ordinary_desc 
TEXT: Incense with a mysterious fragrance that lures wild Pokémon to your location for 60 minutes. Its appearance changes when attracting specific Pokémon. 

RESOURCE ID: incenseordinary.1_description 
TEXT: Incense with a mysterious fragrance that lures wild Pokémon to your location for 60 minutes. Its appearance changes when attracting specific Pokémon. 

RESOURCE ID: incenseordinary.8_description 
TEXT: 8 Incense. The mysterious fragrance lures wild Pokémon to your location for 60 minutes. 

RESOURCE ID: incenseordinary.25_description 
TEXT: 25 Incense. The mysterious fragrance lures wild Pokémon to your location for 60 minutes.

Updates to the text for Incense, coinciding with the announcement that they’ll now last for 60 minutes permanently.

Wi-Fi Recommended

TEXT: Wi-Fi recommended

Probably something to do with the downloading resources feature that was discovered in a recent datamine.  Would make sense to recommend you download it over wi-fi.

Conclusions and Speculations

The Team Go Rocket eggs are finally coming, interesting that they will hatch Dark and Poison types.  There are a handful of unreleased dark types, perhaps we’ll see Sandile, Zorua, Pawniard, or Vullaby released this way. It will be interesting to see what direction they go with that.

Also… Shadow Mewtwo!!!!

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