Pokemon Go Could Be Adding A Major New Feature in Next Update

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Pokemon Go is getting an update this week and dataminers have already found some intriguing lines of code hidden inside.

Earlier this afternoon, Niantic announced they were releasing an update for Pokemon Go. The official release notes state that the update brings some minor improvements, such as a way to search for Shiny Pokemon in the Pokemon screen and better in-game news notification.

However, dataminers have found some interesting bits of code in the new update that teases some big possibilities for the future of the game. The update has a dozen or so lines of code related to in-game "quests" or missions for the players to complete on a daily basis. The exact lines of code are below:

QUEST_UNSET
QUEST_FIRST_CATCH_OF_THE_DAY
QUEST_FIRST_POKESTOP_OF_THE_DAY
QUEST_MULTI_PART
QUEST_CATCH_POKEMON
QUEST_SPIN_POKESTOP
QUEST_HATCH_EGG
QUEST_WALK_BUDDY
QUEST_FEED_POKEMON
QUEST_WIN_GYM_BATTLE
QUEST_COMPLETE_RAID_BATTLE
QUEST_LEVELUP_BADGE

From what dataminers are saying on Twitter and Reddit, it looks like there will be multiple kinds of in-game quests in Pokemon Go. Some will be the standard in-game challenges (catch so many Pokemon, take over a gym) but others will involve story missions of some kind.

Niantic is also bringing back the long forgotten Professor Willow as the person running the quests. No word if this will actually lead to some sort of in-game story or details about Pokemon Go's team leaders, but this could be the more in-depth daily gameplay many players have wanted for months.

Rewards for the quests will include Stardust, items, and XP. Some quests will also have pre-conditions, such as players being a certain level or having a certain badge, before players can try to complete them. Some quests will have a single objective, while others will have multiple parts.

From what we understand, the new update has all the code needed to support quests, but that doesn't necessarily mean that Pokemon Go will add quests immediately once the new update goes live. After all, Niantic didn't mention quests in their update notes, so there's a slim possibility they could be holding this new feature back. It wouldn't be the first time that dataminers discovered code for new features that weren't immediately added to the game.

Hopefully, we'll get more information about these new quests soon. Could Pokemon Go finally be adding some sort of story based missions? Stay tuned to WWG for more updates about Pokemon Go's upcoming update.

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Source: http://comicbook.com/gaming/2018/02/05/pokemon-go-quests/

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DevilPosted:

Mike This game still alive? No one plays it I feel like


There's obviously still some playing, loads of kids. My niece still uses it.

DevilPosted:

Mikey Pokemon was a great game, for all of 2 months lol, in my opinion they waited way to long for a big update, and just like now they bringing out a good update, when the game is completely dead lol. They should have waited a little long before releasing the game to be honest, and maybe it would have been one of the most popular games on a mobile device. Either way this will be a good update for those who still play this game.

R.I.P Pokemon Go :(


Now that I can agree with, they're trying to hard with all these updates! If they made it so you had a choice to move IRL or toggles.

DevilPosted:

I personally think Pokemon go is dead or dying, I've still got a modded Account from last year lol.

TomPosted:

2018
Biwwy This game is dead. I don't see hwy they are pushing updates still. I doubt to see more activity because of these.


They have nothing else to do......


Exactly...

They really dont have anything else to do unless they are making a new pokemon game, they'll probably keep pushing out updates for the game trying to get their fanbase back. Which I doubt its going to work.

2018Posted:

Biwwy This game is dead. I don't see hwy they are pushing updates still. I doubt to see more activity because of these.


They have nothing else to do......

MikeyPosted:

Pokemon was a great game, for all of 2 months lol, in my opinion they waited way to long for a big update, and just like now they bringing out a good update, when the game is completely dead lol. They should have waited a little long before releasing the game to be honest, and maybe it would have been one of the most popular games on a mobile device. Either way this will be a good update for those who still play this game.

R.I.P Pokemon Go :(

TomPosted:

Cleetus This game died so fast I don't see a way of reviving it at this point.



Izuku This game got boring fast maybe this will spice things up


I believe theres a way of reviving it but they need to keep updating the game and bring features that'll keep the players playing. The game is boring as heck right now, and probably will be even when this update is live.

TheTechGangPosted:

This game died so fast I don't see a way of reviving it at this point.

IzukuPosted:

This game got boring fast maybe this will spice things up

2019Posted:

This game was coo when people thought it was fun. It got boring to me tbh. The only people I see playing now are little kids.