New Mini Collection Challenges and the Shadow Ho-Oh special research texts found in network traffic

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Hello Trainers!  Some updates have been pushed, including some new mini collection challenges with an interesting requirement, the rest of the Galar and Alola region dex entries, and the Shadow Ho-oh special research texts.

You know the drill by now, everything in this article is datamined, and therefore subject to be changed or not even being released at all. So bear that in mind while we go through the pushed updates.  Also, there are spoilers below, so if you don’t like spoilers I suggest you skip past the first section.

You can read the Pokéminers Reddit post here, go give them an upvote!  Let’s get into it!

A Seven-Colored Shadow

RESOURCE ID: quest_title_rockethq9_0 
TEXT: A Seven-Colored Shadow (1/6)

Step 1

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq9_0_0 
TEXT: Hey there, %PLAYERNAME%. Have you looked up at the sky lately? I thought I’d been staring at reports for too long, but no, there are rainbows everywhere! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq9_0_1 TEXT: 
That’s not all—I’ve also heard rumors that a mysterious Pokémon has been sighted wherever these rainbows appear. They say rainbows bring good luck, so why not follow one to the end? Haha! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq9_0_2 
TEXT: In all seriousness, why don’t you go for a stroll and see for yourself? You never know what we might find! 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq9_0_3 
TEXT: Keep your eye on the sky, and good luck!

Step 2

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq9_1_0 
TEXT: Welcome back, %PLAYERNAME%. I’m afraid I have some dire news... It sounds like Team GO Rocket’s gotten wind of these sightings and have set out to catch the mysterious Pokémon for themselves. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq9_1_1 
TEXT: Perhaps they're looking for a bit of good luck as well! Haha! Well, whatever their motive, we can’t have them creating more powerful Shadow Pokémon. It’s time to do some investigating. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq9_1_2 
TEXT: Knowing how large Team GO Rocket’s forces are, I fear they may have already found it, no doubt leaving Shadow Pokémon in their wake. Let’s go catch some Shadow Pokémon and see where they lead us!

Step 3

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq9_2_0 
TEXT: Great job rescuing all those Shadow Pokémon, %PLAYERNAME%! I wish we had time to celebrate, but I just discovered that Team GO Rocket caught up to our mysterious Pokémon... 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq9_2_1 
TEXT: ...and that it’s none other than Ho-Oh, the Rainbow Pokémon! But don’t be discouraged! I truly believe that with enough determination, we can save it, just as we have in the past. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq9_2_2 
TEXT: Let’s prep for the gauntlet of battles ahead and gather more information about Ho-Oh’s whereabouts by pursuing more Shadow Pokémon.

Step 4

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq9_3_0 
TEXT: Great job saving even more Shadow Pokémon, %PLAYERNAME%! Through your efforts, we’ve learned that Ho-Oh has been handed off to Giovanni and made into a Shadow Pokémon. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq9_3_1 
TEXT: For now, I want you to find and defeat Arlo, Cliff, and Sierra! Doing so will help us build a Super Rocket Radar that’ll lead us right to Giovanni...and to Ho-Oh! Good luck!

Step 5

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq9_4_0 
TEXT: Incredible work, %PLAYERNAME%! With a Super Rocket Radar in hand, we’ll have no problem finding Giovanni. Defeating him in battle, however, is another story entirely... 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq9_4_1 
TEXT: Still! Seeing how you were able to beat his underlings, I’m certain you’ll come out on top—and save Ho-Oh to boot!

Step 6

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq9_5_0 
TEXT: What a magnificent battle, %PLAYERNAME%! Congrats on defeating Giovanni and saving Ho-Oh from his clutches. 

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq9_5_1 
TEXT: Team GO Rocket never rests, so we should continue to be vigilant. In the meantime, why not get to know your newly saved Ho-Oh?

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_rockethq9_5_2 
TEXT: With the right care and a little luck, any Shadow Pokémon can be purified! I wish you the best, %PLAYERNAME%, and I’ll see you next time!

Pretty standard stuff here, some of the steps seem… short?  I expected more text to be honest, not that I’m complaining haha.

Mini Collection Challenges

RESOURCE ID: minicollect_help_title 
TEXT: Collection Challenge

Texts for several new types of collections challenges have shown up, including a title for a help section.  They are all fairly self-explanatory, the last one though is interesting.

These could be for Go Fest.

Catch from Raids

RESOURCE ID: minicollect_help_desc_type_catch_from_raid 
TEXT: Encounter the Pokémon only in Raids.

Catch Event Pokémon

RESOURCE ID: minicollect_help_desc_type_costume 
TEXT: Encounter Event Pokémon wherever they appear.

Evolve Pokémon

RESOURCE ID: minicollect_help_desc_type_evolve 
TEXT: Evolve the Pokémon from its previous evolution.

Rescue Shadow Pokémon

RESOURCE ID: minicollect_help_desc_type_shadow 
TEXT: Rescue Shadow Pokémon from Team GO Rocket.

Trade Pokémon

RESOURCE ID: minicollect_help_desc_type_trade 
TEXT: Trade Pokémon with friends.

Catch Shiny Pokémon

RESOURCE ID: minicollect_help_desc_type_shiny 
TEXT: Encounter Shiny Pokémon wherever they appear.

A shiny Pokémon collection challenge.  It’ll be interesting how this is implemented, maybe for Community Day?  Maybe for Go Fests or Safari Zones when the shiny rates are increased?  The inclusion of this one makes me think that we will see all of these for Go Fest.

Raid Challenge Update

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TEXT: Master of Mega Evolution 
TEXT: Mega Master

The text for the Mega Evolution Raid Challenge has been updated from “Master of Mega Evolution” to “Mega Master”

Alolan and Glarian Pokédex Entries

All of the entries for the rest of the Alola region (Gen 7) and the Galar region (Gen 8) have been added to the game including names, descriptions, and Pokémon Categories.  It’s far too much to post here, but thankfully the PokéMiners have a Pastebin they drop stuff into so check out the links below:

Pokedex Categories:
Pokedex Descriptions:
Pokedex Names:

AR Texts

RESOURCE ID: settings_niantic_ar 
TEXT: Niantic AR (AR+) 

RESOURCE ID: settings_niantic_ar_update 
TEXT: Update Niantic AR (AR+)

Small update for some of the Niantic AR.  Looks like they are setting up a way for us to update the AR+ features that previously required an extra download.

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


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