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Pokémon GO

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Pokémon GO

Developer: Niantic
Publisher: Niantic
Platforms: iOS, Android
Released in JP: July 22, 2016
Released in US: July 6, 2016
Released in EU: July 13-24, 2016Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
Released in AU: July 6, 2016
Released in KR: January 25, 2017

CharacterIcon.png This game has unused playable characters.
CodeIcon.png This game has unused code.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
ModelsIcon.png This game has unused models.
ItemsIcon.png This game has unused items.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.

<Sanky> please suggest an unused sprite with a clock or something
This game is still under active development.
Be aware that any unused content you find may become used or removed in the future. Please only add things to the article that are unlikely to ever be used, or went unused for some time. If they do get used, please remove them from the page and specify in the edit summary!

Pokémon GO is the franchise's first step into the world of getting players to GO out and have a good time in their towns catching Pokémon while they circle around landmarks in hopes of catching any rare ones.

To do:
  • A patch that allows access to the game's debug mode, including an animation test.
  • Shiny Detective Pikachu was released during the Detective Pikachu Returns Event, so fix that
  • More unused items (quite a few berries).
  • Get a model rip of the Master Ball with both textures.
  • Version differences:
    • This .zip contains all graphics & sounds changed, added, and removed from 0.29.3 to 0.31.0.
  • Look through the decoded game data for unused things (some observations from Reddit)
  • This game has data for promotional events, but that data is bound to be used later.

Unused Graphics

Placeholder Photo

Pokemon-Go-Model-Viewer-Sample-Android.png Pokémon Go-ModelViewerSamplePhoto.png

A placeholder photo named ModelViewerSamplePhoto. This image seems to be horizontally stretched in the iOS release and horizontally squished in the Android release. This photo was taken next to the monument Cupid's Span in San Francisco, California where Niantic's headquarters are located.

Unused Items

Pokémon Go-Item 0401.png PokeGO Item 0702.png PokeGO Item 0703.png PokeGO Item 0704.png PokeGO Item 0705.png

An icon for the Honey item is present in the game. In mainline games, it can be used to start a battle against a wild Pokémon immediately. Unlike other unused items, the icon is all that's left of the Honey item. Also present are four icons for unused types of berries, two of which resemble the Bluk Berry and Razz Berry from the main series games (with the Razz Berry later being included), while the other two do not.

Unused Items

Choco Nanab Berry

PokemonGo ChocoNanab.png

A chocolate covered Nanab Berry. Both the Razz and Pinap Berries received extra effective variants (Golden and Silver, respectively), so it's possible there is/was one planned for the Nanab Berry as well.

Unused Models


Models for both used and unused types of berries. The final game uses a static image of the Razz Berry rather than a model.

Unused Text

To do:
Specify where this text is located.

A note from one of the game’s designers to whomever is in charge of designing the item screen’s layout.

Hatch this egg by feeding it butter. It likes all kinds of butter, every kind. The best kind.

A placeholder description for Eggs that might appear sometimes due to a glitch.

(Source: https://twitter.com/kouotsu/status/754185385421307908)

Unobtainable Pokémon

This article is a work in progress.
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.

The models, textures and other 2D assets for every Pokémon up until Necrozma are in the game, with few exceptions. This includes their Shiny variants, any alternate forms and Mega Evolutions.

  • Shiny Unown have only been made available during events, with the following forms still unreleased: H, K, M, P, Q, W, X, Z, Exclamation Point and Question Mark.
  • Ash-Greninja is completely absent.
  • The Shiny variant of Cosmog is absent.
  • Crowned Sword Zacian and Crowned Shield Zamazenta only have 2D sprites and use those of the Hero of Many Battles forms as a placeholder.
Hisuian Voltorb (Shiny) Hisuian Electrode (Shiny)
PokemonGo HVoltorbS.png PokemonGo HElectrodeS.png
  • The Shiny variants of Hisuian Voltorb and Electrode are present, but untextured.

Certain event exclusive Pokémon have Shiny and gender variants which were not made available.

