Trainers, hold on your seats as this update is huge, A new version of Pokemon GO 0.147.1 is out for Android and its Data Mine report suggests Team Rocket, Shadow Pokemon and a completely new game mode – Invasion!

The official update mentions Bug Fixes, but our data miners know something is always hidden behind those curtains!

Here’s the Summary from the Data Mine report:

  1. Shadow and Purified Pokemon
  2. Invasion – A new type of gameplay that ties with Shadow Pokemon and Team Rocket
  3. Purification: A new mechanic to convert Shadow Pokemon to Purified form
  4. Particle Minigame
  5. New Badges and Quest
  6. Route Maker: A new item 

So let’s dive in deeper!

Before we beginAll the following updates are currently not live from the server side, we want to reiterate that nothing written here is endorsed, confirmed, or shared by Niantic. These are reports found by various data miners on the Internet, and they are subject to change.

Shadow and Purified Pokemon

Image result for Shadow Charizard

A Shadow Pokemon is a new property which is similar to Gender or Shiny Forms.

A Shadow Pokemon will have there own sets of Charge Moves and Fast Moves

.get_PurifiedChargeMove
.set_PurifiedChargeMove
.get_ShadowChargeMove
.set_ShadowChargeMove

In order to Purify a Shadow Pokemon, you need to spend Candy and Stardust. 

.get_PurificationStardustNeeded
.set_PurificationStardustNeeded
.get_PurificationCandyNeeded
.set_PurificationCandyNeeded

With Every Shadow or Purified Pokemon, there is a badge tied with the number of Pokémon you purified.

A Shadow Pokemon can be obtained through Invasion, which we have explained below in the Article.

List of Shadow Pokémon in Pokémon GO

RattataRaticateZubat
GolbatBulbasaurIvysaur
VenusaurCharmanderCharmeleon
CharizardSquirtleWartortle
BlastoiseDratiniDragonair
DragoniteSnorlaxCrobat
MudkipMarshtompSwampert

A Redditor has created An in-depth look at Shadow Pokemon from the Gamecube games and what it could mean for Pokemon GO

Invasion and Team Rocket

Invasion is a complete new game mode which is coming to Pokemon GO and it’ll be little more similar to Raids in Pokemon GO.

.INVASION

Currently, according to the code, it seems like Invasion will take place on top of PokeStops all the world. Team Rocket will take over the PokeStop and a grunt of various type is assigned to it. Your task will be to battle with the grunt. If you win then you will get a chance to catch the Shadow Pokemon. It looks much similar to Raid Battles.

There are three main parts of every invasion:

  • Battle stage
  • Pokemon encounter stage
  • Purification stage
POKESTOP_NORMAL
POKESTOP_ROCKET_INVASION
POKESTOP_ROCKET_VICTORY

After defeating the grunt you will have a certain number of Pokeball at your base to catch the Shadow Pokemon, and a number of bonus Pokeball will get added depending on the number of Grunts defeated and Pokemon Purified, much similar to Raid Battles

.get_BallsDisplay
.set_BallsDisplay
EncounterPokemon
.get_BaseNumBalls
.set_BaseNumBalls
.get_PokemonPurifiedNumBalls
.set_PokemonPurifiedNumBalls
.get_GruntsDefeatedNumBalls
.set_GruntsDefeatedNumBalls
.get_PokemonRemainingNumBalls
.set_PokemonRemainingNumBalls

Here is a list of Possible Grunts and Characters found in the Data Mine

.InvasionCharacter
BLANCHE
CANDELA
SPARK
GRUNT MALE
GRUNT FEMALE
BUG GRUNT FEMALE
BUG GRUNT MALE
DARKNESS GRUNT FEMALE
DARKNESS GRUNT MALE
DARK GRUNT FEMALE
DARK GRUNT MALE
DRAGON GRUNT FEMALE
DRAGON GRUNT MALE
FAIRY GRUNT FEMALE
FAIRY GRUNT MALE
FIGHTING GRUNT FEMALE
FIGHTING GRUNT MALE
FIRE GRUNT FEMALE
FIRE GRUNT MALE
FLYING GRUNT FEMALE
FLYING GRUNT MALE
GROUND GRUNT FEMALE
GROUND GRUNT MALE
ICE GRUNT FEMALE
ICE GRUNT MALE
METAL GRUNT FEMALE
METAL GRUNT MALE
NORMAL GRUNT FEMALE
NORMAL GRUNT MALE
POISON GRUNT FEMALE
POISON GRUNT MALE
PSYCHIC GRUNT FEMALE
PSYCHIC GRUNT MALE
ROCK GRUNT FEMALE
ROCK GRUNT MALE
WATER GRUNT FEMALE
WATER GRUNT MALE
PLAYER TEAM LEADER
GRASS GRUNT FEMALE
GRASS GRUNT MALE

Particle Minigame

A New Minigame code has been found, but currently, there is no reference with other code.

.get_EnableParticleMinigame
.set_EnableParticleMinigame

New Badges

2 New Badges will be introduced and it will be based on Invasion and Purification.

  • Number of Grunts Defeated
  • Number of Pokemon Purified

New Quests

Two New Quests task has been found and even it’s related to Invasion and Purification

QUEST_BATTLE_TEAM_ROCKET
QUEST_PURIFY_POKEMON

Route Maker Item

A New Route Maker Item has been found, currently, there are no other traces of code, but if we make a guess then it might to related to some invasion process.

.ITEM_TYPE_ROUTE_MAKER
.ITEM_CATEGORY_ROUTE_MAKER

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