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.
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 5 per 1 km.
List of Mega Energies
|Mega Energy||Pokémon||Mega Evolution Cost|
|First time||Subsequent times|
|Venusaur Mega Energy||Mega Venusaur||200||40|
|Charizard Mega Energy||Mega Charizard X||200||40|
|Mega Charizard Y|
|Blastoise Mega Energy||Mega Blastoise||200||40|
|Beedrill Mega Energy||Mega Beedrill||100||20|
|Pidgeot Mega Energy||Mega Pidgeot||100||20|
|Slowbro Mega Energy||Mega Slowbro||200||40|
|Gengar Mega Energy||Mega Gengar||200||40|
|Gyarados Mega Energy||Mega Gyarados||200||40|
|Ampharos Mega Energy||Mega Ampharos||200||40|
|Houndoom Mega Energy||Mega Houndoom||200||40|
|Manectric Mega Energy||Mega Manectric||200||40|
|Altaria Mega Energy||Mega Altaria||200||40|
|Lopunny Mega Energy||Mega Lopunny||200||40|
|Abomasnow Mega Energy||Mega Abomasnow||200||40|
In other languages
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