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Blaziken Mega Evolving into Mega Blaziken

Mega Evolution (Japanese: メガシンカ Mega Evolution) is a temporary transformation introduced in Pokémon X and Y that affects certain Pokémon. It is present in the Generations VI and VII core series games, and is set to reappear in Pokémon Legends: Z-A. In its core series absence, it has remained usable in multiple spin-off games, such as GO, Masters EX, and UNITE.

There are currently 46 species of Pokémon that are capable of Mega Evolution, and there are currently 48 different Mega Evolutions.

Terminology

Mega Evolution is described as a phenomenon[1] as well as the transformed Pokémon. The related verb is Mega Evolve.

The Mega Evolved Pokémon are identified by having "Mega" in front of their name, such as Mega Altaria or Mega Ampharos. In the case of Charizard and Mewtwo, each of them has two Mega Evolutions with either the letter X or Y after the species name: Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y, Mega Mewtwo X, and Mega Mewtwo Y. However, X and Y's demo called Mega Mewtwo Y as simply as "Mega Mewtwo."

Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution

Introduced in Pokémon X and Y

Dex Pokémon Before Mega Evolution After Mega Evolution Mega Stone
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability
#0003 Venusaur Venusaur  Grass  Poison  Overgrow
Chlorophyll (Hidden)
Mega Venusaur  Grass  Poison  Thick Fat Dream Venusaurite Sprite.png
Venusaurite
#0006 Charizard Charizard  Fire  Flying  Blaze
Solar Power (Hidden)
Mega Charizard X  Fire  Dragon  Tough Claws Dream Charizardite X Sprite.png
Charizardite X
Mega Charizard Y  Fire  Flying  Drought Dream Charizardite Y Sprite.png
Charizardite Y
#0009 Blastoise Blastoise  Water  Torrent
Rain Dish (Hidden)
Mega Blastoise  Water  Mega Launcher Dream Blastoisinite Sprite.png
Blastoisinite
#0065 Alakazam Alakazam  Psychic  Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard (Hidden)
Mega Alakazam  Psychic  Trace Dream Alakazite Sprite.png
Alakazite
#0094 Gengar Gengar  Ghost  Poison  LevitateGen VI
Cursed BodyGen VII
Mega Gengar  Ghost  Poison  Shadow Tag Dream Gengarite Sprite.png
Gengarite
#0115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan  Normal  Early Bird
Scrappy
Inner Focus (Hidden)
Mega Kangaskhan  Normal  Parental Bond Dream Kangaskhanite Sprite.png
Kangaskhanite
#0127 Pinsir Pinsir  Bug  Hyper Cutter
Mold Breaker
Moxie (Hidden)
Mega Pinsir  Bug  Flying  Aerilate Dream Pinsirite Sprite.png
Pinsirite
#0130 Gyarados Gyarados  Water  Flying  Intimidate
Moxie (Hidden)
Mega Gyarados  Water  Dark  Mold Breaker Dream Gyaradosite Sprite.png
Gyaradosite
#0142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl  Rock  Flying  Rock Head
Pressure
Unnerve (Hidden)
Mega Aerodactyl  Rock  Flying  Tough Claws Dream Aerodactylite Sprite.png
Aerodactylite
#0150 Mewtwo Mewtwo  Psychic  Pressure
Unnerve (Hidden)
Mega Mewtwo X  Psychic  Fighting  Steadfast Dream Mewtwonite X Sprite.png
Mewtwonite X
Mega Mewtwo Y  Psychic  Insomnia Dream Mewtwonite Y Sprite.png
Mewtwonite Y
#0181 Ampharos Ampharos  Electric  Static
Plus (Hidden)
Mega Ampharos  Electric  Dragon  Mold Breaker Dream Ampharosite Sprite.png
Ampharosite
#0212 Scizor Scizor  Bug  Steel  Swarm
Technician
Light Metal (Hidden)
Mega Scizor  Bug  Steel  Technician Dream Scizorite Sprite.png
Scizorite
#0214 Heracross Heracross  Bug  Fighting  Swarm
Guts
Moxie (Hidden)
Mega Heracross  Bug  Fighting  Skill Link Dream Heracronite Sprite.png
Heracronite
#0229 Houndoom Houndoom  Dark  Fire  Early Bird
Flash Fire
Unnerve (Hidden)
Mega Houndoom  Dark  Fire  Solar Power Dream Houndoominite Sprite.png
Houndoominite
#0248 Tyranitar Tyranitar  Rock  Dark  Sand Stream
Unnerve (Hidden)
Mega Tyranitar  Rock  Dark  Sand Stream Dream Tyranitarite Sprite.png
Tyranitarite
#0257 Blaziken Blaziken  Fire  Fighting  Blaze
Speed Boost (Hidden)
Mega Blaziken  Fire  Fighting  Speed Boost Dream Blazikenite Sprite.png
Blazikenite
#0282 Gardevoir Gardevoir  Psychic  Fairy  Synchronize
Trace
Telepathy (Hidden)
Mega Gardevoir  Psychic  Fairy  Pixilate Dream Gardevoirite Sprite.png
Gardevoirite
#0303 Mawile Mawile  Steel  Fairy  Hyper Cutter
Intimidate
Sheer Force (Hidden)
Mega Mawile  Steel  Fairy  Huge Power Dream Mawilite Sprite.png
Mawilite
#0306 Aggron Aggron  Steel  Rock  Sturdy
Rock Head
Heavy Metal (Hidden)
Mega Aggron  Steel  Filter Dream Aggronite Sprite.png
Aggronite
#0308 Medicham Medicham  Fighting  Psychic  Pure Power
Telepathy (Hidden)
Mega Medicham  Fighting  Psychic  Pure Power Dream Medichamite Sprite.png
Medichamite
#0310 Manectric Manectric  Electric  Static
Lightning Rod
Minus (Hidden)
Mega Manectric  Electric  Intimidate Dream Manectite Sprite.png
Manectite
#0354 Banette Banette  Ghost  Insomnia
Frisk
Cursed Body (Hidden)
Mega Banette  Ghost  Prankster Dream Banettite Sprite.png
Banettite
#0359 Absol Absol  Dark  Pressure
Super Luck
Justified (Hidden)
Mega Absol  Dark  Magic Bounce Dream Absolite Sprite.png
Absolite
#0380 Latias[a] Latias  Dragon  Psychic  Levitate Mega Latias  Dragon  Psychic  Levitate Dream Latiasite Sprite.png
Latiasite
#0381 Latios[a] Latios  Dragon  Psychic  Levitate Mega Latios  Dragon  Psychic  Levitate Dream Latiosite Sprite.png
Latiosite
#0445 Garchomp Garchomp  Dragon  Ground  Sand Veil
Rough Skin (Hidden)
Mega Garchomp  Dragon  Ground  Sand Force Dream Garchompite Sprite.png
Garchompite
#0448 Lucario Lucario  Fighting  Steel  Steadfast
Inner Focus
Justified (Hidden)
Mega Lucario  Fighting  Steel  Adaptability Dream Lucarionite Sprite.png
Lucarionite
#0460 Abomasnow Abomasnow  Grass  Ice  Snow Warning
Soundproof (Hidden)
Mega Abomasnow  Grass  Ice  Snow Warning Dream Abomasite Sprite.png
Abomasite

