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Maximum level cap increases to 50 in Pokémon GO!

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Maximum level cap increases to 50 in Pokémon GO!
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Stuck at level 40 for several months? Don't worry, Pokémon GO is finally updating its level up system. Not only will progression be more fun, but the max level will now be 50.

Maximum level cap increases to 50 in Pokémon GO!

In an update called GO Beyond, the Pokémon GO mobile game offers a complete redesign of the level up system and a level cap pushed to 50.

Redesign of progression between levels

Niantic's goal here is to make leveling in Pokémon GO much more accessible than before. So, starting November 30, 2020, you will earn more XP by catching Pokémon, evolving Pokémon, hatching Pokémon from Eggs, registering new entries in the Pokédex and much more. In some cases, XP earned may be twice as large as before. This will make it easier for Trainers to catch up with their friends at higher levels!

In addition, it will be possible to power up a Pokémon at a higher CP than before at each Trainer level.

The title "Legacy 40" for all players reaching level 40 before the end of the year

Trainers who reach level 40 before Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. will obtain the Legacy 40 title and will win exclusive rewards, such as Timed Research to obtain a Gyarados Hat for avatar and a Legacy 40 medal!

  • To help Trainers reach level 40 faster, a double catch XP bonus will be available from Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. until Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. local time.
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Courtesy of Niantic

Additional challenges for level 40 players

If you've been level 40 for a few months now, you're probably worried about losing all the XP you earn "for nothing". But rest assured: the points obtained will be counted for your future levels. Be careful, however: it will be much more difficult to pass levels from 41 to 50. The mere gain of XP will not be enough and you will have to complete challenges between each level!

Courtesy of Niantic - Pokemon GO
Courtesy of Niantic
Courtesy of Niantic - Pokemon GO
Courtesy of Niantic

XL candies

XL Candy is coming to Pokémon GO! These Candy will be needed to recharge Pokémon at even higher CPs than before. You can get them by catching Pokémon or converting Candy into XL Candy.

Preview of Levels Redesign in Australia

Tomorrow, November 19, some of the Level 40 Trainers in Australia will be able to access some of these new features in order to test them. For the rest of the world, we will have to wait until November 30.

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