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Pokémon GO Legendary Existence, Level Cap, Master Ball, and More Things Uncovered during a Decoding Session!

Pokémon GO MewTwo versus Pikachu

Pokémon GO is a big, big hype everywhere in the world! The latest official release in Japan is the evidence for it, with McDonalds agreed to turn more than their 3,000 restaurants into Pokéstop and Gym. There are still some mysteries around the game: Does Pokémon GO legendary exist? Or, does Master Ball obtainable like the main Pokémon games in the Nintendo 3DS?

Pokémon GO legendary - Mewtwo is caught in 'raid battle'

It is possible that capturing legendary Pokémon works exactly like in the first trailer: Raid Battle

The data miners from a fan site Pokémon Fortress might have the answer for those questions. By doing ‘data mining‘ (looking into the game’s code), they found some interesting things. See below:

  • The Trainer Level Cap is 40.
  • Egg’s cap at Level 20, so if you get an Egg at Level 37 it’ll still hatch at the same quality as if you were level 20.
  • Wild Pokémon cap at Level 30, meaning after Level 30 everyone will find the same max CP Pokémon and it’ll be a matter of spending the candy and stardust to upgrade them to your level’s cap based on their CP arc.
  • There is an achievement/badge rank above gold.
  • Curveballs and Accurate Throws (Nice, Great, Etc) have been confirmed as helping with the capture chance of a Pokéball throw.
  • There may be future Incubators that reduce the amount of kilometers needed before they hatch. (There is an incubator called “distance” in the code)
  • Moves have an Accuracy and a Critical Hit Rate.
  • Each unique Pokémon has it’s own Capture and Flee rate.
  • Move Damage may go up with Trainer Level.
  • Pokémon do become harder to catch as you level up.
  • Mewtwo, Moltres, Zapdos, Articuno are Legendary.
  • Mew is Mythic.
  • Farfetch’d is out there… somewhere. As is Ditto. (Note: According to the comments, Farfetch’d was found in Japan)
  • The Charge Meter is filled 0.5 for each 1 HP of damage dealt. This means a super effective move that does more damage will charge the special attack faster – that is actually really important to know.
  • To level from 39 to 40 takes FIVE MILLION EXPERIENCE, and going from 1 to 40 takes Twenty Million.
  • Pokémon have a base Attack, Defense and Stamina (HP) – thus they do not have a Attack and Special Attack stat like in the 3DS games.
  • Dragonite has the strongest base attack for non-legends, at 250.
  • MewTwo has a base attack of 284.
  • Moltres has the highest base attack of the three legendary birds.
  • Articuno has the highest base defense of the three.
  • Zapdos is almost as high as Moltres in base attack but is likely lower due to Type Advantage.
  • Pokémon have an evolution modifier AND a HP modifier when they evolve both CP and HP go up a set multiplier.
  • Defending Pokémon at a Gym attack every 1.5 seconds.
  • The Master Ball is in the game, no clue where it is found.
  • The Legendary Pokémon do have a spawn rate – BUT – they have no capture rate, could this mean they require a Master Ball?
  • STAB is present in the game, giving a 25% Bonus to an attack move. STAB stands for “Same Type Attack Bonus” and means if a Grass Pokémon uses a Grass move it will hit harder than if a Ground Pokémon used the same Grass move. This is a big deal confirmation.

Pokémon GO is available now for Android and iOS. The game is free but will will feature some in-app purchases. Stay alert on your surroundings when playing the game (check our safety tips here). Check out the upcoming new features here or read other post related to Pokémon here.


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