Mega Energy

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Mega Energy (Japanese: メガエナジー Mega Energy) is a type of currency introduced in Pokémon GO that is used to temporarily Mega Evolve certain species of Pokémon. Similar to Candy, each type of Mega Energy is specific to one evolutionary line. According to Professor Willow, unlike with Mega Stones, Mega Energies allow a Trainer to Mega Evolve Pokémon without needing a Key Stone.

In Pokémon GO

Each eligible requires a specific amount of Mega Energies to Mega Evolve. After a Pokémon has Mega Evolved for the first time, the cost to Mega Evolve it again into the same form is reduced to 1/5 the original cost. This cost reduction is retained even if the Pokémon is later traded.

For each species, a player can hold a maximum of 2,000* Mega Energies at a time. Any Mega Energies earned beyond this limit will not be received.

List of Mega Energies

Energy Pokémon Cost
First time Subsequent time
GO Venusaur Mega Energy.png Venusaur Mega Energy


Mega Venusaur 200 40
GO Charizard Mega Energy.png Charizard Mega Energy


Mega Charizard X 200 40


Mega Charizard Y
GO Blastoise Mega Energy.png Blastoise Mega Energy


Mega Blastoise 200 40
GO Beedrill Mega Energy.png Beedrill Mega Energy


Mega Beedrill 100 20
GO Pidgeot Mega Energy.png Pidgeot Mega Energy


Mega Pidgeot 100 20
GO Gengar Mega Energy.png Gengar Mega Energy


Mega Gengar 200 40
45px Gyarados Mega Energy


Mega Gyarados 200 40
45px Ampharos Mega Energy


Mega Ampharos 200 40
GO Houndoom Mega Energy.png Houndoom Mega Energy


Mega Houndoom 200 40
45px Manectric Mega Energy


Mega Manectric 200 40
45px Abomasnow Mega Energy


Mega Abomasnow 200 40


Mega Energy is normally obtained by completing Mega Raids, Raid Battles with Mega-Evolved Pokémon as Raid Bosses, which will reward Mega Energies specific to the Raid Boss that was defeated. The amount of Mega Energy rewarded ranges from 50 to 90, depending on how quickly the players completed the Mega Raid.

Mega Energy for various Pokémon may also be obtained for completing certain Field, Special, or Timed Research tasks.

Since November 2020, Buddy Pokémon will find Mega Energies, along with the usual Buddy Candy, if the player has previously Mega Evolved a Pokémon in that Buddy Pokémon’s Evolutionary line. The amount of Mega Energies found per Buddy Candy is directly proportional to Buddy distance, at a rate of Mega Energy5 per 1 km.

  • 1 km — Mega Energy5
  • 3 km — Mega Energy15
  • 5 km — Mega Energy25

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 超級能量 Chīukāp Nàhngleuhng
Mandarin 超級能量 Chāojí Néngliàng
France Flag.png French Méga-Énergie
Germany Flag.png German Mega-Energie
Italy Flag.png Italian Megaenergia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메가에너지 Mega Energy
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Megaenergia
Spain Flag.png Spanish Megaenergía
Thailand Flag.png Thai พลังงานเมก้า Mega Energy

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