- Mega redirects here. For Crystal's Meganium in Pokémon Adventures, which is known as Mega in Chuang Yi translations, see Megaree.
Mega Evolution (Japanese: メガシンカ Mega Evolution) is a transformation affecting Pokémon. Mega Evolved Pokémon are identified by having "Mega" in front of their name.
Korrina, the Gym Leader of Shalour City, is said to know secrets about Mega Evolution. The Tower of Mastery is also related to Mega Evolution. According to a Kalos legend, the first Pokémon to have been Mega Evolved was a Lucario. However, according to Zinnia's grandmother in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Rayquaza was the first Pokémon to Mega Evolve; Mega Evolution was first discovered by the first meeting of humanity and Rayquaza. Professor Sycamore theorizes that Mega Evolution can only be achieved if there is a strong bond between a Trainer and its Pokémon.
As of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, there are 46 species of Pokémon that are capable of Mega Evolution, and there are 48 different Mega Evolutions.
- 1 Mega Evolving
- 2 Effects
- 3 Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution
- 4 In other games
- 5 In the TCG
- 6 In the anime
- 7 In the manga
- 8 Trivia
- 9 In other languages
- 10 See also
In order to Mega Evolve, most Pokémon must be holding their appropriate Mega Stone and the Trainer must have a Key Stone. Only Rayquaza does not need a Mega Stone to Mega Evolve; instead, it must know the move Dragon Ascent.
In any battle, a single Pokémon for each Trainer in the battle may Mega Evolve once. Mega Evolution is essentially a free action a Pokémon may make in addition to its normal move, but if a Pokémon will not use a move, it cannot Mega Evolve. Mega Evolution occurs before most actions except switching. A Mega Evolved Pokémon will only revert back to its original state if it faints or the battle ends; if it is switched out, it will still be in its Mega Evolved state if it is switched back in.
A Pokémon cannot Mega Evolve if it is being held in the airborne phase of Sky Drop. Neither volatile nor non-volatile status conditions such as paralysis, sleep, and infatuation will have any effect over a Pokémon's ability to Mega Evolve; even if they result in the Pokémon not being able to move that turn, the Mega Evolution will occur regardless.
Mega Stones are not affected by most moves or Abilities. If they would move a Mega Stone to or from a Pokémon that could use it to Mega Evolve, the moves Bestow, Covet, Fling, Thief, Trick, and Switcheroo will fail and the Abilities Magician and Pickpocket will not activate. The move Knock Off cannot remove a Mega Stone from a Pokémon that can use it to Mega Evolve, and Knock Off's power will not be increased since it cannot remove the item. The moves Embargo and Magic Room and the Ability Klutz will not prevent a Pokémon from using its respective Mega Stone to Mega Evolve.
Performing Mega Evolution will not alter the turn order, so a Pokémon with a lower Speed than their opponent will still go after them on the one turn the Mega Evolution occurs, even if their Mega Evolution increases Speed and would otherwise cause them to go first. The opposite is also true for Pokémon who lose Speed from Mega Evolution, such as Garchomp. However, turn order will be determined normally on every turn afterwards. All other stat changes and type changes of a Mega Evolution will take effect immediately and damage calculation will proceed as usual. (A Pokémon whose Mega Evolution possesses a lower Defense stat, for example, will take greater damage from Physical attacks on the turn of Mega Evolving.)
Changes in a Pokémon's Ability will also take place immediately. A Sharpedo that normally has Speed Boost will not gain a boost in Speed at the end of the turn it Mega Evolves, but if it uses a biting move such as Crunch that turn, it will be boosted by Strong Jaw, its Ability as Mega Sharpedo.
In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Mega Evolution can also occur during the Talent round of Pokémon Contest Spectaculars. If the participating Pokémon is holding its corresponding Mega Stone when its appeal causes the audience's excitement to reach its peak, it will Mega Evolve and perform a Spectacular Talent. The Pokémon will remain in its Mega Evolved state for the remainder of the Talent round.
A Mega-Evolved Pokémon has different base stats, with the exception of HP, and can have a different Ability and type from its non-Mega-Evolved form. Every Mega-Evolved Pokémon except for Mega Alakazam has a base stat total 100 points higher than that of its base form.
Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution
Introduced in X and Y
Introduced in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
In other games
Charizard's, Lucario's, and Mewtwo's Final Smashes Mega Evolve them into Mega Charizard X, Mega Lucario, and Mega Mewtwo Y, respectively. While Lucario and Charizard's Mega Forms are used as a temporary power-up, Mewtwo's is used to perform Psystrike.
