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Pokémon GO 0.185.0 APK Breakdown: Mega Raids, Mega Evolution’s, Mega Quests, Oh My!

Hello Trainers! Pokémon GO 0.185.0 is slowly rolling out through the Google Play Store (the iOS App Store usually lags behind).  This update has Mega raids, Mega Evolutions, Mega Quest lines and some other stuff!  Mega Raids!!!

🚨⚠️ Disclaimer ⚠️🚨

Please be aware data miners have publicly reported everything in this article (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

Something to note before we continue.  Niantic continues to utilize obfuscation to hide large parts of the update.  One of the things that seem to be hidden is the mechanics of exactly how Mega Pokémon evolve, so that might be one of those things we just have to wait and see.

Let’s get into it!!

Mega Pokémon

Mega Badges

.BADGE_TOTAL_MEGA_EVOS 
.BADGE_UNIQUE_MEGA_EVOS

There will be two new badges coming, one for the total number of mega evolutions done and another for the number of unique Mega evolutions done.  No word on what the requirements will be yet.

Mega Quests

QUEST_MEGA_EVOLVE_POKEMON

There will be a quest for mega evolving Pokémon.  It’s unclear if this will be a one time quest to unlock Mega evolutions, or if we’ll have one per Pokémon species that can mega evolve.

Mega Time

megaTimeText

It appears that Mega Evolutions will be temporary, and will eventually revert back to their regular forms.  This is for displaying how much time you have left before they … devolve?

Mega Boosts

MegaBoost 
MegaSameTypeBoost

Mega’s will be boosted, however, these entries suggest that the boost that Mega’s get might not be based on stats but a static multiplier of their existing stats.

Mega Display

megaEvoTitleHeight 
megaEvoListOffset 
megaBackgroundSprite 
cpMegaColor 
megaSilhouetteColor

It looks like Mega’s will have their own fancy screens with special titles, background, and CP colour

megaBackground 
pokedexBackground 
normalPokedexBackground 
pokedexBackgroundColor 
megaPokedexBackground 
megaPokedexBackgroundColor

Including special displays for the Pokédex.

Mega Energy

Mega Energy

There appears that there will be some sort of energy associated with the Megas.  Seeing as this is all that we know about right now, all we can do is speculate.

Will Mega evolved Pokémon have a special Mega move that needs to be charged separately from their regular charge moves?

Will we require a certain amount of Mega energy before we can Mega Evolve our Pokémon?

There’s a ton of different directions that they can go with this, we’ll have to wait and see..

Mega Music

megaRaidLobbyMusic 
raidBattleMusic

New music hype!

Alright.  Now we’ve covered some of the less exciting stuff about Mega evolutions.  Less exciting stuff you say?!  Oh yes, there’s more!

Mega Raids

Yes.  You read that right.  Mega.  Raids.

Mega Raid Levels

RAID_LEVEL_MEGA

It appears that Mega raids can be any level, 1 through 5.

Mega Raid Icons

megaRaidIcon 
incubationMegaIcon

Two new icons have been added as well, one for the journal and a regular one.

Journal Icon Regular Icon

 

Rewards

BaseBonusRow
mainStateKey 
SpeedBonusRow 
SpeedText 
BallImage 
MegaCandyImage 
TeamBonusRow 
TeamColors 
LogoSprites 
LogoImages 
ParticipationBars 
ParticipationBallTransform 
TotalBonusRow 
MegaText 
MegaIcon 
BallText 
BallIcon 
ConfirmBonusRow
speedBonusRow 
teamBonusRow 
totalBonusRow 
confirmBonusRow 
megaCandyWidgets

It looks like there will be a new rewards screen for mega raids, pay close attention to the speed Bonus. It looks like trainers will extra rewards depending on how fast the raid is beaten.

Rewarding Mega Candy

.activityLogMegaCandyRewardPrefab 
megaRaidRewardSprite 
ActivityLogMegaCandyReward 
RequestMegaRaidWonEmblem

It looks like Mega candy will be a reward for Mega raids.

