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Blaziken Mega Evolving into Mega Blaziken

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.

Mega Evolving

The Mega Evolution sigil, as seen in Pokémon Tretta

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

Pokémon Before Mega Evolution After Mega Evolution Mega Stone
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability
Venusaur 003Venusaur.png  Grass  Poison  Overgrow
Chlorophyll (Hidden)
003Venusaur-Mega.png  Grass  Poison  Thick Fat Dream Venusaurite Sprite.png
Charizard 006Charizard.png  Fire  Flying  Blaze
Solar Power (Hidden)
006Charizard-Mega X.png  Fire  Dragon  Tough Claws Dream Charizardite X Sprite.png
Charizardite X
006Charizard-Mega Y.png  Fire  Flying  Drought Dream Charizardite Y Sprite.png
Charizardite Y
Blastoise 009Blastoise.png  Water  Torrent
Rain Dish (Hidden)
009Blastoise-Mega.png  Water  Mega Launcher Dream Blastoisinite Sprite.png
Alakazam 065Alakazam.png  Psychic  Synchronize or
Inner Focus
Magic Guard (Hidden)
065Alakazam-Mega.png  Psychic  Trace Dream Alakazite Sprite.png
Gengar 094Gengar.png  Ghost  Poison  Levitate 094Gengar-Mega.png  Ghost  Poison  Shadow Tag Dream Gengarite Sprite.png
Kangaskhan 115Kangaskhan.png  Normal  Early Bird or
Inner Focus (Hidden)
115Kangaskhan-Mega.png  Normal  Parental Bond Dream Kangaskhanite Sprite.png
Pinsir 127Pinsir.png  Bug  Hyper Cutter or
Mold Breaker
Moxie (Hidden)
127Pinsir-Mega.png  Bug  Flying  Aerilate Dream Pinsirite Sprite.png
Gyarados 130Gyarados.png  Water  Flying  Intimidate
Moxie (Hidden)
130Gyarados-Mega.png  Water  Dark  Mold Breaker Dream Gyaradosite Sprite.png
Aerodactyl 142Aerodactyl.png  Rock  Flying  Rock Head or
Unnerve (Hidden)
142Aerodactyl-Mega.png  Rock  Flying  Tough Claws Dream Aerodactylite Sprite.png
Mewtwo 150Mewtwo.png  Psychic  Pressure
Unnerve (Hidden)
150Mewtwo-Mega X.png  Psychic  Fighting  Steadfast Dream Mewtwonite X Sprite.png
Mewtwonite X
150Mewtwo-Mega Y.png  Psychic  Insomnia Dream Mewtwonite Y Sprite.png
Mewtwonite Y
Ampharos 181Ampharos.png  Electric  Static
Plus (Hidden)
181Ampharos-Mega.png  Electric  Dragon  Mold Breaker Dream Ampharosite Sprite.png
Scizor 212Scizor.png  Bug  Steel  Swarm or
Light Metal (Hidden)
212Scizor-Mega.png  Bug  Steel  Technician Dream Scizorite Sprite.png
Heracross 214Heracross.png  Bug  Fighting  Swarm or
Moxie (Hidden)
214Heracross-Mega.png  Bug  Fighting  Skill Link Dream Heracronite Sprite.png
Houndoom 229Houndoom.png  Dark  Fire  Early Bird or
Flash Fire
Unnerve (Hidden)
229Houndoom-Mega.png  Dark  Fire  Solar Power Dream Houndoominite Sprite.png
Tyranitar 248Tyranitar.png  Rock  Dark  Sand Stream
Unnerve (Hidden)
248Tyranitar-Mega.png  Rock  Dark  Sand Stream Dream Tyranitarite Sprite.png
Blaziken 257Blaziken.png  Fire  Fighting  Blaze
Speed Boost (Hidden)
257Blaziken-Mega.png  Fire  Fighting  Speed Boost Dream Blazikenite Sprite.png
Gardevoir 282Gardevoir.png  Psychic  Fairy  Synchronize or
Telepathy (Hidden)
282Gardevoir-Mega.png  Psychic  Fairy  Pixilate Dream Gardevoirite Sprite.png
Mawile 303Mawile.png  Steel  Fairy  Hyper Cutter or
Sheer Force (Hidden)
303Mawile-Mega.png  Steel  Fairy  Huge Power Dream Mawilite Sprite.png
Aggron 306Aggron.png  Steel  Rock  Sturdy or
Rock Head
Heavy Metal (Hidden)
306Aggron-Mega.png  Steel  Filter Dream Aggronite Sprite.png
Medicham 308Medicham.png  Fighting  Psychic  Pure Power
Telepathy (Hidden)
308Medicham-Mega.png  Fighting  Psychic  Pure Power Dream Medichamite Sprite.png
Manectric 310Manectric.png  Electric  Static or
Lightning Rod
Minus (Hidden)
310Manectric-Mega.png  Electric  Intimidate Dream Manectite Sprite.png
Banette 354Banette.png  Ghost  Insomnia or
Cursed Body (Hidden)
354Banette-Mega.png  Ghost  Prankster Dream Banettite Sprite.png
Absol 359Absol.png  Dark  Pressure or
Super Luck
Justified (Hidden)
359Absol-Mega.png  Dark  Magic Bounce Dream Absolite Sprite.png
Garchomp 445Garchomp.png  Dragon  Ground  Sand Veil
Rough Skin (Hidden)
445Garchomp-Mega.png  Dragon  Ground  Sand Force Dream Garchompite Sprite.png
Lucario 448Lucario.png  Fighting  Steel  Steadfast or
Inner Focus
Justified (Hidden)
448Lucario-Mega.png  Fighting  Steel  Adaptability Dream Lucarionite Sprite.png
Abomasnow 460Abomasnow.png  Grass  Ice  Snow Warning
Soundproof (Hidden)
460Abomasnow-Mega.png  Grass  Ice  Snow Warning Dream Abomasite Sprite.png

