Pokémon GO 0.255 breakdown: Vivillon and Christmas costume Pokémon hints

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Hello Trainers! 0.255.0 is rolling out to a device near you and it brings with it Please read through all of this with a grain of salt – we often post data mining reports which end up taking months to release, and we don’t want our readers to be disappointed. Be smart, read this like speculation, and be happy once it goes live.

💡 Disclaimer: You know the drill by now, everything in this article is data mined, and therefore subject to change or not even being released at all. All of this information is publicly provided by the PokéMiners and includes some of my commentaries.

New Assets

We’ve got Maps for Vivillon, a card for Vivillon, Icons for Vivillon, Patterns for Vivillon, and a Postcard today view icon.

Menu Animations

The menu animations are very, very fast in this update.  Pokémon encounters are also sped up, so this is excellent news for quick catchers. Niantic has announced this was done on purpose, so enjoy!

Dropped Items From Pokemon

PokemonDroppedItemWidget
itemIcon
droppedItemDescription

This looks like we’re going to be getting dropped items from Pokémon, as this was added to the encounter screen. What’s not clear is what items, and how many/often.

New Languages

Hindi and Indonesian are now available in this version.

SelectLanguageTipButtonPressed
languageSelectorTipContainer
selectedLanguageInBetaText
selectedLanguageInBetaObject
earlyAccessTextColor
LanguageSelectorDialogItem
LanguageInBetaObject
LanguageNameText

New Costume Pokémon

HOLIDAY_2022
BEARTIC_WINTER_2020

Looks like we’ll get to evolve costume Cubcho from 2020 into Beartic.

New Collection Challenge

HATCH

I can’t wait for them to introduce hatch-based collection challenges.  Said no one ever.

Pokedex Updates

Search Settings

add_OnShowMainView
ToggleClearButtonUI
remove_OnShowMainView
HasFilterInput
searchClearButton
searchClearCanvasGroup
multiLineSearchBarHeaderHeight
singleLineSearchBarHeaderHeight
OnBarClick

It looks like the Pokédex search settings have been added.

Event Pokedex Update

HasMultiFormCostume
_pokemonIdCostumeOverrides

The Pokédex now supports Pokémon with multiple costume forms.  I’m looking at you, Pikachu.

Vivillon Updates

In your Journal

ButterflyCollectorRewardsLogEntry

Catching the various regional variants of Vivillon will report the rewards in your journal.

Butterfly Settings

get_ButterflyCollectorSettings

These settings include:

  • If the feature is enabled
  • What version it is
  • The regions available (so we should be able to see which ones are missing at launch / if some are special just for events)
  • If it uses the postcard
  • Something called your daily progress from inventory
  • And if certain regions are overwritten

Creation Methods

PostcardCreateDetail

A new creation method for the Postcard method of spawning. 

Wing Particles

ParticleSystem 
wingParticles
VivillonSubBadgeParticlesKeepSeparated
SubEmitterSystems
NoSpawnZones
ZoneOverlapAllowance
SyncThreshold

When you are awarded a Vivillon badge you’ll also be rewarded with wing-shaped particles.

Badge Deets

VivillonSubBadgeDetailController
badgeNameLabel
badgeDescriptionLabel
questWidget
canvas
lockedBadgeObject
badgeShadow
get_ProgressableQuestWidget

Badge details that will show you progress towards your badge.

Tutorial

vivillonTutorialServicePrefab
BUTTERFLY_REGION_TUTORIAL

Insert tutorial joke here… I’ve run out of my own.

Today View

StampCards
ChallengeQuests
StoryQuests
HappeningNow
CurrentEvents
UpcomingEvents

Five new sections have been added to the Today view.  The Current Events and Upcoming events are very exciting.Vivillon

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

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