Pokemon GO Gen 2 may only be available in 2017, but that certainly does not mean you shouldn’t start farming candy for Gen 2 evolutions, especially with events like Double Candy Halloween supporting the process. For that purpose, we came up with a list of the best Pokemon GO candy you should be hoarding, so you’d be able to evolve and power up as soon as Gen 2 is out.
[Update] Feb 17, 2017
Now that Gen2 is live we have the actual candy and item requirements for cross gen evolutions! Read below to find what is required to evolve your Gen1 Pokemon.
Onix >> Steelix
Onix is pretty disappointing in Pokemon GO. The Pokemon’s mediocre stats and low max CP don’t justify the amount of candy it requires to power up, or the rarity of its sightings. However, it’s evolved form, Steelix, may have hope still.
The Gen 2 Pokemon should have much better defensive stats, and decent, if not great, attack. It also adds Steel to it’s attributes to go along with the original Ground attribute.
Onix costs 50 candy to evolve, just like other Pokemon who currently only have one evolution. However, you will also need a Metal Coat (special item).
Zubat >> Golbat >> Crobat
Don’t give up on your Zubat just yet! When Pokemon GO just launched, the amount of Zubats around my house was crazy, as can be seen in this video –
Less than two months have past, and the number of Zubats dropped massively, giving us hope that maybe there is something big in store for Gen 2’s Flying/Poison type Pokemon, Crobat.
Seeing that it takes 50 candy to evolve a Zubat to a Golbat, it’s a 100 Zubat candy evolution from Golbat to Crobat.