The Mega Evolutions of Blastoise, Blaziken, Kangaskhan, Venusaur, Lucario, Mewtwo (both forms), and Charizard (X form) appear as trophies in the Wii U version, while only Mega Venusaur and Blastoise appear in the 3DS version.
Before a Pokémon's Mega Evolution can be used, its respective Mega Stone must be obtained, typically by defeating its Mega-Evolved form in a Trainer battle. For a Pokémon to evolve during a stage, the Pokémon must be placed first in the Pokémon being brought and the Mega Gauge must be filled by matching the Pokémon or a Pokémon with the same type that has the Skill Mega Boost. After it fills, each of the indicated species's pieces will change to the Mega-Evolved form of that species. Effects for each Mega form vary between species. Once a Pokémon Mega Evolves, its Skill will no longer activate.
The following Mega Stones are available in-game, in the order received: Audinite, Kangaskhanite, Sablenite, Slowbronite, Lopunnite, Altarianite, Mawilite, Ampharosite, Glalitite, Gengarite, Mewtwonite Y, Aerodactylite, Heracronite, and Medichamite. Lucarionite, Blastoisinite, Banettite, Venusaurite, Manectite, Blazikenite, Garchompite, Sharpedonite, Charizardite Y, Latiasite, Absolite, Gardevoirite, Latiosite, and Steelixite were distributed in events.
Disruptions can be erased if they are in a tile targeted by the effect. Each Pokémon or disruption erased boosts the amount of damage dealt to the opponent, but empty tiles do not count. The Pokémon that make the match that triggers the Mega Effects are also erased before they can combo, but do not boost the amount of damage done beyond a non-Mega match. A Mega match and its resulting effect can take priority over other matches; to prevent this, the non-Mega match must trigger first by moving the icon to complete that match so the Mega match does not disrupt it.
|Mega Audino||Erases all Pokémon within one space of the match.||3|
|Mega Kangaskhan||Erases all Pokémon in the five columns to the left and right.||8|
|Mega Sableye||Erases all Pokémon in an O-shaped pattern.||8|
|Mega Slowbro||Adds one more Mega Slowbro above the match.||2|
|Mega Lopunny||Erases all Pokémon five rows above and five rows below.||8|
|Mega Altaria||Erases all Pokémon within two spaces of the match.||6|
|Mega Mawile||Erases Pokémon with three lines from upper right to lower left.||7|
|Mega Ampharos||A random lightning strike erases a jagged line of Pokémon.||7|
|Mega Glalie||Erases all Pokémon in a V-shaped pattern.||6|
|Mega Gengar||Erases all Mega Gengar in the puzzle area.||1|
|Mega Mewtwo Y||Clears a Pokémon with the same type as Mega Mewtwo Y (max 10).||5|
|Mega Aerodactyl||Erases rocks and blocks (max 10), and also does damage to the foe.||7|
|Mega Heracross||Adds one more Mega Heracross to the left of the match.||6|
|Mega Medicham||Erases a group of Pokémon in the middle at once.||6|
|Mega Lucario||Erases all Pokémon five rows above and five rows below.||4|
|Mega Blastoise||Erases all Pokémon within two spaces of the match.||4|
|Mega Banette||Clears a Pokémon with the same type as Mega Banette (max 10).||8|
|Mega Venusaur||Erases all Pokémon in the five columns to the left and right.||3|
|Mega Manectric||A vertical lightning strike erases a jagged line of Pokémon.||7|
|Mega Blaziken||Erases Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Blaziken.||3|
|Mega Garchomp||Erases Pokémon with three lines from upper left to lower right.||10|
|Mega Sharpedo||Adds one more Mega Sharpedo above the match.||10|
|Mega Charizard Y||Erases all Pokémon in a Y-shaped pattern.||3|
|Mega Latias||Erases Pokémon on a random jagged line horizontally.||12|
|Mega Absol||Erases Pokémon with three lines from upper right to lower left.||3|
|Mega Gardevoir||Erases Pokémon in the five columns to the left and right.||5|
|Mega Latios||Erases a jagged line of Pokémon horizontally.||5|
The player gains the ability to Mega Evolve their Pokémon after completing the challenge "Raid of the Mighty General", then receiving the Special Stone Shop and a Mega Key from the rewards section of the ordinary shop. Mega Stones for currently owned Pokémon can be bought and immediately attached to its corresponding Pokémon using the Special Stone Shop. The first Mega Stone of the player's choice is free (unless either the Red or Blue Orb is chosen instead) and every one after it costs 5 Poké Diamonds. During battle, Mega Evolution can performed by tapping the Mega Evolution button using a Pokémon equipped with a Mega Stone in battle. Mega Evolution can be used again on any Pokémon in the same battle, unlike in the main games.
