'Pokemon Go' Guide: Evolving Pokemon Using Special Items, Their Drop Rates & More [VIDEO]
Once you have captured ample Pokemon, it's time for you to deviate your focus on evolving and Powering Up to add a whole slew of new creatures capable of defending and capturing Gyms in "Pokemon Go."
CP (Combat Power) can be the difference between emerging victorious or losing a battle. Every Pokemon has different CP level. You must bear in mind that higher the CP, the more dominant a creature is in a battle.
There are a lot of complexities centering on your Pokemon's CP, evolving and Powering Up, according to Eurogamer. Moreover, it is not essential to specifically evolve or Power Up your Pokemon first, sometimes it's best to just leave it alone.
'Pokemon Go' Tips & Tricks: Evolving & Powering Up Pokemon
Evolving and Powering Up Pokemon in "Pokemon Go" requires in-game resources dubbed as Stardust and Candy. Stardust, which refers to a shared resource you collect for each Pokemon you catch, for keeping a Pokemon in the Gyms and leveling up. Meanwhile, Candy is an item specific to a species of Pokemon. For instance, Pikachu Candy, Pidgey Candy et al.
In other words, trainers must try and capture as many Pokemon of one type as possible and earn Candy for doing it. These species-specific Candy can then be used to power up and evolve the species in its family. So, catching those low-level Pidgeys makes a lot of sense as it can gradually pave the way for Pidgeot evolution.
'Pokemon Go' Tips & Tricks: How To Evolve A Pokemon Using Special Items
Aside from using Candy to evolve Pokemon, following the "Pokemon Go" Gen 2 update; quite a few evolutions for the existing and new creatures, need a special item to evolve into specific forms.
Metal Coat for Scizor, Steelix
Dragon Scale for Kingdra
Up-Grade for Porygon2
Sun Stone for Bellossom, Sunflora
King's Rock for Politoed, Slowking
You can acquire all this simply from spinning PokeStops. Their drop rates are also quite low; however, a Redditor known as Adeel_007 claims special items are more likely to drop from the 7 day Daily Bonus streak. That being said, second 7 day Daily Bonus will not get you one, meaning, the frequency of these are quite erratic, but it's still worth giving a shot in order to boost your chances.
Watch the video footage below for details and stay tuned in here for more "Pokemon Go" guides, tips and tricks!