Data Mining Report: Wayfarer Badge, Pokestop scanning, Friend filtering and more!

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Hello Trainers! While Pokémon GO version 0.173.0 slowly started rolling out through the various app stores, Niantic pushed a bunch of text updates in the background!  There is a lot to cover in this one from a brand new Wayfarer badge, Pokestop scanning, Friend filtering, a snapshot challenge and more!!

🚨⚠️ Disclaimer ⚠️🚨

Please be aware that everything posted here has been publicly reported by data miners (PokeMiners 1 and 2). 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!

Wayfarer Badge

RESOURCE ID: badge_wayfarer 
TEXT: Earn {0} Wayfarer Agreements 
RESOURCE ID: badge_wayfarer_singular 
TEXT: Earn a Wayfarer Agreement 
RESOURCE ID: badge_wayfarer_title TEXT: Wayfarer

It looks like Pokémon Go trainers are going to get a badge for Wayfarer agreements like Ingress Agents already have.  I’ve seen this mentioned on Reddit a lot, I for one am happy to see this finally make its way into Pokémon Go.

This is what the badge looks like in Ingress, for those that don’t play.

Snapshot Challenge

It looks like a bunch of quests for a new Snapshot challenge, with a task for each type of Pokémon.  Credit to Orange Heart for the infographic.

Friend Filters

RESOURCE ID: filter_friend_key_giftable 
TEXT: giftable 

RESOURCE ID: filter_friend_key_interactable 
TEXT: interactable 

RESOURCE ID: filter_friend_key_lucky 
TEXT: lucky

RESOURCE ID: filter_friend_key_rank 
TEXT: friendlevel

Finally!! We’re going to be able to filter our friends and search for only the ones who can accept gifts!!  Interactable, Lucky and Friendlevel are aslo options.

Custom Incense

RESOURCE ID: daily_encounter_tutorial_dialogue_1 

TEXT: Hey there, {0}! Recently, I’ve been working on a special kind of Incense, and I’ve gone ahead and equipped it for you. Now you’ll be sure to find a Pokémon appearing just for you every day! 

RESOURCE ID: incenseordinary.1_description 

TEXT: Incense with a mysterious fragrance that lures wild Pokémon to your location for 30 minutes. Its appearance changes when attracting specific Pokémon.

This appears to be a regular incense, just with an orange colour when it’s attracting specific Pokémon?  Or maybe this involves the other types of incense that have been datamined in the past?

Bulk Powerup Warning

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_powerup_confirmation_2 
TEXT: Powering up this Pokémon will exceed the maximum CP for the {0}.

As mentioned in the APK breakdown, you’ll get a warning when you’re going to power up a Pokémon past the Great league and Ultra league cutoffs.

Bonus Research Task Deletion

RESOURCE ID: quest_remove_bonus_challenge_desc 
TEXT: You’ll receive another tomorrow.

This looks like for when you delete your free bonus research, a message saying you’ll get another one tomorrow.

PokeStop Scans

This appears to be a system similar to what has already been introduced in Ingress, the purpose of it is still unclear.  However, it probably involves Niantic working on new features, or improving their map of Points of Interest across the world.

Here is an excellent explanation on how it works in Ingress.  https://community.ingress.com/en/discussion/9558/portal-scanning

Speculation is it will work similarly in Pokémon Go.  This will require another update to the game to function, so it’s likely this is in its early stages.  Don’t expect this soon, but its interesting stuff nonetheless.

Menu Items

RESOURCE ID: titan_settings_title_ar_data 
TEXT: PokéStop Scan 

RESOURCE ID: poi_contrib_entry_ar_data 
TEXT: SCAN POKÉSTOP 

RESOURCE ID: poi_contrib_remaining_arvideo_multiple 
TEXT: {0} PokéStop scans remaining 

RESOURCE ID: poi_contrib_remaining_arvideo_one 
TEXT: 1 PokéStop scan remaining 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_settings_menu_tip 
TEXT: (Settings menu > PokéStop Scan)

There will be a new menu item in your settings, similar to Pokéstop (Wayspot) nominations.

Enabling The Feature

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_opt_in_1 
TEXT: <b>PokéStop Scan</b> 

We are developing new augmented reality (AR) technology and would like to enlist your help. Are you willing and able to upload scans of PokéStops and Gyms to aid our research? If you choose to continue, you can opt out at any time via the Settings menu. 

<a href="titan_ar_data_policy_url">Learn more</a>. 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_opt_in_2 
TEXT: PokéStop Scan Enabled You have successfully enabled PokéStop Scan. You can opt out at any time by disabling PokéStop Scan in the Settings menu. 

RESOURCE ID: titan_settings_ar_data_opt_in 
TEXT: Enable PokéStop Scan 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_agree_button 
TEXT: I AGREE 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_no_thanks_button 
TEXT: NO THANKS 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_be_aware 
TEXT: Be aware of your surroundings and respectful of others while scanning. 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_need_permission 
TEXT: PokéStop scanning requires Camera and Storage permissions.

