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.

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.

Blaziken Mega Evolving into Mega Blaziken

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 simply "Mega Mewtwo."

Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution

Introduced in Pokémon X and Y

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

Introduced in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Dex Pokémon Before Mega Evolution After Mega Evolution Mega Stone Availabilty
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability
#0015 Beedrill    Bug  Poison  Swarm
Sniper (Hidden)
   Bug  Poison  Adaptability  
Beedrillite
ORAS
SMUSUMPE
#0018 Pidgeot    Normal  Flying  Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks (Hidden)
   Normal  Flying  No Guard  
Pidgeotite
ORAS
SMUSUMPE
#0080 Slowbro    Water  Psychic  Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
   Water  Psychic  Shell Armor  
Slowbronite
ORAS
SMUSUMPE
#0208 Steelix    Steel  Ground  Rock Head
Sturdy
Sheer Force (Hidden)
   Steel  Ground  Sand Force  
Steelixite
ORAS
SMUSUM
#0254 Sceptile    Grass  Overgrow
Unburden (Hidden)
   Grass  Dragon  Lightning Rod  
Sceptilite
ORAS
SMUSUM
#0260 Swampert    Water  Ground  Torrent
Damp (Hidden)
   Water  Ground  Swift Swim  
Swampertite
ORAS
SMUSUM
#0302 Sableye    Dark  Ghost  Keen Eye
Stall
Prankster (Hidden)
   Dark  Ghost  Magic Bounce  
Sablenite
ORAS
SMUSUM
#0319 Sharpedo    Water  Dark  Rough Skin
Speed Boost (Hidden)
   Water  Dark  Strong Jaw  
Sharpedonite
ORAS
SMUSUM
#0323 Camerupt    Fire  Ground  Magma Armor
Solid Rock
Anger Point (Hidden)
   Fire  Ground  Sheer Force  
Cameruptite
ORAS
SMUSUM
#0334 Altaria    Dragon  Flying  Natural Cure
Cloud Nine (Hidden)
   Dragon  Fairy  Pixilate  
Altarianite
ORAS
SMUSUM
#0362 Glalie    Ice  Inner Focus
Ice Body
Moody (Hidden)
   Ice  Refrigerate  
Glalitite
ORAS
SMUSUM
#0373 Salamence    Dragon  Flying  Intimidate
Moxie (Hidden)
   Dragon  Flying  Aerilate  
Salamencite
ORAS
SMUSUM
#0376 Metagross    Steel  Psychic  Clear Body
Light Metal (Hidden)
   Steel  Psychic  Tough Claws  
Metagrossite
ORAS
SMUSUM
#0384 Rayquaza    Dragon  Flying  Air Lock    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
ORAS
SMUSUM
#0428 Lopunny    Normal  Cute Charm
Klutz
Limber (Hidden)
   Normal  Fighting  Scrappy  
Lopunnite
ORAS
SMUSUM
#0475 Gallade    Psychic  Fighting  Steadfast
Justified (Hidden)
   Psychic  Fighting  Inner Focus  
Galladite
ORAS
SMUSUM
#0531 Audino    Normal  Healer
Regenerator
Klutz (Hidden)
   Normal  Fairy  Healer  
Audinite
ORAS
SMUSUM
#0719 Diancie    Rock  Fairy  Clear Body    Rock  Fairy  Magic Bounce  
Diancite
ORAS
SMUSUM

Base stat comparison

Pokémon  
Venusaur
 
Charizard
 
Charizard
 
Blastoise
 
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  
Pidgeot
 
Alakazam
 
Slowbro
 
Gengar
 
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  
Pinsir
 
Gyarados
 
Aerodactyl
 
Mewtwo
 
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  
Ampharos
 
Steelix
 
Scizor
 
Heracross
 
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  
Tyranitar
 
Sceptile
 
Blaziken
 
Swampert
 
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  
Sableye
 
Mawile
 
Aggron
 
Medicham
 
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  
Sharpedo
 
Camerupt
 
Altaria
 
Banette
 
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  
Glalie
 
Salamence
 
Metagross
 
Latias
 
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  
Rayquaza
 
Lopunny
 
Garchomp
 
Lucario
 
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  
Gallade
 
Audino
 
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 on members of the opposing team. If the gauge is full, and Mewtwo is at least Level 5, it will Mega Evolve.

