Pokémon Go stage cap improve confirmed

Pokémon Go’s stage cap, which at the moment maxes out at 40, is being raised to 50, developer Niantic introduced Wednesday. And leveling up past the earlier stage cap can be a bit totally different; gamers might want to do extra than simply earn huge quantities of XP, they’ll additionally want to finish a collection of challenges to unlock every new stage.

The excellent news for gamers who’ve been enjoying Pokémon Go and incomes expertise over the previous 4 years is that any XP that you just’ve earned since hitting stage 40 will carry over towards future progress. That can assist make a dent within the hefty XP necessities wanted to achieve ranges 41 by means of 50. (In keeping with a screenshot supplied by Niantic, simply leveling up from 45 to 46 would require a whopping 15.5 million XP.)

However gamers will even want to perform duties known as Stage-Up Analysis to achieve new ranges, a few of which sound moderately time consuming. The sorts of duties gamers would want to finish to advance past stage 40 embrace:

  • Finishing all Eevee evolutions (sorry, your current Eeveelutions gained’t depend towards this explicit activity)
  • Incomes a gold medal on your coach (happily, current medal progress will depend towards this activity)
  • Profitable 30 raids
  • Making 50 glorious throws
  • Catching 200 Pokémon in a single day
  • Powering up a Legendary Pokémon 20 occasions

Picture: Niantic/The Pokémon Firm

Picture: Niantic/The Pokémon Firm

Whereas stage 40 gamers may have new duties and new ranges to aspire to, these some gamers can be rewarded with beauty bonuses in the event that they’ve already reached the cap by Dec. 31, 2020, together with a Gyarados hat and a particular Legacy 40 medal.

Gamers who’re nonetheless grinding their option to stage 40 will get some help with that beginning in the present day, Nov. 18. Niantic is providing double XP for catching Pokémon by means of Dec. 31. And beginning Nov. 30, gamers will earn extra XP from catching Pokémon, evolving Pokémon, hatching eggs, registering new Pokédex entries, and different actions.

Along with elevating their coach ranges to 50, gamers will even be capable of additional stage up their Pokémon past their present CP maximums. Doing so would require a brand new consumable known as Sweet XL, which will be earned in quite a lot of methods, together with catching Pokémon and changing current Pokémon Sweet into Sweet XL.

Pokémon Go’s new stage cap is an element of a bigger replace that Niantic is looking “Go Past.” The replace will even add all-new Pokémon from the Kalos area, seasons, and modifications to Pokémon Go Battle League.

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