Pokemon Go Dev Will Address Mega Evolution Concerns [UPDATE]

Niantic is working on ways to address players' frustrations with Mega Evolutions, although the studio says "it might be some time" before some changes are implemented.


Mega Evolutions recently arrived in Pokemon Go, but many players have not been entirely happy with how they've been implemented so far. To Mega Evolve a Pokemon, players must first collect that monster's Mega Energy. This, however, is typically locked behind Mega Raid Battles, making it difficult for many to collect the required amount. Developer Niantic has acknowledged these concerns and promises to address them. [Update: Niantic has now outlined some Mega Evolution changes it'll implement in the game soon. As part of the tweaks, the studio will give players more ways to earn Mega Energy, which should make it easier to Mega Evolve your Pokemon.]

In a post on Pokemon subreddit The Silph Road, a Niantic representative wrote that the studio is keeping a close eye on players' feedback regarding Mega Evolutions and is looking into ways to make the feature more accessible. In particular, the rep noted the studio has heard players "loud and clear" that they want additional ways to harvest Mega Energy outside of Raids, and that the current requirement feels too steep and not worthwhile.

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"[P]lease know that we're discussing how we can address these concerns, though we're in the very early stages and it might be some time before you see changes implemented in-game," the representative wrote. "We do have some changes in the pipeline already, but again we don't have a set schedule just yet."

Niantic did not go into further details about how it plans to tweak Mega Evolutions, but the studio asks players to continue sharing their feedback. Although Mega Energy is typically only earned through Mega Raids, this month's Mega September event will feature limited-time Research tasks that reward players with Mega Energy, offering another way to harvest the resource.

To make it a bit easier to participate in Mega Raids, Niantic is also offering a cheap Remote Raid Pass bundle this month in Pokemon Go's in-game shop. Meanwhile, the studio has a ton of other events lined up for the game over the next few weeks, including a new Victini Special Research line and a Go Battle Night. This month will also see a handful of different Legendary Pokemon like Cresselia and Articuno return to five-star Raids for a limited time.

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