Mega Evolution (Shuffle)
Mega Evolution in Pokémon Shuffle has two pre-requisites: only a Pokémon whose Mega Stone has been acquired can Mega Evolve, and only if it has been selected as the player's first Support Pokémon. If a Pokémon has two Mega Evolution forms (and both are available), the player will be able to select a specific form when entering a stage.
Activating Mega Evolution
A Pokémon's Mega Evolution is activated by filling the Mega Gauge, located to the left of the puzzle area (above on Mobile). The Mega Gauge is filled by matching icons of the first Support Pokémon. It can also be filled by matching Pokémon that have a Mega Boost Skill and are the same type as the first Support Pokémon. Pokémon icons that are trapped under a Barrier will not increase the Mega Gauge.
Once the Mega Gauge is full, the player's Support Pokémon will Mega Evolve, and all of its icons will change to match. It retains its Mega form until the end of the stage.
Two items can influence Mega Evolution when used while selecting Pokémon for a stage. A Mega Start item will fill the Mega Gauge to full and Mega Evolve the Support Pokémon immediately at the start of the stage. A Mega Speedup will lower the number of icons needed to completely fill the Mega Gauge by one; multiple Mega Speedups can be used, but each Pokémon has a limit for the number of Mega Speedups it can receive.
The default and minimum size of each Pokémon's Mega Gauge is detailed below.
Effects of Mega Evolution
While Mega Evolved, a Pokémon's regular Skill is replaced by a Mega Effect that activates whenever the Pokémon is matched. Each Mega Effect can either erase or replace Pokémon icons and disruptions in the puzzle area. The kinds of tiles targeted differ depending on the effect.
If the Mega Effect erases icons, each icon erased boosts the amount of damage inflicted by the match. This damage boost is affected by type effectiveness and skills that affect combos, such as Ice Dance.
- If the effect targets a single type of disruption (such as unbreakable-blocks), then each of those icons erased adds +100 damage.
- If the effect targets multiple types of disruption (such as unbreakable-blocks, breakable-rocks, and Coins), then each of those icons erased adds +50 damage.
- Otherwise, each icon erased adds (attack power of the Mega Pokémon) × 0.2 damage.
If a match of Mega Pokémon is made simultaneously to a match(es) of non-Mega Pokémon and with equal priority, the Mega match will activate last.
In time-limited stages, the clock pauses while the Mega Evolution transformation occurs. In move-based stages, if the first match of a turn triggers the Mega Evolution, any disruptions or related effects (like the sleep timer) are delayed one turn.
When a Mega Pokémon match is made, that Pokémon will not spawn from falling icons until 60 non-matched icons have fallen, or until the combo ends - whichever happens first.
Acquiring Mega Stones
35 Mega Stones (or Meteorite) can be obtained at any time:
- 24 from Main stage areas
- 8 from Mission Cards
- 3 from Trainer rank rewards (not counting Charizardite Y and Lucarionite twice)
- Of the 12 Competitive Stages running in the rotating schedule, 10 of them have exclusive Mega Stones (since Charizardite X and Gardevoirite are also available through Trainer rank rewards)
- The 3 escalation battle stones are exclusive to that format.
Since the shutdown of the Nintendo 3DS version's servers on March 31, 2023, Competitive Stages can no longer be played on the 3DS version, meaning the 10 Mega Stones that were exclusive to this format can no longer be obtained. This affects: Alakazite, Banettite, Beedrillite, Cameruptite, Garchompite, Gyaradosite, Houndoominite, Manectite, Pinsirite, and Steelixite.
