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:
- Shadow and Purified Pokemon
- Invasion – A new type of gameplay that ties with Shadow Pokemon and Team Rocket
- Purification: A new mechanic to convert Shadow Pokemon to Purified form
- Particle Minigame
- New Badges and Quest
- Route Maker: A new item
So let’s dive in deeper!
Before we begin, All 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
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.
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.
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
A New Minigame code has been found, but currently, there is no reference with other code.
2 New Badges will be introduced and it will be based on Invasion and Purification.
- Number of Grunts Defeated
- Number of Pokemon Purified
Two New Quests task has been found and even it’s related to Invasion and Purification
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.
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