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By Oisin
#197312 Hello, a lot of my friends have been discussing this issue and I think it could be something to be addressed. That is, the topic of Mega Evolution outside of battle.
I was thinking it could replace forage when a mega stone is held, and when G is pressed, the Pokemon would go through the mega evolution animation and turn into it's mega form, this would last for 5 minutes and then require a 1 minute cooldown. Returning the mega to it's pokeball or initiating a battle would end the Mega-Evolution, setting it on it's timer regardless of how much time was left.

I was also thinking that this could give some buffs to the pokemon, too.
For example, the two Mega-Zards. This could buff their flying speed, by 1.5x or even 2x. For Venusaur, it could buff land speed and allow it to plow through grass.
For Blastoise, it could buff swim speed by 1.5/2x.

The other megas, as they're introduced, can be given other abilities. Mega Scizor could have a mega-powerful cut that can chop down jungle trees.
The speed multiplier for those that have one could be a configured value for server owners worried that they may cause lag from generating too many chunks at once.

This is just a dumb idea, but I figured it'd look and work pretty cool and would make some sense with the pokemon series (See: Mega Latios/Latias in ORAS.)

Thanks for reading.
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By tridaak
#197328 Several people have requested mega evos outside of battle, but your idea for implementing it (how to evolve) is pretty neat.
Although, don't think the riding speed boost should be implemented, I already get a ton of messages from minecraft warning me that the player is moving too quickly: "[01:25:48] [Server thread/WARN]: Zapdos (vehicle of Ssenytrewq) moved too quickly! 3.0128270433083344,-13.176961573237406,-5.174761890740228"
Believe they're adding a riding speed multiplier to fix this, but having two separate multipliers seems too excessive. (Don't think chunk generating is/should be a concern, since servers should already generate the chunks before releasing their server)

Think being able to fight other pokemon as the mega evolution from the start would be enough, adding more abilities makes them quite powerful and a lot of servers have allowDestructiveExternalMoves set to false.
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By Oisin
#197414 Unfortunately I was thinking about that and if you were able to initiate a battle with a mega it'd break one if it's biggest nerfs- speed and move order is calculated before evolution, and so the speed stat would be higher upon battle starting and there would be no reason not to mega evolve before battle anymore.
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By Rasgnarok
#197433 @tridaak It has nothing to do with the actual speed of the pokemon, but how good your server is at chunk loading. If it is too quickly, Minecraft's 'neat' feature will report that an entity is moving too quickly for it to maintain rhythm in chunk loading. Options are 1)optimize your server 2)look into better hosts.

But as for the actual gameplay, being able to modify the speed of riding pokemon can still be possible, if your riding speed is nerfed by a newly introduced multiplier, then you can just nerf down the mega-boost alongisde it. Does not need to be two multipliers at all.

I know the Devs already have plans for megas outside of battle, but I suppose we will wait until it is announced. As it is, having it as an external move would be pretty neat, I will admit. The challenge will be making these moves viable in a server setting... the Devs would know more of this.
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By tridaak
#197434 Don't want to stray too far from topic, but that's got me worried. Don't think it's the server, I'm running mc on and very few people go on (server is more powerful than needed). So, guessing it's the optimization thing, I've tried some additional java arguments that are supposed to optimize the server, but no luck. Could you link me to a guide or send me a message on how to do this?
Oddly enough, it doesn't happen when I try to replicate the issue, just when this one player flies on his pokemon; and pretty quickly too, without moving too far they cause the server to get several warnings.

But to the topic, now that I know that. A multipler (non configurable, since too many settings can confuse the owner, rather something on the database can be added) would be nice.