Unannounced Safari zones, PokéCoins from Research, and more!

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Hello Trainers! A few interesting things were pushed to the game master file overnight, including references to unannounced Safari zones, the potential ability to earn coins from field research, dialogue for next month’s Safari Zones, and more!

🚨⚠️ Disclaimer ⚠️🚨

Please be aware that everything posted here has been publicly reported by data miners (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.

With that said, let’s get into it!


Earning Pokécoins from research?

Come back tomorrow to earn more PokéCoins

Not much detail, but it looks like we may be able to earn daily pokécoins for completing research. Perhaps we’ll have to complete a certain amount of research tasks per day to earn the coins? No word how many coins per day either.

New Quests

Catch {0} different species of Pokémon

A new generic quest type.
Special Event: Catch {0} Pokémon

Special Event: Send {0} Gifts to friends 

These seem like event quests but are not specifically tied to a named event. (Speculation is Niantic is getting sneaky… shh!)

Team Go Rocket Quest 5 – The Shadowy Threat Grows

Hey there, %PLAYERNAME%. You’ve been instrumental in keeping back Team GO Rocket’s forces.

Quest dialogue and title for next month’s Team Go Rocket special research has been added. I didn’t include it all, I’m sure you all know what’s up by now.

Best Buddy Badge

Best Buddy

Have 1 Best Buddy.

Have {0} Best Buddies.

More detail surrounding the best buddy badge that’s been referenced previously, so we’re getting closer to a potential release.

Deerling Forms

Autumn Form

Spring Form

Summer Form

Winter Form

Another update to the Deerling forms, so they may be preparing for a release soon? Hopefully before the end of winter so we’re not waiting until next winter for that form’s release. It would be really neat if they release these based on the seasons of the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. We’ll see…

Here’s a reminder of what the Deerling and Sawsbuck forms look like:

Log In Methods


Create account with

Sign in with {0}

Code involving the potential for new ways to log into the game, including one for Apple

Explore Responsibly

Explore Responsibly

New warning message?

Safari Zones


Thank you for coming. There are lots of interesting Pokémon appearing in the wild here.

Let’s discover and study them all together!

Wow, %PLAYERNAME%! That was such an exciting journey.

Why not take the time to bond with the other Trainers here?

Let’s GO make some memories!

Looks like generic quest texts for all Safari zones

Unannounced Safari Zones?

It would appear that quest dialogue for three yet to be announced Safari zones have been discovered as well. A word of caution before getting excited about these: They are not officially announced, so they may not happen. This is potentially code written up for finalists who didn’t make the cut that made its way into the game by accident. So, temper your excitement, please.

Welcome to Safari Zone Goyang 2020, %PLAYERNAME%!


Welcome to Safari Zone Monterrey 2020, %PLAYERNAME%!


Welcome to Safari Zone Seville 2020, %PLAYERNAME%!


Announced Safari Zones

Quest dialogue for the three officially announced Safari zones were discovered as well.

Welcome to Safari Zone St. Louis 2020, %PLAYERNAME%!

St. Louis

Welcome to Safari Zone Philadelphia 2020, %PLAYERNAME%!


Welcome to Safari Zone Liverpool 2020, %PLAYERNAME%!


Speculation and Conclusions

Lots of potentially exciting stuff there. The potential to earn Pokécoins through field research would be a welcome addition especially for free to play players. If it does come to pass, as this is the first reference we’re seeing to it, it’s potentially a while away.

The announced Safari zones are potentially exciting for trainers who live close to those cities! Again, these haven’t been announced by Niantic so don’t get your hopes up just yet!

Hopefully, we see Deerling and Sawsbuck soon. I would love it if Niantic released these as sort of a shifting regional type. Keeping in line with the seasons of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Do you live close to, or in, one of the Unannounced Safari zone cities? Are you potentially harbouring some maybe excitement? How do you think the potential for coins from field research might go? Do you think the regional aspect of a Deerling/Sawsbuck release is a good idea?  Let me know in the comments!

One final reminder, the things in this article are all speculative and may or may not happen.

As always, stay safe out there trainers!

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.