Datamining Report: Gimmie Gimmie Gimmighoul

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Hello Trainers! Some new texts have been pushed to the game, and we’re getting a pretty much full view of how Gimmighoul is going to work in Pokémon GO!

Please read through all of this with a grain of salt – we often post data mining reports which end up taking months to release, and we don’t want our readers to be disappointed. Be smart, read this like speculation, and be happy once it goes live.

💡 Disclaimer: You know the drill by now, everything in this article is data mined, and therefore subject to change or not even being released at all. All of this information is publicly provided by the PokéMiners and includes some of my commentaries.


For those of you who don’t know, Gimmighoul is a Pokémon that was introduced in the Pokémon main series games Scarlet and Violet.  It has two forms, roaming form and chest form.  Chest form is the form that you can catch in Scarlet and Violet, and it appears that its roaming form will be exclusive to Pokémon GO.

Gimmighoul’s first appearance in Pokémon GO was right after Dratini Community Day Classic when Pokéstops started turning gold and dropping strange coins. Since then we haven’t seen or heard from the little guy, but now thanks to the Pokéminers (who by the way, were the first to break this new Pokémon’s existence, kudos to them) we have a full look at how Gimmighoul will work in Pokémon GO.


RESOURCE ID: badge_pokedex_entries_gen9
TEXT: Register {0} Pokémon first discovered in the Paldea region to the Pokédex.

RESOURCE ID: badge_pokedex_entries_gen9_singular
TEXT: Register {0} Pokémon first discovered in the Paldea region to the Pokédex.

RESOURCE ID: badge_pokedex_entries_gen9_title
TEXT: Paldea

The badge for Generation 9, also known as the Paldea region.

New Pokémon

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_name_0999
TEXT: Gimmighoul

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_category_0999
TEXT: Coin Hunter Pokémon

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_desc_0999
TEXT: This Pokémon was born from passion that seeped into a coin. It wanders, apparently seeking to return to the treasure chest it once inhabited.

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_name_1000
TEXT: Gholdengo

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_category_1000
TEXT: Coin Entity Pokémon

RESOURCE ID: pokemon_desc_1000
TEXT: Its body seems to be made up of 1,000 coins. This Pokémon gets along well with others and is quick to make friends with anybody.

Pokédex entries for Pokédex entry number 999 Gimmighoul, and its evolution Pokédex entry number 1000 Gholdengo. 

Sparkly Incense aka Coin Bag

+RESOURCE ID: item_incense_sparkly_name
+TEXT: Coin Bag

+RESOURCE ID: sparkly_incense_description
+TEXT: The Coin Bag is available!

+RESOURCE ID: sparkly_incense_description_detail
+TEXT: Open the Coin Bag in your Item Bag for a mysterious effect.

+RESOURCE ID: cannot_use_mystery_box_and_incense
+TEXT: Only the Coin Bag, Mystery Box, or either Incense can be active at a time.

+RESOURCE ID: cannot_use_mystery_box_and_incense2
+TEXT: Only the Coin Bag, Mystery Box, or either Incense can be active at a time.

+RESOURCE ID: sparkly_incense_counter
+TEXT: The Coin Bag can be used once per day.

+RESOURCE ID: item_incense_sparkly_desc
+TEXT: A bag of coins. Opening it causes a certain Pokémon to appear for a limited time.

The Coin Bag will act like any other incense, almost exactly like the Meltan Mystery Box in that you can only use it once per day, and it will spawn a singular Pokémon: Gimmighoul. It won’t work if you have another incense running, Mystery Box, Daily Adventure Incense, or regular Incense. 

Gimmighoul Coin

RESOURCE ID: item_other_evolution_stone_a_name
Removed TEXT: ?????? Coin
Added TEXT: Gimmighoul Coins

RESOURCE ID: item_other_evolution_stone_a_name_plural
TEXT: Gimmighoul Coins

The Gimmighoul coin now has a proper name.

