'Pokémon Go' Update: Dataminers Find Spinda in Game's Code

UPDATE: Spinda have begun appearing in new Research Tasks.

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Dataminers have found Spinda, an unreleased Pokémon in Pokémon Go, in the mobile game's coding.

A dataminer with the Twitter handle of Chrales took to the platform to reveal they had discovered eight different forms of Spinda on the server side of Pokémon Go. Chrales ripped assets from the game's code that reveal a variety of patterns, as well as Spinda's shiny form.

Take a look at the various Spinda character models discovered in the code of Pokémon Go.

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The eight Spinda patterns found in 'Pokemon Go' Twitter/@Chrales

Spinda hails from the Hoenn Region, and it's gimmick is that its spots are randomly rearranged whenever you encounter one. There are 4.2 billion different spotted variations of Spinda, but Niantic chose the above eight patterns.

As has been the case with past Pokémon Go datamining that revealed new Pokémon, it's unclear when Niantic will officially introduce Spinda into the mobile game. However, the inclusion of the eight character models in the game's coding suggests that it should appear soon.

In August, the Legendary Pokémon Raikou will appear in Research Breakthroughs, along with new Electric-type research themes. Niantic also announced the Mythical Pokémon Celebi would be the focus of a brand-new special research task, so Pokémon Go players will have a lot to look forward to before Spinda is released.

The Spinda datamine comes on the heels of the Gen 4 rumors claiming Sinnoh Region Pokémon will come to the mobile game in early August. This new update will supposedly begin with the evolutions of classic Pokémon like Electabuzz and Magmar, and introduce new evolution stones.

Pokémon Go players also have the upcoming Eevee Community Day on Aug. 11 and 12, which will give access to an exclusive move for the Pokémon and possibly its Shiny form.

What do you think of Spinda possibly coming to Pokémon Go soon? Which of the eight patterns is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.