It looks like you’ll have to opt-in to contribute?  This will also give you a quick rundown on what it is you’ll be doing.

A Tutorial

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_frame_tutorial 
TEXT: Keep the PokéStop inside the frame, and slowly walk around the PokéStop if possible. 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_tut_title_1 
TEXT: Scanning Tips 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_tut_desc_1 
TEXT: Scan the PokéStop by keeping it inside the frame, and slowly walk around the PokéStop if possible. Please do not scan inside private residences or from publicly inaccessible locations. Remember to stay aware of your surroundings and be respectful of others.

A tutorial on how to scan a Pokéstop.

The Scanning Process

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_next_button 
TEXT: NEXT 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_frame_count 
TEXT: Frame {0} / {1} RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_retake_video TEXT: Rescan

Much like a photosphere, you’ll have to walk around the POI collecting a full range or pictures/video for to build a full scan.

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_wait_for_research_encoding 
TEXT: Encoding PokéStop scan. 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_wait_for_preview_encoding 
TEXT: Generating PokéStop scan preview. 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_wait_preparing_body 
TEXT: Please wait while we finish preparing your PokéStop scan for preview. 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_video_preview_disabled 
TEXT: Please wait while your PokéStop scan is encoded. 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_wait_preparing_title 
TEXT: Preparing PokéStop Scan 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_preview_title 
TEXT: PokéStop Scan Preview

You’ll be able to preview your scan before uploading it.

Uploading

RESOURCE ID: titan_settings_ar_upload_start 
TEXT: Start 

RESOURCE ID: titan_settings_ar_upload_msg 
TEXT: Uploading scan 

RESOURCE ID: titan_settings_ar_upload_title 
TEXT: Upload PokéStop Scans 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_video_upload_later_button 
TEXT: Upload Later 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_video_upload_now_button 
TEXT: Upload Now 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_video_upload_now_button_with_size 
TEXT: Upload Now ({0}MB) 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_video_upload_prompt 
TEXT: You are about to upload {0} MB of data. If you are not on Wi-Fi, data rates may apply. 

RESOURCE ID: titan_settings_ar_upload_wifi_size_warning 
TEXT: You are not on Wi-Fi, data rates may apply. You are about to upload {0} MB of data 

RESOURCE ID: titan_settings_ar_upload_wifi_warning 
TEXT: You are not connected to Wi-Fi, and data rates may apply. Continue upload? 

RESOURCE ID: titan_settings_data_upload 
TEXT: Upload using cellular data 

RESOURCE ID: titan_settings_ar_upload_info 
TEXT: You have {0} PokéStop scans awaiting upload (total size {1} MB) 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_video_upload_with_size 
TEXT: Would you like to upload? This will take {0} MB 

RESOURCE ID: titan_settings_ar_upload_complete 
TEXT: PokéStop Scan Upload Complete 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_thank_you 
TEXT: <b>Thank you for your contribution</b> You can upload PokéStop scans via the Settings menu. 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_thank_you_upload_now 
TEXT: <b>Thank you for your contribution</b> Your PokéStop scan will upload in the background.

This is a big one, these scans will likely take up a lot of data.  So the game will ask if you want to upload it after the scan or later when you are on Wi-Fi.

Warnings

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_data_warning_too_short 
TEXT: Scan must be more than {0} seconds 

RESOURCE ID: titan_poi_ar_video_exit 
TEXT: Are you sure you want to exit? Your scan will be deleted. 

RESOURCE ID: titan_settings_ar_upload_exit_warning 
TEXT: This will cancel remaining uploads. Are you sure? 

RESOURCE ID: titan_settings_ar_upload_failed 
TEXT: PokéStop Scan Upload Failed

Warnings surrounding the process.  Your scan is too short, you’re exiting too early, etc

Disabling the Feature

RESOURCE ID: titan_settings_ar_disable_warning_msg 
TEXT: If you disable PokéStop scan, you will lose all scans that are not uploaded yet. 

RESOURCE ID: titan_settings_ar_disable_warning_title 
TEXT: Are you sure you want to delete all recorded scans? 

RESOURCE ID: titan_settings_ar_upload_clear_all 
TEXT: Clear All 

RESOURCE ID: titan_settings_ar_upload_clear_all_warning 
TEXT: This will clear all existing scans. Are you sure?

You can disable the feature, or clear all your existing scans.

Conclusions and Speculation

A lot going on today!! Update, and a text push!  Niantic’s been busy!!

Wayfarer badge hype!!  I am close to 3000 agreements myself, so hopefully this badge is retroactive and includes all of the agreements that trainers already have!  If not, we’ll have to grind out more!

Snapshot challenge sounds like another “Stay at Home” event that Niantic is working on, something you can do from the comfort of your bed or your couch.

Custom incenses are interesting, probably revolving around the incense event that’s coming up.

I am excited to see how this new POI scanning rolls out into Pokémon go.  It seems very interesting to me that Niantic is looking to build 3D models of all of the POI’s out there.

What do you think about the new POI scanning? Let me know!

As always, 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.