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Pokémon GO will be an augmented reality game created by Niantic and will be available for Android and iOS devices. Last week, field testing started in Japan and will be extended to Australia and New Zealand. Reddit users are leaking more details about the gameplay and how to evolve a Pokémon.

A Reddit user called TheSilphRoad has revealed more information on the evolutionary process, in addition to “The Definitive Guide to Pokemon GO Evolution”, which consists of interviews conducted with field testers. Here are the new things you need to know about the upcoming Pokémon GO.



Evolution Crystals

This game is now leveling up your Pokémon and it all depends on the trainer to evolve a Pokémon. In Pokémon GO will be introduced a “crystal / evolution stone” system that will help players to evolve their Pokémon. When capturing a wild Pokémon, players receive an evolution shard which for each specific species and all shards will be collected and catalogued automatically. Players will be informed how many more shards they will need to collect and once all required number of pieces will be collected, the crystal will be used on the Pokémon of that species. After that, the shard count will reset to zero and players will need to capture wild Pokémon again, in order to collect the pieces.

How Many Shards Are Required For A Pokémon To Evolve?

Well, not all species have the same stages of evolution. If we’re talking about Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle, each Pokémon has three stages of evolution and there are required ten shards to move up each level. To explain you better, 10 shards will turn a Charmander into a Charmeleon, and ten more shards will turn a Charmeleon into a Charizard.

There are creatures that require only twenty shards to evolve and they are stronger Pokémon, such as Vulpix, which turns into Ninetales. It’s interesting that Magikarp, the worst Pokémon and players’ favorite, needs 100 shards to turn into Gyarados.

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