Niantic wasn’t messing round when it raised Pokémon Cross’s stage cap from 40 to 50 past due remaining yr. When the sport introduced in 2016, running shoes have been in a position to ascend in the course of the first 40 ranges with decided enjoying, leaving many to wonder whether Niantic would create further endgame content material for them, instead of the secure drip of recent Pokémon to catch.
I used to be one of the vital running shoes that made “quick” paintings of the outdated stage cap. I consider I reached 40 in my 3rd yr of enjoying, which required 20 million general enjoy issues to advance from 1 to 40. That took some enjoying and grinding. I did not thoughts; I completely loved getting outdoor to raid and catch up with pals to hit up Pokémon Cross hotspots on Group Days.
When information hit that Niantic was once elevating the extent cap to 50, I used to be giddy. As any person who nonetheless performs the sport day by day, I appreciated the sound of getting some other factor to do. Niantic has accomplished an amazing process of supporting Pokémon Cross within the remaining couple of years, and whilst there isn’t any scarcity of recent content material or occasions to take part in, extra is all the time higher. I did not put a lot concept into the necessities had to hit each and every of the brand new ranges. I simply concept it was once cool that each and every of those new ranges got here with new duties.
With the enjoy issues I had netted after attaining stage 40, I used to be in a position to succeed in stage 42 comfortably. I finished the specified duties, and cashed within the extra enjoy. To succeed in stage 43, I would like nine million extra XP. That one stage is more or less part of all of the XP I had to transfer from stage 1 to 40. That is nuts. Presently, I am sitting at simply over 2 million XP, and I don’t believe I’m going to succeed in stage 43 till someday subsequent yr.
After that, to succeed in stage 44, I’m going to want some other 11 million XP, with stage 45 inquiring for 13 million. The quantity assists in keeping leaping in loopy tactics with stage 50 asking me to procure some other 30 million XP.
To transport from stage 42 to 50, I can want an extra 140.five million XP. In over 5 years of enjoying, my grand general is 35,649,963 XP. If I stay up my present tempo, which has hardly ever modified in any respect in the ones 5 years, I can most likely hit stage 50 in simply over 20 years. In 2041, I can sign up for the Pokémon GO elite. I can additionally most likely be eyeing retirement, or possibly be shifting to a Mars colony.
Some running shoes already reached stage 50. One of the vital folks I occasionally raid with is as much as stage 47, and he’s ALWAYS at the sport, even raiding on Saturday and Sunday from 6:00 A.M. to eight:00 A.M. I do know I can by no means put that a lot time into this sport.
Except Niantic adjustments how XP is passed out, I doubt I can ever succeed in stage 50. Sure, there is a likelihood I can nonetheless be enjoying 20 years from now, however the thought of residing on Mars turns out about as reasonable as this sport proceeding that lengthy with new content material that assists in keeping me engaged.
Figuring out I’ve a just about unimaginable job in entrance of me hasn’t soured me on Pokémon Cross in any respect. I nonetheless adore the sport, and am most commonly enthusiastic about filling out the Pokédex, and having a laugh enjoying with my pals. That is greater than sufficient to stay me occupied and coming again for extra. I will’t look forward to subsequent month’s Pokémon Cross Excursion: Kanto tournament, which is able to give me an ideal shot at increasing my depend of glossy gen-one critters.
In case you nonetheless play Pokémon Cross, check out your XP totals, do a little math, and let me know within the feedback phase underneath how lengthy it is going to take you to succeed in stage 50.