Mega Evolution

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Blaziken Mega Evolving into Mega Blaziken

Mega Evolution (Japanese: メガシンカ Mega Evolution) is a new transformation affecting Pokémon, found only in the Kalos region. Mega Evolutions 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 legend, the first Pokémon to have been Mega Evolved was a Lucario.

Mega Evolving

In order to Mega Evolve, the Pokémon must be holding the appropriate Mega Stone and its Trainer must have a Key Stone. Professor Sycamore theorizes that even with the Mega Stone and the respective item to resonate with the stone, Mega Evolution cannot be achieved if there is not a strong bond between Trainer and Pokémon. Each player can only Mega Evolve a single Pokémon once per battle. Even if the Mega Evolved Pokémon faints, the player cannot perform another Mega Evolution, even on the same Pokémon (which is now not Mega Evolved), for the duration of that battle.

Mega Stones cannot be taken via Thief and Covet, cause Trick and Switcheroo to fail if used on or by the holder, and cause Fling and Bestow to fail if used by the holder. Embargo and Magic Room also cannot prevent the use of Mega Stones to Mega Evolve Pokémon.

A Pokémon cannot Mega Evolve while airborne due to Sky Drop, but it can regardless of status conditions.

A Mega-Evolved Pokémon reverts to its normal state after the battle is over or if it faints.


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. Except for Mega Alakazam, which has 90 more base stat points than its base form (but 100 more base stat points in its Mega form than it did in Generation II-V), every Mega-Evolved Pokémon's base stat total is 100 points higher than that of its base form.

Since movement order is determined before any moves are used (except changes due to Quash and After You), the Pokémon's new Speed or Ability will not affect movement order on the turn during which it Mega Evolves.

Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution

Pokémon Before Mega Evolution After Mega Evolution Mega Stone
Image Type Image Type Ability
Venusaur 003Venusaur.png  Grass  Poison  003Venusaur-Mega.png  Grass  Poison  Thick Fat Venusaurite
Charizard 006Charizard.png  Fire  Flying  006Charizard-Mega X.png  Fire  Dragon  Tough Claws Charizardite X
006Charizard-Mega Y.png  Fire  Flying  Drought Charizardite Y
Blastoise 009Blastoise.png  Water  009Blastoise-Mega.png  Water  Mega Launcher Blastoisinite
Alakazam 065Alakazam.png  Psychic  065Alakazam-Mega.png  Psychic  Trace Alakazite
Gengar 094Gengar.png  Ghost  Poison  094Gengar-Mega.png  Ghost  Poison  Shadow Tag Gengarite
Kangaskhan 115Kangaskhan.png  Normal  115Kangaskhan-Mega.png  Normal  Parental Bond Kangaskhanite
Pinsir 127Pinsir.png  Bug  127Pinsir-Mega.png  Bug  Flying  Aerilate Pinsirite
Gyarados 130Gyarados.png  Water  Flying  130Gyarados-Mega.png  Water  Dark  Mold Breaker Gyaradosite
Aerodactyl 142Aerodactyl.png  Rock  Flying  142Aerodactyl-Mega.png  Rock  Flying  Tough Claws Aerodactylite
Mewtwo 150Mewtwo.png  Psychic  150Mewtwo-Mega X.png  Psychic  Fighting  Steadfast Mewtwonite X
150Mewtwo-Mega Y.png  Psychic  Insomnia Mewtwonite Y
Ampharos 181Ampharos.png  Electric  181Ampharos-Mega.png  Electric  Dragon  Mold Breaker Ampharosite
Scizor 212Scizor.png  Bug  Steel  212Scizor-Mega.png  Bug  Steel  Technician Scizorite
Heracross 214Heracross.png  Bug  Fighting  214Heracross-Mega.png  Bug  Fighting  Skill Link Heracronite
Houndoom 229Houndoom.png  Dark  Fire  229Houndoom-Mega.png  Dark  Fire  Solar Power Houndoominite
Tyranitar 248Tyranitar.png  Rock  Dark  248Tyranitar-Mega.png  Rock  Dark  Sand Stream Tyranitarite
Blaziken 257Blaziken.png  Fire  Fighting  257Blaziken-Mega.png  Fire  Fighting  Speed Boost Blazikenite
Gardevoir 282Gardevoir.png  Psychic  Fairy  282Gardevoir-Mega.png  Psychic  Fairy  Pixilate Gardevoirite
Mawile 303Mawile.png  Steel  Fairy  303Mawile-Mega.png  Steel  Fairy  Huge Power Mawilite
Aggron 306Aggron.png  Steel  Rock  306Aggron-Mega.png  Steel  Filter Aggronite
Medicham 308Medicham.png  Fighting  Psychic  308Medicham-Mega.png  Fighting  Psychic  Pure Power Medichamite
Manectric 310Manectric.png  Electric  310Manectric-Mega.png  Electric  Intimidate Manectite
Banette 354Banette.png  Ghost  354Banette-Mega.png  Ghost  Prankster Banettite
Absol 359Absol.png  Dark  359Absol-Mega.png  Dark  Magic Bounce Absolite
Garchomp 445Garchomp.png  Dragon  Ground  445Garchomp-Mega.png  Dragon  Ground  Sand Force Garchompite
Lucario 448Lucario.png  Fighting  Steel  448Lucario-Mega.png  Fighting  Steel  Adaptability Lucarionite
Abomasnow 460Abomasnow.png  Grass  Ice  460Abomasnow-Mega.png  Grass  Ice  Snow Warning Abomasite

In the anime

Mega Blaziken in the anime

In the main series

Several 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 XY010, helping Ash and his friends to destroy one of Team Rocket's mechas.

Mega Charizard X in Pokémon Origins

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.

Diantha's Mega Gardevoir and a Mega Lucario are set to appear in future episodes. Multiple Mega Evolutions are also set to appear in the seventeenth movie.

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 given to him by Mr. Fuji in an earlier episode.

In the manga

File:X Kogaru Mega Kangaskhan.png
Mega Kangaskhan in the Pokémon Adventures 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 tried to steal X's Mega Ring, the commotion caused X's baby Kangaskhan, Kogaru, to react with X's Mega Ring and Mega Evolve into Mega Kangaskhan, easily defeating Aliana's Pyroar and Mable's Houndoom.


  • Mewtwo is the only Legendary Pokémon known to be capable of Mega Evolving.
  • Aerodactyl is the only Fossil Pokémon known to be capable of Mega Evolving.
  • With base stat totals of 780 each, Mega Mewtwo X and Y have the highest base stat totals out of any Pokémon.
    • In addition, Mega Mewtwo X also has the highest Attack base stat of all Pokémon at 190, as well as the highest base stat raise 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 Pokémon with multiple Mega Evolutions were introduced in Generation I.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Méga-Évolution
Germany Flag.png German Mega-Entwicklung
Italy Flag.png Italian Megaevoluzione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메가진화 Mega Jinhwa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Megaevolución

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