Introduced in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon Before Mega Evolution After Mega Evolution Mega Stone
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability
Beedrill 015Beedrill.png  Bug  Poison  Swarm
Sniper (Hidden)
015Beedrill-Mega.png  Bug  Poison  Adaptability Dream Beedrillite Sprite.png
Pidgeot 018Pidgeot.png  Normal  Flying  Keen Eye or
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks (Hidden)
018Pidgeot-Mega.png  Normal  Flying  No Guard Dream Pidgeotite Sprite.png
Slowbro 080Slowbro.png  Water  Psychic  Oblivious or
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
080Slowbro-Mega.png  Water  Psychic  Shell Armor Dream Slowbronite Sprite.png
Steelix 208Steelix.png  Steel  Ground  Rock Head or
Sheer Force (Hidden)
208Steelix-Mega.png  Steel  Ground  Sand Force Dream Steelixite Sprite.png
Sceptile 254Sceptile.png  Grass  Overgrow
Unburden (Hidden)
254Sceptile-Mega.png  Grass  Dragon  Lightning Rod Dream Sceptilite Sprite.png
Swampert 260Swampert.png  Water  Ground  Torrent
Damp (Hidden)
260Swampert-Mega.png  Water  Ground  Swift Swim Dream Swampertite Sprite.png
Sableye 302Sableye.png  Dark  Ghost  Keen Eye or
Prankster (Hidden)
302Sableye-Mega.png  Dark  Ghost  Magic Bounce Dream Sablenite Sprite.png
Sharpedo 319Sharpedo.png  Water  Dark  Rough Skin
Speed Boost (Hidden)
319Sharpedo-Mega.png  Water  Dark  Strong Jaw Dream Sharpedonite Sprite.png
Camerupt 323Camerupt.png  Fire  Ground  Magma Armor or
Solid Rock
Anger Point (Hidden)
323Camerupt-Mega.png  Fire  Ground  Sheer Force Dream Cameruptite Sprite.png
Altaria 334Altaria.png  Dragon  Flying  Natural Cure
Cloud Nine (Hidden)
334Altaria-Mega.png  Dragon  Fairy  Pixilate Dream Altarianite Sprite.png
Glalie 362Glalie.png  Ice  Inner Focus or
Ice Body
Moody (Hidden)
362Glalie-Mega.png  Ice  Refrigerate Dream Glalitite Sprite.png
Salamence 373Salamence.png  Dragon  Flying  Intimidate
Moxie (Hidden)
373Salamence-Mega.png  Dragon  Flying  Aerilate Dream Salamencite Sprite.png
Metagross 376Metagross.png  Steel  Psychic  Clear Body
Light Metal (Hidden)
376Metagross-Mega.png  Steel  Psychic  Tough Claws Dream Metagrossite Sprite.png
Latias 380Latias.png  Dragon  Psychic  Levitate 380Latias-Mega.png  Dragon  Psychic  Levitate Dream Latiasite Sprite.png
Latios 381Latios.png  Dragon  Psychic  Levitate 381Latios-Mega.png  Dragon  Psychic  Levitate Dream Latiosite Sprite.png
Rayquaza 384Rayquaza.png  Dragon  Flying  Air Lock 384Rayquaza-Mega.png  Dragon  Flying  Delta Stream None.png
Lopunny 428Lopunny.png  Normal  Cute Charm or
Limber (Hidden)
428Lopunny-Mega.png  Normal  Fighting  Scrappy Dream Lopunnite Sprite.png
Gallade 475Gallade.png  Psychic  Fighting  Steadfast
Justified (Hidden)
475Gallade-Mega.png  Psychic  Fighting  Inner Focus Dream Galladite Sprite.png
Audino 531Audino.png  Normal  Healer or
Klutz (Hidden)
531Audino-Mega.png  Normal  Fairy  Healer Dream Audinite Sprite.png
Diancie 719Diancie.png  Rock  Fairy  Clear Body 719Diancie-Mega.png  Rock  Fairy  Magic Bounce Dream Diancite Sprite.png