Introduced in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Dex Pokémon Before Mega Evolution After Mega Evolution Mega Stone
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability
#0015 Beedrill Beedrill  Bug  Poison  Swarm
Sniper (Hidden)
Mega Beedrill  Bug  Poison  Adaptability Dream Beedrillite Sprite.png
Beedrillite
#0018 Pidgeot Pidgeot  Normal  Flying  Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks (Hidden)
Mega Pidgeot  Normal  Flying  No Guard Dream Pidgeotite Sprite.png
Pidgeotite
#0080 Slowbro Slowbro  Water  Psychic  Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
Mega Slowbro  Water  Psychic  Shell Armor Dream Slowbronite Sprite.png
Slowbronite
#0208 Steelix Steelix  Steel  Ground  Rock Head
Sturdy
Sheer Force (Hidden)
Mega Steelix  Steel  Ground  Sand Force Dream Steelixite Sprite.png
Steelixite
#0254 Sceptile Sceptile  Grass  Overgrow
Unburden (Hidden)
Mega Sceptile  Grass  Dragon  Lightning Rod Dream Sceptilite Sprite.png
Sceptilite
#0260 Swampert Swampert  Water  Ground  Torrent
Damp (Hidden)
Mega Swampert  Water  Ground  Swift Swim Dream Swampertite Sprite.png
Swampertite
#0302 Sableye Sableye  Dark  Ghost  Keen Eye
Stall
Prankster (Hidden)
Mega Sableye  Dark  Ghost  Magic Bounce Dream Sablenite Sprite.png
Sablenite
#0319 Sharpedo Sharpedo  Water  Dark  Rough Skin
Speed Boost (Hidden)
Mega Sharpedo  Water  Dark  Strong Jaw Dream Sharpedonite Sprite.png
Sharpedonite
#0323 Camerupt Camerupt  Fire  Ground  Magma Armor
Solid Rock
Anger Point (Hidden)
Mega Camerupt  Fire  Ground  Sheer Force Dream Cameruptite Sprite.png
Cameruptite
#0334 Altaria Altaria  Dragon  Flying  Natural Cure
Cloud Nine (Hidden)
Mega Altaria  Dragon  Fairy  Pixilate Dream Altarianite Sprite.png
Altarianite
#0362 Glalie Glalie  Ice  Inner Focus
Ice Body
Moody (Hidden)
Mega Glalie  Ice  Refrigerate Dream Glalitite Sprite.png
Glalitite
#0373 Salamence Salamence  Dragon  Flying  Intimidate
Moxie (Hidden)
Mega Salamence  Dragon  Flying  Aerilate Dream Salamencite Sprite.png
Salamencite
#0376 Metagross Metagross  Steel  Psychic  Clear Body
Light Metal (Hidden)
Mega Metagross  Steel  Psychic  Tough Claws Dream Metagrossite Sprite.png
Metagrossite
#0384 Rayquaza Rayquaza  Dragon  Flying  Air Lock Mega Rayquaza  Dragon  Flying  Delta Stream None.
Rayquaza must swallow the Meteorite and learn Dragon Ascent during the Delta Episode.ORAS or must be taught Dragon Ascent via move tutor.SMUSUM
#0428 Lopunny Lopunny  Normal  Cute Charm
Klutz
Limber (Hidden)
Mega Lopunny  Normal  Fighting  Scrappy Dream Lopunnite Sprite.png
Lopunnite
#0475 Gallade Gallade  Psychic  Fighting  Steadfast
Justified (Hidden)
Mega Gallade  Psychic  Fighting  Inner Focus Dream Galladite Sprite.png
Galladite
#0531 Audino Audino  Normal  Healer
Regenerator
Klutz (Hidden)
Mega Audino  Normal  Fairy  Healer Dream Audinite Sprite.png
Audinite
#0719 Diancie Diancie  Rock  Fairy  Clear Body Mega Diancie  Rock  Fairy  Magic Bounce Dream Diancite Sprite.png
Diancite

Base stat comparison

Pokémon 0003Venusaur-Mega.png
Venusaur
0006Charizard-Mega X.png
Charizard
0006Charizard-Mega Y.png
Charizard
0009Blastoise-Mega.png
Blastoise
0015Beedrill-Mega.png
Beedrill
HP
80
78
78
79
65
Atk
100
130
104
103
150
Def
123
111
78
120
40
Sp. Atk
122
130
159
135
15
Sp. Def
120
85
115
115
80
Spd
80
100
100
78
145
Total 625 634 634 630 495


Pokémon 0018Pidgeot-Mega.png
Pidgeot
0065Alakazam-Mega.png
Alakazam
0080Slowbro-Mega.png
Slowbro
0094Gengar-Mega.png
Gengar
0115Kangaskhan-Mega.png
Kangaskhan
HP
83
55
95
60
105
Atk
80
50
75
65
125
Def
80
65
180
80
100
Sp. Atk
135
175
130
170
60
Sp. Def
80
105
80
95
100
Spd
121
150
30
130
100
Total 579 600 590 600 590


Pokémon 0127Pinsir-Mega.png
Pinsir
0130Gyarados-Mega.png
Gyarados
0142Aerodactyl-Mega.png
Aerodactyl
0150Mewtwo-Mega X.png
Mewtwo
0150Mewtwo-Mega Y.png
Mewtwo
HP
65
95
80
106
106
Atk
155
155
135
190
150
Def
120
109
85
100
70
Sp. Atk
65
70
70
154
194
Sp. Def
90
130
95
100
120
Spd
105
81
150
130
140
Total 600 640 615 780 780


Pokémon 0181Ampharos-Mega.png
Ampharos
0208Steelix-Mega.png
Steelix
0212Scizor-Mega.png
Scizor
0214Heracross-Mega.png
Heracross
0229Houndoom-Mega.png
Houndoom
HP
90
75
70
80
75
Atk
95
125
150
185
90
Def
105
230
140
115
90
Sp. Atk
165
55
65
40
140
Sp. Def
110
95
100
105
90
Spd
45
30
75
75
115
Total 610 610 600 600 600


Pokémon 0248Tyranitar-Mega.png
Tyranitar
0254Sceptile-Mega.png
Sceptile
0257Blaziken-Mega.png
Blaziken
0260Swampert-Mega.png
Swampert
0282Gardevoir-Mega.png
Gardevoir
HP
100
70
80
100
68
Atk
164
110
160
150
85
Def
150
75
80
110
65
Sp. Atk
95
145
130
95
165
Sp. Def
120
85
80
110
135
Spd
71
145
100
70
100
Total 700 630 630 635 618


Pokémon 0302Sableye-Mega.png
Sableye
0303Mawile-Mega.png
Mawile
0306Aggron-Mega.png
Aggron
0308Medicham-Mega.png
Medicham
0310Manectric-Mega.png
Manectric
HP
50
50
70
60
70
Atk
85
105
140
100
75
Def
125
125
230
85
80
Sp. Atk
85
55
60
80
135
Sp. Def
115
95
80
85
80
Spd
20
50
50
100
135
Total 480 480 630 510 575


Pokémon 0319Sharpedo-Mega.png
Sharpedo
0323Camerupt-Mega.png
Camerupt
0334Altaria-Mega.png
Altaria
0354Banette-Mega.png
Banette
0359Absol-Mega.png
Absol
HP
70
70
75
64
65
Atk
140
120
110
165
150
Def
70
100
110
75
60
Sp. Atk
110
145
110
93
115
Sp. Def
65
105
105
83
60
Spd
105
20
80
75
115
Total 560 560 590 555 565


Pokémon 0362Glalie-Mega.png
Glalie
0373Salamence-Mega.png
Salamence
0376Metagross-Mega.png
Metagross
0380Latias-Mega.png
Latias
0381Latios-Mega.png
Latios
HP
80
95
80
80
80
Atk
120
145
145
100
130
Def
80
130
150
120
100
Sp. Atk
120
120
105
140
160
Sp. Def
80
90
110
150
120
Spd
100
120
110
110
110
Total 580 700 700 700 700


