Hello Trainers! Niantic has pushed a few text updates in the background over the last couple days! Including a possible new event, more on both Remote Raids & Pokêstop scanning, an update on Kyurem sizing, and more!
🚨⚠️ Disclaimer ⚠️🚨
Please be aware that everything posted here has been publicly reported by data miners (PokeMiners: here and here). 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!
Throwback 2020 Celebration
RESOURCE ID: throwback_2020_celebration TEXT: Throwback Challenge 2020 Celebration RESOURCE ID: throwback_2020_kanto_event_name TEXT: Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto RESOURCE ID: throwback_2020_johto_event_name TEXT: Throwback Challenge 2020: Johto RESOURCE ID: throwback_2020_hoenn_event_name TEXT: Throwback Challenge 2020: Hoenn RESOURCE ID: throwback_2020_sinnoh_event_name TEXT: Throwback Challenge 2020: Sinnoh
Looks like another generation themed event, with various Pokémon from each generation spawning during their portion of the event. It will be interesting to see how long each generation gets for its portion.
Remote Raid Updates
RESOURCE ID: remote_raid_boosted_damage_bonus TEXT: Boosted damage for Trainers battling remotely in raids RESOURCE ID: remote_raid_local_header TEXT: Local RESOURCE ID: remote_raid_friends_header TEXT: Your Friends RESOURCE ID: remote_raid_invitations_header TEXT: Invitations RESOURCE ID: remote_raid_leave TEXT: Leave
As announced remote raiders will get a damage boost to start with. A few various text updates there as well.
Remote Raid Passes
RESOURCE ID: remoteraidticket.3_description Old TEXT: A pack of 3 Remote Raid Passes, used to join a Raid Battle remotely. New TEXT: A pack of 3 Remote Raid Passes, used to join Raid Battles remotely. RESOURCE ID: remoteraidticket.5_title TEXT: 5 Remote Raid Passes RESOURCE ID: remoteraidticket.5_description TEXT: A pack of 5 Remote Raid Passes, used to join Raid Battles remotely.
Niantic updated the text of the 3-pack, and they added a 5-pack.
DISCLAIMER: This only indicates that the passes will be available in the shop, not that its the only way to get them. We don’t know if we will get a daily remote-raid pass like we do the regular raid pass.
Kyurem Model Updates
template_id: "V0646_POKEMON_KYUREM" Old cylinder_radius_m: 2.26 New cylinder_radius_m: 2.5999999 Old model_height: 5.4400001 New model_height: 3.7 template_id: "V0646_POKEMON_KYUREM_BLACK" Old cylinder_radius_m: 3.7 New cylinder_radius_m: 4.0999999 Old model_height: 3.72 New model_height: 3.5999999 template_id: "V0646_POKEMON_KYUREM_WHITE" Old cylinder_radius_m: 3.01 New cylinder_radius_m: 3.7 Old model_height: 4.8000002 New model_height: 3.0
Kyurem got some minor scale updates. Are they prepping them for a release?
POI Scanning Text Updates
RESOURCE ID: titan_ar_data_policy_url TEXT: https://niantic.helpshift.com/a/pokemon-go/?p=web&s=in-game-locations&f=scanning-a-pokestop RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_tut_title_1 Old TEXT: Scanning Tips New TEXT: Recording Tips RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_video_upload_later_button Old TEXT: Upload Later New TEXT: UPLOAD LATER
Some text changes to entries surrounding the “new” POI Scanning feature previously discovered. Also, there’s a reference to a website that is not yet live.
template_id: "ITEM_MOVE_REROLL_ELITE_FAST_ATTACK" item_id: ITEM_MOVE_REROLL_ELITE_FAST_ATTACK item_type: ITEM_TYPE_MOVE_REROLL category: ITEM_CATEGORY_MOVE_REROLL drop_trainer_level: 1 template_id: "ITEM_MOVE_REROLL_ELITE_SPECIAL_ATTACK" item_id: ITEM_MOVE_REROLL_ELITE_SPECIAL_ATTACK item_type: ITEM_TYPE_MOVE_REROLL category: ITEM_CATEGORY_MOVE_REROLL drop_trainer_level: 1
Data for the Elite TM’s was pushed as well, in preparation for the Abra Community Day special box.
Mantine’s Dex Entry
template_id: "V0226_POKEMON_MANTINE" parent_pokemon_id: MANTYKE
Mantine’s entry in the Pokédex should finally show Mantyke
Metagross’s Base Capture Rate
template_id: "V0376_POKEMON_METAGROSS_NORMAL" Old base_capture_rate: 0.15000001 New base_capture_rate: 0.050000001
Metagross’s Base Capture rate is now 5%, reduced from 15%
template_id: "V0149_POKEMON_DRAGONITE" template_id: "V0464_POKEMON_RHYPERIOR" combat_default_camera_angle: 3.0 combat_default_camera_angle: 3.5 combat_default_camera_angle: 2.0 template_id: "V0487_POKEMON_GIRATINA" template_id: "V0487_POKEMON_GIRATINA_ALTERED" combat_default_camera_angle: 3.0 combat_default_camera_angle: 3.0 combat_default_camera_angle: 2.0
The PVP Camera angles of Dragonite, Rhyperior and both Giratina formes were altered to fit them onto the screen better.
Darmanitan Zen and Hydreigon Updates are back … again
template_id: "V0555_POKEMON_DARMANITAN_ZEN" Old buddy_offset_male: 0.0 Old buddy_offset_male: 0.0 Old buddy_offset_male: 0.0 Old buddy_offset_female: 0.0 Old buddy_offset_female: 0.0 Old buddy_offset_female: 0.0 New buddy_offset_male: 5.0 New buddy_offset_male: 0.0 New buddy_offset_male: -60.0 New buddy_offset_female: 5.0 New buddy_offset_female: 0.0 New buddy_offset_female: -60.0 template_id: "V0635_POKEMON_HYDREIGON" Old bonus_stardust_capture_reward: 7 New bonus_stardust_capture_reward: 400
Darmanitan Zen has buddy offsets again, and Hydreigon’s has a bonus dust reward of 400.
Conclusions and Speculation
Another event! It would appear that Niantic has yet another event up its sleeve. This one will probably follow the “Stay At Home” model they’ve been pushing, so we’ll have to wait and see if bundles of incense are made readily available to us prior to this one too.
Kyurem model update is curious: it could just be Niantic making adjustments or is Kyurem our next legendary? In the main series games it’s impossible to legitimately own a White Kyurem and a Black Kyurem as Kyurem cannot be traded or placed in Pokémon Bank while fused and you can’t have both in the same game. Will Niantic roll these out as regionals? Kyurem for everyone, with White Kyurem and a Black Kyurem being region-specific? They have done this in the past with the lake trio.
That’s all for now, trainers. As always. Stay safe out there!