Mega Evolution

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Mega redirects here. For Crystal's Meganium in Pokémon Adventures, which is known as Mega in Chuang Yi translations, see Megaree.

Blaziken Mega Evolving into Mega Blaziken

Mega Evolution (Japanese: メガシンカ Mega Evolution) is a transformation affecting Pokémon. Mega-Evolved Pokémon 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 Kalos legend, the first Pokémon to have been Mega Evolved was a Lucario. However, according to Zinnia's grandmother in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Rayquaza was the first Pokémon to Mega Evolve; Mega Evolution was first discovered by the first meeting of humanity and Rayquaza. Professor Sycamore theorizes that Mega Evolution can only be achieved if there is a strong bond between a Trainer and its Pokémon.

As of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, there are 46 species of Pokémon that are capable of Mega Evolution, and there are 48 different Mega Evolutions.

Mega Evolving

The Mega Evolution sigil, as seen in Pokémon Tretta

In order to Mega Evolve, most Pokémon must be holding their appropriate Mega Stone and the Trainer must have a Key Stone. Only Rayquaza does not need a Mega Stone to Mega Evolve; instead, it must know the move Dragon Ascent.

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 back to its original state if it faints or the battle ends; if it is switched out, it will still be in its Mega Evolved state if it is switched back in.

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, the Mega Evolution will occur regardless.

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.

Performing Mega Evolution will not alter the turn order, so 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. All other stat changes and type changes of a Mega Evolution will take effect immediately and damage calculation will proceed as usual. (A Pokémon whose Mega Evolution possesses a lower Defense stat, for example, will take greater damage from Physical attacks on the turn of Mega Evolving.)

Changes in a Pokémon's Ability will also 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.

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 in its Mega Evolved state for the remainder of the Talent Round.


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 has a base stat total 100 points higher than that of its base form.

Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution

Introduced in X and Y

Pokémon Before Mega Evolution After Mega Evolution Mega Stone
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability
Venusaur Venusaur  Grass  Poison  Overgrow
Chlorophyll (Hidden)
Mega Venusaur  Grass  Poison  Thick Fat Dream Venusaurite Sprite.png
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
Blastoise Blastoise  Water  Torrent
Rain Dish (Hidden)
Mega Blastoise  Water  Mega Launcher Dream Blastoisinite Sprite.png
Alakazam Alakazam  Psychic  Synchronize or
Inner Focus
Magic Guard (Hidden)
Mega Alakazam  Psychic  Trace Dream Alakazite Sprite.png
Gengar Gengar  Ghost  Poison  Levitate Mega Gengar  Ghost  Poison  Shadow Tag Dream Gengarite Sprite.png
Kangaskhan Kangaskhan  Normal  Early Bird or
Inner Focus (Hidden)
Mega Kangaskhan  Normal  Parental Bond Dream Kangaskhanite Sprite.png
Pinsir Pinsir  Bug  Hyper Cutter or
Mold Breaker
Moxie (Hidden)
Mega Pinsir  Bug  Flying  Aerilate Dream Pinsirite Sprite.png
Gyarados Gyarados  Water  Flying  Intimidate
Moxie (Hidden)
Mega Gyarados  Water  Dark  Mold Breaker Dream Gyaradosite Sprite.png
Aerodactyl Aerodactyl  Rock  Flying  Rock Head or
Unnerve (Hidden)
Mega Aerodactyl  Rock  Flying  Tough Claws Dream Aerodactylite Sprite.png
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
Ampharos Ampharos  Electric  Static
Plus (Hidden)
Mega Ampharos  Electric  Dragon  Mold Breaker Dream Ampharosite Sprite.png
Scizor Scizor  Bug  Steel  Swarm or
Light Metal (Hidden)
Mega Scizor  Bug  Steel  Technician Dream Scizorite Sprite.png
Heracross Heracross  Bug  Fighting  Swarm or
Moxie (Hidden)
Mega Heracross  Bug  Fighting  Skill Link Dream Heracronite Sprite.png
Houndoom Houndoom  Dark  Fire  Early Bird or
Flash Fire
Unnerve (Hidden)
Mega Houndoom  Dark  Fire  Solar Power Dream Houndoominite Sprite.png
Tyranitar Tyranitar  Rock  Dark  Sand Stream
Unnerve (Hidden)
Mega Tyranitar  Rock  Dark  Sand Stream Dream Tyranitarite Sprite.png
Blaziken Blaziken  Fire  Fighting  Blaze
Speed Boost (Hidden)
Mega Blaziken  Fire  Fighting  Speed Boost Dream Blazikenite Sprite.png
Gardevoir Gardevoir  Psychic  Fairy  Synchronize or
Telepathy (Hidden)
Mega Gardevoir  Psychic  Fairy  Pixilate Dream Gardevoirite Sprite.png
Mawile Mawile  Steel  Fairy  Hyper Cutter or
Sheer Force (Hidden)
Mega Mawile  Steel  Fairy  Huge Power Dream Mawilite Sprite.png
Aggron Aggron  Steel  Rock  Sturdy or
Rock Head
Heavy Metal (Hidden)
Mega Aggron  Steel  Filter Dream Aggronite Sprite.png
Medicham Medicham  Fighting  Psychic  Pure Power
Telepathy (Hidden)
Mega Medicham  Fighting  Psychic  Pure Power Dream Medichamite Sprite.png
Manectric Manectric  Electric  Static or
Lightning Rod
Minus (Hidden)
Mega Manectric  Electric  Intimidate Dream Manectite Sprite.png
Banette Banette  Ghost  Insomnia or
Cursed Body (Hidden)
Mega Banette  Ghost  Prankster Dream Banettite Sprite.png
Absol Absol  Dark  Pressure or
Super Luck
Justified (Hidden)
Mega Absol  Dark  Magic Bounce Dream Absolite Sprite.png
Garchomp Garchomp  Dragon  Ground  Sand Veil
Rough Skin (Hidden)
Mega Garchomp  Dragon  Ground  Sand Force Dream Garchompite Sprite.png
Lucario Lucario  Fighting  Steel  Steadfast or
Inner Focus
Justified (Hidden)
Mega Lucario  Fighting  Steel  Adaptability Dream Lucarionite Sprite.png
Abomasnow Abomasnow  Grass  Ice  Snow Warning
Soundproof (Hidden)
Mega Abomasnow  Grass  Ice  Snow Warning Dream Abomasite Sprite.png