Pokémon 0384Rayquaza-Mega.png
Rayquaza
0428Lopunny-Mega.png
Lopunny
0445Garchomp-Mega.png
Garchomp
0448Lucario-Mega.png
Lucario
0460Abomasnow-Mega.png
Abomasnow
HP
105
65
108
70
90
Atk
180
136
170
145
132
Def
100
94
115
88
105
Sp. Atk
180
54
120
140
132
Sp. Def
100
96
95
70
105
Spd
115
135
92
112
30
Total 780 580 700 625 594


Pokémon 0475Gallade-Mega.png
Gallade
0531Audino-Mega.png
Audino
0719Diancie-Mega.png
Diancie
HP
68
103
50
Attack
165
60
160
Defense
95
126
110
Sp. Atk
65
80
160
Sp. Def
115
126
110
Speed
110
50
110
Total 618 545 700


In the core series games

History

The history and origins of Mega Evolution are shrouded in mystery and apparent contradictions, with different characters and groups having their own beliefs on where the phenomenon originated. For instance, Professor Sycamore theorizes Mega Evolution originates from special stones, possibly Evolution stones, that were irradiated by the light of XerneasX/YveltalY that was fired from the ultimate weapon 3,000 years ago. Despite this, Sycamore additionally claims that Mega Evolution is a new type of Evolution, and that the phenomenon only occurs in the Kalos region.[2] Additionally, Sina, Sycamore's assistant who is in Alola on his behalf, makes claim that it is mysterious to be talking about Mega Evolution so far away from Kalos.[3]

However, the Draconid people, an ancient tribe from the Hoenn region that worship Rayquaza, believe that Mega Evolution originates from Rayquaza and various meteorites that rained down upon the Hoenn region thousands of years ago.

According to knowledge passed down by the Draconids, during the long-lost primal age of Hoenn, one of the many disasters that struck the region were numerous meteorites that rained from space and landed in the home of the Draconids, Meteor Falls, with these meteorites glowing a rainbow brilliance, not unlike the description of a Key Stone, which attracted Rayquaza and led to it putting an end to the disasters and restoring peace.

One thousand years later, disasters befell the region once more, most notable was a massive meteorite described with boundless brilliance and directly compared to a Key Stone, that bore deep into the ocean and created what would eventually come to be the location of Sootopolis City; with the impact cracking the ground and releasing a wave of primal energy, causing Groudon and Kyogre to awaken once more in their thirst for this power. This led the people to wish for Rayquaza to appear once more and save them, as it had done in the past, and once Rayquaza did appear, the people fell to their knees and wished for salvation, causing a great change to overtake Rayquaza as it Mega Evolved, with it using this power to defeat Groudon and Kyogre once again.

While the knowledge of the Draconids implies Rayquaza was the first Pokémon to Mega Evolve, an old Kalos legend from the Tower of Mastery tells of a Trainer and Lucario arriving in the region long ago, with the pair discovering two strange stones and subsequently leading to the world's first Mega Evolution.

The usage of Mega Evolution unleashes a massive amount of energy, as mentioned by Professor Cozmo, which itself is implied to have a direct connection, if not outright be a Pokémon's own life force, as it's mentioned by Lysandre that Professor Sycamore believes Mega Evolution releases all of a Pokémon's hidden energy at once that can't be achieved via regular evolution; this is coupled with CourtneyOR/Matt'sAS attempt at causing a rocket filled with Infinity Energy to explode, with Matt outright claiming it'd be like Mega Evolving the rocket.

While Steven Stone claims what exactly Mega and Key Stones are is a mystery, Archie, Maxie, and the events of the Delta Episode show that meteorites contain their own latent power and under the right conditions can be turned into either Mega or Key Stones. This is directly demonstrated in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, where the Meteorite slowly changes to resemble a Mega Stone over the course of the game, before it's eventually consumed by Rayquaza during the Delta Episode. While this allows the Legendary Pokémon to Mega Evolve without technically holding the stone, it's implied by Zinnia that Mega Stones, or at least the meteorites that fuel Rayquaza's Mega Evolution, eventually lose their power.

Similarly to Mega Stones, Key Stones can also be found in certain locations, such as Meteor Falls, where Matt found his.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Colress questions whether or not Z-Power can surpass the Mega Ring.[4] Dexio and Sina directly imply that the two are similar due to the Trainer-Pokémon relational bond.[5]

In battle

In the core series games, Mega Evolution requires the player to hold a Key Stone and a Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution holding its compatible Mega Stone. Only Rayquaza does not need a Mega Stone to Mega Evolve; instead, it must know the move Dragon Ascent. In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the player simply needs to have the required Mega Stone in their bag, since there is no held item feature. Although some most media describes that a strong bond with the Pokémon and their trainer is needed, neither Friendship or Affection is necessary to Mega Evolve in the games.

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. Every Mega-Evolved Pokémon (except for Mega Alakazam in Generation VI) has a base stat total 100 points higher than that of its base form

In any battle, each Trainer may Mega Evolve a single Pokémon once. Mega Evolution is essentially a free action a Pokémon may make in addition to its normal move, but if a Pokémon will not use a move, it cannot Mega Evolve. Mega Evolution occurs before most actions except switching. A Mega-Evolved Pokémon will only revert to its original state if it faints or the battle ends; if it is switched out, it will remain Mega Evolved.

A Pokémon cannot Mega Evolve if it is being held in the airborne phase of Sky Drop. Neither volatile nor non-volatile status conditions such as paralysis, sleep, and infatuation will have any effect over a Pokémon's ability to Mega Evolve, even if they result in the Pokémon not being able to move that turn.

Mega Stones are not affected by most moves or Abilities. If they would move a Mega Stone to or from a Pokémon that could use it to Mega Evolve, the moves Bestow, Covet, Fling, Thief, Trick, and Switcheroo will fail and the Abilities Magician, Pickpocket and Symbiosis will not activate. The move Knock Off cannot remove a Mega Stone from a Pokémon that can use it to Mega Evolve, and Knock Off's power will not be increased since it cannot remove the item. The moves Embargo and Magic Room and the Ability Klutz will not prevent a Pokémon from using its respective Mega Stone to Mega Evolve.

Changes in a Pokémon's Ability will take place immediately. A Sharpedo that normally has Speed Boost will not gain a boost in Speed at the end of the turn it Mega Evolves, but if it uses a biting move such as Crunch that turn, it will be boosted by Strong Jaw, its Ability as Mega Sharpedo.

A transformed Pokémon (either by Transform or Imposter) is unable to Mega Evolve. It will fail to Mega Evolve even if it is transformed into the correct species and it is holding the respective Mega Stone. However, it is possible to transform into a Mega-Evolved Pokémon by copying another Mega-Evolved Pokémon. The restriction of only one Mega Evolution per battle does not apply to transformed Pokémon.

Generation VI

In Generation VI, performing Mega Evolution will not alter the turn order. A Pokémon with a lower Speed than their opponent will still go after them on the one turn the Mega Evolution occurs, even if their Mega Evolution increases Speed and would otherwise cause them to go first. The opposite is also true for Pokémon who lose Speed from Mega Evolution, such as Garchomp. However, turn order will be determined normally on every turn afterwards.

