A new update for Pokémon GO has begun to roll out across the various app stores. This version was portrayed in the release notes as just a bug-fixing update. But, while bugs are certainly repaired in this new version, there are some teases at future releases in the code.
We have not had any new Special Research to complete since "Let's GO, Meltan!" in November. One could even argue that we haven't had a proper set of Special Research tasks since "A Ripple in Time," given that Meltan could also be obtained via the Mystery Box and Spiritomb is not a Mythical Pokémon.
But Niantic may soon be putting out some new Special Research to remedy that. Code for a special encounter with Jirachi, an unreleased Mythical Pokémon, has been added. Other lines of code refer to Jirachi being asleep, awake, and sung to. This might be Jirachi's special encounter mechanic, similar to Mew's invisibility and Celebi's teleportation.
Two new moves were found: Charm and Giga Impact. Giga Impact is a Normal-type Charged Attack. Giga Impact is, essentially, a physical version of Hyper Beam in the main-series. While we do not know how powerful it will be in Pokémon GO, it could certainly give Pokémon like Tauros, Electivire, or Regigigas a big power boost.
Brace yourself for this one, Trainers. Charm is a Fairy-type Fast Attack! There are no Fairy-type Fast Attacks currently, so giving a Pokémon like Gardevoir or Togekiss the move could revolutionize Fairy-type Raiders. But there's something strange about Charm; It's a non-damaging move in the main-series. So if Niantic moves forward with this move, will they change it from a stat-changing move to a damaging move?
On one hand, that would be kind of strange. But on the other, it would make sense. With the only other weak Fairy move that Niantic could have chosen, Fairy Wind, not being too widespread in the main-series and Draining Kiss being inexplicably made into a Charged Attack, Charm might be the only viable choice.
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