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Pokémon GO APK Teardown [0.57.2]

Hey everyone and welcome back to another Pokémon GO teardown. Like previous we are going to look into some of the exciting changes launching with version 0.57.2.

Evolution Paths

Some of the upcoming evolution paths to Generation II Pokémon will require some items. Like previously discovered in the 0.53.1 teardown, we noticed the actual assets this time around.

You can tell with evolves such as with Eevee that the path for evolving may not be constant, thus a little question mark will be displayed. It’s possible this question mark may also represent evolve paths for Pokémon that require more than just candy.

Pokémon_info_evolve_need_key_item

Avatar Customization

After hiding in the application for nearly 4 versions, the changes finally go live with a new Avatar customization process. You have the ability to now edit

  • Hair
  • Shirt
  • Pants
  • Hat
  • Shoes
  • Eyes
  • Backpack
  • Gloves
  • Socks
  • Belt
  • Glasses
  • Necklace

Avatar item is purchasable, unowned, but not IAP item: {0}
AVATAR_STYLE_UNLOCKED
usage.avatarshop.show_quick_shop
usage.avatarshop.purchase_item

As we can see, the ability to purchase avatar related things is already in the application. However, it is not yet available in the app.


Berries Berries!

We saw the development of a few more berries – joining the Razz Berry is the Nanab & Pinap.

Nabab Berry becomes more of a Banana, adding the ability to slow Pokémon movements while the Pinap Berry turns into more of a Pineapple and grants double candy if the next catch succeeds.


Unown is near!

We found the addition of badges for Unown, which is probably for obtaining all 28 forms. When Generation II officially launches later this week you can begin the quest to obtain them all.


Store & Transfer Changes?

Some interesting strings were found in relation to the Store & Transfer options. The strings found can be found below.

Pokémon_info_multi_transfer_shiny_Pokémon_error
Pokémon_shiny_info_transfer_to_professor_confirmation
shop_quick_balls_get_them_here
shop_quick_coins_get_them_here
usage.quickshop.click_exchange

Inferring from previous knowledge. Shiny Pokémon are rare rare rare. It would be a shame to accidentally transfer those to the professor, so maybe it is blocked or hidden behind an additional confirmation.

 


Conclusion

Lots of features went live that were in development for awhile, and trainers will enjoy the launch of most of Generation II. Most of these changes were announced on the Pokémon blog. We will be back with the next version! Until then enjoy the launch video for Generation II and check out our Pokédex which includes all Generation II Pokémon!

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