Mega Candy?!

megaCandyWidget 
MegaCandy 
megaCandyParent 
megaCandyImage 
megaCandyQuantityLabel
CandyMaterial 
PokemonMegaCandyService 
_candyMaterials 
_defaultMaterial 
MegaCandyMaterial

Speaking of Mega candy, it’s a new item that’s been added. It appears that it’s not Pokémon specific, but has a shared item slot like Rare candies.

Mega Candy

Mega Evolutions

Evolutions are Temporary

TEMP_EVOLUTION_UNSET 
TEMP_EVOLUTION_MEGA 
TEMP_EVOLUTION_MEGA_X 
TEMP_EVOLUTION_MEGA_Y
megaEvolveButtonPrefab 
MegaEvoPokemonSpeciesId 
MegaEvolveSpecies 
MegaEvolution 
MegaEvolutionRevert 
.get_TempEvoId 
tempEvoId 
TempEvoId 
get_CurrentTempEvolution 
OnTemporaryEvolutionChange 
.get_TemporaryEvolution 
.set_TemporaryEvolution

As expected, Mega evolutions are temporary just like the main series games, with separations made for X and Y versions.

Mega Evolution Cost

ShowMegaSpendEvolveCosts 
add_OnMegaEvolution 
remove_OnMegaEvolution

There’s no indication on what the cost to Mega evolve will be, but it’s safe to say that the previously mentioned Mega Candies will be involved.

Mega Evolution Animation

ShowMegaEvolveAnimation 
PlayMegaEvolveCutscene 
megaVfx 
megaIcon 
megaPokemonRotation 
RotateMegaEvolvedPokemon 
RefreshMegaEvolvedPokemon

Mega evolutions will get their own special, and probably fancier, evolution animation that involves spinning.

Mega Devolution Animation

unevolveFxDelay 
unevolveModelSwapDelay 
unevolveCompleteDelay 
UnevolvedForm 
UnevolvePoof

There will also be a special animation when the Mega Pokémon devolves into its regular form, complete with a poof.

New Characters

SPECIAL_GUEST_1 
SPECIAL_GUEST_2 
SPECIAL_GUEST_3 
SPECIAL_GUEST_4 
SPECIAL_GUEST_5 
NARRATOR

It looks like Willow might be hosting some special guests soon.

New Badges

.BADGE_EVENT_0011 
.BADGE_EVENT_0012 
.BADGE_EVENT_0013 
...
.BADGE_EVENT_0030

Generic badges from 11 to 30 were added.  These are typically placeholders for special badge related events.

Custom Forms

IsFormCustomToPgo

This is most likely related to the integration with Pokémon home and is probably a flag to prevent trainers from shipping Pokémon with special Pogo only costumes to be sent to Pokémon Home.  Sorry Pikachu…

Searching

SearchDropdownInput
SearchDropdown 
.get_OnValueChanged 
.set_OnValueChanged 
selectedLabel 
noMatchesTextColor 
highlightedItemColor 
SearchDropdownEvent 
SearchDropdownItem 
SearchDropdownInput
ClickFilterModeMega 
ClickFilterMode 
ClickCloseFilterMode 
ClickFilterModeAll

It appears that we’re getting a dropdown filter option that you can click to apply certain preset filters, and Mega evolutions will be part of the search filters.

Map Updates

Niantic.Platform.Maps.dll 
Niantic.Platform.Maps.Internal.Osm.Parse 
Niantic.Platform.Maps.Proto.TEMP

This was apparently a large portion of the update, and when I say large I mean LARGE.  I’m not going to go into a lot of detail here, because the Pokéminers didn’t post all of it and it was still a lot.

Map Provider

MapProvider 
.set_MapProvider

It looks like Niantic will be able to switch their map provider, or we will?

Map want Roads!

WantRoads 
CreateRoadBuilder 
WantAreas 
CreateAreaBuilder 
WantBuildings 
CreateBuildingBuilder 
WantLineMeshes 
CreateLineMeshBuilder 
IFeatureBuilderFactory 
CreateFeatureBuilder 
LineMeshBuilder

It looks like the map library will be able to request a lot, like roads and buildings.

