Pokémon GO Mega Evolution becomes a reality in 2020

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During today’s Pokémon Presents livestream, Tsunekazu Ishihara confirmed that Mega Evolution is on its way to Pokémon GO. The presentation didn’t provide an exact release date for when this fan-favorite feature will make its way into Pokémon GO. However, we do know that it will launch sometime this year.

In Gens 6 and 7, Mega Evolution required trainers to have a Key Stone while Pokémon held a Mega Stone. However, Pokémon GO will feature an “enhanced take” on Mega Evolution, considering the unique gameplay features of the mobile app. Fans will have to wait and see exactly how Mega Evolved Pokémon function in this game.

While Pokémon GO will soon introduce this Gen 6 mechanic, it is unclear when Gen 6 Pokémon will finally get to appear in the game. The Pokémon Presents livestream made no suggestion that Gen 6 creatures will make their debut any time soon. Nevertheless, this is another step towards adding the next group of Pokémon into the mix.

Mega Evolution coming to Pokémon GO

Besides the news about Mega Evolution, we also learned more details about upcoming Pokémon GO events. For the first time since the game’s inception, Pokémon GO Fest 2020 will be a completely digital event. This opens up the event to players all over the world like never before. In addition, Victini will appear in Pokémon GO during this special event.

Even more exciting, there’s another new Pokémon GO event that players can take part in right now. Galarian Farfetch’d have already started spawning in the game, giving trainers a shot at catching this Gen 8 regional variant. Trainers also have the option of giving their avatars clothing inspired by Pokémon Sword and Shield‘s Isle of Armor DLC.

Are you excited to see Mega Evolution make its debut in Pokémon GO? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or on our social media!

Dylan Tate
Dylan Tate is a student in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, including Smash Bros., Splatoon, ARMS, and Pokémon. Dylan also writes esports news articles for Daily Esports.