Among the most enthusiastic sector of the Pokémon GO community we find some ‘dataminers’ like the French Chrales of Twitter, who you found a very interesting detail searching through the files of the update 0.143.0 of the program. According to your inquiries, there is a mysterious line of text called ” koala_settings ” that could be linked to Pokémon Sword / Pokémon Shield, new deliveries for Nintendo Switch.
We will agree that ” koala ” It does not seem to be especially conclusive in itself, but we must take into account the context in which it appears: it is not related to any other element of Pokémon GO, and Game Freak usually uses animals to configure the code name of the games of the Pokémon saga, like ” beluga ” or ” swan ” (swan) Of course, if the suspicions end up being correct, the code name of Sword and Shield would be, precisely, koala.
The idea of connecting console games with Pokémon GO is not really new. Last year, Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu / Eevee implemented this possibility, although those were designed from the beginning to explore the continuity of free to play for mobile. Pokémon Sword and Shield, on the other hand, will arrive at the end of the year and will expand the franchise with a new region, characters and creatures.
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— Chrales (@Chrales) May 10, 2019