Pokemon GO Version 0.189.0 is starting to roll out to everyone and there are quite a few goodies for the upcoming Halloween event and a few more behind the scenes additions that PokeMiners have found for us. So, let’s see dig into it!
Highlights of version 0.189.0
According to Redditor martycochrane, these are the highlights of version 0.189.0.
Runerigus and its shadow form added
Sableye Costume added
Incinerate and Dark Void (Darkrai’s signature move) added
AR Scanning Quest type additions (as confirmed in the release notes)
Halloween Event logo and boxes
Gift sticker status
Face slot officially added for the upcoming masks
Avatar items can display if they are sponsored or not
Filtering can have a default filter for your Pokemon storage
New icons added to event boxes in the shop, including something called a Trade Ball
Friends List improvements, including queuing up Friend Profiles
Location permission updates for Android 11 and iOS 14
Encounter Summary Screen bonuses updated, including a Mega Bonus View for some reason
Geofencing, geofenced quests, and AR Mapping Stop directions. Looks like depending on where you are, you will get quests to go scan a specific PokeStop. Additions to guide you through scanning the stop for the quest including directions there, Quests will display the Pokestop’s image, icon, etc
Niantic Real World Platform Adventure Sync library, It looks like another RWP Library at least, but we might be wrong Contains expected things like steps, distance. More interestingly, it contains geofencing and location; perhaps Adventure Sync could support location-based updates in the future?
Several Firebase libraries added, most notably for push notifications and crash handling (more stable push notifications perhaps?)
OkHttp and deep linking support, unclear what this is used for, but OkHttp requires Android 5 or later which is probably why they had to drop support for older Android versions.
New Pokemon and Forms
A new galar pokemon named “Runerigus” which is the evolution type for the pokemon “Yamask” is added.
Sableye wearing a costume for Halloween perhaps?
Two new moves! “Dark Void” is the signature move of Darkrai and “Incinerate” a new fast move is added.
The Halloween logo was added to the game with other avatar group sections, it’ll probably show up in the style shop.
Fancy Spooky box:
There is for sure a Sticker Inventory coming in version 0.189.0. The Sticker inventory doesn’t appear to do anything at the moment, however. But to send stickers to your friends.
Gift Sticker Status
When you receive a gift that has a sticker on it, it’ll have this icon on your friend’s list now.
A new avatar section that will be used for masks will use this icon.
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