Pokémon Go is undergoing a major temporary shake-up as the Mega Evolved pocket creatures enter the game’s competitive PvP battle mode.
To celebrate Pokémon Go’s recent Mega Evolutions overhaul, Niantic Announce (opens in new tab) It’s launching an amazing battle day on Sunday, May 29th. The one-day event will see trainers take their Mega Evolved Pokémon into the Go Battle League’s Master League, allowing you to pit your enhanced pocket creatures against others for a limited time.
During the event, the maximum number of battle groups you can play will be increased from 5 to 20, which means you can participate in 100 battles. You’ll be able to earn Stardust as a victory reward and pick up Gladian’s Pants Avatar items to complete sets of any tier. Unfortunately, if you’ve already unlocked the item, you won’t get any other compensation.
To celebrate the latest update to Mega Evolution in Pokémon GO, trainers will be able to use Mega Evolution’s Pokémon in GO Battle League’s Master League! 🥊 Learn more here: https://t.co/omNDwC2uW0 pic.twitter.com/boO8iFsEz7May 23, 2022
Mega Evolved Pokémon are usually only available in co-op raids and have never participated in competitive PvP battles before. Their addition is bound to shake up the Pokémon Go metagame and send some popular strategies out of hand, but you’ll only have to deal with those changes in a day.
Niantic only overhauled Pokémon Go’s Mega Evolutions system last month. Instead of having to spend energy every time you want to boost the power of a fully evolved Pokemon, you can now spend a lot to evolve your Pokemon all at once. They also gain experience, and every time you inject them with extra energy, they level up to new super levels.
These changes are designed to address many of the frustrations players have faced over the years. The new system makes Mega Evolutions’ rewards more worthwhile and saves players having to struggle through tedious raids.
In addition to announcing the PvP event, Niantic has separately revealed the date for this season’s Community Day blog post (opens in new tab). Community events for the next three months will take place at:
- Saturday 25 June
- Sunday 17 July
- Saturday, August 13
We can expect more details on their bonuses and promotional content in the coming weeks.
Go Battle Day: Stardust Surprise kicks off on May 29th from 12am to 11:59pm local time.