Trade Evolution Is Being Added To "Pokémon GO"

Niantic has revealed that they will finally bring Trade Evolution to Pokémon GO, a staple feature that's been in most of the Pokémon games. The company posted a message to fans headed into the weekend, letting them know of the impending addition. Along with the news that several creatures from the Unova Region would be headed to the game. Those include Venipede, Dwebble, Roggenrola, Tympole, Trubbish, Karrablast, Joltik, Shelmet, Timburr, Tirtouga, Archen, and Axew. Not to mention a few made specific to certain regions you can only find there. You can read more about how Trade Evolution will work in Pokémon GO below.

Trade Evolution Is Being Added To Pokémon
Credit: Niantic

Trade Evolution

  • How it works: Trade an eligible Pokémon to lower the Candy cost to evolve them.
  • Which Pokémon can gain Evolution benefits from trading? Kadabra, Machoke, Graveler, and Haunter are some Pokémon that can now benefit from trade Evolution. If you received one of these Pokémon in a trade in the past—congratulations! That Pokémon will retroactively qualify for no Candy cost when you evolve it.
  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region that benefit from trade Evolution: Boldore, Gurdurr, Karrablast, and Shelmet are now appearing in Pokémon GO and will be eligible for trade Evolution benefits. And remember, Trainers: Boldore's and Gurdurr's Evolutions, Gigalith and Conkeldurr, might be powerful Pokémon to have in your battle parties!

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