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Title Screen

Pokémon GO

Developer: Niantic
Publisher: The Pokémon Company
Platforms: iOS, Android
Released in JP: July 22, 2016
Released in US: July 6, 2016
Released in EU: July 13-24, 2016
Released in AU: July 6, 2016

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.

This page sucks.
If you could make it suck less, that would be awesome.
Specifically: Lots and lots of to-dos, not to mention the tons of updates the game has received.
<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 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.
  • 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)
  • Humorous placeholder text for Eggs that can appear due to a glitch.
  • 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 Flying-Type Background

PokeGO details type bg flying.png

When viewing a Pokémon's summary screen, a background is placed behind the Pokémon representing their primary type. There is a background for 18 types, but since there are no primary Flying-type Pokémon (until Generation V's Tornadus and Generation VI's Noibat and Noivern), it is impossible to see this background in normal gameplay, as Normal/Flying-type Pokémon simply use the Normal-type background.

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 Razz Berry, while the other two do not.

Unused Items

Master Ball

v0.23.3 v0.31.0
Pokémon Go-original-masterball DIF.png Pokémon Go-new-masterball DIF.png

Pokémon Go-Item 0004.png

The Master Ball, found in all main Pokémon games, is present but unused. If hacked into the game, it behaves as it does in other Pokémon games, catching Pokémon with a 100% success rate. The texture was altered in v0.31.0 along with all of the other Poké Balls, making it brighter and adding missing detail to the button.

(Source: @SonicBrawler)

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.

Revisional Differences

Pokémon GO Plus

v0.23.3 v0.31.0
Pokémon Go-original-sfida icon.png Pokémon Go-new-sfida icon.png

The icon for the Pokémon GO Plus accessory. It was changed in v0.31.0 to a different icon that better matches the game's art style.

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."