Trainers, hold on your seats as this update is huge and we can say this is the most exciting update for Team Rocket Lovers, A new version of Pokemon GO 0.157.0 is rolling slowly for Android and its Data Mine report suggests many new additions like New Loading Screen, New Team Rocket Leaders, Giovanni, New Shadow Pokemon, New Global Event, New Moves and Tons of Tweaks!

Here’s the Summary from the Data Mine report:

  1. New Global Event
  2. New Loading Screen
  3. New Team Rocket Leaders
  4. Giovanni
  5. New Shadow Pokemon
  6. New Search Filter
  7. New Moves
  8. Tweaks

So let’s dive deeper and find what’s behind those amazing titles!

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.

New Global Event (New Badge and Event Date)

Trainers, This one of the Biggy in the APK, in the few previous APK Mine we saw about the Colossal Event, But in this APK Mine, The Colossal Event Implementation has been discovered along with Badge and Event Date.

The event will take place on November 2 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM local time

The Following supporting text and asset has been found in the APK Mine

"Ticket: A Colossal Discovery" A ticket to access the "A Colossal Discovery" special event on November 2 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM local time, wherever you are.

The Colossal Event will a ticketing event and will be available for everyone, for the time the Tickets will be sold directly in the Pokemon GO App in-game store.




New Loading Screen

This is HUGE, New Loading Screen is finally here featuring Shadow Pokemon and New Team Rocket Leaders!

Pokemon GO Loading Screen – 0.157.0

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New Team Rocket Leaders

Looking at the New Loading Screen, It appears on the Steps on the Gym there are three very menacing looking Team Go Rocket members.

This could be the New Team Rocket Leaders which were recently teased via Pokemon GO Twitter Account!

Giovanni – The Team Rocket Leader

The Shadowy figure at the Top of the Steps in the New Loading Screen is none other than the Team Rocket Leader – Giovanni!

Giovanni is finally going to make it’s first appearance in the Pokemon GO.

Finally the Team Rocket is to going to pull something really big, bigger than what we have seen now, Bigger rewards, Bigger Difficulties!

New Shadow Pokemon

Finally, a new list of Shadow Pokemon are coming to Pokemon GO, Tthe following of Shadow Pokemon have been added in the new APK:

  • Onix
  • Steelix
  • Shuppet
  • Duskull
  • Banette
  • Dusclops
  • Dusknoir
  • Sableye
  • Snorunt
  • Glalie
  • Snover
  • Abomasnow
  • Delibird
  • Stanler

Did you read Delibird? Yes, Delibird shadow form will be coming soon, maybe Christmas!

New Search Filter

In the new update, two new search filters got added, Now you can search in the Pokemon GO by Distance Travelled and Special Moves!


Now we will be able to search by special move @special and by distance like distance1000

New Moves

3 New moves added to the APK. Horn Drill, Fissure and Sacred Sword. Sacred Sword, in particular, to the signature of the legendary Pokemon Cobalion, Terrakion and Virizion (the Sword of Justice Pokemon).



  1. Music Asset Manager – New Music Asset Manager has been added in the latest APK, Now Niantic will be able to push new background music to us without needing an update.
  2. Pulsing health bar
  3. In-game Support
  4. Shiny Icon in Journal
  5. Bag Option now available during battle invitations now.

That’s all, for now, folks, the most exciting part of this update is the Colossal Global Event!

We’ll keep an eye out for confirmation of what’s happening from Niantic and post an update when the mystery is solved. Until then, good luck out there, trainers!

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…

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