Passcode Decoding Walkthrough #002.2


Passcode Walkthrough for Niantic Project Post 2014-01-24 passcode#2


Decoding Tools

The 3 most common passcode formats are:

Long Passcode Format 1 (Mostly for the retired Niantic Investigation Board). This format seems to be deprecated. [2-9][p-z][a-h][2-9]keyword[p-z][2-9][p-z][2-9][p-z]

Long Passcode Format 2 (Mostly for JOJO Word of the Day WOTD or Cheshire Cat posts) [2-9][p-z][p-z][a-h][2-9]keyword[p-z][2-9][2-9][2-9][p-z]

Long Passcode Format 3 (Mostly for Niantic Project document posts) [2-9][a-z][a-z][a-z][2-9]keyword[a-z][2-9][a-z][2-9][a-z]

Difficulty Rating: (out of 8. 1-5 are regular difficulty levels, 6-8 are very challenging):

Source of document:


How/where to find the source of the passcode:

Look in video description to find the string:



Looking at the letters you notice there are only two letters (“x” and o”, in upper and lower case). The first thing that catches your eyes should be how the letters are grouped: letters in upper case in a group (OOOX) and letters in lower case in the other (x­xoxoxx). Ignoring the “Z” cause it’s only to delimitate the end of the string, you have to look how many letters per group you have. You’ll notice that first group (with letters in upper case) has “3” letters and second group (with letters in lower case) has “2” letters. Counting the other groups you’ll have (XOOOOXXX=8) and (oxoox=5). And so 32 (perfect for an hexadecimal range for numbers), 85 (perfect for a decimal range for letters).

Passcode solution:

Counting the letters per group alternatively in upper and lower case, you get:

32 85 74 44 54 81 55 65 78 54 65 74 39 85 53 47

Take 32 44 55 54 39 47 and convert from HEX to text 2DUT9G

Take 85 74 54 81 65 78 65 74 85 53 and convert from DEC to text UJ6QANAJU5

 Replace each number/letter in the original place to get:


Passcode items gained:

200 AP

200 XM

L4 Resonator (2)

L2 Xmp Burster (3)

Portal Shield (Common)

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Passcode Decoding Walkthrough #002.2

by Gabriele Bertini time to read: 1 min