Texts for the Alola to Alola special research, QoL gift opening hints, and more found in network traffic!

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Hello Trainers! Niantic has pushed some updates today, including the texts for the Alola to Alola special research, hints we may be able to open gifts even when our item bags are full, and more!

💡 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. Keep that in mind as we go through his. All of this information is publicly provided by the PokéMiners and is included along with some of my own commentary.

** Spoiler warning **

There are potential texts from the Alola to Alola event Special Research.  So if you don’t want to have that special research questline spoiled then click away now!

Avatar Items

Backpack, backpack!

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TEXT: Litten Backpack

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TEXT: Popplio Backpack

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TEXT: Rowlet Backpack

RESOURCE ID: avatar_m_backpack_alolaitemslittenbp_00_bundle_icon
TEXT: Litten Backpack

RESOURCE ID: avatar_m_backpack_alolaitemspoppliobp_00_bundle_icon
TEXT: Popplio Backpack

RESOURCE ID: avatar_m_backpack_alolaitemsrowletbp_00_bundle_icon
TEXT: Rowlet Backpack

The texts for the backpack items as seen above.

It’s a hat, it’s a hat

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TEXT: Mimikyu's Disguise Hat

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TEXT: Pa’u Style Oricorio Hat

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TEXT: Sensu Style Oricorio Hat

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TEXT: Baile Style Oricorio Hat

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TEXT: Pom-Pom Style Oricorio Hat

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TEXT: Mimikyu's Disguise Hat

RESOURCE ID: avatar_m_hat_oricoriopink_00_bundle_icon
TEXT: Pa’u Style Oricorio Hat

RESOURCE ID: avatar_m_hat_oricoriopurple_00_bundle_icon
TEXT: Sensu Style Oricorio Hat

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TEXT: Baile Style Oricorio Hat

RESOURCE ID: avatar_m_hat_oricorioyellow_00_bundle_icon
TEXT: Pom-Pom Style Oricorio Hat

The hats above, and an update to the text for Mimikyu’s Disguise Hat.

Sunglasses

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TEXT: Aviator Sunglasses

An update to the male Aviator Sunglasses? I dunno, I use these and I didn’t see a difference.  Then again I don’t look at my own avatar all that often.

Alola to Alola Event

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TEXT: Alola to Alola

Collection Challenge

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TEXT: Alola to Alola Collection Challenge

As announced there will be a collection challenge

Cubone Evolution

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TEXT: Cubone can evolve into Alolan Marowak

RESOURCE ID: event_move_alolan_marowak_shadow_bone
TEXT: Evolve Cubone to get an Alolan Marowak that knows Shadow Bone

Texts for the special Cubone to Alolan Marowak evolution.

Special Research Ticket Purchase

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TEXT: Ticket for the Alola to Alola Special Research story available in the shop

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TEXT: A ticket to access the Alola to Alola Special Research, wherever you are.

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TEXT: This ticket will automatically activate to give you access to the Alola to Alola Special Research, wherever you are. Details can be found in the in-game News and on the blog.

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TEXT: A ticket to access the Alola to Alola Special Research, wherever you are. Please note that you can earn this Special Research at no cost by completing all four Special Research stories offered during the Season of Alola before 9:59 a.m. local time on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. If you have already earned the Alola to Alola Special Research at no cost, you can still purchase this ticket to gain access to an additional set of tasks and rewards. Details can be found in the in-game News and on the blog.

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TEXT: Alola to Alola Ticket

Texts for purchasing the Alola to Alola ticket in case you didn’t finish the 4 island special research, or if you want to do it twice.

Alola to Alola Special Research

Step 1

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TEXT: Alola to Alola (1/4)

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_0_0
TEXT: %PLAYERNAME%! Good to see you. How’ve you been? Rested and relaxed, I hope?

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TEXT: I’ve been full of energy since I saw Tapu Fini. And as I thought more about that encounter, I realized that over these past few months, we’ve been seeing quite a few Pokémon that were first found in Alola.

