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After a three-day test, the new and improved Mega Evolution system in Pokémon GO is live worldwide! Niantic made the announcement today via the official social media accounts and blog for the mobile game. That’s not all though, as they’ve released a new version of the “Mega Updates in Pokémon GO are here!” trailer, this time showing off Mega Kangaskhan.



Plus, a new, concise overview video showing the updated Mega Evolution mechanic was published.



And finally, to commemorate the update, a Mega event is happening! Simply called A Mega Moment event, Trainers (who are at least level 5 and up) will have access to a new Special Research story focused on Mega Evolution and can battle Mega Kangaskhan in Raids for the first time. This event is short and sweet as it’ll only be around for a three-day weekend. Luckily, it’ll go out with a bang thanks to a Mega Kangaskhan Raid Day on Sunday (from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. your local time)! While the Special Research story (called A Mega Moment) is currently available, the event will officially begin on Friday, April 29th, 2022 at 10 a.m. and end on Sunday, May 1st, 2022 at 8 p.m. your local time.

You can check out all the specifics, including all the steps and rewards for the event’s Special Research story, with our event guide.


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Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)