Otherwise, stat changes and type changes due to Mega Evolution take effect immediately and damage calculation proceeds as usual. For example, a Pokémon whose Mega Evolution has a lower base Defense stat takes greater damage from physical moves on the turn it Mega Evolves. Likewise, the move Gyro Ball considers the Pokémon's Speed stat after Mega Evolution for damage calculation, not before.

Likewise, even if a Pokémon only has an Ability such as Prankster before Mega Evolution, appropriate moves will gain priority. If a Pokémon gains Prankster upon Mega Evolution, appropriate moves will not gain priority.

When the player Mega Evolves a Pokémon for the first time since the save file is accessed, a longer animation than usual will play, showing the player activating the Mega Evolution with his or her Mega Bracelet. On subsequent uses of Mega Evolution, a shorter animation will play, showing only the Pokémon as it Mega Evolves.

Generation VII

In Generation VII, a Pokémon's Speed after Mega Evolution is used to determine turn order, not its Speed before. Likewise, if a Pokémon only has an Ability such as Prankster before Mega Evolution, appropriate moves will not gain priority. If a Pokémon gains Prankster upon Mega Evolution, appropriate moves will gain priority.

Rayquaza cannot Mega Evolve if it holds a Z-Crystal.

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, as the Held item mechanic is not implemented, the player simply needs to have the compatible Mega Stone in their bag to access a Pokémon's Mega Evolution. The player can also manually pick which form Charizard or Mewtwo can become from the move menu.

Generation IX

Mega Evolution is set to return in Pokémon Legends: Z-A, after six years of absence.

Outside of battle

A Gardevoir Mega Evolving in a Contest Spectacular

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Mega Evolution can also occur during the Talent Round of Pokémon Contest Spectaculars. If the participating Pokémon is holding its corresponding Mega Stone when its appeal causes the audience's excitement to reach its peak, it will Mega Evolve and perform a Spectacular Talent. The Pokémon will remain Mega Evolved for the remainder of the Talent Round.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, when summoned by the Eon Flute, LatiosOR or LatiasAS will Mega Evolve before the player mounts it to soar in the sky. It will Mega Evolve even if it is not holding its corresponding Mega Stone, since the Eon Pokémon is summoned even if it is no longer in the player's game.

In the spin-off games

Pokémon GO

Main article: Mega Evolution (GO)

Mega Evolution was introduced in Pokémon GO on August 27, 2020. Rather than using a Mega Stone, an eligible Pokémon instead consumes Mega Energy to undergo a temporary Mega Evolution.

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Mega Evolution (Masters)

Certain sync pairs can Mega Evolve their Pokémon by performing a sync move in Pokémon Masters EX since the game's launch.

Pokémon UNITE

Main article: Mewtwo (Unite License X)
Main article: Mewtwo (Unite License Y)

Mewtwo can become Mega Mewtwo X or Mega Mewtwo Y. This is facilitated by its Pressure Ability, which has a Mega gauge which is filled by using basic attacks and moves. Unlike in the core series, Mewtwo can only be Mega Evolved for a set amount of time, delineated by the Mega gauge draining back to empty, after which it returns to being a normal Mewtwo. However, Mewtwo can refill its Mega gauge to Mega Evolve multiple times in the same battle. When Mega Evolved, Mega Mewtwo X and Mega Mewtwo Y have different basic attacks and increased stats compared to Mewtwo.

Puck series

The Mega Evolution sigil, as seen in Pokémon Tretta

Pokémon Tretta

Pokémon Ga-Olé

Pokémon Mezastar

Charizard as Mega Charizard X in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Charizard and Lucario's Final Smashes are both Mega Evolution, which transforms them into Mega Charizard X and Mega Lucario, respectively. This Mega Evolution acts as a temporary power-up for the duration of the Final Smash.

Mewtwo's Final Smash is Psystrike, which has it Mega Evolve into Mega Mewtwo Y then use Psystrike.

Mega Venusaur and Mega Blastoise appear as trophies in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Mega Blastoise, Mega Blaziken, Mega Kangaskhan, Mega Venusaur, Mega Lucario, Mega Mewtwo X, Mega Mewtwo Y, and Mega Charizard X appear as trophies in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Description
Games Description
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U Evolve into Mega Charizard X. Breathe fire with B.*
Evolve into Mega Lucario. Aura power rises to max.*

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Mewtwo retains its Final Smash Psystrike from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, which still causes it to Mega Evolve into Mega Mewtwo Y.

Lucario's Final Smash, Aura Storm, has it Mega Evolve into Mega Lucario in order to use it.

Mega Charizard X, Mega Kangaskhan, Mega Mewtwo Y, Mega Lucario, and Mega Diancie appear as Spirits.

Pokémon Shuffle

Main article: Mega Evolution (Shuffle)

Before a Pokémon's Mega Evolution can be used in Pokémon Shuffle, its respective Mega Stone must be obtained (or in Rayquaza's case, the Meteorite Shuffle.png Meteorite). Methods to obtain a Mega Stone include:

The Pokémon placed in the first position (furthest to the left) when selecting Support Pokémon will Mega Evolve after the player fills the Mega Gauge. This is filled by matching the Pokémon being Mega Evolved, or by matching Pokémon with the Mega Boost(+, ++) Skills who are of the same type as the Pokémon being Mega Evolved. The size of the Mega Gauge depends on the Pokémon being Mega Evolved, with each Pokémon requiring different numbers of icons to be matched to fill its gauge. The maximum amount of icons needed to fill the gauge can be permanently decreased by using Mega Speedup.png Mega Speedup Enhancements, with each Pokémon having a different maximum amount of Mega Speedups they can take.

Once a Pokémon is Mega Evolved, its skill is replaced by its Mega Effect for the remainder of the battle. Mega Effect varies between Pokémon.

Pokémon Rumble World

The player gains the ability to Mega Evolve their Pokémon after completing the challenge "Raid of the Mighty General", then receiving the Special Stone Shop and a Mega Key from the rewards section of the ordinary shop. Mega Stones for currently owned Pokémon can be bought and immediately attached to its corresponding Pokémon using the Special Stone Shop. The first Mega Stone of the player's choice is free (unless either the Red or Blue Orb is chosen instead) and every one after it costs 5 Poké Diamonds. During battle, Mega Evolution can be performed by tapping the Mega Evolution button using a Pokémon equipped with a Mega Stone in battle. Mega Evolution can be used again on any Pokémon in the same battle, unlike in the main games.

Mega-Evolved Pokémon revert after a completed trip, or when they are defeated or switched out. Mega Evolving will send out a shockwave that damages enemy Pokémon. This shockwave is capable of defeating and tipping over opposing Pokémon. Additionally, it also resets any negative status conditions or status changes the Pokémon had before Mega Evolving.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon

Mega Evolution in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
Mega Alakazam in Berserk mode

Mega Evolution allows Pokémon to become more powerful, attack multiple enemies, and break down walls. To achieve Mega Evolution, the player must find an MDBag Awakening Emera VI Sprite.png Awakening Emera in a Dungeon. These Emeras can be attached to a Looplet of a Pokémon that can Mega Evolve, causing it to Mega Evolve immediately. A Looplet attached with an Awakening emera will have a rainbow glow MDBag Looplet 3 VI Sprite.png. Should it be given to Mewtwo or Charizard, their Mega Evolution will be chosen randomly.

A bar will appear above the Mega-Evolved Pokémon after it transforms and will slowly start to fill up. As long as the bar is present, the Mega-Evolved Pokémon will keep their form even when moving to the next floor. Once the bar is filled, the Mega-Evolved Pokémon will go into Berserk mode. In Berserk mode, the Pokémon will move around and use a powerful attack on any Pokémon surrounding it, friend and foe alike. This will go away after a while, and the Pokémon will revert to normal. When Mega Evolved, its regular attack will get a huge boost in power and range, destroy walls, and reveal purple sparkling spots on the floor which can be picked up for an item.