Introduced in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon Before Mega Evolution After Mega Evolution Mega Stone
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability
Beedrill Beedrill  Bug  Poison  Swarm
Sniper (Hidden)
Mega Beedrill  Bug  Poison  Adaptability Dream Beedrillite Sprite.png
Pidgeot Pidgeot  Normal  Flying  Keen Eye or
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks (Hidden)
Mega Pidgeot  Normal  Flying  No Guard Dream Pidgeotite Sprite.png
Slowbro Slowbro  Water  Psychic  Oblivious or
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
Mega Slowbro  Water  Psychic  Shell Armor Dream Slowbronite Sprite.png
Steelix Steelix  Steel  Ground  Rock Head or
Sheer Force (Hidden)
Mega Steelix  Steel  Ground  Sand Force Dream Steelixite Sprite.png
Sceptile Sceptile  Grass  Overgrow
Unburden (Hidden)
Mega Sceptile  Grass  Dragon  Lightning Rod Dream Sceptilite Sprite.png
Swampert Swampert  Water  Ground  Torrent
Damp (Hidden)
Mega Swampert  Water  Ground  Swift Swim Dream Swampertite Sprite.png
Sableye Sableye  Dark  Ghost  Keen Eye or
Prankster (Hidden)
Mega Sableye  Dark  Ghost  Magic Bounce Dream Sablenite Sprite.png
Sharpedo Sharpedo  Water  Dark  Rough Skin
Speed Boost (Hidden)
Mega Sharpedo  Water  Dark  Strong Jaw Dream Sharpedonite Sprite.png
Camerupt Camerupt  Fire  Ground  Magma Armor or
Solid Rock
Anger Point (Hidden)
Mega Camerupt  Fire  Ground  Sheer Force Dream Cameruptite Sprite.png
Altaria Altaria  Dragon  Flying  Natural Cure
Cloud Nine (Hidden)
Mega Altaria  Dragon  Fairy  Pixilate Dream Altarianite Sprite.png
Glalie Glalie  Ice  Inner Focus or
Ice Body
Moody (Hidden)
Mega Glalie  Ice  Refrigerate Dream Glalitite Sprite.png
Salamence Salamence  Dragon  Flying  Intimidate
Moxie (Hidden)
Mega Salamence  Dragon  Flying  Aerilate Dream Salamencite Sprite.png
Metagross Metagross  Steel  Psychic  Clear Body
Light Metal (Hidden)
Mega Metagross  Steel  Psychic  Tough Claws Dream Metagrossite Sprite.png
Latias Latias  Dragon  Psychic  Levitate Mega Latias  Dragon  Psychic  Levitate Dream Latiasite Sprite.png
Latios Latios  Dragon  Psychic  Levitate Mega Latios  Dragon  Psychic  Levitate Dream Latiosite Sprite.png
Rayquaza Rayquaza  Dragon  Flying  Air Lock Mega Rayquaza  Dragon  Flying  Delta Stream None.png
Lopunny Lopunny  Normal  Cute Charm or
Limber (Hidden)
Mega Lopunny  Normal  Fighting  Scrappy Dream Lopunnite Sprite.png
Gallade Gallade  Psychic  Fighting  Steadfast
Justified (Hidden)
Mega Gallade  Psychic  Fighting  Inner Focus Dream Galladite Sprite.png
Audino Audino  Normal  Healer or
Klutz (Hidden)
Mega Audino  Normal  Fairy  Healer Dream Audinite Sprite.png
Diancie Diancie  Rock  Fairy  Clear Body Mega Diancie  Rock  Fairy  Magic Bounce Dream Diancite Sprite.png

