Over the existence of its 4 years on mobile devices, Pokemon Go has gotten an immense amount of updates, from the usual seasonal events to the introduction of the franchise’s newest Pokemon, trading capabilities, and lately, new additions to Mega Evolution.
While the first several generations of Pokemon were somewhat straightforward, newer generations shook everything up by adding monsters with various forms based on held items, weather, gender, and other circumstances.
While in the mainline games, players can utilize various items on specific Pokemon to change their forms, Pokemon Go recently avoided this by simply adding the monsters in their various forms at separate times.
For instance, the game first provided players the opportunity to capture Giratina in its Altered Form back in 2018 through raid battles, and later added its Origin Forme in raid battles last 2019. However, it appears like Pokemon Go might change that method.
After Pokemon Go received its latest update, a group of Pokemon Go dataminers, named PokeMiners, have discovered a myriad of new features arriving to the game. Among features such as giving access to players the ability to put friends as Favorites, new details suggest that the game might also allow players to change the form of their Pokemon at will in a future patch.
The many mentions of form changing in Pokemon Go’s code hint at some kind of cost for doing so. While nothing is officially confirmed as of yet, players will likely have to spend Stardust to change the form of some Pokemon.
Form changing is a repeating theme of this teardown
It looks like form changing will cost Stardust, Items have a quest requirement or maybe all 3
— PokeMiners (@poke_miners) February 2, 2021
This may also work in a combination of certain items used for changing forms, such as DNA Splicers for Kyurem-White and Kyurem-Black, and meteorites to alter Deoxys between its Speed, Defense, Attack, and Normal forms.
It is possible that just like in the mainline Pokemon games, Pokemon Go will not allow players to change the forms of specific monsters such as Shellos or Vivillon, which are based on the region they were captured in respectively.
Although the fifth-generation Legendary Forces of Nature Tornadus, Landorus, and Thundurus arrived in Pokemon Go via raid battles last year, they only appeared in their humanoid Incarnate Formes. Since the three Legendary Pokemon have not yet appeared in the game in their animal-like Incarnate Formes, Pokemon Go might allow players to utilize the Reveal Glass, an item introduced in Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, in order to change their forms.