Dataminers have uncovered more details about Pokemon Go Fest 2021 including four new Pikachu costumes, a Raid Stadium, and more changes behind the scenes.
Pokemon Go Fest 2021 is kicking off this July and Niantic has already revealed a fair few details for what we can expect to see in this upcoming Pokemon Go event. However, it looks like there's a lot more going on behind the scenes — a group of dataminers called the "PokeMiners" have uncovered some pretty interesting stuff behind the scenes.
What Dataminers Discovered About Pokemon Go Fest 2021 and Future Updates
The Pokeminers have uncovered quite a lot of interesting stuff about Pokemon Go and Pokemon Go Fest 2021 in their latest round of datamining. As always, you should keep in mind that content discovered via datamining may not actually launch in the game (if ever) — nothing is certain until it arrives.
To start, four new Pikachu costumes have been discovered along with a single new form. These items are listed as "PIKACHU_KARIYUSHI," "PIKACHU_POP_STAR," "PIKACHU_ROCK_STAR," "PIKACHU_FLYING_5TH_ANNIV," and "GOFEST_2021_NOEVOLVE." That latter tag indicates that the Ponyta and Ziggy costumes expected to arrive during Pokemon Go Fest will be unable to evolve. (Kariyushi may refer to the kariyushi shirt that grew popular in the early 2000s in Okinawa, Japan.
Improvements to raids may be coming, too. A new feature called "raid logging" will essentially store a battle log of your previous raid, although it's unclear if this information will be available for players to read or if it will only be accessible to Niantic. A new "Raid Stadium" was also detailed, indicating that there may soon be a dedicated stadium for raids. More than a dozen "unknown raid mechanics" were also discovered in the code according to the Pokeminers' report on Reddit, although these items were obfuscated and impossible to decipher.
Considering the size of this update and all of the new content, we may very well see some of these new goodies debut around the time of the next Pokemon Go Fest. You can read about the tons of cool information the PokeMiners discovered on Reddit. In the meantime, you can play Pokemon Go for free on Android and iOS via the game's official website and it's a great time to get started — Pokemon Go Fest 2021 kicks off on July 17, 2021.
What do you think of the datamined Pokemon Go content uncovered by the PokeMiners? What do you hope to see arrive next? Let us know in the comments below!