In other games

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

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Charizard's, Lucario's, and Mewtwo's Final Smashes Mega Evolve them into Mega Charizard X, Mega Lucario, and Mega Mewtwo Y, respectively. While Lucario and Charizard's Mega Forms are used as a temporary power-up, Mewtwo's is used to perform Psystrike.

The Mega Evolutions of Blastoise, Blaziken, Kangaskhan, Venusaur, Lucario, Mewtwo (both forms), and Charizard (X form) appear as trophies in the Wii U version, while only Mega Venusaur and Blastoise appear in the 3DS version.

Pokkén Tournament

Lucario, Gardevoir, Gengar, Charizard, Blaziken, Sceptile, Mewtwo, and Shadow Mewtwo are able to Mega Evolve through Synergy Burst, with Charizard and 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 during the game, 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.

Pokémon 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), typically by defeating its Mega-Evolved form in a Trainer battle at the end of each Main Stage Area. For a Pokémon to Mega Evolve during battle, the Pokémon must be placed in the first position (furthest to the left) when selecting Support Pokémon and the Mega Gauge must be filled by matching the Pokémon being Mega Evolved or matching Pokémon with the Mega Boost or Mega Boost+ Skills who are of the same Type as the Pokémon being Mega Evolved. After the Mega Gauge fills, each of the Pokémon's icon pieces change to reflect the Mega-Evolved form of that Pokémon. Effects for each Mega form vary between Pokémon and are listed below in the Mega Effects table. These Mega Effects replace the Pokémon's Skill for the remainder of the battle.

The following Mega Stones are available by defeating Mega-Evolved Trainer Pokémon at the end of Main Stage Areas, listed in the order they are received:

  • Audinite, Kangaskhanite, Sablenite, Slowbronite, Lopunnite, Altarianite, Mawilite, Ampharosite, Glalitite, Gengarite, Mewtwonite Y, Aerodactylite, Heracronite, Medichamite, Rayquaza's Meteorite, Mewtwonite X and Scizorite.

The following Mega Stones are occasionally rewarded as prizes for completing certain Special Stage events such as Competitive Stages or some Escalation Battles:

  • Lucarionite, Blastoisinite, Banettite, Venusaurite, Manectite, Blazikenite, Garchompite, Sharpedonite, Charizardite Y, Latiasite, Absolite, Gardevoirite, Latiosite, Steelixite, Swampertite, Diancite, Abomasite, Charizardite X and Sceptilite.

