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Pokémon GO 0.187.0 APK Breakdown: Gust, iOS 14 and 20 new costumes

Hello Trainers! Pokémon GO 0.187.0 is slowly rolling out through the iOS App Store.  This update has a lot, including the return of the evolution quest, Professor Willow’s friend gets emotions, costumes, and hints at some pretty big Quality of Life updates.

🚨⚠️ 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

Let’s get into it!!

Official Release Notes… Notes

I don’t normally include these, but there’s a couple of big notes.

Hello iOS 14

This version allows trainers running iOS 14 to play Pokémon Go!

Mega Charizard Evolution Bug

If you evolved a Charizard into Mega Charizard Y before you evolved it into Mega Charizard X, the game was making you pay the full 200 energy to evolve it again instead of giving you the discount.  This is fixed in this update.

ok… NOW let’s get into it!

Two New Filters

BY_EVOLVE_WITH_ITEM 
BY_EVOLVE_MEGA

As mentioned in the release notes, searching “evolvemega” will bring up Mega-eligible Pokémon.

Avatar Face Section

FACE

This is another section to the avatar screen, like gloves, or shoes.

Willow’s Friend can emote!

IDLE_B GREETING 
GREETING_B 
REACT_ANGRY 
REACT_ 
REACT_HAPPY 
REACT_LAUGH 
REACT_SAD 
REACT_SCARED 
REACT_SURPRISED

It appears that Willow’s friend will be able to greet him and react to him as well.

New Move – Gust

.V0345_MOVE_GUST_FAST

Gust has been added as a fast move.

More Costumes

HALLOWEEN_2020_NOEVOLVE 
COSTUME_1 
COSTUME_2 
COSTUME_3 
...
COSTUME_9 
COSTUME_10 
COSTUME_1_NO_EVOLVE 
COSTUME_2_NO_EVOLVE 
COSTUME_3_NO_EVOLVE 
...
COSTUME_9_NO_EVOLVE 
COSTUME_10_NO_EVOLVE

A ton more costumes have been added, including 10 that can’t evolve.

The Return of the Quest Evolution

EVOLUTION_QUEST 
.get_QuestEvolutionSettings

It’s back!

GUI Widget

EvolutionQuestWidget 
DropdownArrowClicked 
questTextColorExpanded 
questTextColorCollapsed 
progressBarColorActive 
progressBarColorInactive 
progressTextColorActive 
progressTextColorInactive 
dropdownArrow 
questProgressArea 
questRequirementMessageText 
questRequirementStatText 
questProgressStatText 
questProgressBar 
barImage

It looks like a new GUI widget was added to display quest progress. Perhaps to the Pokémon detail section, so you can see your progress, directly from the Pokémon?  This could be linked to the Mega’s, or it could be an entirely new way to evolve Pokémon that require friendship in the main series games rather than just walking them x kilometres.

Mega Evolution Animation

megaEvolveFadeInDuration 
megaEvolveFadeOutDuration

A new fade out for the Mega Evolution animation.

Gym Cache

CacheGym 
GetCachedGym 
RemoveCachedGym

Gyms will now cache, which can be removed.  This is likely to resolve the issues surrounding old gym pictures not updating.

Download All Assets

ClearCachedVersion 
LoadAllAssetsAsync 
cachedAssetBundle 
m_CatalogAssetBundle 
m_LoadTextAssetRequest
IsLocalCatalogInBundle 
BundledCatalog 
add_OnLoaded 
remove_OnLoaded 
.get_OpInProgress 
.get_OpIsSuccess 
bundlePath 
LoadCatalogFromBundleAsync 
loadOp

This is exciting, it looks like we’re getting a feature that’s currently available in Wizards Unite.  The option to download all the assets the game uses.  This will allow trainers to download everything to your phone so the game isn’t downloading certain things after you launch the game.  So you’ll be able to download the assets on wifi and then head out and play.

Real World AR Mapping

There’s a lot added for this, so I won’t list all of it

ARCapture 
has_seen_mapping_tutorial 
InstallArMappingSubStates 
InstallGrapeshotBindings 
GrapeshotUploadService 
CreateBackend 
.get_IsScanValidationEnabledAcrossAllGames

It looks like Niantic has put some more work into the AR Mapping that was discovered a little while ago.

POI Image Gallery and Voting

POI_FULLSCREEN_INSPECTION 
IMAGE_GALLERY
GET_IMAGES_FOR_POI 
SUBMIT_PLAYER_IMAGE_VOTE_FOR_POI 
IS_IMAGE_GALLERY_ENABLED 
ImageGalleryReflection 
GameClientPhotoGalleryPoiImageProto 
.get_ImageId 
.set_ImageId 
.get_SubmitterCodename 
.set_SubmitterCodename 
.get_CreationTimestampMs 
.set_CreationTimestampMs 
.get_HasPlayerVoted 
.set_HasPlayerVoted 
.get_NumVotesFromGame 
.set_NumVotesFromGame 
ImageIdsToVoteFor 
ImageIdsToUnvote 
IsImageGalleryEnabledProto 
IsImageGalleryEnabledOutProto

This looks a lot like what’s currently enabled in Ingress. Portals in ingress can hold multiple pictures that can be “liked.” The default picture of the portal is the picture that has the most likes. If Niantic were to implement this into Pokémon Go it would be huge, especially for all those stops and gyms of baseball diamonds and soccer fields that were taken in the winter could be upgraded to Summer pictures.

Hidden Shop Items

RefreshWithPromise 
ShouldShowInShop 
IsSkuAvailable

This looks like Niantic is implementing an easier way to add things to the shop without making them immediately available.

Conclusions

There are a couple of pretty major Quality of Life updates to the game in this update, there’s no official word from Niantic about them so this could just be them throwing it into the code to do some testing to see how feasible the features are.

Being able to download the game’s assets on wifi would be huge for trainers who have limited data plans, and being able to easily “upvote” a picture to make it the default picture of a stop directly from Pokémon Go would save a lot of headaches in getting photodisc pictures updated.

Lastly, fingers crossed Gust is actually a viable move and that eventually Ho-Oh and Lugia get a chance to learn it because let’s face it… they’d be beast with a good flying fast move.

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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