With the new quest system found in the latest APK mine, there was one thing that really caught our attention — the quests rewards section of the code. The code clearly outlines that quests will be rewarding, and as it doesn’t go into particular details (Mythical Pokemon are not directly mentioned), all we can do is speculate. Well let’s do just that, shall we?
Again, this article is a Speculation article, nothing in here is confirmed, except for the code fragments found in the APK.
Here is the template for quest rewards / quest types, taken from the code segments found in the recent data mine:
.EXPERIENCE .ITEM .POKEMON_ENCOUNTER .STARDUST .CANDY .AVATAR_CLOTHING .QUEST
Experience is pretty self explanatory. You get a certain amount of XP for completing a quest based on its difficulty. It is hard to say how much the rewards will be, but it looks like this will be another way to use a Lucky Egg for a massive XP bonus.
Item, although easy to interpret, has a lot of depth to it. Basically there are a ton of items we could receive for completing a quest.
Here are just a few we can think of:
- Rare Candy
- TMs (fast/charge)
- Golden raspberries
- Lucky eggs
- Poke balls, Greats balls, Ultra balls
- Potions (Super/Hyper/Max)
Pokemon Encounter is what caught our eye and where things get interesting. We have no idea how the Mythical Pokemon will be incorporated into the game. With that being said, maybe we will be able to try and catch them as a reward for completing a difficult quest(s)? This sounds like a great idea. If this turns out to not be the case, hopefully there are still powerful Pokemon given as rewards for us to try and catch!
Stardust, the most precious thing in the game. Just like XP, this gives us another way to gain massive amounts of stardust by stacking a Star Piece on top of the reward. Hopefully it’s a good amount making the reward well worth it.
Candy can be interpreted two different ways. Rare Candy or Pokemon candy? Since we don’t really know, it could be either. A strong argument could be made for both as it equally makes sense to get candies for a Pokemon you want or just Rare Candies.
Avatar clothing rewards! Finally another way to unlock more clothes for free. At least we think so. Niantic could pull a fast one on us like they did recently where you had to have a certain medal level in order to purchase new clothing. Let’s all hope this won’t be the case.
Finally is Quest. This could simply mean after beating a quest, another one pops up as a “reward” for you to continue it further. More than likely this will tie into the multi-stage quests and that’s why this is considered a reward.
Quests are going to be a very exciting addition to Pokemon GO. The rewards seem to be just as amazing. Hopefully this quest update comes within the next month or two. Again this was just all pure speculation, so take it with a grain of salt. Just something for all of us to critically think about and get hyped for!