Mega Effects

Disruptions can be erased if they are in a tile targeted by the effect. Each Pokémon or Disruption erased boosts the amount of damage dealt to the opponent. Empty tiles do not count. The Pokémon that make the match that triggers the Mega Effects are erased before they can contribute to combos and therefore do not boost the amount of damage done by any subsequent matches. A Mega match and its resulting effect always take priority over other matches. A non-Mega match must trigger first by moving the non-Mega Pokémon icon to complete its match before the Mega match and is therefore not disrupted by the Mega match. Mega Mewtwo X and Mega Charizard X will change type to Fighting and Dragon, respectively, upon Mega Evolving and therefore have separate entries in the Pokémon list from their Y counterparts, allowing only one of each to be in the support Pokémon. EXP is shared, but Mega Speedups are not.

Pokémon Effect Gauge Max Mega Speedups
Audino Mega Audino Erases all Pokémon within one space of the match. 12 3
Kangaskhan Mega Kangaskhan Erases all Pokémon in the five columns to the left and right. 16 8
Sableye Mega Sableye Erases all Pokémon in an O-shaped pattern. 22 8
Slowbro Mega Slowbro Adds one more Mega Slowbro above the match. 18 2
Lopunny Mega Lopunny Erases all Pokémon five rows above and five rows below. 16 8
Altaria Mega Altaria Erases all Pokémon within two spaces of the match. 22 6
Mawile Mega Mawile Erases Pokémon with three lines from upper right to lower left. 21 7
Ampharos Mega Ampharos A random lightning strike erases a jagged line of Pokémon. 24 7
Glalie Mega Glalie Erases all Pokémon in a V-shaped pattern. 19 6
Gengar Mega Gengar Erases all Mega Gengar in the puzzle area. 11 1
Mewtwo Mega Mewtwo Y Clears a Pokémon with the same type as Mega Mewtwo Y (max 10). 23 5
Aerodactyl Mega Aerodactyl Erases rocks and blocks (max 10), and also does damage to the foe. 23 7
Heracross Mega Heracross Adds one more Mega Heracross to the left of the match. 21 6
Medicham Mega Medicham Erases a group of Pokémon in the middle at once. 21 6
Rayquaza Mega Rayquaza Erases a Pokémon of a different type from Mega Rayquaza (max 10). 33 20
Mewtwo Mega Mewtwo X Erases Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Mewtwo X. 15 5
Scizor Mega Scizor Erases a jagged line of Pokémon horizontally. 18 8
Lucario Mega Lucario Erases all Pokémon five rows above and five rows below. 14 4
Blastoise Mega Blastoise Erases all Pokémon within two spaces of the match. 19 4
Banette Mega Banette Clears a Pokémon with the same type as Mega Banette (max 10). 27 8
Venusaur Mega Venusaur Erases all Pokémon in the five columns to the left and right. 15 3
Manectric Mega Manectric A vertical lightning strike erases a jagged line of Pokémon. 20 7
Blaziken Mega Blaziken Erases Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Blaziken. 12 3
Garchomp Mega Garchomp Erases Pokémon with three lines from upper left to lower right. 24 10
Sharpedo Mega Sharpedo Adds one more Mega Sharpedo above the match. 22 10
Charizard Mega Charizard Y Erases all Pokémon in a Y-shaped pattern. 16 3
Latias Mega Latias Erases Pokémon on a random jagged line horizontally. 22 12
Absol Mega Absol Erases Pokémon with three lines from upper right to lower left. 18 3
Gardevoir Mega Gardevoir Erases Pokémon in the five columns to the left and right. 15 5
Latios Mega Latios Erases a jagged line of Pokémon horizontally. 19 5
Steelix Mega Steelix Erases blocks (max 10), and also does damage to the foe. 21 7
Swampert Mega Swampert Erases Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Swampert. 12 3
Diancie Mega Diancie Erases Pokémon that are covered by a barrier (max 10). 19 6
Abomasnow Mega Abomasnow Erases all Pokémon five rows above and five rows below. 13 3
Charizard Mega Charizard X Erases all Pokémon in an X-shaped pattern. 16 5
Sceptile Mega Sceptile Erases Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Sceptile. 12 3

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 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.

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon

Mega Evolution allows Pokémon to become more powerful, attack multiple enemies, and break down walls. To achieve Mega Evolution, the player must find an 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. The Pokémon that Mega Evolves will have their form when moving to the next floor. A bar will appear above the Mega-Evolved Pokémon after it transforms and will slowly start to fill up. Once 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. This will go away after a while, and the Pokémon will revert to normal.

