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.
Porygon Community day?
When your buddy brings you a gift it will now show up in your journal.
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.
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.
typeIconContainer typeIconHeight pokemonPoolPage typeConditionPage caughtTimestampConditionPage
Could we be seeing type charts in the game finally?
arenaBackgroundRawImage arenaBackgroundReferences arenaBlackout arenaFadeInDurationSeconds
Some new animations for PvP?
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.
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.