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Forget Team Rocket, Pokemon Go have added another storage upgrade

Published: 31/Jul/2019 13:20 Updated: 1/Aug/2019 1:20

by Paul Cot


Team Rocket’s invasion has been the biggest Pokemon Go news of the month but for some trainers the addition of more storage has been the most welcomed announcement. 

The amount of storage, or thereby lack of, has frustrated Pokemon Go players for a while now. That limit was 2,000, meaning you could store up to 2,000 Pokemon in total.

However, Niantic have been listening to the community and along with announcing raids that could feature a shiny Rayquaza, have confirmed Pokemon storage has now been increased to 2,500.

Buying additional Pokemon storage

This additional storage can be purchased in the shop using PokeCoins, which can be obtained by defending gyms or purchasing with real money. An extra 50 on your Pokemon storage will cost you 200 PokeCoins a time, until you hit the aforementioned new cap of 2,500.

With the original storage limit set at 300 Pokemon, this means you can now upgrade your storage 44 separate times which will cost a total of 8,800 PokeCoins.

Who needs 2,500 Pokemon?

The previous 2,000 limit may not have sounded particularly stingy but there are a lot of reasons why this limit gets used up very quickly. There have been 487 Pokemon released so far, across four generations. Within that pool of Pokemon are shiny variants and lucky Pokemon, also.

Pokemon CompanyThe number of items you can hold can also be upgraded…

Now, with the much publicized introduction of Team Rocket into the game there are also shadow and purified variants to contend with.

Some of you may be reading this thinking “hang on, I haven’t even used 500.” There are different types of Pokemon Go player, some are happy to transfer out Pokemon once they’ve caught them which naturally leaves plenty of spare storage.

Others, however, like to be able to boast a living Pokedex and have a number of the same Pokemon for competitive purposes.

Pokemon such as Salamence, Gengar and Dragonite are all excellent in Pokemon Go battles. As such a lot of trainers don’t like to transfer any of these, or their pre-evolved forms, out of their Pokedex.

With more Pokemon continually being added to Pokemon Go, there’s little doubt the community will be asking for another upgrade soon!


Pokemon Go Kalos Celebration Event – all research tasks & rewards

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:50 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 16:53

by Daniel Megarry


Gen 6 is finally coming to Pokemon Go in December, and there’s a special Kalos Celebration Event to mark the occasion. Here’s how to complete the tasks and get those rewards.

Since its debut in 2016, Pokemon Go has gradually introduced species from the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Alola, and Galar regions.

Now, it’s the turn of Kalos, the region that first appeared in Pokemon X & Y on the Nintendo 3DS.

To celebrate their arrival, Niantic have launched a special event that runs for a limited time and will see the likes of Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, Bunnelby, Fletchling, Litleo, and Noibat appear more frequently in the wild to increase your chances of catching them.

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Players can now find Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie in Pokemon Go

The celebration also includes an event-exclusive timed research quest that rewards players with XP and a variety of items including Venasaur Mega Energy, Blastoise Mega Energy, and Charizard Mega Energy.

Pokemon Go Kalos Event dates and times

Like all special events in Pokemon Go, the Kalos Celebration Event will only be around for a limited time. It begins on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 10 AM local time, and runs until Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at 10 PM local time.

This means that you’ll need to complete the timed research quest tasks before the event ends, or you’ll risk missing out on any rewards you haven’t managed to grab yet.

Kalos Event timed research tasks and rewards

The research quest consists of six steps, with rewards offered for each individual task as well as an overall reward for completing each step.

Below you’ll find the tasks and rewards for the Kalos Celebration Event timed research quest:

Kalos Celebration Event Step 1

  • Transfer five Pokemon – 10 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Fletchling – 600 XP
  • Give your buddy three treats – 600 Stardust

Rewards: 800 XP, 500 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 2

  • Power up a Pokemon five times – 10 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Litleo – 5 Hyper Potions
  • Use five berries to help catch Pokemon – 5 Revive

Rewards: 800 XP, 500 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 3

  • Catch 10 Pokemon – 10 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Chespin – 30 Venasaur Mega Energy
  • Make five Nice Throws – 10 Nanab Berries

Rewards: 100 XP, 750 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 4

  • Catch 15 Pokemon – 10 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Fennekin – 30 Charizard Mega Energy
  • Make seven Nice Throws – 10 Razz Berries

Rewards: 1000 XP, 750 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 5

  • Catch 20 Pokemon – 15 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Froakie – 30 Blastoise Mega Energy
  • Make seven Great Throws – 10 Pinap Berries

Rewards: 1000 XP, 750 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 6

  • Claim reward – 1000 XP
  • Claim reward – 1000 XP
  • Claim reward – 1000 XP

Rewards: 2000 XP, 1000 Stardust, and 1 Lucky Egg

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Generation 6 is finally coming to Pokemon Go in December

Kalos Event field research tasks and rewards

There are also exclusive field research tasks for players to complete. These can be accessed from spinning PokeStops. Below you’ll find the three field research tasks and their rewards.

  • Catch three Normal-type Pokemon – Bunnelby reward
  • Catch five Flying-type Pokemon – Fletchling reward
  • Catch seven Fire-type Pokemon – Litleo reward

Remember, you’ll need to complete all of these tasks by 10 PM local time on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, if you want to bag all of those rewards. Good luck, trainers!

You can follow the latest Pokemon Go Kalos event leaks, updates, and new generation additions over on our Pokemon Go page.