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 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.

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.

In the TCG

Mega Evolution is featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as MegaPokémonEX. They were added as a new mechanic to the game in the XY expansion as an evolution of Pokémon-EX cards. Mega Evolving a Pokémon immediately ends a player's turn.

MegaPokémonEX tend to have much higher HP and more powerful attacks than regular PokémonEX. Currently, all of them have exactly one attack. Uniquely, the artwork of MegaPokémonEX feature their attack's name printed in a stylized design on the card as part of the artwork itself. This name is displayed in Japanese, except for Japanese and Korean cards where the name is displayed in English. (Some special Japanese UR variant cards keep the name printed in Japanese instead of English.)

Like all PokémonEX, a player who defeats a MegaPokémonEX takes two Prize Cards instead of one.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
MegaVenusaurEX Grass XY Rare Holo ex 2/146 Collection X RR 002/060
MegaBlastoiseEX Water XY Rare Holo ex 30/146 Collection Y RR 015/060
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
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
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
MegaGengarEX Psychic       XY-P Promotional cards   079/XY-P
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
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
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
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
MegaAbsolEX Darkness XY Black Star Promos   XY63 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
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
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
MegaMewtwoEX Psychic BREAKthrough Rare Holo ex 64/162 Red Flash RR 028/059
BREAKthrough Rare Ultra 160/162 Red Flash SR 063/059
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
MegaAerodactylEX Fighting XY Black Star Promos   XY98 XY-P Promotional cards   183/XY-P
MegaMawileEX Fairy       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      
MegaGardevoirEX Psychic Generations Rare Ultra 12/83 PokéKyun Collection RR 020/032

In the anime

Mega Blaziken in the anime

In the main series

Multiple 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.
  • In Mega Evolution Special I, a protagonist named Alain was featured traveling across the Kalos region with his Mega Charizard X, challenging other Mega Evolution Trainers. During the episode, Alain battled Astrid's Mega Absol and Remo's Mega Garchomp, and was victorious in both battles. Later in the special, he even faced the Elite Four member Siebold and his Mega Blastoise, but the powerful Water-type Pokémon proved to be too much for Charizard, causing Alain to lose the battle.
  • All known Mega Evolutions released at the time were also featured during the intro of the aforementioned special episode.
  • Korrina has a Lucario that can Mega Evolve, and so does her grandfather Gurkinn, as shown in The Aura Storm!. In Origins of Mega Evolution!, it was shown in a flashback how one of Gurkinn's ancestors discovered a Key Stone, while his Lucario discovered a Lucarionite, leading to the first known Mega Evolution.
  • During the intro of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, Wikstrom is seen Mega Evolving his Scizor in a battle against Diantha and her Mega Gardevoir.
  • At the end of Mega Evolution Special III, Alain was seen battling a Trainer with a Mega Tyranitar.
  • A Mega Alakazam, Mega Glalie, Mega Pidgeot, Mega Steelix, Shiny Mega Gengar, Shiny Mega Gardevoir, and several others are set to appear in M19. The Shiny Mega Gengar is owned by Jarvis, while most of the others have been forcibly transformed into their Mega Evolved states by him using a special device and used to create an army.

In Pokémon Origins

Mega Charizard X 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 and Key Stone given to him by Mr. Fuji in an earlier episode.

In the manga

Mega Kangaskhan in the Pokémon Adventures manga
Mega Charizard X in The Legend of the Dragon King manga

In the Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King manga

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

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 arrived in Vaniville Town in order to steal X's Mega Ring, the commotion caused X's baby Kangaskhan, Li'l Kanga, to react with X's Mega Ring and Mega Evolve into Mega Kangaskhan, easily defeating Aliana's Pyroar and Mable's Houndoom.

When X and his friends were attacked by Team Flare in Santalune City, Korrina arrived and Mega Evolved her Lucario into Mega Lucario to assist them.

While visiting Lumiose City, X met an Electrike, which led him to a Manectite, evolving into Manectric in the process. Later Manectric joins X's team, Mega Evolving into Mega Manectric while facing a Team Flare Grunt.

