After the holiday break, Niantic have released a new update to Pokemon GO. Version 0.53.1 for Android and 1.23.1 for iOS rolled out yesterday, and it seems that it doesn’t change much. Of course, dataminers from The Silph Road immediately started digging through the code, and they’ve found a lot of interesting stuff. For example, they’ve found a total of 38 new moves in the code, as well as new avatar customization.
The moves and customization options aren’t active yet, so we don’t know which Pokemon they belong to. However, they could be activated at any moment, so keep an eye out!
New Moves in Pokemon GO
In the table below, you can check out all of the new moves from the update’s code.
|New Quick Moves||New Charge Moves|
|Counter||Iron Tail||Close Combat||Silver Wind|
|Powder Snow||Fire Spin||Dynamic Punch||Night Shade|
|Charge Beam||Bullet Seed||Focus Blast||Gyro Ball|
|Volt Switch||Extrasensory||Aurora Beam||Heavy Slam|
|Dragon Tail||Air Slash||Wild Charge||Overheat|
|Infestation||Hex||Zap Cannon||Grass Knot|
|Struggle Bug||Snarl||Avalanche||Energy Ball|
|Sky Attack||Mirror Coat|
What’s really interesting is that these are the first new moves in Pokemon GO since the game launched. Well, not counting Ditto’s “Transform” move. I honestly can’t wait to see them in action. Perhaps they actually belong to future Generation 2 Pokemon that haven’t made an appearance yet.
Pokemon GO New Avatar Options
Also found in the update’s code, the additional customization options bring even more ways to personalize your trainer. Of course, it’s all still just hidden in the code, but I think it’s only a matter of time until they go live. These are our new options.
Doesn’t seem like much, to be sure, but let’s not forget, even more options are lurking in the code of previous updates. Once it all rolls out, we’ll finally be able to tell each other apart!