Level 40 is the maximum you can get to in Pokemon Go but it looks like that might be about to change. According to a datamine, references to levels 41 through 50 have been found in the game’s code.
Trainers have been wanting an increase to Pokemon Go’s max level ever since they managed to reach the top level. Years after those requests started, those players may be about to get what they want.
Specifically, references to awards at levels 41 to 50 were found. They are as follows courtesy of the PokeMiners:
The potential rewards for achieving each of Level 41 to Level 50 in Pokemon Go…
What about XP?
However, references to the XP requirements for each of these levels haven’t been found in the code. This either implies these details haven’t been added yet or there will be some other criteria to ascend through the levels. It is likely the former, though.
The XP requirements weren’t updated in the Game Master, so if this is correct the level up requirements would be based on something other than XP (or they just haven’t updated it fully yet).
At this stage it isn’t clear whether any XP earned about the Level 40 criteria will be retroactive. It seems unlikely it won’t be, however.
It’s important to note that these levels refer to trainer levels and not Pokemon. That doesn’t mean the max Pokemon level won’t increase to beyond 40, though.
If it does there could be monumental ramifications on how the meta would play out. Firstly, it would completely change each Pokemon’s maximum CP and make Stardust a more valuable resource than ever. Given just how much this would change the game, we think this will only apply to trainer levels.
Subject to change
Remember, this information comes from a datamine and is absolutely not official. Niantic have not announced or even alluded to any of the above. Therefore, it is subject to change.
Pokemon Sword and Shield’s the Crown Tundra DLC is finally available which means trainers can get their hands on the region’s featured Legendary Pokemon, Calyrex.
Calyrex ruled all of Galar throughout ancient times, so it’s safe to say the King Pokemon will be a fantastic addition to your Pokedex. It may not appear strong at just 1.1 meters tall and 7.7kg in weight but it is highly intelligent.
In fact, it is so clever that it’s said to see every past, present, and future event. Let’s break down how to encounter Calyrex in the Crown Tundra.
Calyrex is the featured Legendary Pokemon of the new Crown Tundra DLC…
Finding The King Pokemon is a several step process. Firstly, you’ll need to get to the point of the Crown Tundra story where you obtain the Legendary Clues in Peony’s house. This is located in Freezington.
From there pick up the Wooden Crown which can be found in his living room. By sheer coincidence (or not), there is a statue just outside where the aforementioned Crown fits like a glove. This is a statue of Calyrex (without its crown) sitting on what is either Glastrier or Spectrier. Put the crown on this statue.
This will cause Calyrex to appear which will result in a battle. The dual grass and psychic-type is relatively easy to defeat.
Following this, it will want you to interact with various NPCs in Freezington to find out whether members of the community remember it for its plentiful harvest.
Calyrex will share more about its history telling you about its loyal steed – Glastrier or Spectrier (more on that below). As part of the story, you’re required to buy some Carrot Seeds.
Again, coincidentally, a NPC is selling them right by the previous NPCs. This will cost 8 Dynite Ore.
To have this amount you will have needed to have successfully won your first Dynamax Adventure. If you haven’t, you’ll need to go back and do so.
Calyrex will then want you to choose between two locations to grow the carrots. One of them is a plot of land by gravestones and the other is in a field of “pristine snow”.
Glastrier and Spectrier
This is where the other Legendary Pokemon from the Crown Tundra come into play. Spectrier and Glastrier are Horse Pokemon with different typings.
The former is a ghost-type while the latter is ice. Therefore, it will come as no surprise Calyrex summons Spectrier when you plant the Carrot Seeds by the gravestones and Glastrier when planted by the pristine snow.
Whichever one you choose will result in you battling it back in Freezington. When you defeat it, you will obtain a tuft of Mane Hair.
This will then be used to construct the Reins of Unity. To do that you’ll need to talk to Calyrex (again) – at this point, you’re getting to know each other well – and it will give you the Radiant Petal. Take both of these to the Mayor’s House and Peony will give you the Reins of Unity.
Now you can make your way to the Crown Shrine which is located at the top of the Crown Tundra. Calyrex will be waiting for you.
Place the Carrot in the Shrine and either Spectrier or Glastrier will come for it. Calyrex will take this opportunity to jump on it. After seemingly taming it, the two fuse together to create the Shadow Rider or Ice Rider fusion forms.
Calyrex fuses with Glastrier/Spectrier when it jumps on it and tames it…
Reins of Unity
Now Calyrex’s fusion form is waiting for you to battle it (and capture). Although you can battle it as many times as you want, it’s probably wise to save it beforehand to avoid having to get all the way back up to the Crown Shrine.
When you do capture Calyrex’s in its Shadow or Ice Rider form, you can actually use the Reins of Unity to separate the two Pokemon. This results in two Pokedex entries!
For those asking whether you can catch both Glastrier and Spectrier, no you can’t, at least not on the same save file. The process of capturing Calyrex sounds long-winded, but it’s actually pretty simple and is naturally achieved by going through the story.