During a battle against Team Flare, Gurkinn's Gengar protected X from Celosia's Aegislash. It helped battle against Team Flare to stop them from capturing Xerneas while in tree form. It was later given it to X, at which point he nicknamed it Garma. Garma has a Gengarite, which allows X to Mega Evolve it into Mega Gengar.

While confronting Essentia, X's Rute and Y's Solsol are given their respective Mega Stones, allowing them to Mega Evolve into Mega Pinsir and Mega Absol respectively.

In PAORAS01, Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald were shown learning how to Mega Evolve their Pokémon from Ultima. Sapphire and Emerald are seen mastering it in PAORAS03, where they Mega Evolved their respective starter Pokémon.

In PAORAS02, Ruby was able to successfully Mega Evolve Latios into Mega Latios, allowing them to soar into the sky. He soon arrived at the Sky Pillar, where he met and battled Zinnia, who used her Mega Salamence against Mega Latios.

In PAORAS06, Steven Mega Evolved his Metagross into Mega Metagross with his Mega Stickpin.

In PAORAS07, Jinga of the Draconids Mega Evolved his Slowbro into Mega Slowbro in his battle against Ruby.

In PAORAS08, Ruby Mega Evolved Mumu into Mega Swampert.

In PAORAS11, Maxie and Archie used their Mega Glasses and Mega Anchor to Mega Evolve their Camerupt and Sharpedo into Mega Camerupt and Mega Sharpedo respectively. In retaliation, Red and Green Mega Evolved Saur and Blasty into Mega Venusaur and Mega Blastoise respectively to battle them.

In PAORAS15, footage of Rayquaza Mega Evolving was seen.


  • Every type has at least one Mega Evolution: Psychic has the most (with ten), while Ice and Electric have the fewest (with two each).
    • Electric is the only type for which no new Mega Evolution was introduced in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
  • At least one Pokémon from every generation is capable of Mega Evolving: Generation III has the most (with twenty), while Generations V and VI have the fewest (with one each).
  • Aerodactyl is the only Fossil Pokémon capable of Mega Evolving.
  • Only Pokémon which cannot evolve are capable of Mega Evolution.
  • With base stat totals of 780, Mega Mewtwo X, Mega Mewtwo Y, and Mega Rayquaza have the highest base stat totals of any Pokémon.
    • 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.
  • 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 each have two. In both cases, the first ones to be revealed were the Y versions.
    • In addition, both of their Y versions kept their original type, while both of their X versions changed their type.
    • Also, in both cases, the X version is more physically-oriented (with a higher Attack and/or Defense), while the Y version 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 who can have a different held item while Mega Evolved, since Mega Stones cannot be taken off their proper holder during battle.
    • In Pokémon Shuffle Rayquaza needs the player to get the Meteorite for it to Mega Evolve.
  • Rayquaza is the only trio master capable of Mega Evolution.
  • Diancie is the only Mythical Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution.
  • 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 an interview with the Nintendo Dream magazine, Ken Sugimori stated that Flygon was intended to get a Mega Evolution in Pokémon X and Y, but the idea was dropped due to him experiencing artist's block.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 超進化 Chīu Jeunfa
Mandarin 超進化 Chāo Jìnhuà
Denmark Flag.png Danish Megaudvikling
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Mega-evolutie
Finland Flag.png Finnish Megakehitys
Megaevoluutio (TCGO)
France Flag.png French Méga-Évolution
Germany Flag.png German Mega-Entwicklung
India Flag.png Hindi Mega Evolution
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Mega Evolusi
Italy Flag.png Italian Megaevoluzione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메가진화 Mega Jinhwa
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Megautvikling
Poland Flag.png Polish Mega Ewolucja
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Mega Evolução (anime and TCGO)
Megaevolução (TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal MegaEvolução
Russia Flag.png Russian Мегаэволююция
Мега Эволюция (TCGO)
Spain Flag.png Spanish Megaevolución
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Megautveckling
Thailand Flag.png Thai พัฒนาร่างเมก้า
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Mega Evrim
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Siêu Tiến Hóa

See also

Pokémon training
CatchingNicknameBattlesEvolution (Mega Evolution) • Trading (Outsiders) • BreedingReleasing
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