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.

Starting from version 1.14.1.2, Mewtwo spends some of the Aeos energy it is holding when it Mega Evolves. The Mega Evolution will last longer if Mewtwo uses up more Aeos energy.

There are two Unite Licenses for Mewtwo. While both of them allow for using Mewtwo in a Unite Battle, each one has separate characteristics. Only the Unite License X one Mega Evolves into Mega Mewtwo X, while the Unite License Y one Mega Evolves into Mega Mewtwo Y.

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). 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 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

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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   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  . 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 animation

 
Mega Blaziken in Pokémon the Series: XY

Pokémon the Series

Multiple Mega Evolutions have been featured in Pokémon the Series.

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

Pokémon Origins

 
Red's Mega Charizard X in 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

Pokémon Generations

 
Mega Rayquaza in 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   as a prefix and   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 #
 Venusaur    XY   2/146 Collection X   002/060
Evolutions   2/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary   002/087
Evolutions   100/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary   089/087
 Blastoise    XY   30/146 Collection Y   015/060
Evolutions   22/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary   022/087
Evolutions   102/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary   093/087
 Charizard    Flashfire   13/106 M Charizard-EX Mega Battle Deck   002/021
Flashfire   107/106 Wild Blaze   088/080
Evolutions   13/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary   013/087
Evolutions   101/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary   091/087
 Charizard    Flashfire   69/106 Wild Blaze   055/080
Flashfire   108/106 Wild Blaze   089/080
 Kangaskhan    Flashfire   79/106 Wild Blaze   065/080
Flashfire   109/106 Wild Blaze   090/080
      Premium Champion Pack   094/131
 Heracross    Furious Fists   5/111 Rising Fist   005/096
Furious Fists   112/111 Rising Fist   104/096
 Lucario    Furious Fists   55/111 Rising Fist   053/096
Furious Fists   113/111 Rising Fist   105/096
      Premium Champion Pack   075/131
      The Best of XY   063/171
Miscellaneous Promotional cards   55a/111 The Best of XY   176/171
 Manectric    Phantom Forces   24/119 Phantom Gate   024/088
Phantom Forces   120/119 Phantom Gate   096/088
      Premium Champion Pack   043/131
      The Best of XY   035/171
Miscellaneous Promotional cards   24a/119 The Best of XY   174/171
 Gengar    Phantom Forces   35/119 Phantom Gate   034/088
Phantom Forces   121/119 Phantom Gate   097/088
      Premium Champion Pack   049/131
 Gengar    XY Black Star Promos   XY166 XY-P Promotional cards   079/XY-P
 Metagross    XY Black Star Promos   XY35 XY-P Promotional cards   102/XY-P
 Diancie    XY Black Star Promos   XY44 XY-P Promotional cards   093/XY-P
 Aggron    Primal Clash   94/160 Gaia Volcano   046/070
Primal Clash   154/160 Gaia Volcano   076/070
 Gardevoir    Primal Clash   106/160 Tidal Storm   051/070
Primal Clash   156/160 Tidal Storm   076/070
Generations   RC31/RC32 PokéKyun Collection   020/032
 Gallade    Roaring Skies   35/108 Emerald Break   031/078
Roaring Skies   100/108 Emerald Break   081/078
 Latios    Roaring Skies   59/108 Emerald Break   049/078
Roaring Skies   102/108 Emerald Break   083/078
 Rayquaza    Roaring Skies   61/108 M Rayquaza-EX Mega Battle Deck   006/018
 Rayquaza    Roaring Skies   76/108 Emerald Break   062/078
Roaring Skies   105/108 Emerald Break   086/078
      Premium Champion Pack   097/131
      XY-P Promotional cards   272/XY-P