In other games

Charizard as Mega Charizard X in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

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.

Pokkén Tournament

So far, Lucario, Gardevoir, Gengar, Charizard, and Blaziken are known to Mega Evolve through Resonance Burst mode. Little is known how it is triggered.

Pokémon Shuffle

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.

Mega Effects

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.

Pokémon Effect Max Mega Speedups
Audino Mega Audino Erases all Pokémon within one space of the match. 3
Kangaskhan Mega Kangaskhan Erases all Pokémon in the five columns to the left and right. 8
Sableye Mega Sableye Erases all Pokémon in an O-shaped pattern. 8
Slowbro Mega Slowbro Adds one more Mega Slowbro above the match. 2
Lopunny Mega Lopunny Erases all Pokémon five rows above and five rows below. 8
Altaria Mega Altaria Erases all Pokémon within two spaces of the match. 6
Mawile Mega Mawile Erases Pokémon with three lines from upper right to lower left. 7
Ampharos Mega Ampharos A random lightning strike erases a jagged line of Pokémon. 7
Glalie Mega Glalie Erases all Pokémon in a V-shaped pattern. 6
Gengar Mega Gengar Erases all Mega Gengar in the puzzle area. 1
Mewtwo Mega Mewtwo Y Clears a Pokémon with the same type as Mega Mewtwo Y (max 10). 5
Aerodactyl Mega Aerodactyl Erases rocks and blocks (max 10), and also does damage to the foe. 7
Heracross Mega Heracross Adds one more Mega Heracross to the left of the match. 6
Medicham Mega Medicham Erases a group of Pokémon in the middle at once. 6
Lucario Mega Lucario Erases all Pokémon five rows above and five rows below. 4
Blastoise Mega Blastoise Erases all Pokémon within two spaces of the match. 4
Banette Mega Banette Clears a Pokémon with the same type as Mega Banette (max 10). 8
Venusaur Mega Venusaur Erases all Pokémon in the five columns to the left and right. 3
Manectric Mega Manectric A vertical lightning strike erases a jagged line of Pokémon. 7
Blaziken Mega Blaziken Erases Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Blaziken. 3
Garchomp Mega Garchomp Erases Pokémon with three lines from upper left to lower right. 10
Sharpedo Mega Sharpedo Adds one more Mega Sharpedo above the match. 10
Charizard Mega Charizard Y Erases all Pokémon in a Y-shaped pattern. 3
Latias Mega Latias Erases Pokémon on a random jagged line horizontally. 12
Absol Mega Absol Erases Pokémon with three lines from upper right to lower left. 3
Gardevoir Mega Gardevoir Erases Pokémon in the five columns to the left and right. 5
Latios Mega Latios Erases a jagged line of Pokémon horizontally. 5

Pokémon Rumble World

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.

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon

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 MegaPokémonEX. 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.

MegaPokémonEX tend to have much higher HP and more powerful attacks than regular PokémonEX. Currently, all of them have exactly one attack. Uniquely, the artwork of MegaPokémonEX 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.)