Attaching an Awakening Emera to a Pokémon that cannot Mega Evolve increases its stats by a lot and give it different boosts. Pokémon that cannot Mega Evolve with an Awakening Emera attached will not go into Berserk mode.

Awakening Emeras are hard to find and appear randomly in dungeons; like other Emeras, they will disappear if they are not reached in time.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

Mega Evolution returns in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, and in this game is achieved by eating an Empowerment Seed. Mega Evolved Pokémon also have all of the bonuses granted by the Awakened status: linked moves always result in critical hits, moves will never miss, and moves will ignore unfavorable type matchups. Compared to the Awakened status, the only additional bonus Mega Evolution grants is the potential to change a Pokémon's type and ability.

As in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, if Mewtwo or Charizard Mega Evolves, their Mega Evolution will be chosen randomly.

Some bosses will also undergo Mega Evolution or Primal Reversion:

  • During Rayquaza's rematch or Mewtwo's boss fight, both will Mega Evolve once their health drops below one half of their total. Mewtwo will Mega Evolve randomly into Mega Mewtwo X or Mega Mewtwo Y.
  • Similarly, Groudon (during its rematch) and Kyogre (during its boss fight) will undergo Primal Reversion once below half of their total health.

Pokémon Picross

Once a player purchases a Mega Pencil from Professor Tetra for 500 Picrites, puzzles for Mega Evolutions can be solved. Furthermore, murals can be solved one tile at a time to display Groudon and Kyogre's Primal Reversions (however, murals do not require the Mega Pencil).

Only one Mega Evolution can be set at one time, and they cannot be brought alongside their normal forms. Their skills are higher ranked than their normal counterpart, and they can be used on larger puzzles.

Pokkén Tournament

Lucario, Garchomp, Gardevoir, Gengar, Charizard, Blaziken, Sceptile, Scizor, Blastoise, Mewtwo, and Shadow Mewtwo are able to Mega Evolve through Synergy Burst, with Charizard and both of the Mewtwo Mega Evolving into their X forms. Mega Evolution can be triggered whenever a Pokémon capable of it has its Synergy Gauge filled up to the max during a battle. The Mega Evolved Pokémon will revert to its regular form once it has used up all of its Synergy power.

In addition, every time when Shadow Mewtwo is fought against in the game's story mode, it will Mega Evolve before the battle begins and stay in this state for the entire fight.

On the Dragon's Nest battle stage, Mega Rayquaza appears in the form of both an enormous statue alongside the battle arena and a drawing on the ground of the battle arena. On the Old Ferrum Town (Winter) battle stage, Mega Swampert appears in the form of a giant snow sculpture. Mega Rayquaza itself is also a Support Pokémon available as part of the Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack.

In the anime

Mega Blaziken in the anime

Main series

Multiple Mega Evolutions have been featured in the anime:

Pokémon the Series: Black & White

  • The first Mega Evolution in the anime was featured in Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening, where Mewtwo was shown to be capable of changing between its regular form and Mega Mewtwo Y, 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. However, because the concept of Mega Evolution had not been announced at the time of the movie's release, this transformation remains unnamed in the movie. Some Japanese promotional material for the movie as well as its manga adaptation referred to it as Mewtwo's Awakened Form (覚醒した姿).[6]

Pokémon the Series: XY

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Gallery

Mega Charizard X in Pokémon Origins

Pokémon Origins

Red's Charizard was shown Mega Evolving into Mega Charizard X in File 4: Charizard during Red's battle against Mewtwo, thanks to the Charizardite X and Key Stone given to him by Mr. Fuji in an earlier episode. This situation was the first public appearance of Mega Charizard X and served as its official reveal.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

All of the Mega Evolutions debuting in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were showcased in the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer.

Gallery

Mega Rayquaza in Pokémon Generations

Pokémon Generations

A Mega Rayquaza appeared in The Scoop, under the ownership of a Trainer, who used it to destroy a giant meteor. Afterwards, it battled against a Deoxys that had emerged from the destroyed meteor.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Mega Gyarados appeared in The Visionary, under the ownership of Lysandre. He used it to battle Calem's Xerneas, but was quickly defeated.

A Mega Swampert and a Mega Salamence appeared in The Wish, belonging to May and Zinnia, respectively. In the same episode, May Mega Evolved Rayquaza after catching it.

In The Discovery, Green used a Mega Blastoise against Elaine's Mewtwo. Despite its best efforts, Blastoise was no match for the Genetic Pokémon's power.

Gallery

In the manga

X's team achieving multiple Mega Evolutions at once in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

X & Y arc

At first, Mega Evolution was portrayed as a relatively unknown phenomenon, known only to Gurkinn and his Successors. Since then, it became apparent that Team Flare were also after the power of Mega Evolution, with one member even compiling a list of Mega Stones that they discovered. Simultaneous Mega Evolutions can also be accomplished by a Trainer, as long as they have a Key Stone for each Pokémon they are Mega Evolving. However, doing so will cause severe mental stress on the Trainer, and they will be unable to focus on anything other than a single target until the Mega Evolution is undone.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

The role of Mega Evolution was diminished but its accessibility continued to be confined to a selected number of Trainers.

Gallery

Movie adaptations

Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!

Pocket Monsters XY: The Legend of the Pokémon Dragon King

In Pocket Monsters XY: The Legend of the Pokémon Dragon King, several main characters' Pokémon are capable of Mega Evolution, including Akira's Charizard, Koji's Garchomp, and Taichi's Ampharos.

Pokémon Omega Ruby Crimson Passion and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Indigo Wisdom

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

During a flashback in Toughing It Out!, it was revealed that Ash fought Korrina's Mega Lucario in a World Coronation Series battle.

In the TCG

Mega Evolution is mainly featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as Mega Evolution Pokémon. Their names have Mega as a prefix and EX as a suffix. They additionally have a distinct stage of "MEGA". Naturally, these are also Pokémon-EX They were added as a new mechanic to the game in the XY set as an evolution of Pokémon-EX cards. Mega Evolving a Pokémon immediately ends a player's turn, unless that Pokémon has its specific Spirit Link Pokémon Tool attached to it.

Atsushi Nagashima, the game director for the TCG, has stated that Mega Evolution is exclusive to Pokémon-EX because it would be impractical to evolve a single Pokémon three times during a game, and implementing Mega Evolution in that manner would constrain deck-building.[7] The team had considered restricting players to one Mega-Evolved Pokémon per deck, but rejected this idea, as they wanted to enable players to build decks based around Mega Evolution.[8]

In Unified Minds and Cosmic Eclipse, two TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX were printed that feature Mega Evolved Pokémon as one of the two members of the tag team. These cards have no special mechanics outside of those which are part of the TAG TEAM mechanics.

The following is a list of cards mentioning or featuring Mega Evolved Pokémon in the Trading Card Game.