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TEXT: And you—you’ve even been lucky enough to see all four of Alola’s island guardians!

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TEXT: I can’t say I’m completely free of envy, but I’m glad you were able to have those experiences.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_0_4
TEXT: After all, we professors owe much of our learning to adventurous Trainers like yourself!

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TEXT: I wonder if our friendship would be as fruitful if our roles were reversed... I’d sure like to hope so! Haha!

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TEXT: Keep exploring, %PLAYERNAME%. You never know what you might find!

Willow’s still on about Tapu Fini and is a little salty about not seeing the others. Poor Willow.

Step 2

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TEXT: Alola to Alola (2/4)

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_1_0
TEXT: Welcome back, %PLAYERNAME%! Look at that—you’ve caught all of Alola’s first partner Pokémon!

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TEXT: They make for quite the iconic trio.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_1_2
TEXT: Let’s continue our Alola-inspired research today!

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TEXT: Which of Alola’s islands piques your interest the most, %PLAYERNAME%?

This dialogue seems to imply that we’re going to get one of each of the starters as rewards in step 1.

Branches – Choose your Own Island Adventure

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TEXT: Melemele Island

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TEXT: By choosing this path, you’ll be challenged with tasks related to friendship and earn rewards such as an encounter with Alolan Raichu and a Pom-Pom Style Oricorio Hat avatar item.

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TEXT: Akala Island

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TEXT: By choosing this path, you’ll be challenged with tasks related to exploring and earn rewards such as a Pa’u Style Oricorio Hat avatar item and an encounter with Alolan Marowak.

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TEXT: Ula’ula Island

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TEXT: By choosing this path, you’ll be challenged with tasks related to catching Pokémon and earn rewards such as a Baile Style Oricorio Hat avatar item and an encounter with Alolan Vulpix.

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TEXT: Poni Island

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TEXT: By choosing this path, you’ll be challenged with tasks related to battling and earn rewards such as a Sensu Style Oricorio Hat avatar item and an encounter with Alolan Exeggutor.

The text’s for the various branches you can choose, one for each island.

Step 3 

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TEXT: Alola to Alola (3/4)

Step 3a – Melemele

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TEXT: So you’re interested in Melemele Island, eh? No surprise there—it’s one of my favorites as well.

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TEXT: Though perhaps that isn’t saying much... They’re all my favorites, really! Haha!

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TEXT: As we’ve discussed, Melemele Island is where many Trainers in Alola begin the region’s island challenge.

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TEXT: There’s even a Trainers’ School there, where aspiring young Trainers can make friends and study up on all things Pokémon.

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TEXT: In the spirit of Melemele Island, why don’t you go meet some new Pokémon and send some Gifts to your friends?

Step 3b – Akala

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TEXT: So you’re interested in Akala Island, eh? No surprise there—it’s one of my favorites as well.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_2b_1
TEXT: Though perhaps that isn’t saying much... They’re all my favorites, really! Haha!

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_2b_2
TEXT: As I mentioned before, Akala Island offers a variety of geological features, including a volcano, fishing spots, and even waterfalls!

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TEXT: I like to take a stroll when my mind gets mired in a problem, and it sounds like Akala Island would be a great place for that.

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TEXT: In that spirit, why don’t you take a stroll yourself? I’ll be here when you get back.

Step 3c – Ula’Ula

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TEXT: So you’re interested in Ula’Ula Island, eh? No surprise there—it’s one of my favorites as well.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_2c_1
TEXT: Though perhaps that isn’t saying much... They’re all my favorites, really! Haha!

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_2c_2
TEXT: As we’ve discussed, Ula’Ula Island is home to Mount Lanakila, the highest peak in all of Alola! But did you know the summit of Mount Lanakila also houses Alola’s very own Pokémon League?

