Hi Trainers, Recently it has been found that Niantic has pushed a lot of new updates regarding “Mega Evolution” in the network traffic and assets update in the new APK 0.235.0!

Data Miners have found a complete Mega Evolution system with different ways to Mega Evolve, Mega Evolution levels, Additional Bonuses and much more…

Here’s the Summary from the Data Mine report:

  • Let’s GO Mega (Introduction to the new system)
  • Mega Levels
  • Mega Leveling up
  • Daily Mega Level Limit
  • Mega Transfer Warning
  • Mega Rest Periods
  • Free Mega Evolutions
  • Mega Perks
  • Mega Evolution in Lobby
  • New Mega Evolution Assets

Let’s GO Mega

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TEXT: Let’s GO Mega!

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• You can now Mega Evolve a Pokémon without using Mega Energy.
• You can still use Mega Energy to Mega Evolve a Pokémon during its rest period.
• New bonuses have been added that strengthen your bond with your Pokémon the more it Mega Evolves.

Let’s GO Mega will be the Introduction to the new Mega System, The New System texts confirms that the trainers will be able to Mega Evolve without Mega Energy and Mega energy can be used to Mega evolve a Pokémon during its rest period.

Mega Levels

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TEXT: Mega Level

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TEXT: Mega Level Up!

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TEXT: Each Mega-Evolved Pokémon has a Mega Level. When a Pokémon’s Mega Level increases, you’ll get increased bonuses while the Pokémon is Mega Evolved, and the period you’ll have to wait before you can Mega Evolve the Pokémon again will be shorter. Your Pokémon’s Mega Level increases each time the Pokémon Mega Evolves.

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TEXT: Base Level

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TEXT: High Level

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TEXT: Max Level

New Mega Levels will be introduced with the new update, Each levels will have additional bonuses and shorter rest periods.

There will be 3 levels:

  • Base
  • High
  • Max

Mega Leveling up

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TEXT: Show Me

RESOURCE ID: mega_level_header
TEXT: {0}’s Mega Level

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TEXT: Tap to view Mega Level

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TEXT: Mega Evolve {0} {1} more times to reach {2}!

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TEXT: Mega Evolve {0} {1} more time to reach {2}!

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TEXT: You can now increase the Mega Level of this Pokémon!

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TEXT: {0}’s Mega Level increased!

Leveling up Mega will require certain number of Mega Evolutions, There will be screen where you will be able to view the Mega Level and number of Mega Evolutions required to level up.

Daily Mega Level Limit

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TEXT: {0}’s Mega Level cannot increase further today.

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TEXT: Daily Level Limit Met

There will be daily limit on the Mega Level.

Mega Transfer Warning

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TEXT: This Pokémon has an increased Mega Level. Do you still want to transfer it?

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TEXT: {0} Mega-Leveled Pokémon

Like the costume Pokemon and Legendary Pokemon warnings, there will be warning when you try to transfer a Mega leveled Pokemon.

Mega Rest Periods

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TEXT: Rest Period 

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TEXT: Remaining Mega Evolution Period

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TEXT: {0} Day {1} Hour

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TEXT: {0} Day {1} Hours

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TEXT: {0} Days

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TEXT: {0} Days {1} Hour

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TEXT: {0} Days {1} Hours

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TEXT: {0} Day

The Mega Cooldown is the rest period which gets activated after a Mega Evolve, during this period trainers won’t be able to Mega Evolve without Energy. According to the texts it seems the rest period will be at least a day in the Base Mega Level.

Free Mega Evolutions

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TEXT: Two Ways to Mega Evolve

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TEXT: You can Mega Evolve without Mega Energy and enjoy additional bonuses

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TEXT: After you Mega Evolve a Pokémon for the first time, you can Mega Evolve it again without Mega Energy after a rest period.

After a Pokémon Mega Evolves, you’ll need to wait a while before it can Mega Evolve again without using Mega Energy. You can also use Mega Energy to Mega Evolve your Pokémon before then.

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TEXT: Using Mega Energy
You can always Mega Evolve a Pokémon using Mega Energy even if the Pokémon is in a rest period. The Mega Energy required to do so will depend on the length of the rest period.

Your Pokémon will need to rest after Mega Evolving without using Mega Energy. A Pokémon’s rest periods will become shorter the more it Mega Evolves.

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TEXT: Rest Periods

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TEXT: After Mega Evolving, your Pokémon will be fatigued and need time before it can Mega Evolve again without using Mega Energy. You can always Mega Evolve a Pokémon using Mega Energy, even during a rest period.
• A Pokémon’s rest periods will become shorter the more it Mega Evolves.
• The Mega Energy required to Mega Evolve a Pokémon will decrease as the Pokémon’s rest period becomes shorter.

You need to Mega evolve a Pokémon with Mega energy once, and then after that, You will be able to Mega evolve it for free once the Mega rest period has run out.

Mega Perks

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TEXT: Mega Evolution Features

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TEXT: Mega Evolution Bonuses

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TEXT: Your Pokémon can now Mega Evolve faster without using Mega Energy!

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TEXT: {0}-day Mega Evolution rest period

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TEXT: {0}-day Mega Evolution rest period

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TEXT: Reduced Mega Energy to Mega Evolve

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TEXT: Greatly Reduced Mega Energy Cost

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TEXT: Massively Reduced Mega Energy Cost

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TEXT: Catch Bonuses

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TEXT: Great Candy XL Chance

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TEXT: Excellent Candy XL Chance

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TEXT: Mega Attack Boost

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TEXT: Boosted Ally Attacks

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TEXT: Catch Candy Bonus

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TEXT: Great Candy Catch Bonus

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TEXT: Catch XP Bonus

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TEXT: Great Catch Xp Bonus

There are lots of New Additional Bonuses are coming up with the Mega Levels, The bonuses includes:

  • Reduced Mega Energy Cost
  • Catch Bonuses
  • Great Candy XL Chance
  • Excellent Candy XL Chance
  • Mega Attack Boost
  • Boosted Ally Attacks
  • Catch Candy Bonus
  • Great Candy Catch Bonus
  • Catch XP Bonus
  • Great Catch Xp Bonus

Mega Evolution in Lobby

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TEXT: Tap to Mega Evolve!

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TEXT: Tap to Mega Evolve!

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TEXT: Select a Pokémon to Mega Evolve!

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TEXT: Mega Evolve {0}

Finally the feature everyone was waiting for, With the new update coming you will be able to Mega Evolve a Pokemon in the raid lobby!

New Mega Evolution Assets

New Mega Assets have been added in the Pokemon GO new update, It includes New Legendary Egg, Mega Evolution Tutorial, Cooldown Timer and Bonuses Icons.

Credits to PokeMiners for Data Mine Report, If you haven’t followed them on Twitter, Do follow them, they do incredible work!

Do you know?

You can check out the Countdown Timer of all Events at our All-New Mobile App GO Field Guide for all Countdown Timers, Raid Boss Guides, Egg Hatch List, Shiny Checklist and much more…

Available for both Android and iOS

iOS – App Store

Android – Google Play Store


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