Silph Road, a dedicated group of dataminers that dig into Pokémon Go’s code to uncover secrets, has recently made an interesting discovery. If their findings are correct, the latest version of Pokémon Go (version 0.91.1 for Android and 1.61.1 for iOS) shows signs that story quests are soon to come to the mobile game.
These quests include both short and long-term goals, and include some familiar human characters from the franchise like Professor Willow. According to Silph Road, these human characters will be given animations such as facial expressions indicating when they’re upset or happy.
As for the patch notes that Niantic revealed publicly for the update, you can view those below.
- Improved the in-game News feature.
- The Pokémon Collection search function now lets Trainers search using “Shiny.”
- Various bug fixes and performance updates.
For more on Pokémon Go, read about how Niantic announced Community Day and how players can now purchase new outfits for their avatar by earning medals.
[Source: Silph Road]
Story quests haven’t been confirmed by Niantic, but we’ve reported on Silph Road many times before and they have been a reliable source in the past. This indicates a strong possibility that these quests are coming at some point, but it’s unclear exactly when. I haven’t played Pokémon Go in some time, but maybe this would pull me back in if the quests are interesting enough. It could also be really cool to see how these story quests are integrated into events. Maybe we’ll see them show up for Valentine’s Day?