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How to get Empowerment Seeds & Mega Evolve in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX

Published: 8/Mar/2020 20:49

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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In Mystery Dungeon DX for Nintendo Switch, players need Empowerment Seeds in order to Mega Evolve their Pokemon. Here’s everything you need to know about how to get them, and also which monsters are capable of evolution.

Nintendo and The Pokemon Company released the modern-day remake of 2005’s Red & Blue Rescue Team onto the Switch on March 6. The game sees players forming a relief team who goes out and saves others from danger and partaking in requests for rewards.

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One of the new features in the 2020 version is Mega Evolution – a mechanic first seen in the X & Y mainline games that lets Pokemon temporarily evolve into a different form. Not all monsters are capable of this though, and it’s not something that happens straight off the bat either.

How to Mega Evolve in Mystery Dungeon DX

First thing’s first: in order to Mega Evolve a Pokemon, you’ll need to get your hands on an Empowerment Seed. It is an item that “causes the [monster] to Awaken” – AKA it’ll change its form.

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Finding one isn’t as easy as it sounds though. It’s just a random drop most of the time, though it can be given away as a Mission reward upon completing an objective and returning to the Pelipper Post Office. The item becomes more common once the main story campaign is completed, though it can be found before then if the RNG gods are on your side.

Once a Seed is used on a monster, it’ll give it a giant stats boost which is something you’ll want if you’re about to face off against a boss or a strong foe. It also makes it so that disadvantageous type matches are nullified, and linked moves always land as critical hits.

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You’ll need an Empowerment Seed in order to Mega Evolve.

As well as giving a huge boost to stats, the Empowerment Seed can also cause a Pokemon to Mega Evolve once eaten – though only certain ones have the ability to transform.

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The state is only temporary though and only lasts for that specific floor, and will be forcibly removed if affected by status conditions such as Sleep or Paralysis, or if you use a Reset Orb.

Because of this, it’s recommended that you only force an Evolution if you’re about to face a tough boss or if you’re in a particularly difficult dungeon – it’s not something you’ll want to use lightly, especially since the item is so hard to come by.

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Only certain Pokemon can evolve into a Mega Evolution.

Who can Mega Evolve in Mystery Dungeon DX?

As stated earlier, only a certain number of Pokemon can actually Evolve – including the starters, though you’ll have to finish the story campaign and head to the Luminous Cave in order to unlock the ability to transform those.

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You can find the full list of transformable monsters below:

Absol

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Aerodactyl

Aggron

Alakazam

Altaria

Ampharos

Banette

Beedrill

Blastoise

Blaziken

Camerupt

Charizard X

Charizard Y

Gallade

Gardevoir

Gengar

Glalie

Gyarados

Heracross

Houndoom

Kangaskhan

Latias

Latios

Lucario

Manetric

Mawile

Medicham

Metagross

Mewtwo X

Mewtwo Y

Pidgeot

Pinsir

Primal Groudon

Primal Kyogre

Rayquaza

Sableye

Salamence

Sceptile

Scizor

Sharpedo

Slowbro

Steelix

Swampert

Tyranitar

Venusaur

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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.

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That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!

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Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.

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While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.

Snivy

So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.

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Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

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Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.

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Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.