Mega Evolutions made their debut in Pokemon Go back in August, and since then, developer Niantic has been fine-tuning the feature to make it easier for more players to enjoy. Last month, the studio outlined a slate of changes it planned to implement in the game soon, and now some of those adjustments have gone live.
Most notably, you can now earn Mega Energy by walking with a Buddy Pokemon, provided you’ve previously Mega-Evolved a Pokemon in your Buddy’s evolutionary line. Before this, the only way to obtain Mega Energy was either by participating in Mega Raid Battles or completing certain Research tasks, so this change gives you a handy new option for collecting the energy.
That isn’t the only change that has been implemented. Players can now also earn extra Candy when they have an active Mega-Evolved Pokemon and catch another monster of the same type. You can read more about the changes on the official Pokemon website.
In other news, Pokemon Go recently added the ability to directly transfer monsters to the Pokemon Home service. The feature is currently available for players who are at least level 24, but Niantic is gradually rolling it out to new users. We broke down the whole process in our guide on how to transfer from Pokemon Go to Pokemon Home. Players who bring a monster over from the mobile game will also receive a Gigantamax-capable Melmetal as a free present in Pokemon Home.
Niantic still has a number of November events in store for the game. This month, the studio is holding two Community Days, the first of which features Electabuzz and takes place this Sunday, November 15. The Legendary Pokemon Lugia is also appearing in Raids until November 16, when it’ll be replaced by the Swords of Justice: Terrakion, Cobalion, and Virizion.
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