|Venusaurite||Mission Card 15||-||Competitive Stage|
|Charizardite X||Trainer rank 26||Competitive Stage (week 23)||Competitive Stage|
|Charizardite Y||Mission Card 8,
Trainer rank 7
|Blastoisinite||Mission Card 12||-||Competitive Stage|
|Pidgeotite||Trainer rank 12||-||Competitive Stage|
|Audinite||Stage 10 (Puerto Blanco)||-||-|
|Absolite||Mission Card 10||-||Competitive Stage|
|Ampharosite||Stage 105 (Silbern Museum)||-||-|
|Altarianite||Stage 75 (Galerie Rouge)||-||-|
|Heracronite||Stage 210 (Pedra Valley)||-||-|
|Lopunnite||Stage 60 (Rainbow Park)||-||-|
|Kangaskhanite||Stage 20 (Sandy Bazaar)||-||-|
|Sablenite||Stage 30 (Night Festival)||-||-|
|Lucarionite||Mission Card 2,
Trainer rank 4
|Slowbronite||Stage 45 (Isla Asul)||-||-|
|Sceptilite||Mission Card 19||-||Competitive Stage|
|Blazikenite||Mission Card 17||-||Competitive Stage|
|Swampertite||Mission Card 18||-||Competitive Stage|
|Mawilite||Stage 90 (Sweet Strasse)||-||-|
|Gengarite||Stage 135 (Castle Noapte)||-||-|
|Glalitite||Stage 120 (Mt. Vinter)||-||-|
|Scizorite||Stage 400 (Violeta Palace)||-||-|
|Aerodactylite||Stage 180 (Wacky Workshop)||-||-|
|Mewtwonite X||Stage 350 (Desert Umbra)||-||Competitive Stage|
|Mewtwonite Y||Stage 150 (Jungle Verde)||-||-|
|Meteorite||Stage 300 (Roseus Center)||-||Competitive Stage|
|Steelixite||-||Competitive Stage (week 5)||Competitive Stage|
|Salamencite||Stage 530 (Nacht Carnival)||-||Competitive Stage|
|Tyranitarite||Stage 420 (Blau Salon)||-||Competitive Stage|
|Banettite||-||Competitive Stage (week 1)||Competitive Stage|
|Sharpedonite||Stage 600 (Prasino Woods)||-||Competitive Stage|
|Pinsirite||-||Competitive Stage (week 13)||-|
|Manectite||-||Competitive Stage (week 7)||Competitive Stage|
|Garchompite||-||Competitive Stage (week 3)||Competitive Stage|
|Gardevoirite||Trainer rank 20||Competitive Stage (week 21)||Competitive Stage|
|Galladite||Stage 580 (Prasino Woods)||-||-|
|Diancite||-||escalation battle (week 10-11)||escalation battle|
|Medichamite||Stage 240 (Albens Town)||-||-|
|Latiasite||-||escalation battle (week 8-9)||escalation battle|
|Latiosite||-||escalation battle (week 4-5)||escalation battle|
|Cameruptite||-||Competitive Stage (week 15)||Competitive Stage|
|Abomasite||Stage 620 (Zaffiro Coast)||-||Competitive Stage|
|Aggronite||Stage 550 (Nacht Carnival)||-||-|
|Beedrillite||-||Competitive Stage (week 17)||Competitive Stage|
|Gyaradosite||-||Competitive Stage (week 9)||Competitive Stage|
|Alakazite||-||Competitive Stage (week 11)||Competitive Stage|
|Houndoominite||-||Competitive Stage (week 19)||Competitive Stage|
|Metagrossite||Stage 500 (Graucus Hall)||-||-|
List of Mega-Evolved Pokémon
The table below details each Mega-Evolved Pokémon. The description and notes cover its Mega Effect. Gauge is the default size of its Mega Gauge, and Max is the number of Mega Speedups that can be used on it.
|003||Mega Venusaur||Grass||Erases all Pokémon in the five columns to the left and right.
|006||Mega Charizard X||Dragon||Erases all Pokémon in an X-shaped pattern.
|Shiny Mega Charizard X||Dragon||Erases Pokémon and disruptions around two spots you tap.
|Mega Charizard Y||Fire||Erases all Pokémon in a Y-shaped pattern.
|Shiny Mega Charizard Y||Flying||Erases a jagged line of Pokémon vertically.
|009||Mega Blastoise||Water||Erases all Pokémon within two spaces of the match.
|012||Mega Pidgeot||Flying||Erases Pokémon in a horizontal V-shaped pattern.
|032||Mega Audino||Normal||Erases all Pokémon within one space of the match.
|Winking Mega Audino||Normal||Erases one kind of Pokémon with the same type as Mega Audino (max 10).
|033||Mega Absol||Dark||Erases Pokémon with three lines from upper right to lower left.
|038||Mega Ampharos||Electric||A random lightning strike erases a jagged line of Pokémon.
|044||Mega Altaria||Dragon||Erases all Pokémon within two spaces of the match.
|047||Mega Heracross||Bug||Adds one more Mega Heracross to the left of the match.
|055||Mega Lopunny||Normal||Erases all Pokémon five rows above and five rows below.
|057||Mega Kangaskhan||Normal||Erases all Pokémon in the five columns to the left and right.
|074||Mega Sableye||Dark||Erases all Pokémon in an O-shaped pattern.
|Spooky Mega Sableye||Ghost||Replaces Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Sableye.
|078||Mega Lucario||Fighting||Erases all Pokémon five rows above and five rows below.