Mega Evolution Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
MegaVenusaurEX Grass XY Rare Holo ex 2/146 Collection X RR 002/060
Evolutions Rare Holo ex 2/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary RR 002/087
Evolutions Rare Ultra 100/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary SR 089/087
MegaBlastoiseEX Water XY Rare Holo ex 30/146 Collection Y RR 015/060
Evolutions Rare Holo ex 22/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary RR 022/087
Evolutions Rare Ultra 102/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary SR 093/087
MegaCharizardEX Fire Flashfire Rare Holo ex 13/106 M Charizard-EX Mega Battle Deck   002/021
Flashfire Rare Secret 107/106 Wild Blaze UR 088/080
Evolutions Rare Holo ex 13/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary RR 013/087
Evolutions Rare Ultra 101/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary SR 091/087
MegaCharizardEX Dragon Flashfire Rare Holo ex 69/106 Wild Blaze RR 055/080
Flashfire Rare Secret 108/106 Wild Blaze UR 089/080
MegaKangaskhanEX Colorless Flashfire Rare Holo ex 79/106 Wild Blaze RR 065/080
Flashfire Rare Secret 109/106 Wild Blaze UR 090/080
      Premium Champion Pack   094/131
MegaHeracrossEX Grass Furious Fists Rare Holo ex 5/111 Rising Fist RR 005/096
Furious Fists Rare Secret 112/111 Rising Fist UR 104/096
MegaLucarioEX Fighting Furious Fists Rare Holo ex 55/111 Rising Fist RR 053/096
Furious Fists Rare Secret 113/111 Rising Fist UR 105/096
      Premium Champion Pack   075/131
      The Best of XY   063/171
Miscellaneous Promotional cards   55a/111 The Best of XY   176/171
MegaManectricEX Lightning Phantom Forces Rare Holo ex 24/119 Phantom Gate RR 024/088
Phantom Forces Rare Secret 120/119 Phantom Gate UR 096/088
      Premium Champion Pack   043/131
      The Best of XY   035/171
Miscellaneous Promotional cards   24a/119 The Best of XY   174/171
MegaGengarEX Psychic Phantom Forces Rare Holo ex 35/119 Phantom Gate RR 034/088
Phantom Forces Rare Secret 121/119 Phantom Gate UR 097/088
      Premium Champion Pack   049/131
MegaGengarEX Psychic XY Black Star Promos   XY166 XY-P Promotional cards   079/XY-P
MegaMetagrossEX Metal XY Black Star Promos   XY35 XY-P Promotional cards   102/XY-P
MegaDiancieEX Fairy XY Black Star Promos   XY44 XY-P Promotional cards   093/XY-P
MegaAggronEX Metal Primal Clash Rare Holo ex 94/160 Gaia Volcano RR 046/070
Primal Clash Rare Ultra 154/160 Gaia Volcano SR 076/070
MegaGardevoirEX Fairy Primal Clash Rare Holo ex 106/160 Tidal Storm RR 051/070
Primal Clash Rare Ultra 156/160 Tidal Storm SR 076/070
Generations Rare Ultra RC31/RC32 PokéKyun Collection RR 020/032
MegaGalladeEX Psychic Roaring Skies Rare Holo ex 35/108 Emerald Break RR 031/078
Roaring Skies Rare Ultra 100/108 Emerald Break SR 081/078
MegaLatiosEX Dragon Roaring Skies Rare Holo ex 59/108 Emerald Break RR 049/078
Roaring Skies Rare Ultra 102/108 Emerald Break SR 083/078
MegaRayquazaEX Dragon Roaring Skies Rare Holo ex 61/108 M Rayquaza-EX Mega Battle Deck   006/018
MegaRayquazaEX Colorless Roaring Skies Rare Holo ex 76/108 Emerald Break RR 062/078
Roaring Skies Rare Ultra 105/108 Emerald Break SR 086/078
      Premium Champion Pack   097/131
      XY-P Promotional cards   272/XY-P
      The Best of XY   105/171
MegaAbsolEX Darkness XY Black Star Promos   XY63 XY-P Promotional cards   XY-P
MegaBlazikenEX Fire XY Black Star Promos   XY86 XY-P Promotional cards   138/XY-P
MegaSwampertEX Water XY Black Star Promos   XY87 XY-P Promotional cards   XY-P
MegaSceptileEX Grass Ancient Origins Rare Holo ex 8/98 Bandit Ring RR 008/081
Ancient Origins Rare Ultra 85/98 Bandit Ring SR 083/081
      Premium Champion Pack   007/131
      The Best of XY   007/171
MegaAmpharosEX Lightning Ancient Origins Rare Holo ex 28/98 Bandit Ring RR 028/081
Ancient Origins Rare Ultra 88/98 Bandit Ring SR 086/081
MegaTyranitarEX Darkness Ancient Origins Rare Holo ex 43/98 Bandit Ring RR 043/081
Ancient Origins Rare Ultra 92/98 Bandit Ring SR 090/081
MegaRayquazaEX Colorless Ancient Origins Rare Ultra 98/98 Bandit Ring UR 095/081
MegaHoundoomEX Fire BREAKthrough Rare Holo ex 22/162 Red Flash RR 010/059
BREAKthrough Rare Ultra 154/162 Red Flash SR 061/059
MegaGlalieEX Water BREAKthrough Rare Holo ex 35/162 Blue Shock RR 015/059
BREAKthrough Rare Ultra 156/162 Blue Shock SR 061/059
MegaMewtwoEX Psychic BREAKthrough Rare Holo ex 63/162 Blue Shock RR 026/059
BREAKthrough Rare Ultra 159/162 Blue Shock SR 063/059
      Premium Champion Pack   051/131
MegaMewtwoEX Psychic BREAKthrough Rare Holo ex 64/162 Red Flash RR 026/059
BREAKthrough Rare Ultra 160/162 Red Flash SR 063/059
      Premium Champion Pack   052/131
      The Best of XY   043/171
MegaAerodactylEX Fighting XY Black Star Promos   XY98 XY-P Promotional cards   183/XY-P
MegaMawileEX Fairy XY Black Star Promos   XY104 XY-P Promotional cards   186/XY-P
MegaGyaradosEX Water BREAKpoint Rare Holo ex 27/122 Rage of the Broken Heavens RR 019/080
BREAKpoint Rare Ultra 115/122 Rage of the Broken Heavens SR 082/080
MegaScizorEX Metal BREAKpoint Rare Holo ex 77/122 Rage of the Broken Heavens RR 058/080
BREAKpoint Rare Ultra 120/122 Rage of the Broken Heavens SR 087/080
MegaVenusaurEX Grass Generations Rare Holo ex 2/83 BREAK Starter Pack   002/072
MegaCharizardEX Fire Generations Rare Holo ex 12/83 BREAK Starter Pack   011/072
MegaBlastoiseEX Water Generations Rare Holo ex 18/83 BREAK Starter Pack   074/072
MegaAlakazamEX Psychic Fates Collide Rare Holo ex 26/124 Awakening Psychic King RR 024/078
