How to get Mega Energy in Pokemon GO

Published: 7/Feb/2021 6:26

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Pokemon Go trainers have been able to Mega Evolve specific Pokemon GO in for quite some time, but not everyone knows how to do it. It revolves around Mega Energy, which can be acquired in several ways. Here’s everything you need to know.

Mega Evolutions were introduced in Pokemon X and Y back in 2013. They are a powerful type of evolution that trainers can do with some Pokemon during battles by getting them to hold a Mega Stone.

Niantic didn’t add it in Pokemon GO until August 2020. However, when it was, they had to do it differently. Mega Stones don’t exist in Pokemon GO. Instead, trainers need to gather Mega Energy, and there’s a specific one for each Pokemon. It doesn’t sound very easy, but Mega Energy is relatively easy to obtain.

Pokemon Go Mega Energy
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Venusaur is one of the Pokemon that can be Mega Evolved in Pokemon Go.

How to get Mega Energy in Pokemon GO

The easiest way to get Mega Energy is to complete Mega Raids. They’re similar to regular raids, except trainers are pitted against Mega Evolved Pokemon instead. Rather than present an opportunity to catch the Pokemon, they reward trainers with Mega Energy. The faster it’s completed, the more Mega Energy is rewarded.

However, it’s also rewarded for completing specific Research Tasks. For example, if you finish ‘A Mega Discovery,’ you will receive a Mega Energy for Beedrill. There are many other examples too.

Pokemon Go Mega Energy
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Pokemon Go’s Mega Raids are tough, but the rewards make it worthwhile.

Unfortunately, those are the only two ways to acquire Mega Energy in Pokemon GO at this point in time.

However, the system is still a work in progress, and hopefully, there will be other ways to earn some down the track.

Until then, you’ll have to complete Mega Raids and Research Tasks if you want to give your Pokemon that extra boost in strength and size.

Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade update – Yuffie episode DLC, PS5 upgrade, release date, more

Published: 25/Feb/2021 23:04 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 23:59

by Brent Koepp


Final Fantasy VII Remake is getting another makeover with a major PlayStation 5 and next-gen console upgrade releasing in June 2021. The update adds new features and modes and also includes a paid DLC episode featuring beloved heroine Yuffie. Here is everything we know.

Decades after originally debuting in 1997, Final Fantasy 7 had new life breathed into it with the release of Remake on the PlayStation 4,  Xbox One, and PC in 2020. The project not only re-created Midgar and the RPG’s iconic story in stunning HD but reimagined the entire story from top to bottom.

Fans of the title waiting to play it on next-gen consoles won’t have to wait much longer, as Final Fantasy VII Intergrade was announced during Sony’s February 25 State of Play. The massive update brings back one of the series’ most beloved characters Yuffie, and much more.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade release date

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade was a surprise announcement on February 25 at the conclusion of Sony’s PlayStation conference. An epic trailer revealed that a PS5 upgrade would be free to owners of the game on PS4, and will include a 4k resolution mode and separate option that prioritizes framerate.

The gorgeous reimagining of Midgar is about to become even more beautiful. Not only will the RPG see a major bump in definition, but players will also be able to utilize an in-depth photo mode that includes filers and a variety of options. The free update is set to launch on June 10, 2021, worldwide, with the Yuffie episode being a paid DLC.

As if that wasn’t enough, Intergrade will feature several major quality of life tweaks, from instant loading, to better lighting. However without a doubt the most exciting aspect, is the introduction of Yuffie with a special DLC episode.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade Yuffie Episode DLC

While many fans thought it wouldn’t be until part 2 that we got to meet  Yuffie Kisaragi, Square Enix revealed that the heroine would get her own DLC this June.  The beloved character looks epic in HD, and a substantial portion of her story is shown off in a debut trailer.

Unfortunately PS4 owners will need to buy the DLC separately as it isn’t apart of the free upgrade, although they can purchase the expansion after updating to the next-gen console version at no cost. Based on the video shown, it appears her story will slot in to Remake’s timeline.

Final Fantasy VIII Remake Intergrade Features

  • 4K resolution mode
  • Performance Optimization mode that aims at 60 FPS.
  • HD Textures
  • Fog Effetct
  • New Lighting
  • Normal (Classic) Difficulty
  • Faster Loading Times
  • Photo Mode
  • New Episode Featuring Yuffie (free upgrade users have to pay)
Screenshot of Final Fantasy Remake Intergrade update path.
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Some users will have to pay for Yuffie’s episode.

Fans of the RPG series will be able to get their hands on the new version starting this summer on June 10th. While many players will have already beaten the 2020 title, those holding out for a next-gen update will be in for a treat.

Yuffie’s popularity in the franchise will no doubt be a draw back for many to replay Final Fantasy VIII Remake. Plus all the bells and whistles that come with playing it on PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X certainly helps.