As reported earlier, Pokemon GO has received a brand new update today, adding a bunch of new features.
The folks at The Silph Road have discovered that the Pokedex has been updated with new buttons for Deoxys and Castform to handle toggling between forms, genders, and shininess, which means you can expect both Pokemon to appear in Pokemon GO in the future.
Behind the scenes, the app now stores a trainer’s latitude and longitude in a new attribute, potentially for anti-cheat measures. New quest functionality has been added, suggesting that story and challenge quests are on the way. Even Professor Willow seems to be involved in these quests!
Here’s a rundown on the quest system:
We see two types of Quests appearing:
Which appear to simply be dependent on the mechanics required to complete the objective!
Quests have been expanded from 2 objectives to 10
The previous two objectives were:
We now see new objectives for:
And excitingly, a new
Which should lend well to combined objectives.
We see the following attributes of quests:
- Creation Timestamp
- Completion Timestamp
- Status (Active / Completed)
We see new references to Quest characters, firstly Professor Willow!
They also appear to have Character Expressions, though only two so far: UNSET and HAPPY.
Perhaps you must complete the quest to make the NPC happy!
It appears that some quests may be gated behind pre-conditions. The following appear:
So we may be required to earn a medal, achieve a certain Trainer Level, or even have completed a different quest before embarking on a new one.