The year 2020 was not easy for the developers of Pokémon Go either, as they revealed on the evening of November 17, 2020 at a press conference with selected guests. At the beginning of the year they had so beautifully imagined which game features they wanted to release and when – and then the pandemic came around the corner. Instead of the goals previously set for the year, the first thing was to make the game more accessible to fans who were affected by exit restrictions. Among other things, remote raids or the global, digital Pokémon Go Fest came around. Until 2020 is over, the makers of Pokémon Go want to give you even more to do, as they told us. In a nutshell and spice:

  • The new maximum level is 50 and with it comes an XP rebalance for all levels
  • Generation 6 comes into play with an initial wave of 15 to 20 Pokémon
  • The Introduction of three-month seasons gives events and other activities a new framework
  • The Battle League ranks are increased from 10 to 24 expanded

Below we briefly summarize for you which information we have already been able to get hold of on the individual topics.






Turn 40 levels into 50!



Turn 40 levels into 50!

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Pokémon Go: Level 50 as the new maximum level

From November 30, 2020, there will be a rebalance of the XP values, which you will gain through various activities, such as catching Pokémon and hatching eggs. These rebalance adjustments are currently being tested by selected players around the world. The idea behind the changes is simple: reaching level 40 should no longer be such a strenuous XP grind. With the introduction of level 50 – unsurprisingly – ten more levels for your trainer are added. These, however, are not only a test of your XP collecting stamina, but also of your skills.

From level 40 to 50 you not only collect XP, but also have to complete specific tasks, level up legendary Pokémon about 20 times, catch 100 Pokémon in a day or win 30 fights in a certain league of the Battle League. In this way, achieved levels should feel more significant and even more like achieved milestones. By the way: All the XP that you have accumulated since reaching level 40 will be counted towards the ten new levels. So you need not fear that all your efforts have been in vain. Incidentally, this also applies to those of you who have accumulated really extreme amounts of XP – after all, it is still important to complete the skill challenges for the next level up.






Anyone who reaches level 40 before January 1, 2021 will receive a research with a Gyarados hat reward.



Anyone who reaches level 40 before January 1, 2021 will receive a research with a Gyarados hat reward.

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By the way, until the end of the year there will be various friend and collecting XP bonuses as well as events that allow you to earn more XP so that one or the other of you can still reach level 40. Reaching this milestone before the turn of the year will not only be rewarded with a special medal, but also with avatar items such as a Gyarados hat, which you can get through a temporary research. In the future, according to the developers, Pokémon can also be leveled up independently of the trainer level; For example, you may have only reached level 38, but still have level 50 Pokémon in your collection. For the development of Mon beyond level 40 you will need, among other things, XL candies, which can be obtained in a variety of ways in the future.

A friendship event will be active from November 18, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. to November 30, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Your friendship levels increase faster when you open gifts, trade Pokémon or fight in raid battles, arena battles or trainer battles. You get an attack bonus when you fight raid battles with friends. Get a remote raid pass in the shop so you can fight together with friends around the world! You get more XP than usual after raid battles. You can open more gifts per day. From November 18, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. until December 31, 2020 at 10:00 p.m., you'll also get twice as much XP for catching Pokémon.






Generation 6 comes to Pokémon Go in a first wave.



Generation 6 comes to Pokémon Go in a first wave.

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Pokémon Go: Generation 6

Starting December 2, 2020, the first 15 to 20 Pokémon from the Kalos region will be brought into play. How many that will be exactly, they have not yet revealed. But of course this applies to the starters from the Kalos region, Fynx, Igamaro and Froxy as well as their developments Rutena and Fennexis, Amphizel and Quajutsu as well as Igastarnish and Brigaron. Scoppel and Grebbit as well as Dartiri and Dartignis like Fiaro are definitely part of the first wave. We were also promised * Leufeo and Pyroleo. Clavion, on the other hand, only appears in France.

From December 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. to December 8, 2020 at 10:00 p.m., Pokémon from the Kalos region will appear more frequently in the wild. More details will follow soon. Probably on this interesting mention, among other things: A Mysterious Raid Egg – It looks like a Mysterious Pokémon is preparing to hatch from a Level 1 Raid Egg soon!






Seasons affect the Pokémon you get before the Poké Ball.



Seasons affect the Pokémon you get before the Poké Ball.

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Pokémon Go: Seasons aka Seasons

The makers of Pokémon Go introduce seasons into the game, i.e. spring, summer, autumn and winter. Accordingly, different Pokémon then appear in the wild, in raids and from eggs. There is also a distinction between the seasons in the northern and southern hemispheres. In the first season of the year, for example, winter Pokémon appear in the wild in the northern hemisphere, while summer Pokémon such as Burmy and Flampion appear in the southern hemisphere. Events in Pokémon Go and the shapes of Sesokitz depend on the currently active season.

The seasons also have an impact on the Mega Pokémon. New Mega Pokémon appear in Mega Raids every season, and selected Mega Pokémon receive a WP Boost for a limited time. Cool: There should be more opportunities to use these mega-Pokémon – apart from raid battles, there's not much going on in the mega-camp at the moment.

The first season, the festive season, begins on December 1, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., from then on Pokémon from the Kalos region will also appear. Prof. Willow will give you a new special research and during the season, several events will focus on the Pokémon of the different regions. Interesting: At the end of the festive season, a brand new system for worldwide events will be released, the developers promise. We are curious to see what is behind it.






The Go Beyond update also has an impact on the Battle League



The Go Beyond update also has an impact on the Battle League

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Pokémon Go: Battle League ranking system

The introduction of seasons also brings some changes to the battle league. The battle league ranks will be expanded from rank 10 to rank 24 because the previous game experience from level 7 to 10 meant the end of their battle league experience for many coaches; the switch to the MMR system was too blatant at that point. The new four best ranks will also receive new names and you will receive corresponding medals when you reach them. With the new ranks, the reward system will also be revised, so that you will receive even more exclusive rewards through ranks. These also depend on the current season! Season 6 of the Pokémon Go Battle League is slated to begin on November 30, 2020. The duration of the new seasons is based on the seasons, i.e. they will be twice as long. The different leagues are then carried out twice.

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