I was doing a lucky egg evolution marathon last night and noticed that the animation for evolutions changed. This is with the latest patch v0.33.0.

I can tell it was different but couldn't quite pinpoint exactly what. More research today confirms that it did change, and some new things like how you no longer get to see Rattata's butt.

I also noticed that after evolving a pokemon you already have in your dex, there is a 5 second long staring contest with your new pokemon as if your pokemon got amnesia and is getting to know your name again.

So what change... the butt shots? More importantly, is the new animation longer or shorter, or the same?

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    I'm taking timings right now and will post the results soon. I'll have 2 sets of GIFs as proof.
    – Insane
    Commented Aug 10, 2016 at 18:39

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I did some timings. I started the time at the white flash and ended it when the actions screen is able to be pressed.

These results aren't comphrehensive but it gives you a good idea. About ~21-22 seconds for a normal evolution and about ~24-26 seconds for a 'new to Pokedex' evolution.

This doesn't seem to be too different from what it was before, but then again I don't know how the person in that answer came up with his numbers.

New to Pokedex Evolution:

Time: 24.05

Pokemon: Staryu to Starmie

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Time: 25.25

Pokemon: Eevee to Flareon

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Normal Evolution:

Time: 21.05 sec

Pokemon: Pidgey to Pidgeotto

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Time: 21.24 sec

Pokemon: Rattata to Raticate

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  • Great, thanks for the GIFs. Would love to compare your normal evolutions to an old one, but all the ones I found on youtube were new pokedex entries. Looks like it is still roughly the same if not less.
    – gitsitgo
    Commented Aug 11, 2016 at 14:11
  • @gitsitgo Oh yeah I didn't even think to do that. Glad it helped though
    – Insane
    Commented Aug 11, 2016 at 16:06
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