We have seen a ton of updates coming to Pokemon Go, including the release of Generation 6 Pokemon and the increased level cap to Level 50. Here is an overview of the latest additions and events going on in Pokemon Go now.
Season of Celebration
December 1, 2020 to March 1, 2021
The Season of Celebration is Pokemon Go's first season. The event features boosted spawns of select Pokemon, changes to Eggs, and Mega Raids including Mega Charizard X, Mega Gengar, and Mega Abomasnow.
Kalos Celebration Event
December 2 to December 8, 2020
Kalos Pokemon are finally here! This event is the perfect time to kickoff your Kalos collection with increased Gen 6 Pokemon Spawns. There is also a 6-step Timed Research event which will help you catch Bunnelby and Fletchling. Litleo and Espurr will also be appearing in one-star raids.
Legacy 40 Challenge
December 1, 2020 to Decmebr 31, 2020
This Timed Research challenge is only available to Level 40 players.
XL Candy can be used to level up Pokemon past level 40 and up to level 50. Leveling up Pokemon beyond level 40 will cost a relatively large amount of stardust (10-15 thousand per 1/2 level). Like regular candy, each one is specific to the Pokemon's species. XL Candy can be gained in the same ways as regular candy, although the amount earned is randomized. You can also exchange 100 regular candy for 1 XL candy.
And if you need help getting some extra Stardust (I sure do!), check out this guide.
There is a lot going on in Pokemon Go right now!
Investigate a Mysterious Energy (Victini)
An Inter-egg-sting Development
Charizard Community Day
Pokemon Go Fest will take place on July 25 and 26 from 10 am to 8 pm each day. Tickets are on sale now for $14.99 and can be purchased from the in game shop. One ticket will grant you access to both days of the event. Unlike previous years, the event will take place entirely online. Because of this, there is no limit on the number of tickets and you will be able to participate in the event from anywhere.
There will be two special research stories that you will have access. You will have to open the game on each day of the event to start the special research story.
Each day there will be rotating habitats featuring Pokemon themed around fire, water, grass, battle, and friendship. Habitats will rotate each hour, so that each one is featured twice. There will be a total of 75 unique Pokemon featured.
Ticket holders will also have access to the Global Challenge Arena. The Arena will feature a new task for each hour during the event. Players around the globe will have to work together to complete the challenges. Progress can be tracked in game and once a challenge is completed a bonus will be unlocked for the remainder of the hour.
The latest update has added stickers to the game. These stickers can be attached to gifts as you send them to your friends. Stickers are completely aesthetic, adding no benefits to the gift they are sent with.
The game states that you can receive stickers from gifts or purchase them in the shop. However, I have not seen any available for purchase in the shop at this time. According to Serebii, there are currently 8 different stickers available; featuring Pikachu, Raichu, Ditto, Squirtle, Charmander, and Bulbasaur.
2019 was a pretty fun year for Pokemon Go. Here are some of my stats for the year:
I plan on starting my Extra Life 24 hour charity stream around 11:00 AM CST on Sunday, November 3rd. In past years I have done a total of 24 hours over the course of a weekend. This year I am going to attempt to stream for 24 hours straight.
See the countdown and learn more about Extra Life here >>
I have a handful of games that I know I will play on the stream, but I do not want to commit to a schedule. I have a huge steam library with many games I have neglected to play. Throughout the night I hope to try out a number of games.
There are a few times during the event I know I will be playing certain games.
I will be doing an Ex-Raid in Pokemon Go with ThatTrojanKid at 1:30PM. I will probably temporarily stop streaming around 1:00 PM to drive out to the Raid location. The raid will happen sometime between 1:30 PM and 2:15 PM.
ThatTrojanKid will be getting off work and join me later around 5:30 or 6:00 PM. After that we will be playing multiplayer games.
I am including a list of games I may play on my Extra Life stream, mostly as a reminder for myself. I have included times for many games that can be beaten in 10 ours or less as a reference.