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!
RESOURCE ID: avatar_f_backpack_alolaitemslittenbp_00_bundle_icon TEXT: Litten Backpack RESOURCE ID: avatar_f_backpack_alolaitemspoppliobp_00_bundle_icon TEXT: Popplio Backpack RESOURCE ID: avatar_f_backpack_alolaitemsrowletbp_00_bundle_icon 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
RESOURCE ID: avatar_f_hat_mimikyu_bundle_icon TEXT: Mimikyu's Disguise Hat RESOURCE ID: avatar_f_hat_oricoriopink_00_bundle_icon TEXT: Pa’u Style Oricorio Hat RESOURCE ID: avatar_f_hat_oricoriopurple_00_bundle_icon TEXT: Sensu Style Oricorio Hat RESOURCE ID: avatar_f_hat_oricoriored_00_bundle_icon TEXT: Baile Style Oricorio Hat RESOURCE ID: avatar_f_hat_oricorioyellow_00_bundle_icon TEXT: Pom-Pom Style Oricorio Hat RESOURCE ID: avatar_m_hat_mimikyu_bundle_icon 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 RESOURCE ID: avatar_m_hat_oricoriored_00_bundle_icon 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.
RESOURCE ID: avatar_m_glasses_teardrop_bundle_icon 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
RESOURCE ID: may22_alola_event_name TEXT: Alola to Alola
RESOURCE ID: may22_alola_collection_challenge_1 TEXT: Alola to Alola Collection Challenge
As announced there will be a collection challenge
RESOURCE ID: event_evolve_cubone 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
RESOURCE ID: ticket_may22_alola TEXT: Ticket for the Alola to Alola Special Research story available in the shop RESOURCE ID: item_event_ticket_pink_may22_alola_desc TEXT: A ticket to access the Alola to Alola Special Research, wherever you are. RESOURCE ID: item_event_ticket_pink_may22_alola_details 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. RESOURCE ID: general1.ticket.2_may22_alola_description 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. RESOURCE ID: general1.ticket.2_may22_alola_title 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
RESOURCE ID: quest_title_may22_alola_branch_quest_0 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? RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_0_1 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. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_0_2 TEXT: And you—you’ve even been lucky enough to see all four of Alola’s island guardians! RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_0_3 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! RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_0_5 TEXT: I wonder if our friendship would be as fruitful if our roles were reversed... I’d sure like to hope so! Haha! RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_0_6 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.
RESOURCE ID: quest_title_may22_alola_branch_quest_1 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! RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_1_1 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! RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_1_3 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
RESOURCE ID: branch_may22_alola_1a_title TEXT: Melemele Island RESOURCE ID: branch_may22_alola_1a_description 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. RESOURCE ID: branch_may22_alola_1b_title TEXT: Akala Island RESOURCE ID: branch_may22_alola_1b_description 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. RESOURCE ID: branch_may22_alola_1c_title TEXT: Ula’ula Island RESOURCE ID: branch_may22_alola_1c_description 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. RESOURCE ID: branch_may22_alola_1d_title TEXT: Poni Island RESOURCE ID: branch_may22_alola_1d_description 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.
RESOURCE ID: quest_title_may22_alola_branch_quest_2 TEXT: Alola to Alola (3/4)
Step 3a – Melemele
RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_2a_0 TEXT: So you’re interested in Melemele Island, eh? No surprise there—it’s one of my favorites as well. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_2a_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_2a_2 TEXT: As we’ve discussed, Melemele Island is where many Trainers in Alola begin the region’s island challenge. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_2a_3 TEXT: There’s even a Trainers’ School there, where aspiring young Trainers can make friends and study up on all things Pokémon. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_2a_4 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
RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_2b_0 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! RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_2b_3 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. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_2b_4 TEXT: In that spirit, why don’t you take a stroll yourself? I’ll be here when you get back.
Step 3c – Ula’Ula
RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_2c_0 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? RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_2c_3 TEXT: It’s a place many Trainers aspire to reach, and doing so requires forging powerful bonds with Pokémon. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_2c_4 TEXT: In that spirit, why don’t you head out and find some new Pokémon partners, %PLAYERNAME%?
Step 3d – Poni
RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_2d_0 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! RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_2d_2 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. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_2d_3 TEXT: I’ve heard you can even meet some Pokémon League Champions there on occasion! The things I could learn from them... RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_2d_4 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%?
RESOURCE ID: quest_title_may22_alola_branch_quest_3 TEXT: Alola to Alola (4/4)
Step 4a Intro – Melemele
RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_3a_0 TEXT: Welcome back! Did your friends like their Gifts?
Step 4b Intro – Akala
RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_3b_0 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
RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_3c_0 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
RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_3d_0 TEXT: Welcome back! I knew you’d have no trouble with Team GO Rocket. You never do!
Step 4 – General
RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_3_1 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%. RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_3_7 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! RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_may22_alola_branch_quest_3_9 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?
RESOURCE ID: settings_in_app_notification_header TEXT: In-Game Notifications RESOURCE ID: settings_buddy_gained_candy TEXT: Buddy Candies RESOURCE ID: settings_friend_level_increased TEXT: Friendship Level Increases RESOURCE ID: settings_gift_opened TEXT: Opened Gifts RESOURCE ID: settings_group_research_task TEXT: Combined Research Updates RESOURCE ID: settings_nearby_raids TEXT: Nearby Raids RESOURCE ID: settings_notifications_description TEXT: Control your Push Notification and In-Game Notification settings RESOURCE ID: settings_notifications_title TEXT: Notifications
This appears to be more options to turn off/on notifications for more things that happen in-game.
Open Gift Settings
RESOURCE ID: open_gifts_on_bag_full 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. RESOURCE ID: convert_to_stardust 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.
RESOURCE ID: filter_key_attack TEXT: attack RESOURCE ID: filter_key_defense TEXT: defense
Not sure how this one will work exactly, but it’s interesting.
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!