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TEXT: It’s a place many Trainers aspire to reach, and doing so requires forging powerful bonds with Pokémon.

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TEXT: In that spirit, why don’t you head out and find some new Pokémon partners, %PLAYERNAME%?

Step 3d – Poni

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TEXT: So you’re interested in Poni Island, eh? No surprise there—it’s one of my favorites as well.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_2d_1
TEXT: Though perhaps that isn’t saying much... They’re all my favorites, really! Haha!

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TEXT: Did you know that Poni Island is home to the Battle Tree, Alola’s preeminent battle facility? Strong Trainers gather there to test their teams against each other.

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TEXT: I’ve heard you can even meet some Pokémon League Champions there on occasion! The things I could learn from them...

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TEXT: In the spirit of Poni Island—and as an act of public service—why don’t you test your battling skills against Team GO Rocket, %PLAYERNAME%?

Step 4

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TEXT: Alola to Alola (4/4)

Step 4a Intro – Melemele

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TEXT: Welcome back! Did your friends like their Gifts?

Step 4b Intro – Akala

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TEXT: Welcome back! How was your adventure? Did you see anything new? You’ll have to tell me all about it!

Step 4c Intro – Ula’Ula

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TEXT: Welcome back! Let me take a look at the Pokémon you’ve returned with... I bet with some training, you and your Pokémon would be ready to take on Alola’s Pokémon League yourselves!

Stage 4d Intro – Poni

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TEXT: Welcome back! I knew you’d have no trouble with Team GO Rocket. You never do!

Step 4 – General

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TEXT: I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a great time getting to learn more about Alola, its Pokémon, and even its guardian deities.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_3_2
TEXT: If there’s one thing I love about Pokémon, it’s that there’s always something new to learn!

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_3_3
TEXT: But to be honest with you, I was hoping we’d have a better idea by now of what attracted Alola’s guardian deities here.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_3_4
TEXT: They usually spend their time protecting Alola, so what could’ve spurred them to come here?

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_3_5
TEXT: Could it be that they sensed something dangerous nearby that may threaten Alola? It would have to be something extraordinary—maybe even beyond our current understanding of Pokémon.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_3_6
TEXT: Another daunting yet fascinating question for us to tackle together, %PLAYERNAME%.

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TEXT: Whatever comes next, I know the two of us will overcome it.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_3_8
TEXT: For now, continue your island research. I’ll keep trying to spot the guardian deities!

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TEXT: I’ll be in touch again soon. For now, let’s GO!

That’s a good question Professor, why did the Guardian Deities come here?

New Notifications

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TEXT: In-Game Notifications

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TEXT: Buddy Candies

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TEXT: Friendship Level Increases

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TEXT: Opened Gifts

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TEXT: Combined Research Updates

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TEXT: Nearby Raids

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TEXT: Control your Push Notification and In-Game Notification settings

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TEXT: Notifications

This appears to be more options to turn off/on notifications for more things that happen in-game.

Open Gift Settings

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TEXT: Open gifts when Item Bag is full

RESOURCE ID: open_gifts_on_bag_full_tip
TEXT: Allows you to open gifts when your Item Bag is full. You may still receive Stardust.

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TEXT: You'll be able to receive Stardust if you open this gift, but you won't receive other items since your Item Bag is full.To prevent opening gifts when your Item Bag is full, go to Settings.

It looks like you’ll be able to set the option to be able to open gifts when your item bag is full. This will allow you to open gifts and potentially receive stardust, this is a great quality of life update for people who don’t necessarily need the items but still want to open gifts to grind friendship.

New Filters

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TEXT: attack

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TEXT: defense

Not sure how this one will work exactly, but it’s interesting.

Parting Words

Are you excited about the Alola to Alola event?  Did you finish the 4 other special research questlines?  

The ability to open gifts even when your item bag is going to be huge! A big Quality of Life update that I am very much looking forward to, how about you?

That’s all for now trainers! Stay safe out there!

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