Major GO Beyond changes revealed for Pokémon GO, including more levels, event seasons, Kalos Pokémon and much more

Niantic is continuing to reveal new features and events for Pokémon GO on a regular basis. Read on below to learn more:

GO Beyond with Pokémon GO Changes, Including More Levels, Event Seasons, Pokémon First Found in the Kalos Region, and More

Major changes will take Trainers beyond level 40, introduce Pokémon from the Kalos region, and increase XP rewards.

Pokémon GO is about to go beyond with a massive schedule of updates and events beginning this November. Trainers can look forward to opportunities to grow past level 40, redesigned event periods, Pokémon originally discovered in the Kalos region, and much more.

The excitement kicks off with 12 Days of Friendship, an event focusing on spreading goodwill to your fellow Trainers. From November 18, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to November 30, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST, Trainers can earn special bonuses for participating in activities with other Trainers.

Then, starting November 30, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST, it’s going to be easier than ever for Trainers to level up in Pokémon GO. The additional XP earned during the 12 Days of Friendship event will come in handy for Trainers who want to get the rewards available to those who achieve level 40 before the end of the year. Trainers who reach level 40 by the end of December and Trainers who have already reached level 40 will have access to special Timed Research and the Legacy 40 medal.

December 2 will be a big day for fans of the Kalos region—Pokémon originally discovered there will be appearing in the wild for the first time in Pokémon GO! Pokémon such as Greninja and Talonflame will be great additions to your team and will pack a real punch in your next Trainer Battle!

The way that Pokémon GO in-game events will be held is changing, too, implementing a model that will dole out content in Seasons. These Seasons will provide structure and greater variety to the Pokémon GO experience. Plus, the Pokémon GO Battle League will now run parallel to the timeframe of each Season, aligning all the fun ways to experience Pokémon GO throughout the entire year. Stay tuned for more information on Seasons, coming soon.

Those are only some of the exciting changes planned for Pokémon GO! Keep checking and the official Pokémon GO blog for continued updates happening into next year.


GO Beyond: The Pokémon GO journey continues beyond


Since we began our journey together over four years ago, Pokémon GO has evolved in so many ways. From the addition of battles—Raid Battles, Trainer Battles, and Team GO Rocket battles—to the discovery of over 600 different Pokémon that can be encountered in the game, the world of Pokémon GO has continued to change and expand in exciting, new ways.

The week of Monday, November 30, 2020, Pokémon GO will GO Beyond. We’ll be making big changes to how Trainers can level up and implementing Seasons, a new way to experience in-game events. Not only that, but Pokémon originally discovered in the Kalos region will be coming to Pokémon GO!

Level-up redesign coming soon; level cap increased to 50!

For the first time since the game’s launch, leveling up in Pokémon GO is getting rebalanced. There have been many features added and changes made to the game over the years, and we’ve revisited them to make leveling more fun than ever.

Trainers who have reached level 40 will soon have the opportunity to level up to level 50! Be one of the first to earn bragging rights as a level 50 Trainer—that is, if you’re up for the challenge.

For players who haven’t reached level 40 yet, you’ll find leveling up easier than ever before with adjustments to the various ways you can earn XP!

Read more here.

Experience Pokémon GO in a new way with Seasons

We’ve learned a lot from running both live and in-game events in Pokémon GO these past few years. We’re excited to put all we’ve learned to work in a brand-new way of experiencing in-game Pokémon GO events: Seasons.

Read more here.

Pokémon originally discovered in the Kalos region are coming

So far in Pokémon GO, we’ve encountered Pokémon originally discovered in Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, and Galar. Starting Wednesday, December 2, 2020, we’ll be meeting Pokémon first discovered in the region where dreams and adventures begin—Kalos! With the recent arrival of Mega Evolution to Pokémon GO, it feels timely that Pokémon originally discovered in Kalos—the region where Mega Evolution was first discovered—will be making their debut.

Read more here.

12 Days of Friendship event

To prepare for these exciting developments, there will be a series of exciting bonuses available TODAY as we kick off our 12 Days of Friendship event! After the GO Beyond update goes live, there’ll also be lots to do in December to help you take advantage of all the changes, such as December Community Day and fun holiday events!

Read more here.

Since 2016, a lot has changed, both in the real world and in Pokémon GO. What hasn’t changed, however, is the fact that we have each other and our Pokémon. As Pokémon GO has grown, so have we—as Trainers, as a community, and as people. The game has grown beyond our wildest imaginations, and we’re thrilled to see it continue strong four years later. It wouldn’t have been possible without all of you.

Now it’s time to GO Beyond—together!

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.

—The Pokémon GO team

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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