There's been a lot of speculation and misconceptions floating around about the evolving items, so we thought we'd throw together some info to answer some of the common questions:
What do I have to do to make my item evolve?
Your items will grow and change on their own; you don't have to feed them, keep them equipped, make a certain number of posts or anything of that sort. All it takes is patience. Your item will evolve depending on when you bought it; for example, people who bought Fausto's Bottle within the first two weeks will all see their items evolve at the same time.
When will my item start evolving?
Different items will grow at different rates. Some may evolve in just a week or two, but others may take a month to start growing. Some grow quickly at first, but take longer and longer between each successive change. Each item has its own schedule.
Will you announce when an item is about to change?
No. You'll have to wait and see for yourself! While the evolution schedule is planned out in advance, only Gaia employees know for sure when your items will evolve. And don't bother asking us, because it's a secret!
Will evolving items stay in the store forever?
Unlike regular store items or Monthly Collectibles, the Cash Shop has an ever-changing selection. Some evolving items may be removed from the store before they start evolving, while others may stick around. Certain items may have more than one "series"; they may be pulled from the store for a few weeks, but be reintroduced later in different colors or with different stages of evolution.
When an item evolves, will I be able to revert back to its previous look?
Evolving items change over time; as they change, you will not be able to revert the items back to their original look. In the future, we may decide to provide a way to revert back to previous stages of evolution; for now, when an item evolves, it evolves permanently.