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Pokemon GO Mega Evolution Update – All Changes & How it Works

Pokemon GO has just gotten a huge Mega Evolution update – here’s all of the changes to the system and how you can Mega Evolve Pokemon now!

Not only is Pokemon all about catching ’em all, but you’ll want to evolve as many of them as you can too. This includes the powerful Mega Evolutions of Pokemon as well!

Mega Evolutions were pretty disappointing in Pokemon GO so far but a new update has made some pretty huge changes to how it works.

Here’s everything you need to know about the huge Mega Evolution changes in Pokemon GO!

Pokemon GO Mega Venusaur

Mega Evolution Changes in Pokemon GO

There are 3 major changes to Mega Evolution in Pokemon GO. They are:

  • Mega Evolving a Pokemon is now a one-time Mega Energy cost.
    • If you want to Mega Evolve the Pokemon again, it will not cost any more Mega Energy, unless it is fatigued
  • After the Pokemon’s Mega Evolution timer is over, your Pokemon will be fatigued.
    • The previously Mega Evolved Pokemon will now have a rest timer – you need to wait until it is over or use Mega Energy to reduce the timer before you can Mega Evolve it again.
  • All of your Mega Evolved Pokemon will now have Mega Levels
    • Each time you Mega Evolve a Pokemon, its Mega level will increase.
    • There are 3 levels – Base, High, and Max.
    • Every Mega Level grants new bonuses.

These are all of the Pokemon you can Mega Evolve in Pokemon GO. You’ll want to earn enough Mega Energy to get every Mega Evolution in Pokemon GO by completing Raids.

Pokemon GO Mega Charizard X

Pokemon GO Mega Level Bonuses

  • Base Level:
    • Catch Candy Bonus
    • Boosted Ally Attacks
    • 7-day Mega Evolution rest Period
    • Reduced Mega Energy to Mega Evolve
  • High Level:
    • Catch Candy Bonus
    • Boosted Ally Attacks
    • 5-day Mega Evolution rest period
    • Great Candy XL chance
    • Catch XP Bonus
    • Greatly Reduced Mega Energy cost
  • Max Level:
    • Enhanced Catch Candy Bonus
    • Boosted Ally Attacks
    • 3-day Mega Evolution rest period
    • Excellent Candy XL chance
    • Enhanced Catch XP Bonus
    • Massively Reduced Mega Energy cost

Mega Levels aren’t the only way you can get bonuses from your Pokemon. Here’s how to earn Buddy Hearts fast in Pokemon GO!

Pokemon GO Mega Level

How to Mega Evolve in Pokemon GO After the Update

  • To Mega Evolve a Pokemon for the first time:
    • Collect enough Mega Energy for your Pokemon to Mega Evolve it. Different Pokemon which have a Mega Evolution may require a different amount of Mega Energy.
    • When you want to Mega Evolve your Pokemon, click the ‘Mega Evolve’ button below the ‘Power Up’ button.
  • To Mega Evolve a Pokemon that has already been Mega Evolved:
    • Click the ‘Mega Evolve’ button below the ‘Power Up’ button.
    • This now requires no more Mega Energy as long as the rest timer is over. Otherwise, you’ll have to spend some more Mega Energy.

Read More: How to Set Up & Use Pokemon GO Buddy & Egg Widget

Pokemon GO Mega Kangaskhan

Mega Raid Changes

Finally, this update has made most Mega Raids easier to win so you’ll need a smaller team to take them on. Plus, you’ll be able to Mega Evolve your ‘Mon from the Raid and Battle prep screens.

And that’s everything you need to know about Mega Evolutions in Pokemon GO, following the update!

In other news, many players are calling incense “worthless” in Pokemon GO! Let’s hope that Niantic reverts the recent changes to this item.

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