Like all PokémonEX, a player who defeats a MegaPokémonEX takes two Prize Cards instead of one.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
MegaVenusaurEX Grass XY Rare Holo ex 2/146 Collection X RR 002/060
MegaBlastoiseEX Water XY Rare Holo ex 30/146 Collection Y RR 015/060
MegaCharizardEX Fire Flashfire Rare Holo ex 13/106 M Charizard-EX Mega Battle Deck   002/021
Flashfire Rare Secret 107/106 Wild Blaze UR 088/080
MegaCharizardEX Dragon Flashfire Rare Holo ex 69/106 Wild Blaze RR 055/080
Flashfire Rare Secret 108/106 Wild Blaze UR 089/080
MegaKangaskhanEX Colorless Flashfire Rare Holo ex 79/106 Wild Blaze RR 065/080
Flashfire Rare Secret 109/106 Wild Blaze UR 090/080
MegaHeracrossEX Grass Furious Fists Rare Holo ex 5/111 Rising Fist RR 005/096
Furious Fists Rare Secret 112/111 Rising Fist UR 104/096
MegaLucarioEX Fighting Furious Fists Rare Holo ex 55/111 Rising Fist RR 053/096
Furious Fists Rare Secret 113/111 Rising Fist UR 105/096
MegaManectricEX Lightning Phantom Forces Rare Holo ex 24/119 Phantom Gate RR 024/088
Phantom Forces Rare Secret 120/119 Phantom Gate UR 096/088
MegaGengarEX Psychic Phantom Forces Rare Holo ex 35/119 Phantom Gate RR 034/088
Phantom Forces Rare Secret 121/119 Phantom Gate UR 097/088
MegaMetagrossEX Metal XY Black Star Promos   XY35 XY-P Promotional cards   102/XY-P
MegaAggronEX Metal Primal Clash Rare Holo ex 94/160 Gaia Volcano RR 046/070
Primal Clash Rare Ultra 154/160 Gaia Volcano SR 076/070
MegaGardevoirEX Fairy Primal Clash Rare Holo ex 106/160 Tidal Storm RR 051/070
Primal Clash Rare Ultra 156/160 Tidal Storm SR 076/070
MegaGalladeEX Psychic Roaring Skies Rare Holo ex 35/108 Emerald Break RR 031/078
Roaring Skies Rare Ultra 100/108 Emerald Break SR 081/078
MegaLatiosEX Dragon Roaring Skies Rare Holo ex 59/108 Emerald Break RR 049/078
Roaring Skies Rare Ultra 102/108 Emerald Break SR 083/078
MegaRayquazaEX Dragon Roaring Skies Rare Holo ex 61/108 M Rayquaza-EX Mega Battle Deck   006/018
MegaDiancieEX Fairy XY Black Star Promos   XY44 XY-P Promotional cards   093/XY-P
MegaGengarEX Psychic       XY-P Promotional cards   079/XY-P
MegaAbsolEX Darkness XY Black Star Promos   XY63 XY-P Promotional cards   XY-P

In the anime

Mega Blaziken 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • At the end of Mega Evolution Special III, Alain was seen battling a Trainer with a Mega Tyranitar.
  • 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

Mega Charizard X 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

Mega Kangaskhan in the Pokémon Adventures manga
Mega Charizard X in The Legend of the Dragon King manga

In the Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King manga

In Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King, several main characters' Pokémon are capable of Mega Evolution, including Akira's Charizard, Koji's Garchomp, and Taichi's Ampharos.

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.

When X and his friends were attacked by Team Flare in Santalune City, Korrina arrived and Mega Evolved her Lucario into Mega Lucario to assist them.

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.

In PAORAS06, Steven Mega Evolved his Metagross into Mega Metagross with his Mega Stickpin.


  • 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

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 超進化 Chīu Jeunfa
Mandarin 超進化 Chāo Jìnhuà
Finland Flag.png Finnish Megakehitys
France Flag.png French Méga-Évolution
Germany Flag.png German Mega-Entwicklung
India Flag.png Hindi Mega Evolution
Italy Flag.png Italian Megaevoluzione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메가진화 Mega Jinhwa
Poland Flag.png Polish Megaewolucja
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Megaevolução
Portugal Flag.png Portugal MegaEvolução
Russia Flag.png Russian Мегаэволююция
Spain Flag.png Spanish Megaevolución
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Megautveckling
Thailand Flag.png Thai พัฒนาร่างเมก้า
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Mega Evrim
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Siêu Tiến Hóa

See also

Pokémon training
CatchingNicknameBattlesEvolution (Mega Evolution) • Trading (Outsiders) • BreedingReleasing