Hello Trainers! Version 0.199.0 of Pokémon GO is rolling out now through the app stores. It includes the ability to pick your version of the Kanto Tour, some interesting hints at form changing, new methods to earn XL Candy and more!
?⚠️ Disclaimer ⚠️?
Please be aware data miners have publicly reported everything in this article (PokéMiners). 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.
Choose your own adventure
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This is how the game will handle choosing your version, Red or Green.
BGM_GO_TOUR_00 BGM_GO_TOUR_01 BGM_GO_TOUR_02 BGM_GO_TOUR_03 BGM_GO_TOUR_04 BGM_GO_TOUR_05 BGM_GO_TOUR_06 BGM_GO_TOUR_07 BGM_GO_TOUR_08 BGM_GO_TOUR_09
New music for the event as well. You can listen to the music on the Pokéminers soundcloud.
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The winners of the NPC Competition have been added as well. It appears that they will be considered an “Invasion type” It also appears that there’s a chance you won’t get an encounter after battling them as well.
FormChangeReflection ChangePokemonFormProto ChangePokemonFormOutProto .get_ChangedPokemon .set_ChangedPokemon ChangedPokemonFieldNumber changedPokemon_ ChangedPokemon ERROR_POKEMON_MISSING ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_RESOURCES ERROR_QUEST_INCOMPLETE ERROR_POKEMON_CANNOT_CHANGE ERROR_POKEMON_DEPLOYED get_FormChange
Is form changing finally coming to Pokémon GO? There are several Pokémon that can change forms with special items, Rotom is one that comes to mind. In Sword and Shield you can get a Rotom Catalog from an NPC in Wyndon. Could this be how they’ll address Arceus?
Nothing is free
CHANGE_POKEMON_FORM .get_FormChangeSettings .set_FormChangeSettings FormChangeProto .get_AvailableForm .set_StardustCost .get_ItemCost .set_ItemCost .get_QuestRequirement
It appears that there will be a cost to changing the form of a Pokémon, this appears that they’ve left it open to costing Stardust, items, a possible quest, or a combination of all three.
A shiny new badge?
If they are tracking how many times you change the form of a Pokémon, there’s probably a new badge for it.
formChangeFxPrefabReference formChangeFxOffset formChangeModelSwapDelaySeconds formChangeAnimationDelaySeconds
The changing of the form will be accompanied by an animation, as should be expected.
A new quest for changing Pokémon forms.
New XL Candy Methods
Bonus XL candy events?
This is apparently linked to the Game Master file the same way that bonus stardust and candies are, so it’s likely they are preparing to have some events where we get bonus XL candy. Possibly from spotlight events?
Let’s Go Bonus XL Candy?
This was added to “BelugaTransactionCompleteOutProto” which is used for sending Pokémon to Let’s Go, so maybe we’ll get bonus XL candy for transferring to Pokémon Let’s Go?
Feather dance is finally here, well… sorta. The sound and stats are still missing, but it’s in the game code now.
Friend List Updates
It looks like you’ll be able to favorite friends soon.
New Friend Actions
RESERVED_ACTION_1 GET_INCOMING_GAME_INVITES_V2 UPDATE_INCOMING_GAME_INVITE_V2 DISMISS_OUTGOING_GAME_INVITES_V2 INVITE_CONTACT GET_CONTACT_LIST UPDATE_CONTACT_LIST
Not sure what “Reserved Action” means, we’ll have to see. It appears that there’s improvements to invites coming as well.
Cross Game Friend Interactions
GetCallingGameFriendsList GetCrossGameFriendsList friendIds GetFriendDetailsForCallingGameFriendList GetFriendDetailsForCrossGameFriendList UpdateIncomingGameInvite SendGameInvite inviteAppKeys DismissSendInvites
It looks like some interactions between games is coming? I suspect that “Send Game Invite” is Niantic’s way of trying to get us to invite our friends from other Niantic games to come play Pokémon Go. Truthfully, that’s probably all this is… There’s a LOT of detail on this feature, I won’t list it all here
It looks like we’ll be able to disable nicknames? Likely buddy Pokémon for people on your friends list, for the younger players or those who don’t wish to see the “creative” names that people use for their Pokémon.
pokemonIds IsPokemonAlreadyIncluded pokemonRatingFunc bestRatingThresh bestPokemon IsPokemonAllowed
New team suggestions for pvp?
Pokéstop/Gym Photo Galleries
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More for the POI Image gallery. It appears that it will work much like Ingress, Pokéstops and Gyms will have multiple images and the one with the most votes will be the primary photo that appears in the photodisc.
Share your level up success
.get_ImageGalleryTelemetry .set_ImageGalleryTelemetry .get_PlayerShownLevelUpShareScreenTelemetry .set_PlayerShownLevelUpShareScreenTelemetry
As announced, you’ll be able to share your level up without needing to take a screenshot.
It appears that we’ll be able to toggle off notifications soon too.
It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, Its … an Ad on a balloon?!
AD_TYPE_SPONSORED_BALLOON AdSpawned AdDismissed AD_TYPE_UNKNOWN AD_TYPE_SPONSORED_GIFT AD_TYPE_SPONSORED_BALLOON AD_INHIBITION_UNKNOWN AD_INHIBITION_TR_PREVENTS_BALLOON_SPAWN AD_INHIBITION_CLIENT_ERROR AD_DISMISSAL_UNKNOWN AD_DISMISSAL_TR_DISPLACES_AD_BALLOON
It looks like Niantic is going to send those Ads you can’t get out to see to you! On Balloons no less. Don’t worry, it looks like those Ad balloons won’t interfere with Team Go Rocket Balloons spawning, and they’ll even get blasted off to make room for a Team Go Rocket Balloon spawn.