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Level 50 is coming to Pokemon Go, developer teases new details

Published: 29/Jul/2020 3:40

by Paul Cot

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We knew Level 50 was coming to Pokemon Go sooner or later, but now one Niantic developer has teased more fascinating details.

For those of you thinking it would simply mean getting more XP, well it’s to time to rethink that. Matt Slemon, the lead Product Manager for Pokemon Go, recently discussed a range of Pokemon Go topics including the new level cap.

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“It’s not going to be as simple as just grinding XP through the ways you might be used to,” Slemon revealed. This suggests new requirements which will change the way leveling up works.

The development team doesn’t want to introduce the new level cap and trainers who already meet the requirements get given their new level. “We don’t want to the level cap to increase and then all of a sudden people just sort of get set to their new level and that’s sort of the end of it.”

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The idea behind this is to keep challenging trainers and give them a new experience post Level 40. “We do want the experience to feel a little bit different past Level 40 than it has up to Level 40.”

Slemon clarified that getting to Level 41 and above will still require effort. This is because Pokemon Go levels are intended to display how much effort you have put into the game.

Level 41 and beyond

While explicit details weren’t revealed, we can guess what the new leveling requirements in the mobile game may look like. If it isn’t going to be based on XP, or at least solely so, than other skill based factors will have to come into it.

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This could include any or more of the following:

  • How many Pokemon you have caught
  • How full your Pokedex is
  • Number of excellent throws
  • How many Raid Battles you have won/participated in
  • Reaching a certain Rank in GO Battle League a certain number of times

Release date

We still don’t know when Level 50 is coming to Pokemon Go but Slemon did say that they are excited to reveal more details about it later this year. That suggests we may get in the later stages of 2020 or may have to wait until early 2021.

Whenever it does come, it seems trainers will be thrilled to attack the new challenge. Level 40 is already difficult to attain so there’s little doubt reaching Level 50 will be reserved for the very best Pokemon Go trainers.

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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.