Fates Collide Rare Ultra 118/124 Awakening Psychic King SR 081/078
      The Best of XY   041/171
MegaAltariaEX Fairy Fates Collide Rare Holo ex 69/124 Awakening Psychic King RR 054/078
Fates Collide Rare Ultra 121/124 Awakening Psychic King SR 084/078
MegaAudinoEX Colorless Fates Collide Rare Holo ex 85/124 M Audino-EX Mega Battle Deck   012/026
MegaBeedrillEX Grass XY Black Star Promos   XY158 Premium Champion Pack   002/131
MegaGarchompEX Dragon XY Black Star Promos   XY168 XY-P Promotional cards   XY-P
MegaSteelixEX MetalFighting Steam Siege Rare Holo ex 68/114 Fever-Burst Fighter RR 033/054
Steam Siege Rare Ultra 109/114 Fever-Burst Fighter SR 057/054
MegaGardevoirEX FairyPsychic Steam Siege Rare Holo ex 79/114 Cruel Traitor RR 039/054
Steam Siege Rare Ultra 112/114 Cruel Traitor SR 057/054
      The Best of XY   092/171
MegaSalamenceEX Dragon XY Black Star Promos   XY171 XY-P Promotional cards   257/XY-P
MegaSlowbroEX Water Evolutions Rare Holo ex 27/108 XY-P Promotional cards   263/XY-P
MegaPidgeotEX Colorless Evolutions Rare Holo ex 65/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary RR 063/087
Evolutions Rare Ultra 105/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary SR 097/087
MegaCameruptEX Fire XY Black Star Promos   XY198 The Best of XY   013/171
Miscellaneous Promotional cards   XY198a The Best of XY   172/171
MegaSharpedoEX Darkness XY Black Star Promos   XY200 The Best of XY   071/171
Miscellaneous Promotional cards   XY200a The Best of XY   178/171
Mega Sableye & TyranitarTag Team GX Darkness Unified Minds Ultra-Rare Rare 126/236 Miracle Twin RR 054/094
Unified Minds Rare Ultra 225/236 Miracle Twin SR 101/094
Unified Minds Rare Ultra 226/236 Miracle Twin SR 102/094
Unified Minds Rare Secret 245/236 Miracle Twin HR 111/094
Mega Lopunny & JigglypuffTag Team GX Colorless Cosmic Eclipse Ultra-Rare Rare 165/236 Alter Genesis RR 073/095
Cosmic Eclipse Rare Ultra 225/236 Alter Genesis SR 103/095
Cosmic Eclipse Rare Ultra 226/236 Alter Genesis SR 104/095
Cosmic Eclipse Rare Secret 261/236 Alter Genesis HR 114/095
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Gengar Spirit Link I Phantom Forces Uncommon 95/119 XY-P Promotional cards   055/XY-P
      Premium Champion Pack   111/131
Manectric Spirit Link I Phantom Forces Uncommon 100/119 Phantom Gate U 081/088
      Premium Champion Pack   115/131
      The Best of XY   134/171
Aggron Spirit Link I Primal Clash Uncommon 123/160 Gaia Volcano U 065/070
Gardevoir Spirit Link I Primal Clash Uncommon 130/160 Tidal Storm U 065/070
Steam Siege Uncommon 101/114 Cruel Traitor U 052/054
      The Best of XY   128/171
Gallade Spirit Link I Roaring Skies Uncommon 183/108 Emerald Break U 073/078
Latios Spirit Link I Roaring Skies Uncommon 85/108 Emerald Break U 074/078
Rayquaza Spirit Link I Roaring Skies Uncommon 87/108 M Rayquaza-EX Mega Battle Deck   012/018
      XY-P Promotional cards   126/XY-P
      Premium Champion Pack   116/131
      The Best of XY   136/171
Ampharos Spirit Link I Ancient Origins Uncommon 70/98 Bandit Ring U 074/081
      Premium Champion Pack   115/131
      The Best of XY   134/171
Sceptile Spirit Link I Ancient Origins Uncommon 80/98 Bandit Ring U 073/081
      Premium Champion Pack   112/131
      The Best of XY   130/171
Tyranitar Spirit Link I Ancient Origins Uncommon 81/98 Bandit Ring U 075/081
Glalie Spirit Link I BREAKthrough Uncommon 139/162 Blue Shock U 055/059
Houndoom Spirit Link I BREAKthrough Uncommon 142/162 Red Flash U 056/059
Mewtwo Spirit Link I BREAKthrough Uncommon 144/162 Blue Shock U 056/059
      Red Flash   057/059
      Premium Champion Pack   114/131
      The Best of XY   133/171
Gyarados Spirit Link I BREAKpoint Uncommon 101/122 Rage of the Broken Heavens U 075/080
Scizor Spirit Link I BREAKpoint Uncommon 111/122 Rage of the Broken Heavens U 076/080
Aerodactyl Spirit Link I XY Black Star Promos   XY99 XY-P Promotional cards   188/XY-P
Mawile Spirit Link I XY Black Star Promos   XY105 XY-P Promotional cards   187/XY-P
Alakazam Spirit Link I Fates Collide Uncommon 90/124 Awakening Psychic King U 075/078
      XY-P Promotional cards   229/XY-P
      The Best of XY   132/171
Altaria Spirit Link I Fates Collide Uncommon 91/124 Awakening Psychic King U 074/078
Audino Spirit Link I Fates Collide Uncommon 92/124 M Audino-EX Mega Battle Deck   019/026
Steelix Spirit Link I Steam Siege Uncommon 106/114 Fever-Burst Fighter U 052/054
Beedrill Spirit Link I XY Black Star Promos   XY159 Premium Champion Pack   113/131
Blastoise Spirit Link I Evolutions Uncommon 73/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary U 080/087
Charizard Spirit Link I Evolutions Uncommon 75/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary U 083/087
Pidgeot Spirit Link I Evolutions Uncommon 81/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary U 081/087
Slowbro Spirit Link I Evolutions Uncommon 86/108 XY-P Promotional cards   265/XY-P
Venusaur Spirit Link I Evolutions Uncommon 89/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary U 082/087
Garchomp Spirit Link I XY Black Star Promos   XY169 Premium Champion Pack    
Salamence Spirit Link I XY Black Star Promos   XY172 XY-P Promotional cards   258/XY-P
Camerupt Spirit Link I XY Black Star Promos   XY199 The Best of XY   131/171
Sharpedo Spirit Link I XY Black Star Promos   XY201 The Best of XY   129/171
Lucario Spirit Link I XY Black Star Promos   XY211 The Best of XY   135/171
 


