Pokémon Go maker Niantic has detailed the way it will enhance the sport’s degree cap for the primary time because it launched in summer time 2016.
The change is a part of Pokémon Go’s largest replace so far – and the primary to be given a flowery title: “Go Past”. Many different options embody the addition of seasons, a revision of the aggressive rank, platinum-level medals and the primary launch of Gen 6 creatures from the Kalos area.
All of it begins the week from Monday November 30th.
Let’s begin by growing the extent cap from 40 to 50, which must go well with each gamers who’re nonetheless on the ladder and those that have now gathered the quantity of XP wanted to degree 40 at to realize a a number of.
In case you are over 40, you will have to realize sure XP totals and meet sure problem necessities. These challenges are designed to reward gamers for his or her data of the sport, expertise, and dedication to taking part in. This consists of issues like “Evolve any Eevee evolution” and “Catch 200 Pokémon in a day,” each of which require some dedication.
Some ranges require you to succeed in a brand new platinum rank in your profile badges (which tracks issues just like the variety of Pokémon which have been caught in varied regional Pokédexes). It stays to be seen what number of of those medals will now have a brand new platinum degree.
What is obvious, nonetheless, is that these ranges ought to take some time, even in case you’ve already piled up the XP necessities. Luckily, as soon as you’ve got met a degree’s necessities, you do not have to proceed grinding XP – your whole XP whole is counted.
For gamers nonetheless on their method to degree 40, the quantity of XP required to succeed in the earlier cap is not going to be adjusted. Nevertheless, the XP awards for actions throughout the sport shall be improved, making the journey simpler. Catching, evolving, hatching, including new Dex entries, and different actions now provide extra XP to double the earlier totals.
Anybody who reaches Degree 40 by the tip of 2020 (together with those that are already there) will obtain a Legacy 40 Profile Medal to have a good time their early success (or simply scrape it off in December), together with timed analysis that’s fairly catchy Give a gyarados hat.
Ranges over 40 should not solely an indication of pleasure, but in addition include unique cosmetics and different bonuses. And your Pokémon also can go previous 40 by way of a brand new XL sweet merchandise. XL sweet shall be given out as the sport progresses, which is at the moment the place common Pokémon sweet could be discovered, or you possibly can convert Pokémon sweet to XL sweet as a substitute.
Proceed so as to add seasons. Pokémon Go will now replicate the course of the actual seasons each three months. The primary season of the sport begins on December 1 at eight a.m. native time.
Every season of the yr impacts the Pokémon accessible within the wild, eggs, and raids, and is mirrored in themed occasions within the sport.
Season 1 of Pokémon Go is Season of Celebration and options occasions devoted to celebrating creatures within the completely different Pokémon areas. The season ends in late February 2021, simply in time for the 25th anniversary of the Pokémon franchise, with what Niantic has referred to as a “model new international occasion expertise”.
Within the season of celebration, winter-themed creatures seem within the northern hemisphere, whereas summer-themed creatures (Niantic mentions Burmy and Darumaka) seem within the southern hemisphere. That is along with the same old in-game modifications that happen throughout occasions and are affected by native climate.
Seasons are additionally used to show varied Mega Pokémon out and in of the main focus of the sport. Every season, completely different Mega Pokémon are introduced in raids, whereas sure Mega Advanced creatures profit from buffered CP sums at sure instances.
There’s nonetheless no phrase on the following Mega Pokémon to be launched after the characteristic