Pokémon GO 0.183.0 APK Breakdown: New moves, Balloon Grunt Updates and more

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Hello Trainers! Pokémon GO 0.183.0 is slowly rolling out through the Google Play Store (the iOS App Store usually lags behind).  This update has new moves, some nice changes to the balloon grunts and more!

🚨⚠️ Disclaimer ⚠️🚨

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

You can read the official release notes here

Balloon Grunt Updates

.CHARACTER_BUG_BALLOON_GRUNT_FEMALE
.CHARACTER_BUG_BALLOON_GRUNT_MALE
.CHARACTER_DARK_BALLOON_GRUNT_FEMALE
.CHARACTER_DARK_BALLOON_GRUNT_MALE
... etc
.get_EngagedInBalloonIncident

There are a male and female for every type.  Which means the balloon grunts will soon be getting their own unique intros and text.  There’s also a flag for when you’re entering an encounter with a balloon grunt.

New Moves

.V0343_MOVE_LEAF_STORM

Mow Rotom?

.V0344_MOVE_TRI_ATTACK

Porygon Community day?

Journal Updates

bananaLeafGiftSprite

When your buddy brings you a gift it will now show up in your journal.

POI Edits

maxPoiMoveDistanceInMeters

It appears there will be a maximum distance you can move POIs soon.  No more attempting to move POI’s hundreds of kilometres.  Yes, people have tried this.

Camera/AR Changes

GameStateCameraSetter
applyPreviousSettingsOnStateExit
GameStateCameraSettings
.get_NearClipPlane
.get_ClearFlags
.get_FieldOfView
.get_InheritCullingMask
.get_FarClipPlane
cameraSettings
GameStateCameraSetter
applyPreviousSettingsOnStateExit
GameStateCameraSettings
.get_NearClipPlane
.get_ClearFlags
.get_FieldOfView
.get_InheritCullingMask
.get_FarClipPlane
cameraSettings

We could be seeing changes to the camera system, or this could be related to occlusion.

Type conditions

typeIconContainer
typeIconHeight
pokemonPoolPage
typeConditionPage
caughtTimestampConditionPage

Could we be seeing type charts in the game finally?

Battlefield background

arenaBackgroundRawImage
arenaBackgroundReferences
arenaBlackout
arenaFadeInDurationSeconds

Some new animations for PvP?

Leaf animations

add_StateBecameLeaf
remove_StateBecameLeaf
StateBecameLeaf
CheckAndSetChild
CheckLeafState

Not entirely sure what this entails, perhaps blowing leaves on the overworld map?  Maybe for the new move?  Possibly for the sequence of opening buddy gifts?

Game Master Updates

ReadStreamAsync
WriteStream
DeleteStream
PathCombine
GetCacheDirectory
RemoteConfigCacheStream

More surrounding the dynamic updating of the Game Master file.

Raid Invites

InvitationStatus
INVITATION_STATUS_UNSET
INVITED

Looks like some better handling of raid invites.

Conclusions and Speculations

Niantic has announced that Magikarp is the Community day Pokémon for August, which puts to rest the voting options of Bulbasaur, Exeggcute, Magikarp, and Starly.

If you remember, the other voting group was going to be Caterpie, Charmander, Grimer, and Porygon.  Does the addition of Tri Attack mean we’re getting Porygon as a Community Day Pokémon?  Perhaps for September?  Or will it be getting the Snubbull treatment and get a research day?

That’s all, not a lot in this update which is strange for a full version update.  Maybe we’ll learn more when the miners get ahold of the unobfuscated iPhone update.

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.