Trivia

  • According to Ken Sugimori in his interview in the Nintendo Dream magazine, Flygon was intended to get a Mega Evolution in Pokémon X and Y, but the idea was later dropped due to him experiencing an artist's block.[9]
  • There is at least one Mega Evolved Pokémon of every type: Psychic has the most (with ten), while both Ice and Electric have the fewest (with two each).
  • Gardevoir and Gallade are the only Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution that are in the same evolutionary family.
  • Only Pokémon which cannot evolve further are capable of Mega Evolution.
  • No Mega Evolved Pokémon receives an increase to its HP stat.
  • Mega Aggron and Mega Steelix are tied with Shuckle as having the highest base Defense stat of all Pokémon, at 230.
  • Mega Latias has the highest base Special Defense stat of any Mega, at 150.
  • Mega Alakazam and Mega Aerodactyl are tied as having the highest base Speed stat of any Mega, at 150.
  • With base stat totals of 780, Mega Mewtwo X, Mega Mewtwo Y, and Mega Rayquaza have the highest base stat totals of any obtainable Pokémon. Eternamax Eternatus has the highest base stat total of all Pokémon at 1125, but cannot be used by the player.
    • In addition, Mega Mewtwo Y has the highest base Special Attack of all Pokémon at 194, and Mega Mewtwo X has the highest base Attack of all Pokémon at 190. Mega Mewtwo X also has the highest base stat increase of all Mega Evolutions, its Attack stat being boosted by 80 upon the process.
  • Sableye and Mawile have the lowest base stats totals of any Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution, at 380.
  • Several Mega Evolution Pokémon reduce some of their base stats to increase others, those being:
  • 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 are Charizard and Mewtwo, which have two each and were introduced in Generation I. In both cases, the first ones to be revealed were the Y versions.
    • In addition, both of their Y Mega Evolutions kept their original type(s), while both of their X Mega Evolutions changed or added their secondary type.
    • Also, in both cases, the X Mega Evolution is more physically-oriented (with a higher Attack and/or Defense), while the Y Mega Evolution is more specially-oriented (with a higher Special Attack and/or Special Defense).
  • Rayquaza is the only Pokémon that does not require a Mega Stone to Mega Evolve in the core series games, instead being required to know Dragon Ascent.
    • This makes Rayquaza the only Pokémon that can have a different held item while Mega Evolved, since Mega Stones cannot be taken off their proper holder during battle.
    • It is, furthermore, the only Pokémon to lack the message "(The opposing) <Pokémon>'s <Mega Stone> is reacting to its Key Stone!" when it Mega Evolves, as it has the message "<player>'s fervent wish has reached Rayquaza!" instead.
    • In Pokémon Shuffle, Rayquaza needs the player to get the Meteorite for it to Mega Evolve.
    • Although Rayquaza can learn Dragon Ascent in Generation VIII onward, it cannot Mega Evolve in those games.
  • Mega Latias and Mega Latios are programmed into Pokémon X and Y; as a result, they are not banned by the Kalos rules from battles, and their Mega Stones are not banned from trades between Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire and X or Y, despite being otherwise unavailable in those games.
  • The Japanese and Korean logos for Pokémon X and Y include the Mega Evolution sigil.
  • In the Pokémon X and Y demo, the message "An immense new power has risen in Mewtwo!" would be displayed before Mega Evolving. In the final game, the message displayed is "<Pokémon>'s <Mega Stone> is reacting to <Trainer>'s <Key Stone item>!" Additionally, Mega Mewtwo Y is referred to as simply Mega Mewtwo.
  • Mega Altaria is the only Mega Evolved Pokémon with a unique type combination.
  • Mega Kangaskhan and Mega Rayquaza are the only Mega Pokémon which have a signature Ability.
  • If not counting movies or the Mega Evolution Specials, overall twenty-two Mega Evolutions haven't appeared in the main anime.
  • No Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution has an exclusive Z-Move.
  • Due to Mega Evolution being absent from Generation VIII onward, this have affected the status of some Abilities:
  • Slowbro is the only Pokémon to have both a Mega Evolution and a regional form.
  • The fully-evolved Kanto first partner Pokémon and Gengar are the only Pokémon that can both Mega Evolve and Gigantamax.
  • In contrast to the other Paradox Pokémon, Roaring Moon and Iron Valiant bear resemblance to Mega Evolved forms of the Pokémon they are based on rather than the basic form.
  • The Pokédex description for Roaring Moon in Pokémon Violet makes a reference to Mega Evolution.
  • The lore behind Mega Evolutions remains inconsistent in how it affects the Pokémon who undergo it. In X and Y, it was stated to be the bond between a trainer and Pokémon, and no ill effects are implied. In Sun and Moon and Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the Pokédex makes it clear that Mega Evolution is harmful; however, in Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee, the Pokédex goes back to the bond with a trainer and harmless entries.

In other languages

Language Title
Albania Flag.png Albanian Mega Evolucion
Chinese Cantonese 超級進化 Chīukāp Jeunfa *
超進化 Chīu Jeunfa *
Mandarin 超級進化 / 超级进化 Chāojí Jìnhuà *
超進化 / 超进化 Chāo Jìnhuà *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Mega evoluce
Denmark Flag.png Danish Megaudvikling
Mega Udvikling
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Mega Evolutie (Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon website, XY002-XY034)
Mega-evolutie (XY043-present)
Finland Flag.png Finnish Megakehitys (anime)
Megaevoluutio (TCGO)
France Flag.png French Méga-Évolution
Germany Flag.png German Mega-Entwicklung
Greece Flag.png Greek Μέγα Εξέλιξη Méga Exélixi
Israel Flag.png Hebrew מגה התפתחות Mega Hitpatkhut
India Flag.png Hindi Mega Evolution
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Mega evolúció
Mega Fejlődés
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Evolusi Mega
Mega Evolusi
Italy Flag.png Italian Megaevoluzione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메가진화 Mega Jinhwa
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Evolusi Mega
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Megautvikling
Megaevolusjon
Poland Flag.png Polish Megaewolucja
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Megaevolução (games, XY096-present, TCG, Pokémon Characters Guidebook)
Mega Evolução (XY002-XY068)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal MegaEvolução
Russia Flag.png Russian Мега-Эволюция Mega-Evolyutsiya (Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon website, anime)
Мега Эволюция Mega Evolyutsiya
Мегаэволюция Megaevolyutsiya
Spain Flag.png Spanish Megaevolución
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Mega-utveckling
Mega-evolution*
Thailand Flag.png Thai วิวัฒนาการร่างเมก้า Wiwatthanakan Rang Mega
วิวัฒนาการเมก้า Wiwatthanakan Mega
เมก้าชินกะ Mega Shinka
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Mega Evrim
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tiến Hóa Mega

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mega evolutions of Latias and Latios were officially added in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, but they were already programmed into Pokémon X and Y and as such players could trade their Mega Stones and use them in those games.

References

  1. Roaring Moon's Pokémon Violet Pokédex entry: "According to an article in a dubious magazine, this Pokémon has some connection to a phenomenon that occurs in a certain region."
  2. Professor Sycamore:"It's only a hypothesis, but I think the bond between Pokémon and Trainer is the key to this new Evolution. But what is this bond, exactly? And why are there examples of Mega Evolution only in the Kalos region? There's still so much we don't know..." (Pokémon X and Y)
  3. Sina: "It's so mysterious... to be talking about Mega Evolution here, in a region so far away from Kalos..." (Pokémon Sun and Moon).
  4. Colress: "Z-Power... Is it the true potential that I seek? Does it surpass the Mega Ring?" (Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon)
  5. Sina: "You know, when you think about it, the Z-Power Ring helps the feelings of a Trainer reach their Pokémon so it can use its Z-Move, right? It only follows that it should be able to achieve Mega Evolution, too!" (Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon)
  6. ポケモン映画最新作『神速のゲノセクト ミュウツー覚醒』へと続くオリジナルストーリーが、テレビで放送決定!
  7. How Pokemon Cards Are Made | GameSpot
  8. クリエイター ~ゲームディレクター長島敦スペシャル対談~ | pokemon-card.com, archived January 1st, 2014
  9. Mega Flygon Excluded from XY/ORAS Because of Artist's Block, PokeBeach, translation of Nintendo Dream interview scan

See also


Pokémon forms and variants
Permanent: Shiny Pokémon (GO) • Alternately colored Pokémon (anime)
Gender differences‎Form differences (GO)
Brilliant PokémonAlpha Pokémon
Transformations: Mega EvolutionPrimal ReversionBond PhenomenonUltra Burst
Dynamax (Gigantamax) • EternamaxTerastal phenomenon
Groups: Totem PokémonNoble PokémonTitan Pokémon
Regional forms: AlolanGalarianHisuianPaldean
Analogous: Paradox PokémonEcologically similar Pokémon
Pikachu variants: Surfing PikachuFlying PikachuCosplay PikachuPikachu in a cap
Miscellaneous: Pokémon fusionsGiant PokémonSpiky-eared PichuPartner Pokémon
Side series original: Shadow PokémonShadow Lugia
Spin-off original: Shadow PokémonPrimal DialgaToy Pokémon (Rusty Pokémon)
Shadow MewtwoPokéxelIllumina phenomenon
Anime original: Pink ButterfreeClone PokémonCrystal Onix
Mirage PokémonMeta GroudonGreen-crystal Deoxys
Manga original: Thu-Fi-ZerBlack FogBlack Tyranitar