Giovanni Map and Team GO Rocket Leader Maps Hinted By Data Miners

Sierra is a GO Rocket Team leader Pokemon GO, part of GO Rocket Special Research
Sierra is a Team GO Rocket member in Pokemon GO

Trainers, data miners have shared that Team Rocket Leader Maps, Fragments, and Giovanni Map items were added to Pokemon GO’s hidden Game Master file recently! Although we don’t know what these items will be used for, here’s the code in question.

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Giovanni map

Giovanni has now officially appeared in the code behind, as we’ll need a map to find the Team GO Rocket’s boss:

item_templates {
  template_id: "ITEM_GIOVANNI_MAP"
  item_settings {
    item_id: 1503
    item_type: 22
    category: 21
    drop_trainer_level: 100
    incident_ticket {
      ignore_full_inventory: true
    }
  }
}

Team Leader Map and fragments

item_templates {
  template_id: "ITEM_LEADER_MAP"
  item_settings {
    item_id: 1502
    item_type: 22
    category: 21
    drop_trainer_level: 100
    incident_ticket {
      ignore_full_inventory: true
    }
  }
}
item_templates {
  template_id: "ITEM_LEADER_MAP_FRAGMENT"
  item_settings {
    item_id: 1501
    item_type: 22
    category: 21
    drop_trainer_level: 100
    incident_ticket {
      upgrade_requirement_count: 6
      upgraded_item: 1502
    }
  }
}

Judging by the code, a Leader Map will be assembled from 6 Leader Map Fragments (item 1501 upgrades item 1502). We’re confused to trainer level limit set to 100, but it’s likely to prevent it from dropping before the final update goes live.

Invasion schedule

In addition to the maps above, this “Invasion availability” code was added as well:

item_templates {  
    template_id: "INVASION_AVAILABILITY_SETTINGS_FRIDAY"
}
item_templates {
  template_id: "INVASION_AVAILABILITY_SETTINGS_MONDAY"
}
item_templates {
  template_id: "INVASION_AVAILABILITY_SETTINGS_SATURDAY"
}
item_templates {
  template_id: "INVASION_AVAILABILITY_SETTINGS_SUNDAY"
}
item_templates {
  template_id: "INVASION_AVAILABILITY_SETTINGS_THURSDAY"
}
item_templates {
  template_id: "INVASION_AVAILABILITY_SETTINGS_TUESDAY"
}
item_templates {
  template_id: "INVASION_AVAILABILITY_SETTINGS_WEDNESDAY"
}

Sounds like Team GO Rocket has a problem with their calendars – maybe they should try Outlook or Google Calendar when planing Invasions? Jokes aside, these look like daily configurations for Team GO Rocket Invasions. We assume Niantic can and will use these to boost their frequency during particular days of week.

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