Catching Gimmighoul

+RESOURCE ID: encounter_caught_pokemon_held_item
+TEXT: {0} dropped {1}!

It appears catching Gimmighoul will drop coins, we’ll have to wait to see how many coins we’ll get per catch. This could open up the possibility of other Pokémon dropping other items.

Sparkly Lure aka Golden Lure 

+RESOURCE ID: item_troy_disk_sparkly_desc
+TEXT: A glimmering Lure Module that attracts Pokémon for 30 minutes. You may find Gimmighoul Coins by spinning the Photo Disc.

+RESOURCE ID: item_troy_disk_sparkly_name
+TEXT: Golden Lure Module

The wording on this is different from the incense. It appears that the Golden Lure will spawn Pokémon like a regular Lure, but it will drop Gimmighoul coins when you spin the stop.

Sending Postcards to Scarlet and Violet

+RESOURCE ID: saturday_name
+TEXT: Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet

+RESOURCE ID: sparkly_incense_activate_message
+TEXT: You can activate the Coin Bag once per day by sending Postcards to Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet.

+RESOURCE ID: saturday_send_button

+RESOURCE ID: saturday_send_complete
+TEXT: Postcard sent!

+RESOURCE ID: saturday_send_gift_sending
+TEXT: Sending Postcard...

+RESOURCE ID: saturday_available_to_send

+RESOURCE ID: saturday_not_available_to_send

+RESOURCE ID: saturday_transfer_privacy_warning
+TEXT: When you connect Pokémon GO with Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet, certain limited data will be shared with Nintendo when you transfer Postcards. Please see the Help Article for more information. Data shared with Nintendo is subject to Nintendo’s own privacy policy.

+RESOURCE ID: saturday_send_gift_confirm_title1
+TEXT: Do you want to send this Postcard to a Nintendo Switch?

+RESOURCE ID: saturday_send_gift_confirm_title2
+TEXT: Are you sure you want to send this Postcard?

+RESOURCE ID: saturday_send_gift_already_sent
+TEXT: You have already sent this Postcard to a Nintendo Switch.

+RESOURCE ID: saturday_send_gift_confirm_text1
+TEXT: You can only send each Postcard once to a Nintendo Switch.

+RESOURCE ID: postcard_book_send_to_saturday_text
+TEXT: Sending a Postcard does not remove it from your Postcard Book.

+RESOURCE ID: saturday_send_gift_daily_limit
+TEXT: You cannot send more Postcards today.

In order to activate the Coin Bag you need to send a postcard to a Nintendo Switch. (Saturday is the code name for Scarlet and Violet). You will only be able to send each postcard once, and there will be a limit to how many you can send a day.  Sending a postcard from your game to the Switch will not remove it from your game.

Evolving Gimmighoul

+RESOURCE ID: pokemon_info_evolve_need_key_item_count
+TEXT: Need {0} more {1}

In Scarlet and Violet, you need 1000 coins to evolve Gimmighoul. I don’t see any reason it will be any different in Pokémon Go.

Daily Streaks

+RESOURCE ID: general_1_day
+TEXT: 1 day

+RESOURCE ID: general_number_days
+TEXT: {0} days

+RESOURCE ID: saturday_num_days_streak_bonus

Daily streaks.  No idea what the bonuses are.  We’ll have to wait.


So here’s how it looks how this all will work. 

You send a postcard to a Nintendo Switch, and in turn, the Sparkly Incense (Gold bag) is activated and it will spawn Gimmighoul. Catching Gimmighoul will cause it to drop coins.

Using the Golden Lure will cause a Pokéstop to spawn Pokémon and drop coins when you spin it. 

Collecting 1000 coins will allow you to evolve Gimmighoul into Gholdengo, which is a beast in Scarlet and Violet.

They’ll need to force the latest version of the game before they can launch this, so expect that pretty soon.

That’s all for now.  Stay safe out there.

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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.

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