Niantic overhauls the mechanics of Mega Evolution Pokemon Go, making it easier for players to evolve (and re-evolve) their Pokémon using Mega Energy. The developer is also adding new incentives in the form of new bonuses to engage with the Mega Evolution features of the mobile game Gotta-catch-’em-all.
One of the biggest changes in Mega Evolutions affects Mega Raids themselves. Niantic says these special raids will be easier and take fewer people to conquer. Mega Raids are currently four-star Raids, just below the hardest level of Raids. Niantic has not yet said how many players are required or recommended for Mega Raids.
Mega Evolving will also come at a one-time cost; Once players have accumulated enough Mega Energy to evolve their Pokémon, they can Mega Evolve them again and again after a cooldown. player can Use Mega Energy to reduce a Pokemon’s cooldown, Niantic said, and the Mega Energy required to Mega Evolve a Pokemon decreases as the Pokemon’s cooldown gets shorter.
Niantic is also introducing Mega Levels for Mega Evolved Pokémon. “Every time you Mega Evolve a Pokémon, you’re working to increase its Mega Level.” Niantic said in a blog post. “Each time a Pokémon’s Mega Level increases, you gain more bonuses, and those bonuses remain active while your Pokémon is Mega Evolving.”
These bonuses earned by Mega Evolved Pokémon include existing perks such as extra candy when catching Pokémon of the same type as the player’s current Mega Evolved Pokémon and damage increases in Raids and Gym Battles; as well as new bonuses like an increased chance of earning Candy XL and more XP for catching Pokémon of the same type as your Mega Evolved Pokémon.
And in a nice quality-of-life update, players will be able to Mega Evolution Pokémon from raid and battle setup screens. (Monday’s announcement also included a video teaser embedded above indicating that Mega Kangaskhan is on the way Pokemon Go.)
What doesn’t seem to change is the transient nature of Mega Evolutions. Mega Evolved Pokémon eventually revert to their normal state.
changes to Pokemon Go‘s Mega Evolution launches today in Australia and New Zealand and will soon launch globally, Niantic announced.
Added Mega Evolutions Pokemon Go in Summer 2020. Initially, only four Pokémon could be evolved with the Mega Energy earned through Raids: Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, and Beedrill. Niantic has added more over time, but many players have not found resonance with the system due to Mega Evolutions’ limited lifespan and the energy cost required to interact with the mechanics. Finding players willing to participate in Mega Raids can be difficult, which has prompted Niantic to make Mega Energy available through other means such as research tasks.