What Does the Upgrade Do in Pokémon GO?

What do you do with the Upgrade in Pokémon GO? | Photo by GAMEFREAK and Niantic Labs, Edit by Andrew Lin
What do you do with the Upgrade in Pokémon GO? | Photo by GAMEFREAK and Niantic Labs, Edit by Andrew Lin

What does the upgrade do in Pokémon GO? You might be wondering what to do with an Upgrade after getting one in the Mega Battle Challenge Field Research. Here's what to do with an Upgrade in Pokémon GO.

What Does the Upgrade Do In Pokémon GO?

Upgrade is an evolutionary item that is needed to evolve Porygon into Porygon2. You need the Upgrade and 25 Candy to get Porygon2. The same Mega Battle Challenge quest will get you a Sinnoh Stone, which will once again be necessary to evolve Porygon2 into Porygon-Z. You'll need that Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy for the final form.

Why did we get an item for Porygon in a quest about Mega Beedrill? Porygon will be September's Community Day Pokémon. Community Day Porygon will be September 20, and you'll have plenty of chances to find Porygon and even Shiny Porygon to use your Upgrade on.

Evolving Porygon2 into Porygon-Z during the event will let it learn the new to Pokémon GO Tri Attack. You'll want the Upgrade and Sinnoh Stone ready to evolve Porygon on Community Day.

The items will be consumed when used, so be sure to use them on your strongest (or Shiny) Porygon to make the most of them.