Map Displays

MAP_ATLAS 
SATELLITE 
TRAFFIC 
GIF_ATLAS

Some other things that the map can possibly display.  Satellite?  Traffic?  Interesting.

AR Updates

add_AnyPeerStateReceived 
remove_AnyPeerStateReceived 
add_AnyPeerPoseReceived 
remove_AnyPeerPoseReceived 
add_AnyPeerStateReceivedSilently 
remove_AnyPeerStateReceivedSilently 
add_AnyPeerPoseReceivedSilently 
remove_AnyPeerPoseReceivedSilently 
add__anyDidInitialize 
remove__anyDidInitialize 
add__anyInitializedSilently 
remove__anyInitializedSilently

There was a lot about AR in this update as well.  This probably has to do with the shared AR experience that was introduced a while ago.

Item Sticker

ITEM_STICKER_INVENTORY 
ITEM_TYPE_STICKER_INVENTORY

It looks like stickers will get their own inventory

PvP

set_CombatActivityStartTime 
get_CombatActivityStartTime

This appears to be something to ensure that the participants in a PvP battle are synced up.

Friend Updates

EnableModelTouchArea 
OnCloseButtonClicked 
GetBackButtonResponseBlock 
GetBackButtonResponse 
ClickNianticProfileFromController 
infoPanelPrefab 
modelTouchArea 
friendsDetailPagingSize 
FriendProfileInfoDynoScrollRect 
add_OnPageChangeUpdate 
.set_HorizontalSwipingLocked 
.get_SwipingFeatureEnabled 
.set_SwipingFeatureEnabled 
.get_HorizontalSwipingLocked 
remove_OnPageChangeUpdate

You’ll soon be able to swipe through your friend’s list, rather than exiting out of each friend’s screen.

Niantic Social

Goodbye Creepy

"niantic_friend_distance_away", 
"Under {0} km Away"

This has been removed.  Probably for the best, it was never turned on anyway.

Ad Feedback

AD_FEEDBACK_COMPLAINT_REASON_INVALID 
AD_FEEDBACK_COMPLAINT_REASON_OFFENSIVE 
AD_FEEDBACK_COMPLAINT_REASON_SPAM 
AD_FEEDBACK_COMPLAINT_REASON_SEXUALLY_TE 
AD_FEEDBACK_COMPLAINT_REASON_SCAM_OR_MISLEADING 
AD_FEEDBACK_COMPLAINT_REASON_VIOLENCE_OR_PROHIBITED 
AD_FEEDBACK_COMPLAINT_REASON_POLITICAL 
AD_FEEDBACK_NOT_INTERESTED_REASON_INVALID 
AD_FEEDBACK_NOT_INTERESTED_REASON_NOT_RELEVANT 
AD_FEEDBACK_NOT_INTERESTED_REASON_SEEN_TOO_OFTEN 
AD_FEEDBACK_LIKE_REASON_INVALID 
AD_FEEDBACK_LIKE_REASON_CATEGORY 
AD_FEEDBACK_LIKE_REASON_SEE_MORE 
AD_FEEDBACK_LIKE_REASON_MORE_SPONSORED_GIFTS 
AD_FEEDBACK_LIKE_REASON_OTHER 
ComplaintReason 
NotInterestedReason 
LikeReason

You’ll soon be able to give feedback on Ads.

Conclusions and Speculations

Fhew!  This one had a lot!

Mega Raids?!  Mega Candy?! Mega Evolutions!!!!  I’m hyped!!  There’s still a lot we don’t know, but to see so much new stuff on Mega evolutions is very exciting.  I for one can’t wait to see these implemented and to see how they do it.

You probably didn’t notice, but there’s also a lot of evidence that Niantic is building their own maps.  It’s unclear if they are planning on moving exclusively towards this, or just overlaying their maps over the one they already pull from Open Street Maps.

For now, that’s all!  It’s a lot to digest, but it’s very very exciting stuff.

Stay safe out there trainers.

Glawhantojar

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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