Mega Evolutions are coming to Pokémon GO later this year

The Pokémon Presents just ended, bringing a whole lot of new information on upcoming Pokémon games across all devices. Among the exciting news, two GO related news items stood out:

  • Mega evolutions are coming to Pokémon GO later this year
  • Victini is coming to Pokémon GO as well, but it’s not clear when
  • Galarian Farfetch’d and new avatar items arrive in celebration of The Isle of Armor

Mega Evolutions are one of the most exciting features of older Pokémon games, and having that mechanism in GO brings a smile on our face. Niantic did not share a lot, but they did share a mysterious trailer that showcases the Mega Stone and the number 2020:

Victini’s arrival to Pokémon GO was hinted as well, this time by Pokémon Company’s official Twitter account:

In addition to the upcoming Mega Evolution feature, the addition of Galarian Farfetch’d was also announced during the Pokémon Presents event. This Pokémon is being added as a part of the Isle of Armor celebration, along with additional avatar items.

Galarian Farfetch’d mini event

Pokemon GO Farfetch’d (Galarian)Farfetch’d (Galarian)

Galarian Farfetch’d is now appearing in the wild and this is your chance to catch this Wild Duck Pokémon.

Date + Time

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at 6:00 a.m. to Thursday, June 18, 2020, at 6:00 a.m. PDT (GMT −7)

Features

  • Galarian Farfetch’d is now in the wild! Use this opportunity to catch one!
  • In addition, avatar items inspired by Galarian Farfetch’d are available in the Style Shop
  • Isle of Armor–themed avatar items available! To honor the Isle of Armor, avatar items themed after the training clothing you can wear on the Isle of Armor are now available! You can get them at no cost, so check out the Style Shop!

Here are the previews of new items:

Isle of Armor

Galarian Farfetch’d

You can watch the whole Pokémon Presents here:

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