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Pokemon Go leak reveals Galarian forms and items potentially coming soon

by David Purcell

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Multiple new features could be about to land in Pokemon Go, including Galar Region forms, fresh items, moves and more – if potentially leaked information is to be believed. 

A brand new APK file has been released for the popular mobile game, 0.159.0 APK, and included in the update is a number of interesting additions to the game's files. 

Per a report from Pokemon Go Hub, data miners have uncovered a number of findings from the update which could be of interest to players of not only this game, but those looking forward to Pokemon Sword and Shield as well.

Pokemon, YouTube
Pokemon, YouTube
Those waiting for Pokemon Sword and Shield might not have to wait much longer to see Galar Region species in action.

It only looks like a matter of time before parts of that new Gen 8 Pokedex start being made available to catch on our mobile devices, with three new forms being discovered in the files. 

Files named WEEZING_GALARIAN, ZIGZAGOON_GALARIAN, and LINOONE_GALARIAN are reportedly included in the patch, meaning that they could arrive in due course. That's not all, though, as data miners have apparently also found evidence to support the potential addition of the following features. 

Pokemon Go 0.159.0 leaks

Items

  • Leader Map Fragment
  • Leader Map
  • Giovani Map 
  • Incident Ticket

Galarian Forms

  • Galarian Weezing
  • Galarian Zigzagoon
  • Galarian Linoone

Pokemon Company
Pokemon Company
Galarian Weezing could soon be in Pokemon Go.

The second part of the leak, in terms of notable additions to the game files, include a whole host of new Team Rocket content – including new characters for Pokemon Go, new Rocket radar, quests and even new moves for species to learn.

Team GO Rocket 

  • Giovanni
  • Executive Cliff
  • Executive Arlo
  • Executive Sierra
  • Grunt Male (x3) – includes Decoy, Ghost and Electric types
  • Grunt Female (x3) – includes Decoy, Ghost and Electric types
  • Leader
  • Potential custom arena for Rocket Battles
  • Giovanni defeated tag
  • Rocket leader combat music 
  • Rocket boss combat music 
  • Rocket stops to only be accessed at specific times during the day
  • Rocket radar

Quests

  • Find Team Rocket
  • First Grunt of the Day

New Moves

  • Aura Sphere 
  • Flying Press

Pokemon Go Hub
Pokemon Go Hub
Pokemon Go Hub's report also included images of a new Team Rocket radar.

As for the accuracy of this leak, it's difficult to say how many – if any – of these features will certainly be added to Pokemon Go in due course. 

Just like any potential leak, there's always a chance, even if it's solid information, that the developers will change their plans for the release of content anyway. Until the contents of this report have been confirmed by Niantic, it's best to take it with a pinch of salt. 

Team Rocket have already invaded Pokemon Go once before, but are they planning to upgrade their operations soon? We'll have to wait and see.