It seems Niantic Labs is pulling a desperate move in the wake of reports that "Pokémon GO's" popularity among players has declined. In its new attempt to lure back virtual Trainers, the software development company is said to be giving rewards to those who play or use the app daily.
Pokemon GO Hub did some digging into the global-metadata.dat of version 0.43.3 for Android (1.13.3 for iOS) and it successfully discovered something that is worth sharing to players who may have become inactive in the AR world of “Pokémon GO.”
Based on the uncovered data, Niantic Labs has already seeded network and protobuf support for three types of Daily Quests — an unknown type of quest, the First Catch of the Day Quest and the First PokéStop of the Day Quest. Thus, the company could just be waiting for the right time to turn on the Daily Quests feature.
When players realize the Daily Quests, they could get rewards. According to BGR, although it isn’t clear what Niantic Labs has in store for diligent players, there is already a code that mentions Incubator. Therefore, it is possible that Trainers who have accomplished the three quests could receive an Incubator per day. The mobile and consumer electronics news site also stated that it’s possible that the Incubator could just be one of the rewards for the Daily Quests.
The discovery was made the same day Niantic announced the special Halloween event for “Pokémon GO” Trainers. The in-game event will make it easier for players to catch some spooky Pokémon, like Gastly, Haunter and Gengar. It is also revealed to boost the number of Candies players will receive when catching Pokémon or transferring the monsters to Professor Willow’s care.
Weighing in on the Halloween event, the Guardian says this is just a “small fry” compared to the massively multiplayer events the “Pokémon GO” developer previously hinted. The British national publication opines it would take more than just a Halloween event in order for Niantic to bring back players who dropped out of the game.