Pokémon Go is finally adapting the trade-based evolution mechanic from the mainline series.
As of today, you can trade certain established Pokémon like Kadabra, Machoke, Graveler, and Haunter to wipe out the Candy cost needed to evolve them. What’s more, if you’ve gotten any of them through trading in the past, you’re covered – the no-Candy evolution bonus will retroactively apply.
The game also added a range of monsters hailing from the Unova region, several of which – Boldore, Gurdurr, Karrablast, and Shelmet – can take advantage of the new “trade evolution” perk.
Accelgor is a hella cool Pokémon and Gigalith is a tank, so consider making the necessary trades.
You’ll also have more fifth-generation Pokémon to hunt in the wild and fresh eggs to hatch.
Pokémon appearing in the wild
- and more
Pokémon hatching from Eggs
- 2 km Eggs: Venipede and Dwebble
- 5 km Eggs: Roggenrola, Tympole, Trubbish, Karrablast, Joltik, and Shelmet
- 10 km Eggs: Timburr, Tirtouga, Archen, and Axew
Pokémon appearing in raids
- Timburr (one-star raids)
Pokémon appearing in the wild in certain parts of the world
- North America, South America, and Africa: Throh (also available in 10 km Eggs)
- Europe, Asia, and Australia: Sawk (also available in 10 km Eggs)
- Southern United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America: Maractus
- Egypt and Greece: Sigilyph
- Eastern hemisphere: Red-Striped Form Basculin
- Western hemisphere: Blue-Striped Form Basculin
Going forward, no one should be without a Gengar in their collection. I won’t stand for it!