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

  1. Buddy Cameos
  2. Buddy level
  3. Buddy Emotions
  4. Buddy Activities
  5. Buddy CP Multipliers
  6. Buddy Gifts
  7. Buddy Navigation to attraction POIs
  8. New Buddy Badge

Buddy Cameos

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

Buddy Levels

Your Buddy will have 0-6 Level, Rewards items from Buddy will differ according to the levels.

BUDDY_EMOTION_LEVEL_UNSET 
BUDDY_EMOTION_LEVEL_0
BUDDY_EMOTION_LEVEL_1
BUDDY_EMOTION_LEVEL_2
BUDDY_EMOTION_LEVEL_3
BUDDY_EMOTION_LEVEL_4
BUDDY_EMOTION_LEVEL_5
BUDDY_EMOTION_LEVEL_6

Buddy Emotions

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.

.get_BuddyShownHeartsPerCategory
BUDDY_AFFECTION_LEVEL_MILESTONE
BUDDY_AFFECTION_WALKING
BUDDY_AFFECTION_CARE
BUDDY_AFFECTION_BATTLE
BUDDY_AFFECTION_PHOTO
BUDDY_AFFECTION_POI
.get_KmRequiredPerAffectionPoint
.get_EmotionAnimation
BUDDY_ANIMATION_UNSET
BUDDY_ANIMATION_HAPPY
BUDDY_ANIMATION_HATE

Your Buddy Emotions can also decay over time if not taken care properly, The Buddy Pokemon might HATE you too!

.get_DecayPreventionDurationMs 
.set_DecayPreventionDurationMs
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Buddy Activities

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_CATEGORY_UNSET 
BUDDY_CATEGORY_FEED
BUDDY_CATEGORY_CARE
BUDDY_CATEGORY_SNAPSHOT
BUDDY_CATEGORY_WALK
BUDDY_CATEGORY_BATTLE
BUDDY_CATEGORY_EXPLORE
BUDDY_CATEGORY_BONUS
BuddyActivity
BUDDY_ACTIVITY_UNSET
BUDDY_ACTIVITY_FEED
BUDDY_ACTIVITY_PET
BUDDY_ACTIVITY_SNAPSHOT
BUDDY_ACTIVITY_WALK
BUDDY_ACTIVITY_NEW_POIS
BUDDY_ACTIVITY_GYM_BATTLE
BUDDY_ACTIVITY_RAID_BATTLE
BUDDY_ACTIVITY_NPC_BATTLE
BUDDY_ACTIVITY_PVP_BATTLE
BUDDY_ACTIVITY_OPEN_SOUVENIRS
BUDDY_ACTIVITY_OPEN_CONSUMABLES
BUDDY_ACTIVITY_INVASION_GRUNT
BUDDY_ACTIVITY_INVASION_LEADER
BUDDY_ACTIVITY_INVASION_GIOVANNI
BUDDY_ACTIVITY_ATTRACTIVE_POI

Buddy CP Multiplier

Your Buddy Pokemon CP will increase when it is your best friend.

GetPokemonScaleSettings 
GetMinCpMult
GetMaxCpMultAllowedForLevel
ShowCpBoostTutorial
cpNormalColor
cpBoostColor
cpBoostIcon
buddyTutorialCpBoostGuiControllerFactory
isCpBoosted

Buddy Gifts

Your buddy wants to show how much it loves you and in doing so will give you a gift.

BUDDY_FOUND_GIFT 
BGMODE_BUDDY_FOUND_GIFT
SOUVENIR_UNSET
SOUVENIR_LONE_EARRING
SOUVENIR_SMALL_BOUQUET
SOUVENIR_SKIPPING_STONE
SOUVENIR_BEACH_GLASS
SOUVENIR_TROPICAL_SHELL
SOUVENIR_MUSHROOM
SOUVENIR_CHALKY_STONE
SOUVENIR_PINECONE
SOUVENIR_TROPICAL_FLOWER
SOUVENIR_FLOWER_FRUITS
SOUVENIR_CACTUS_FLOWER
SOUVENIR_STRETCHY_SPRING
SOUVENIR_MARBLE SOUVENIR_TORN_TICKET
SOUVENIR_PRETTY_LEAF

Buddy navigation and Attractive POI

This is one of the exciting feature, Your buddy will navigate to some special POIs for some additional bonus.

AttractivePoi 
StartNavigation
StopNavigation
NavigateAnimated
NavigateGliding

Buddy Badge

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

Multiple AR

Image result for pokemon go buddy

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.

SinglePlayer 
MultiPlayer
CreateBuddyMultiplayerSession
JoinBuddyMultiplayerSession
LeaveBuddyMultiplayerSession
BuddyMultiplayerRpcService
StartBuddyMultiplayer
QuitBuddyMultiplayer
MarkInviteTime
MarkLobbyTime
MarkSyncTime
MarkFirstMapTime
MarkARStartTime
MarkEndTime
PlayerConnected
PlayerDropped
.get_GroupPhotoInProgress
.set_GroupPhotoInProgress

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.

SetupPreScanUi 
SetUpQrScanUi
OnQrScan
TryToJoinSession

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.

JAN_2020_NOEVOLVE  
WURMPLE_SPRING_2020
WOBBUFFET_SPRING_2020
RATICATE_SPRING_2020

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.

  • candyCount
  • buddyKmWalked
  • IsBestBuddy

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

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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…

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iOS – App Store

Android – Google Play Store

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