Trainers, Hold your seats as the hype train is getting closer and we can say this is the most exciting update so far, A new version of Pokemon GO 0.163.0 is rolling slowly for Android and its Data Mine report suggests many new features like Complete Buddy System Overhaul, Multiple AR, Group and much more...
Here’s the Summary from the Data Mine report:
- Complete Buddy System Update
- New Loading Screen
- Multiple AR
- Genders in Trade Screen
- New Forms
- Pokemon Search Update
- Battle Grunt Parties
So let’s dive deeper and find what’s behind those amazing titles!
The Data Mine Report Credit goes to u/lewymd
AR Buddy System v2
Trainers get ready for the New AR Buddy System!
Recently a bunch of text about new Buddy System was found in Network Traffic and today a lot of new code (about 4000 lines) relating to the new Buddy System has been found in the new Pokemon GO Update 0.163.0
- Buddy Cameos
- Buddy level
- Buddy Emotions
- Buddy Activities
- Buddy CP Multipliers
- Buddy Gifts
- Buddy Navigation to attraction POIs
- New Buddy Badge
Buddy Cameo is coming in Pokemon GO, Your Buddy Pokemon will appear in certain scenarios maybe by Photobombing or something different.
According to the below code, Buddy can cameo in Wild, Raids & Invasion
.get_BuddyWildEncounterCameoChancePercent .set_BuddyWildEncounterCameoChancePercent .get_BuddyQuestEncounterCameoChancePercent .set_BuddyQuestEncounterCameoChancePercent .get_BuddyRaidEncounterCameoChancePercent .set_BuddyRaidEncounterCameoChancePercent .get_BuddyInvasionEncounterCameoChancePercent .set_BuddyInvasionEncounterCameoChancePercent
Your Buddy will have 0-6 Level, Rewards items from Buddy will differ according to the levels.
Your Buddy Pokemon will have certain sets of emotions, Buddy can be happy or sad, The affection level of the buddy will increase with certain sets of activities.
Your Buddy Emotions can also decay over time if not taken care properly, The Buddy Pokemon might HATE you too!
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There is a lot of activities you can do with your Buddy, The buddy affection also increases by involving your Buddy in the following activities!
Buddy CP Multiplier
Your Buddy Pokemon CP will increase when it is your best friend.
Your buddy wants to show how much it loves you and in doing so will give you a gift.
Buddy navigation and Attractive POI
This is one of the exciting feature, Your buddy will navigate to some special POIs for some additional bonus.
A New BestBuddyBadge will also be introduced with this new update.
New Loading Screen
This Update brings a new winter theme loading screen, Dwelling and Sawsbuck are on the new loading screen!
Download Link – https://imgur.com/a/tTM5TaN
This is one of the most exciting features, This will allow multiplayer in AR mode where you’ll be able to see other trainers Pokemon though your AR too as well as set up group photos.
To join the Multiplayer AR, You need to scan the QR Codes with your friends and join the lobby, similar to the battles.
The Lobby will have certain limits.
Genders in Trading
Genders have finally been included in the Trading screen, Now make sure you really are getting a Female shiny Snorunt and not a male!
New Forms (Party Wurmple)
The New APK also mentions about the New Forms like Party Wurmple, Party Wobbuffet and Party Raticate, But it looks like we still have time these ones, the name hints towards the release date, either January or sometime in spring.
Pokemon Search Updated
3 New Search Terms have been introduced in this Package, Which could mean we’ll able to search by the amount of candy you have or how far it’s been walked and if it’s the best buddy.
Battle Grunt Parties
Much like you have separate teams for raids and each PVP league it appears you may be able to have teams just for grunt battles too
invasionCharacter FindGruntParty SetGruntParty BATTLE_GRUNT DEFAULT_LEAGUE cachedGruntParties
Buddy Adventure Footage
Do you know?
You can check-out the Countdown Timer of all Events at our All New Mobile App GO Field Guide for all Countdown Timers, Raid Boss Guides, Egg Hatch List, Shiny Checklist and much more…
iOS – App Store
Android – Google Play Store
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