Mega Evolved Pokémon revert after a completed trip, or when they are defeated or switched out. Mega Evolving will send out a shockwave that damages enemy Pokémon. This shockwave is capable of defeating and tipping over opposing Pokémon.
Mega Evolution allows Pokémon to become more powerful, attack multiple enemies, and break down walls. To achieve Mega Evolution, one must find an Awakening Emera in a Dungeon. These Emeras can be attached to a Looplet of a Pokémon that can Mega Evolve allowing them to Mega Evolve on the spot. The Pokémon that Mega Evolves will have their form when moving to the next floor. Attaching an Awakening Emera to a non-Mega Evolution Pokémon increases its stats by a lot and give it different boosts. A bar will appear above the Mega Evolved Pokémon after it transforms and will slowly start to fill up. Once filled, the Mega Evolved Pokémon will go into Beserk mode. In Beserk mode, the Pokémon will move around and use a powerful attack on any Pokémon surrounding it. This will go away after a while, but the Pokémon will revert to normal. Awakening Emeras are harder to find and appear randomly in dungeons; like other Emeras, they will disappear if they are not reached in time.
In the TCG
Mega Evolution is featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as Pokémon. They were added as a new mechanic to the game in the XY expansion as an evolution of Pokémon-EX cards. Mega Evolving a Pokémon immediately ends a player's turn.
Pokémon tend to have much higher HP and more powerful attacks than regular Pokémon. Currently, all of them have exactly one attack. Uniquely, the artwork of Pokémon feature their attack's name printed in a stylized design on the card as part of the artwork itself. This name is displayed in Japanese, except for Japanese and Korean cards where the name is displayed in English. (Some special Japanese UR variant cards keep the name printed in Japanese instead of English.)
In the anime
In the main series
Multiple Mega Evolutions have been featured in the anime:
- The first Mega Evolution in the anime was featured in Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening, where Mewtwo was shown being capable of changing between its regular form and Mega Mewtwo Y form, in which its speed was dramatically boosted, being capable of moving faster than the blink of an eye. The same Mewtwo also played a major role in Genesect and the Legend Awakened, once again demonstrating its Mega Evolution capabilities. Unlike in the games, this Mewtwo seemed to be capable of Mega Evolving without the use of a Mega Stone.
- Another Mega Evolution was featured in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, where Ash saw a Mega Blaziken. In the next episode, it was revealed to belong to a masked hero called the Blaziken Mask, saving Ash from a free fall from the Prism Tower. The Mega Blaziken and its Trainer appeared again in Mega-Mega Meowth Madness!, helping Ash and his friends to destroy one of Team Rocket's mechas.
- A couple of Mega Evolutions, including a Mega Ampharos, appeared as silhouettes in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin! while Professor Sycamore told Ash, Clemont, and Bonnie about the concept of Mega Evolution.
- In Mega Evolution Special I, a protagonist named Alain was featured traveling across the Kalos region with his Mega Charizard X, challenging other Mega Evolution Trainers. During the episode, Alain battled Astrid's Mega Absol and Remo's Mega Garchomp, and was victorious in both battles. Later in the special, he even faced the Elite Four member Siebold and his Mega Blastoise, but the powerful Water-type Pokémon proved to be too much for Charizard, causing Alain to lose the battle.
- All known Mega Evolutions released at the time were also featured during the intro of the aforementioned special episode.
- Diantha's Mega Gardevoir appeared in The Bonds of Evolution!, using its Mega Evolution powers to break free from Team Rocket's binds.
- Korrina has a Lucario that can Mega Evolve, and so does her grandfather Gurkinn, as shown in The Aura Storm!. In Origins of Mega Evolution!, it was shown in a flashback how one of Gurkinn's ancestors discovered a Key Stone, while his Lucario discovered a Lucarionite, leading to the first known Mega Evolution.
- In Calling from Beyond the Aura!, Korrina told Ash and his friends about a Trainer she had once met who had used a Mega Ampharos.
- Diancie Mega Evolved in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction in order to protect the Allearth Forest from Yveltal and restore the Diamond Domain by creating a new Heart Diamond. At the end of the movie, it was shown that a diamond Diancie had created and given to Bonnie earlier caused it to Mega Evolve, acting as a Key Stone.
- During the intro of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, Wikstrom is seen Mega Evolving his Scizor in a battle against Diantha and her Mega Gardevoir.
- Steven Stone's Shiny Mega Metagross appeared in Mega Evolution Special II, as well as Mega Rayquaza. Both reappeared in Mega Evolution Special III.
- The intro of the aforementioned special episode also featured all newly revealed Mega Evolutions.