|082||Mega Slowbro||Psychic||Adds one more Mega Slowbro above the match.
|091||Mega Sceptile||Grass||Replaces Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Sceptile.
|094||Mega Blaziken||Fire||Replaces Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Blaziken.
|097||Mega Swampert||Water||Replaces Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Swampert.
|111||Mega Mawile||Steel||Erases Pokémon with three lines from upper right to lower left.
|114||Mega Gengar||Ghost||Erases all Mega Gengar in the puzzle area.||11||1|
|Spooky Mega Gengar||Poison||Replaces Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Gengar.
|Shiny Mega Gengar||Ghost||Erases a group of Pokémon in the middle at once.
|125||Mega Glalie||Ice||Erases all Pokémon in a V-shaped pattern.
|Winking Mega Glalie||Ice||Erases unbreakable-block disruptions (max 10) and damages the foe.
|139||Mega Scizor||Bug||Erases a jagged line of Pokémon horizontally.
|148||Mega Aerodactyl||Rock||Erases unbreakable-block and rock disruptions (max 10) and damages the foe.
|158||Mega Mewtwo X||Fighting||Replaces Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Mewtwo X.
|Shiny Mega Mewtwo X||Fighting||Erases all Mega Mewtwo X in the puzzle area.||12||3|
|Mega Mewtwo Y||Psychic||Erases one kind of Pokémon with the same type as Mega Mewtwo Y (max 10).
|Shiny Mega Mewtwo Y||Psychic||Erases all Pokémon in a Y-shaped pattern.
|162||Mega Rayquaza||Dragon||Erases one kind of Pokémon of a different type from Mega Rayquaza (max 10).||33||20|
|Shiny Mega Rayquaza||Flying||Erases Pokémon and disruptions around two spots you tap.
|181||Mega Steelix||Steel||Erases unbreakable-block disruptions (max 10) and damages the foe.
|195||Mega Salamence||Flying||Erases one kind of Pokémon with the same type as Mega Salamence (max 10).
|210||Mega Tyranitar||Rock||Erases Pokémon and disruptions around three spots you tap.
|Shiny Mega Tyranitar||Dark||Removes barrier-covered Pokémon / disruptions (max 10) and damages the foe.
|212||Mega Banette||Ghost||Erases one kind of Pokémon with the same type as Mega Banette (max 10).
|228||Mega Sharpedo||Dark||Adds one more Mega Sharpedo above the match.
|233||Mega Pinsir||Bug||Erases Pokémon and disruptions around two spots you tap.
|252||Mega Manectric||Electric||A vertical lightning strike erases a jagged line of Pokémon.
|281||Mega Garchomp||Ground||Erases Pokémon with three lines from upper left to lower right.||24||14|
|298||Mega Gardevoir||Fairy||Erases all Pokémon in the five columns to the left and right.
|Shiny Mega Gardevoir||Fairy||Erases all Pokémon in an O-shaped pattern.
|299||Mega Gallade||Fighting||Erases a jagged line of Pokémon vertically.
|307||Mega Diancie||Fairy||Removes barrier-covered Pokémon / disruptions (max 10) and damages the foe.
|Shiny Mega Diancie||Fairy||Erases unbreakable-block and rock disruptions (max 10), and damages the foe.
|314||Mega Medicham||Fighting||Erases a group of Pokémon in the middle at once.
|315||Mega Latias||Dragon||Erases Pokémon on a random jagged line horizontally.
|316||Mega Latios||Dragon||Erases a jagged line of Pokémon horizontally.
|375||Mega Camerupt||Ground||Erases Pokémon and disruptions around two spots you tap.
|382||Mega Abomasnow||Ice||Erases all Pokémon five rows above and five rows below.
|393||Mega Aggron||Steel||Erases Pokémon and disruptions around three spots you tap.
|425||Mega Beedrill||Poison||Erases Pokémon and disruptions around a spot you tap.
|478||Mega Gyarados||Water||Erases Pokémon on a random jagged line vertically.
|Shiny Mega Gyarados||Water||Erases all Mega Gyarados in the puzzle area.||19||10|
|486||Mega Alakazam||Psychic||Erases unbreakable-block and rock disruptions (max 10), and damages the foe.
|490||Mega Houndoom||Fire||Removes barrier-covered Pokémon / disruptions (max 10) and damages the foe.
|641||Mega Metagross||Steel||Erases all Pokémon in an X-shaped pattern.
|Shiny Mega Metagross||Steel||Erases one kind of Pokémon with the same type as Mega Metagross (max 10).
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