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New Mega & New Shiny Debut in Pokémon GO: Psychic Spectacular 2022
This event kicks off the Season of Light with the release of a new Mega Evolution in Mega Raids: Alakazam With this Raid Guide, you can prepare a team to take on and defeat Mega Alakazam, earn Mega Alakazam Energy, and understand this Pokémon's Shiny rate. Psychic Spectacular 2022 in Pokémon GO[...]
Pokémon GO Kicks Off Surprise Mega Evolution Event
Earlier this week, Niantic announced that changes were coming to make Mega Evolution and Mega Raids easier and more accessible in Pokémon GO Now, we've been hit with a surprise event that is already live in some early timezones to celebrate the arrival of this Mega update Let's get into the details of this Mega Moment[...]
Mega Evolution in Pokémon GO Just Got a Whole Lot Easier
Mega Evolution has been one of the most interesting but uneven features in Pokémon GO since its release Up to this point, Pokémon can be Mega Evolved once you have earned enough Mega Energy specific to that species The primary way to earn Mega Energy for a species is to raid for it[...]
Pokémon GO November 2021’s Mega Raids Include Three Features
Just as we have seen fewer Shiny releases in Pokémon GO, we are seeing Megas rolled out over a longer period of time. My bet? I bet we'll see another Ice-type Mega Evolution released in Pokémon GO during the winter season: Mega Glalie. Niantic has announced its Mega Raid offerings in Pokémon GO for the month of November[...]
Kyogre, Groudon, & More Return to Pokémon GO in January 2021
Let's go! Mega Evolution promo image in Pokémon GO Credit: Niantic 5 Candy to Candy XL Conversion The implementation of Candy XL isn't a huge problem in Pokémon GO, but the conversion isn't quite user-friendly The truth is, this function is purposely not very effective because it's not meant to be[...]
Everything Pokémon GO Players Need to Know About Meltan
Earlier this year, Niantic made promises to change Mega Evolution in Pokémon GO following negative responses to the Mega Raid system Trainers felt that this system was prohibitive and financially driven, and disliked the idea of raiding and rare tasks being the only way to accrue Mega Energy in the game Soon after the initial rollout,[...]
The Final Darkrai Raid Hour of 2020 is Tonight in Pokémon GO
Could it be true? Could Mega Evolution, currently a temporary power-up in Pokémon GO, become permanent? A new addition to the game's code has been discovered in a datamine that has set the game's fandom running wild with theories. Mega Evolution promotional image for Pokémon GO Credit: Niantic Here's what was discovered in a recent Pokémon GO datamine by[...]
Halloween 2020 Event Details Released in Pokémon GO
Following this departure, Niantic will make major changes to Mega Evolution this November Details below. Mega Venusaur promotional image in Pokémon GO Credit: Niantic Mega Venusaur will leave Friday, October 23rd at 6 PM Pacific and, up until that time, will be featured more commonly in Mega Raids Following its departure, Niantic confirms that Pokémon GO trainers[...]
Pokémon GO Grubhub Weekend Coming to United States
Credit: Niantic In this latest change to Mega Energy and Mega Evolution in Pokémon GO, the following alterations have been announced: Pokémon will stay Mega Evolved for eight hours rather than four hours Mega Energy will no longer be capped at 999 and will instead have a new cap of 2000 per species While this change is unlikely to[...]
When Will These Unreleased Unova Legendaries Come to Pokémon GO?
Most importantly, though, Mega Evolution lasted for a whopping twelve hours during the event If this became standard, the fanbase would have nothing left to complain about regarding Mega Evolution Overall, the focus on these interesting event perks outside of the spawns, and the research made this one feel unique. Raids Big Pokémon came into raids this[...]
Shiny Blastoise, Charizard, & Venusaur in Pokémon GO Photobombs
Also, trainers who have encounters wild shiny Beedrill since the release of Mega Evolution have been able to confirm that it isn't just raids that offer Shiny encounters of Mega-capable Pokémon, but that these species are fully unlocked whichever way they're encountered However, one question remains… exactly what are the Shiny Rates for these Mega[...]
Full Timed Research for Mega Buddy Event in Pokémon GO
Pokémon GO focused all of its events on Mega Evolution during September The first event, a Mega Raid Challenge, tasked players with completing raids to unlock Mega Pidgeot Then, the Mega Battle Challenge teased Mega Houndoom if a certain amount of trainer battles or Team GO Rocket encounters could be completed Now, the final challenge[...]
No New Shadow Pokémon Released for Pokémon GO Mega Battle Event
The Mega Battle Event in Pokémon GO is Niantic's second of three events spotlighting Mega Evolution during September The mechanics of Mega Energy, specifically how it is earned and how much it costs to Mega Evolve Pokémon, has created controversy in the community ever since its rollout Did this Beedrill-themed event, which made Mega Energy widely[...]
Mega Energy Available Through Free Daily Task in Pokémon GO
There has been an uproar in the Pokémon GO community after Niantic's release of Mega Evolution Mega Evolution is a new mechanic in the game that evolves certain Pokémon (currently Beedrill, Blastoise, Venusaur, and Charizard with plans announced to release Pidgeot, Houndoom, and Gengar) to a temporary new form with increased power. Pokémon GO trainers have been[...]
Pokémon GO Mega Raid Week Review: Fun or Pay-to-Play?
The Pokémon GO player base took to social media with complaints about Mega Evolution before the event, leading Niantic to make changes to the mechanic ahead of schedule These changes were good but did little to appear players that felt the feature was prioritizing pay-to-play trainers rather than those who play for free[...]
When to Mega Evolve Your Pokémon in Pokémon GO
Mega Evolution is a temporary power-up in Pokémon GO that increases a Pokémon's CP, gives it a new and more powerful form, and boosts other trainers' attacks in raids Pokémon remain in their Mega forms for only four hours after they are Mega Evolved, and the first time this is done costs a great deal of[...]
Pokémon GO Makes Changes to Mega Evolution Following Outrage
The release of Mega Evolution in Pokémon GO has been met with controversy among players Elements of this new feature that were found to be flawed by certain players included the short amount of time Mega Evolution lasts, the number of raids needed to complete to garner enough Mega Energy to do these temporary power-ups, the cost[...]
Shiny Doduo, Shiny Ledyba, & Mega Houndoom Coming to Pokémon GO
Niantic has announced their upcoming slate of Pokémon GO events for September 2020, all of which will focus on Mega Evolution These events will see the release of Shiny Doduo and Shiny Ledyba Here's what you can look forward to in each event. Shiny Doduo, Shiny Ledyba, & Mega Houndoom Coming to Pokémon GO[...]
Niantic Responds to Mega Evolution Controversy in Pokémon GO
Earlier this week, Niantic rolled out Mega Evolution and Mega Raids in Pokémon GO. After much speculation of how this feature would be implemented, trainers soon saw it all laid out: Pokémon would Mega Evolve with species-specific Mega Energy, which can be obtained by completing either Special Research or Mega Raids, with more Energy given the[...]