Pokemon Go Update: Candy and Stardust to be used to evolve and level up Pokemons instead of Evolution Shards

Pokemon Go beta has been released in different countries including the United States, Australia, and Japan. With this, some information about the Pokemon Go is continuously spreading throughout the internet.

Despite the strict rules of Nintendo, some Pokemon Go beta testers still find a way to leak some information regarding the new evolution and training mechanics of the game.

In earlier beta leaks, ‘Evolution Shards’ was used in evolving a Pokemon. In order to acquire an ‘Evolution Shard’, a gamer needed to capture more of the same type of Pokemon and turn them into ‘Evolution Shards’. A gamer can only use that to evolve the same type of Pokemon. However, the idea was scrapped.

According to Comic Book, Pokemon Go preferred to use the term ‘Candy’ than ‘Evolutionary Shards’. In the earlier version of Pokemon, ‘Rare Candy’ was used to level up any Pokemon by one. In Pokemon Go, a ‘Candy’ can be used to evolve a Squirtle to Wartortle and a Wartortle into Blastoise. On the other hand, if a gamer only wants to level up his Pokemon, he can use ‘Stardust’.

Zendesk leeks provides some useful information about ‘Candy’ and ‘Stardust’:

“As you acquire Stardust and Candy, you gain the ability to Power Up capture Pokémon, which increases their CP and HP.”

“You acquire Candy and Stardust by catching Pokémon and hatching eggs. Candy is specific to each Pokémon evolution family. For example, Bulbasaur candy is obtained by catching and hatching any pokémon in the Bulbasaur family (Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, and Venusaur). You need Bulbasaur Candy to Power Up a Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, or Venusaur).”

“Stardust can be used to Power Up any Pokémon in your collection. For example, you can Power Up a Rattata using Stardust acquired by catching a Meowth.”

On June 15, Nintendo will be hosting a question and answer session for the Pokemon Go and more information are expected to be shared.

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