Sprites Pokémon Notes
PokemonGO PikachuDetectiveS.pngPokemonGO PikachuDetectiveF.pngPokemonGO PikachuDetectiveFS.png Pikachu (Detective) Released during an event commemorating the release of the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie and as such, was only available as a male. The Shiny was not made available, though it may have been unintentionally obtainable for a brief window of time when the event ended. Despite not being released, these variants can be viewed in the Event Pokédex if both genders and a Shiny have been previously caught.
PokemonGO RaichuDetectiveS.pngPokemonGO RaichuDetectiveF.pngPokemonGO RaichuDetectiveFS.png Raichu (Detective) Same as above.
PokemonGO PikachuMimikyuF.pngPokemonGO PikachuMimkiyuFS.png Pikachu (Mimikyu Costume) Released during the Halloween 2019 and 2020 events, as well as a reward from the Misunderstood Mischief Special Research. Only available as male.
PokemonGO PikachuCloneS.pngPokemonGO PikachuCloneF.pngPokemonGO PikachuCloneFS.png Pikachu (Clone) Released during an event commemorating the International release of Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution in February 2020. Being based on Ash's Pikachu, it was only available as male and couldn't be Shiny.
PokemonGO PikachuPopS.png Pikachu (Pop Star) Available during Go Fest 2021, but without its Shiny variant.
PokemonGO PikachuRockS.png Pikachu (Rock Star) Available during Go Fest 2021, but without its Shiny variant.
PokemonGO FlyingPikachu1F.pngPokemonGO FlyingPikachu1FS.png

PokemonGO FlyingPikachu1.pngPokemonGO FlyingPikachu1S.png

Flying Pikachu An unreleased variant of Flying Pikachu with different colored balloons.
PokemonGO FlyingPikachu2.pngPokemonGO FlyingPikachu2S.png

PokemonGO FlyingPikachu2F.pngPokemonGO FlyingPikachu2FS.png

Flying Pikachu An unreleased variant of Flying Pikachu with different colored balloons.
PokemonGO ArmoredMewtwoS.png Armored Mewtwo A variant of Mewtwo with unique stats and move pool. It was made available in raids to commemorate the Japanese and International releases of Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution in July 2019 and February 2020. The Shiny was unavailable both times.
PokemonGO LugiaApexS.png Lugia (Apex) Released as part of the Masterwork Research: Apex Special Research, could not be shiny.
PokemonGO HoOhApexS.png Ho-Oh (Apex) Released as part of the Masterwork Research: Apex Special Research, could not be shiny.
PokemonGO GardevoirMeloettaHatS.png Gardevoir (Meloetta Hat) Available during Go Fest 2021, but without its Shiny variant.
PokemonGO FlygonMeloettaHatS.png Flygon (Meloetta Hat) Available during Go Fest 2021, but without its Shiny variant.

Shiny Xerneas Oddity

In the main series games, when a Shiny Xerneas is received via Mystery Gift, its coloration will differ from those seen in-game. Oddly enough, a sprite of this variant is present in Pokémon GO as well.

Shiny Xerneas (Active Mode) Shiny Xerneas (Neutral Mode) Shiny Xerneas (Unused)
PokemonGo XerneasActiveS.png PokemonGo XerneasNeutralS.png PokemonGo XerneasUnusedS.png

Revisional Differences

Pokémon GO Plus

v0.23.3 v0.31.0 Latest version (Unused) Latest version (Used)
Pokémon Go-original-sfida icon.png Pokémon Go-new-sfida icon.png PokemonGO GOPlus Unused.png PGO ball on.png

The icon for the Pokémon GO Plus accessory. The first icon was never used. It was changed in v0.31.0 to a different icon that better matches the game's art style, This change was made for the device's release. Again changed later. Finally changed to match the Poké Ball™ Plus design in 0.127.0.

(Source: Serebii)

Kanto Medal

The original condition for the Kanto medal was "Register x Pokémon in the Pokédex." In v1.27.2, when most Generation II Pokémon were added to the game, it was changed to "Register x Pokémon first discovered in Kanto Region to the Pokédex."