Niantic has announced that Mega Gengar will replace Mega Venusaur on Friday, October 23. Mega Evolutions are getting a number of updates in November as well, so be sure to memorize this post. This has been published alongside the Pokémon GO Halloween Event 2020 announcement.
Mega Venusaur raids featured until October 23
On Friday, October 23, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), Mega Gengar will be available to battle in Mega Raids, and Mega Venusaur will be leaving Mega Raids. Until then, Mega Venusaur will be appearing more frequently in Mega Raids, so be sure to make the most of this time! Here are some other ways you’ll be able to earn Venusaur Mega Energy.
- You’ll be able to earn Venusaur Mega Energy by completing select Field Research tasks.
- An upcoming event in November will feature Timed Research that rewards Venusaur Mega Energy.
We’ll provide other ways for you to earn Venusaur Mega Energy in the future, so stay tuned for updates.
November Mega Evolution Updates
In early November, there will be updates to the Mega Evolution feature. You’ll be able to do the following.
- Earn Mega Energy by walking with your Buddy Pokémon if you have previously Mega Evolved a Pokémon in your Buddy Pokémon’s Evolutionary line.
- Earn additional Candies when you have an active Mega-Evolved Pokémon and you catch a Pokémon that shares a type with your Mega-Evolved Pokémon. You will also earn additional Candies when catching a Raid Boss, regardless of its type.
- See Trainers on your friend list who currently have a Mega-Evolved Pokémon.
Older Mega evolution changes include (active since October 15):
- The duration that Pokémon stay in their Mega-Evolved form has doubled from four hours to eight hours.
- The cap for Mega Energy has increased from 999 to 2,000. This limit applies to each individual type of Mega Energy, not the total amount of Mega Energy you have across Pokémon species.
Good luck in your raids, Trainers!