- At the end of Mega Evolution Special III, Alain was seen battling a Trainer with a Mega Tyranitar.
- Professor Sycamore's Garchomp achieved Mega Evolution for the first time and Mega Evolved into a Mega Garchomp in Garchomp's Mega Bond!.
- The Latios, Latias, and Shiny Rayquaza that Hoopa summoned in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages all Mega Evolved during the movie. Much like the Mewtwo from the sixteenth movie, they seemed to be able to Mega Evolve despite the lack of a Key Stone or their respective Mega Stones.
- In SS035, Alain battled ten Mega Evolved Pokémon and their Trainers in a row, including Mega Venusaur, Mega Alakazam, Mega Heracross, Mega Scizor, Mega Ampharos, Mega Aggron, and Mega Pinsir. The final Trainer of the row was the Elite Four member Malva, who used a Mega Houndoom. At the end of the episode, Alain was also seen battling a Trainer with a Mega Banette.
In Pokémon Origins
Red's Charizard was shown Mega Evolving into Mega Charizard X in the Pokémon Origins episode File 4 - Charizard during Red's battle against Mewtwo, thanks to the Charizardite X and Key Stone given to him by Mr. Fuji in an earlier episode.
In the manga
In the Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
Mega Evolution was first presented in the Pokémon Adventures manga in the X & Y chapter. When Team Flare members Aliana and Mable arrived in Vaniville Town in order to steal X's Mega Ring, the commotion caused X's baby Kangaskhan, Li'l Kanga, to react with X's Mega Ring and Mega Evolve into Mega Kangaskhan, easily defeating Aliana's Pyroar and Mable's Houndoom.
While visiting Lumiose City, X met an Electrike, which led him to a Manectite, evolving into Manectric in the process. Later Manectric joins X's team, Mega Evolving into Mega Manectric while facing a Team Flare Grunt.
During a battle against Team Flare, Gurkinn's Gengar protected X from Celosia's Aegislash. It helped battle against Team Flare to stop them from capturing Xerneas while in tree form. It was later given it to X, at which point he nicknamed it Lasma. Lasma has a Gengarite, which allows X to Mega Evolve it into Mega Gengar.
In PAORAS01, Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald were shown learning how to Mega Evolve their Pokémon from Ultima. Sapphire and Emerald are seen mastering it in PAORAS03, where they Mega Evolved their respective starter Pokémon.
In PAORAS02, Ruby was able to successfully Mega Evolve Latios into Mega Latios, allowing them to soar into the sky. He soon arrived at the Sky Pillar, where he met and battled Zinnia, who used her Mega Salamence against Mega Latios.
- Every type has at least one Mega Evolution: Psychic has the most (with ten), while Ice and Electric have the fewest (with two each).
- Electric is the only type for which no new Mega Evolution was introduced in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
- At least one Pokémon from every generation is capable of Mega Evolving: Generation III has the most (with twenty), while Generations V and VI have the fewest (with one each).
- Aerodactyl is the only Fossil Pokémon capable of Mega Evolving.
- Only Pokémon which cannot evolve are capable of Mega Evolution.
- With base stat totals of 780, Mega Mewtwo X, Mega Mewtwo Y, and Mega Rayquaza have the highest base stat totals of any Pokémon.
- In addition, Mega Mewtwo Y has the highest base Special Attack of all Pokémon at 194, and Mega Mewtwo X has the highest base Attack of all Pokémon at 190. Mega Mewtwo X also has the highest base stat increase of all Mega Evolutions, its Attack stat being boosted by 80 upon the process.
- Aggron is the only dual-type Pokémon to become single-type upon Mega Evolving, going from Steel/Rock-type to pure Steel-type.
- The only two Pokémon with multiple Mega Evolutions are Charizard and Mewtwo. In both cases, the first ones to be revealed were the Y versions.
- In addition, both of their Y versions kept their original type, while both of their X versions changed their type.
- Rayquaza is the only Pokémon that requires no Mega Stone to Mega Evolve, instead being required to know Dragon Ascent.
- This makes Rayquaza the only Pokémon who can have a different held item while Mega Evolved, since Mega Stones cannot be taken off their proper holder during battle.
- Rayquaza is the only trio master capable of Mega Evolution.
- Diancie is the only Mythical Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution.
- Mega Latias and Mega Latios are programmed into Pokémon X and Y; as a result, they are not banned by the Kalos rules from battles, and they are not banned from trades between Omega Ruby or Alpha Saphire and X or Y, despite being otherwise unavailable in those games.
- The Japanese logos for Pokémon X and Y include the Mega Evolution sigil.
In other languages
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