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.


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.

Occasionally, spinning a PokéStop or Gym may yield 5 Mega Beedrill Energies. However, the game will not display this among the rewarded items.

Since November 2020, Buddy Pokémon will also find Mega Energies whenever it 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

List of Mega Energies

Mega Energy Pokémon Mega Evolution Cost
First time Subsequent times
GO Venusaur Mega Energy.png Venusaur Mega Energy Venusaur Mega Venusaur 200 40
GO Charizard Mega Energy.png Charizard Mega Energy Charizard Mega Charizard X 200 40
Charizard Mega Charizard Y
GO Blastoise Mega Energy.png Blastoise Mega Energy Blastoise Mega Blastoise 200 40
GO Beedrill Mega Energy.png Beedrill Mega Energy Beedrill Mega Beedrill 100 20
GO Pidgeot Mega Energy.png Pidgeot Mega Energy Pidgeot Mega Pidgeot 100 20
GO Slowbro Mega Energy.png Slowbro Mega Energy Slowbro Mega Slowbro 200 40
GO Gengar Mega Energy.png Gengar Mega Energy Gengar Mega Gengar 200 40
GO Gyarados Mega Energy.png Gyarados Mega Energy Gyarados Mega Gyarados 200 40
GO Ampharos Mega Energy.png Ampharos Mega Energy Ampharos Mega Ampharos 200 40
GO Houndoom Mega Energy.png Houndoom Mega Energy Houndoom Mega Houndoom 200 40
GO Manectric Mega Energy.png Manectric Mega Energy Manectric Mega Manectric 200 40
GO Altaria Mega Energy.png Altaria Mega Energy Altaria Mega Altaria 200 40
GO Lopunny Mega Energy.png Lopunny Mega Energy Lopunny Mega Lopunny 200 40
GO Abomasnow Mega Energy.png Abomasnow Mega Energy Abomasnow Mega Abomasnow 200 40

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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