According to data miners, it seems that Pokémon Go is in store for a substantial update that will include PvP and a few new Generation IV Pokémon.
In Pokémon Go Hub‘s recent breakdown of the upcoming 0.131.1 patch for Android, several intriguing files related to the previously announced player-versus-player system were revealed. The main takeaway from the investigation was that the next significant update for Niantic’s mobile game will include PvP and could launch any day.
Another interesting discovery that came as a surprise, though, were notes for buffs and debuffs. Code for “buff_attack,” “buff_defense,” “debuff_attack,” and “debuff_defense” seems to indicate that players will have the ability to use new moves to lower and raise a Pokémon stats. These would likely work like the main series’ buff and debuff attacks, like Growl, Tail Whip, Screech, and more.
Several new moves were also found of different typings, such as Kingler’s signature move Crabhammer. The other attacks discovered are as follows: Skull Bash, Leech Life, Octazooka, Super Power, Crush Claw, Drain Punch, Earth Power, Mirror Shot, Acid Spray, Leaf Tornado, Fell Stinger, and Power-Up Punch.
Well-known data miner Chrales also uncovered Sinnoh Pokémon that should be arriving alongside or shortly after the PvP update drops. As seen in the tweet below, it appears that Bonsly, Tangrowth, Yanmega, and Croagunk could be the next Generation IV ‘mons to hit the mobile game. As with the previous evolution additions, players will need to use a Sinnoh Stone on Tangela and Yanma to get Tangrowth and Yanmega.
— Chrales (@Chrales) December 6, 2018
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: Pokémon Go Hub