Pokémon Go Adds Trade Evolution Mechanic

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2016-07-06
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Trade evolution mechanic arriving. Niantic

Pokémon Go is happy to announce that the game has added the Trade Evolution mechanic from the core Pokémon games. In addition, more Pokémon are arriving to the game that benefit from Trade Evolutions.

In the franchise, evolution is the process that lets Pokémon take on new forms. This can be activated in different ways. One of these is by reaching a certain level, or if you use a certain item. Then there’s also trading. With the Trade Evolution mechanic, Trainers can trade eligible Pokémon in order to lower the Candy cost needed to evolve them. That means it may be possible to trade some Pokémon to the point that they won't need Candy to evolve.

The next question is which Pokémon gets Evolution benefits from trading? Well, some of these are:

  • Kadabra
  • Machoke
  • Graveler
  • Haunter

For those who managed to get one of these Pokémon in a trade in the past, here's some good news. That Pokémon retroactively qualifies its no Candy cost when you evolve it.

That's not all as Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region also benefit from Trade Evolution. These are:

  • Boldore
  • Gurdurr
  • Karrablast
  • Shelmet

Remember Trainers, Boldore’s and Gurdurr’s evolutions can be powerful Pokémon to have in battle parties.

New Pokémon

In addition to the four Pokémon already mentioned, there are more arriving to the game. They're going to arrive in the wild, raids, and even Eggs soon. Below are the details of this upcoming Pokémon:

  • Pokémon appearing in the wild:
    • Roggenrola
    • Tympole
    • Dwebble
    • Trubbish
    • Karrablast
    • Joltik
    • Shelmet
  • Pokémon hatching from Eggs:
    • 2 km Eggs
      • Venipede
      • Dwebble
    • 5 km Eggs
      • Roggenrola
      • Tympole
      • Trubbish
      • Karrablast
      • Joltik
      • Shelmet
    • 10 km Eggs
      • Timburr
      • Tirtouga
      • Archen
      • Axew
  • Pokémon appearing in raids
    • Timburr is also be available in one-star raids.
  • Pokémon appearing in the wild in certain parts of the world:
    • Throh
      • North America
      • South America
      • Africa
      • Also available in 10 km Eggs
    • Sawk
      • Europe
      • Asia
      • Australia
      • Also available in 10 km Eggs
    • Maractus
      • Southern United States
      • Mexico
      • Central America
      • Caribbean
      • South America
    • Sigilyph
      • Egypt
      • Greece
    • Red-Striped Form Basculin
      • Eastern hemisphere
    • Blue-Striped Form Basculin
      • Western hemisphere

What are your thoughts on this? Do you have a favorite Trade Evolution? What about from the Unova Region? Which Pokémon are you excited to meet?

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