It’s another exciting day trainer, buckle up your seats, the Generation IV Hype is about to leave the station,  Niantic has just pushed a worldwide update with version number 0.123.1. The official patch notes are as follows:

  • Pokemon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region are arriving in Pokemon GO
  • Pokemon GO AR+ is now available on select Android devices
  • Friend Requests and Gift notifications will now stack
  • You can now select multiple Pokemon at a time when preparing to battle at a Gym or participate in a Raid battle
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates

But as always sticking to the Patch note is not the way we work, Here’s the APK Down:

We’ve found a ton of additional changes and notable additions to cover – so let’s dive in, trainers!

Here’s the Summary of the 0.123.1 APK Teardown Report:

  • 18 New Moves
  • All New Generation IV Sinnoh Region Pokemon Added
  • Generation IV Badge & Pokedex Tab
  • Meltan’s Number … and it’s Evolution!
  • A New Box: The ‘Local Box’
  • Fitness Background Mode
  • AR+ on Android (List of all supported devices)

18 New Moves

Along with Meteor Mash (Community Day Exclusive Move), 17 other moves have been added,  The majority of these moves are still missing their animations and sound files.


All New Generation IV Sinnoh Region Pokemon Added

All 107 Gen IV Pokemon ranging from Turtwig to Arceus have been added to the APK’s dictionary, Along with this, has come to the sound files for all 107, including 2 ‘cries’ for Pokemon #492, Shaymin (the Gen IV mythical with a Land Forme & Sky Forme)!

8 Pokemon had their forms formally added to the APK as well!

  • Shaymin: SKYLAND
  • Gastradon: WEST_SEAEAST_SEA
  • Arceus: All 18 forms!

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Generation IV Badge & Pokedex Tab

To Complete the Hype, the Gen IV Badge is now ready to roll out, just waiting for Niantic to flip the switch!


Meltan’s Number … and it’s Evolution!

Two new cry files have appeared, clearly hinting at Meltan and his recently hinted evolution:

Pokemon #891 Cry
Pokemon #892 Cry
Meltan’s Evolution

A New Box: The ‘Local Box’

We’re not sure what it is, A new box sprite was silently added, titled Localbox.png

Local Box

Fitness Background Mode

We all in the Gen IV and Meltan Hype forgot that is also implementing another big update “Fitness background tracking modes“,  additional metadata involving the phone’s background mode have appeared, indicating that this feature is getting ready to roll out soon!  

Also Read: Go-tcha For Pokémon GO – GO Plus Alternative with Auto Features

AR+ on Android

Last but not least, While the Official release note already boosts the AR+ on android, In order for AR+ to work on Android, a Pokemon GO player first needs to install Google’s ARCore platform


Now our Android trainers can join their iOS colleagues in zapping their battery while trying not to spook wild Pokemon back into the bushes

We have covered the list of devices which supported Google’s ARCore from Google’s ARCore Website

AcerChromebook Tab 10Requires ChromeOS stable builds 69 or later
AsusROG Phone
Zenfone AR
Zenfone ARES
GoogleNexus 5XRequires Android 8.0 or later
Nexus 6PRequires Android 8.0 or later
Pixel, Pixel XL
Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
HMD GlobalNokia 6 (2018)Also known as Nokia 6.1
Nokia 6.1 Plus
Nokia 7 Plus
Nokia 8Requires Android 8.0 or later
Nokia 8 Sirocco
HuaweiHonor 10
nova 3, nova 3i
P20, P20 Pro
Porsche Design Mate RS
Mate 20 Lite
Y9 2019
LGG6Requires Android 8.0 or later
G7 ThinQ
V30, V30+, V30+ JOJORequires Android 8.0 or later
V35 ThinQ
MotorolaMoto G5S Plus
Moto G6
Moto G6 Plus
Moto X4Requires Android 8.0 or later
Moto Z2 Force
Moto Z3
Moto Z3 Play
OnePlusOnePlus 3TRequires Android 8.0 or later
OnePlus 5
OnePlus 5T
OnePlus 6
SamsungGalaxy A5 (2017)
Galaxy A6 (2018)
Galaxy A7 (2017)
Galaxy A8, Galaxy A8+ (2018)
Galaxy Note8
Galaxy Note9
Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge
Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+
Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+
Galaxy Tab S3
Galaxy Tab S4
SonyXperia XZ PremiumRequires Android 8.0 or later
Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 CompactRequires Android 8.0 or later
Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact, Xperia XZ2 PremiumRequires Android 8.0 or later with software update after Aug 2018 (security patch level 2018-08-05 or later)
XiaomiMi 8
Mi 8 SE
Mi Mix 2S
Pocophone F1

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