The Generation 4 update is here! Here's what dataminers found underneath the surface:
The Pokémon of the Generation 4 are now in the game's code! If you're unfamiliar with them, here's a list:
Pokémon with multiple forms, such as Shaymin and Gastrodon, have support for them. This excludes Burmy's three forms, interestingly. All Sinnoh Pokémon have had their cries put into the APK, along with two other cries. Those cries are labeled under asset numbers 891 and 892, which indicate they are for Meltan and its new form / evolution.
A long list of new moves have appeared in the APK. They are as follows:
A new static asset for a "Local Box" was added. It's unclear what this box is for.
Tweaks to various features, such as the ring that pulses from your avatar on the map, anti-cheating, form/gender-support, etc.
AR+ is now available on select Android devices.
It did come as a surprise to us to have the Sinnoh update so soon after the tease earlier in the week, as Niantic led us to believe that the fourth generation Pokémon wouldn't be appearing for at least a week or two. But it is very important to note that the new Pokémon spotted in the code are not out in the wild yet or quite ready to be.
We still need the icon for the Sinnoh Badge to be added to the client-side code, Burmy forms, as well as any new Evolution items that will be added this generation (of which the main-series has a plenty). And the server-side code is still missing 3D models, 2D sprites, movepool information, and catch data.
Thanks for reading, Trainers!
SOURCE: TSR Datamine
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