Pokemon GO Daily Quests Feature Discovered In Datamine

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A datamine of the latest Pokemon GO update suggests that Niantic may already be hard at work on implementing a daily quest system into the mobile game.

Pokemon GO has been through a wild roller coaster in its first few months after launch. The game was an instant hit and then began to suffer after Niantic removed the tracking tool and went radio silent for weeks on end with no news or updates. A few months later and the tracking tool still hasn’t returned (outside of testing in San Francisco), but semi-regular updates are making minor improvements to the game. One of those upcoming improvements looks like it may be a Pokemon GO daily quest system to motivate more daily logins.

Niantic dropped an update earlier this week that added colors and patterns to eggs, so players could tell them apart more easily, and it looks like there may have been some other exciting code hidden behind the scenes as well. Dataminers at Pokemon GO Hub claim to have found code in place that is setting the stage for an upcoming daily quest system.

This is still speculation territory at this point, but if the datamine is accurate, it sounds like there are at least three daily quest types coming in a future patch. Here is a peak at some of the code GO Hub claims to have found in the game…

QuestType
.QUEST_UNKNOWN_TYPE
.QUEST_FIRST_CATCH_OF_THE_DAY
.QUEST_FIRST_POKESTOP_OF_THE_DAY

m__1F6.DailyQuestProto.get_CurrentPeriodBucket.set_CurrentPeriodBucket.get_CurrentStreakCount.set_CurrentStreakCount.<_parser>
m__1F7QuestProto.get_DailyQuest.set_DailyQuest.<_parser>
m__1F8.DailyQuestFieldNumber.questType_.dailyQuest_.DailyQuest.EggIncubatorsProto.<_parser>

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There’s a few things to unpack from this code. The first few lines suggest that there are three kinds of quests incoming: first catch of the day, first Pokestop visit of the day, and one unknown quest. It seems likely that the third would be a rotating quest that is different each day.

Unfortunately, there is no mention of what rewards the quests would hand out. The code does mention Egg Incubators (one of the items that is currently only obtainable in the shops), but it isn’t clear that the incubators are a reward. Regardless of what the rewards are, daily quests would be a big step in the right direction for Pokemon GO. Although the game is still pulling in about two million dollars a day, lots of users have lost the motivation to login and use the app on a daily basis.

What do you think about the potential for a quest system? Would that be enough to get you interested in the game again? Let us know in the comments.

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Source: Pokemon GO Hub