Mega evolution is finally coming to Pokémon Go, as announced in a special Wednesday stream from The Pokémon Company.
The sixth generation extra evolution was added in Pokémon X and Y, originally. While we haven’t seen any Pokémon from the Kalos region, where mega evolution originated, we’ll be seeing this special mechanic sooner than later.
Mega evolution will shake up the game’s meta, making Pokémon who are already strong even stronger. It’s unknown if all Pokémon that can mega evolve will be able at launch, or if you’ll need a special item or version of that Pokémon to get their more powerful form.
In the mainline games, mega evolution is temporary per battle and you need a special mega evolution stone in order to get your Pokémon to evolve mid-battle. While you’ll likely need a stone of some kind in Pokémon Go, we can only speculate about the specifics.
Mega evolution is slated to release in 2020, with no further specifics announced.