Dataminers dig up delectable details
Pokémon GO dataminers are constantly digging through the game’s source code to catch a glimpse of what’s coming next. Every once in awhile they discover something pretty interesting, and that’s exactly what happened this week.
In particular, dataminers have dug up some information pointing to Pokémon GO’s Mega Evolution system getting a complete rework. The way the Mega Evolution system has been handled thus far has left trainers with a lot of gripes, but Niantic has been slowy-but-surely improving the system.
As of right now, it seems a new level system for Mega Evolved Pokémon is in the works, and it will be similar to levels currently in place for other trainers and Pokémon. This will tie into a free Mega Evolution option, which allows you to Mega Evolve a Pokémon you have previously Mega Evolved, but for free. Furthermore, the higher your friendship, the more often you can skip using Mega Evolution energy for Mega Evolves.
Along with that, Mega Evolution perks like Candy, XL Candy and XP from catching Pokémon are all hinted at. Finally, it seems you’ll be able to Mega Evolve a Pokémon from a raid lobby.
Again, this is all datamined information, so there’s no telling what will actually make its way into Pokémon GO. That said, previously datamined info has been spot-on, with a multitude of elements discovered weeks, if not months before they were implemented in the game itself.