Pokemon GO Beyond Update Will Increase Level Cap, Adds Gen 6

Published: November 18, 2020 10:44 AM /


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Pokemon GO's leveling system is being rebalanced for the first time since its launch, and the title will also soon feature Pokemon from Generation 6.

The rebalancing will give trainers who have reached level 40 a chance to level to level 50, while those who haven't reached level 40 will have an easier time of reaching level 40, and then 50. This is because players will receive a double Catch XP bonus from today to December 31, 2020, so you'll have a month and a half to catch Pokemon and collect some XP.

If you're a trainer and reach level 40 before December 31, 2020, you'll get rewards such as Timed Research, which gives you an exclusive Gyarados Hat avatar item, along with a special Legacy 40 medal so you can show off your coolness.

Pokemon GO has also added Seasons, which means the world of Pokemon GO will change with the seasons outside. So every three months players will find new Pokemon appearing in the wild, and in-game events will be based on the Season that they occur in. For Pokemon appearing in the wild, you'll get winter Pokemon for the first Season, and for the southern hemisphere, you'll get Pokemon such as Burmy, Darumaka, and other Pokemon-related to Summer.

Pokemon discovered in the Kalos region are being added to the game on December 2, 2020, which means that Pokemon who can use Mega Evolution will be able to from the start. These Pokemon include Chepsin, Fennekin, Froakie, Fletchling, Greninja, and Talonflame, and all will have their Evolutions to start. Pyroar will also be available in both forms to encounter in the wild, which is through Evolution or by Hatching Eggs.

If you're interested in finally trying out Pokemon GO, be sure to check it out in the iOS and Android app stores. If you would like to know more about the latest update, be sure to click here.

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