      The Best of XY   105/171
 Absol    XY Black Star Promos   XY63 XY-P Promotional cards   XY-P
 Blaziken    XY Black Star Promos   XY86 XY-P Promotional cards   138/XY-P
 Swampert    XY Black Star Promos   XY87 XY-P Promotional cards   XY-P
 Sceptile    Ancient Origins   8/98 Bandit Ring   008/081
Ancient Origins   85/98 Bandit Ring   083/081
      Premium Champion Pack   007/131
      The Best of XY   007/171
 Ampharos    Ancient Origins   28/98 Bandit Ring   028/081
Ancient Origins   88/98 Bandit Ring   086/081
 Tyranitar    Ancient Origins   43/98 Bandit Ring   043/081
Ancient Origins   92/98 Bandit Ring   090/081
 Rayquaza    Ancient Origins   98/98 Bandit Ring   095/081
 Houndoom    BREAKthrough   22/162 Red Flash   010/059
BREAKthrough   154/162 Red Flash   061/059
 Glalie    BREAKthrough   35/162 Blue Shock   015/059
BREAKthrough   156/162 Blue Shock   061/059
 Mewtwo    BREAKthrough   63/162 Blue Shock   026/059
BREAKthrough   159/162 Blue Shock   063/059
      Premium Champion Pack   051/131
 Mewtwo    BREAKthrough   64/162 Red Flash   026/059
BREAKthrough   160/162 Red Flash   063/059
      Premium Champion Pack   052/131
      The Best of XY   043/171
 Aerodactyl    XY Black Star Promos   XY98 XY-P Promotional cards   183/XY-P
 Mawile    XY Black Star Promos   XY104 XY-P Promotional cards   186/XY-P
 Gyarados    BREAKpoint   27/122 Rage of the Broken Heavens   019/080
BREAKpoint   115/122 Rage of the Broken Heavens   082/080
 Scizor    BREAKpoint   77/122 Rage of the Broken Heavens   058/080
BREAKpoint   120/122 Rage of the Broken Heavens   087/080
 Venusaur    Generations   2/83 BREAK Starter Pack   002/072
 Charizard    Generations   12/83 BREAK Starter Pack   011/072
 Blastoise    Generations   18/83 BREAK Starter Pack   074/072
 Alakazam    Fates Collide   26/124 Awakening Psychic King   024/078
Fates Collide   118/124 Awakening Psychic King   081/078
      The Best of XY   041/171
 Altaria    Fates Collide   69/124 Awakening Psychic King   054/078
Fates Collide   121/124 Awakening Psychic King   084/078
 Audino    Fates Collide   85/124 M Audino-EX Mega Battle Deck   012/026
 Beedrill    XY Black Star Promos   XY158 Premium Champion Pack   002/131
 Garchomp    XY Black Star Promos   XY168 XY-P Promotional cards   XY-P
 Steelix     Steam Siege   68/114 Fever-Burst Fighter   033/054
Steam Siege   109/114 Fever-Burst Fighter   057/054
 Gardevoir     Steam Siege   79/114 Cruel Traitor   039/054
Steam Siege   112/114 Cruel Traitor   057/054
      The Best of XY   092/171
 Salamence    XY Black Star Promos   XY171 XY-P Promotional cards   257/XY-P
 Slowbro    Evolutions   27/108 XY-P Promotional cards   263/XY-P
 Pidgeot    Evolutions   65/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary   063/087
Evolutions   105/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary   097/087
 Camerupt    XY Black Star Promos   XY198 The Best of XY   013/171
Miscellaneous Promotional cards   XY198a The Best of XY   172/171
 Sharpedo    XY Black Star Promos   XY200 The Best of XY   071/171
Miscellaneous Promotional cards   XY200a The Best of XY   178/171
Mega Sableye & Tyranitar    Unified Minds   126/236 Miracle Twin   054/094
Unified Minds   225/236 Miracle Twin   101/094
Unified Minds   226/236 Miracle Twin   102/094
Unified Minds   245/236 Miracle Twin   111/094
Mega Lopunny & Jigglypuff    Cosmic Eclipse   165/236 Alter Genesis   073/095
Cosmic Eclipse   225/236 Alter Genesis   103/095
Cosmic Eclipse   226/236 Alter Genesis   104/095
Cosmic Eclipse   261/236 Alter Genesis   114/095
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Gengar Spirit Link I Phantom Forces   95/119 XY-P Promotional cards   055/XY-P
      Premium Champion Pack   111/131
Manectric Spirit Link I Phantom Forces   100/119 Phantom Gate   081/088
      Premium Champion Pack   115/131
      The Best of XY   134/171
Aggron Spirit Link I Primal Clash   123/160 Gaia Volcano   065/070
Gardevoir Spirit Link I Primal Clash   130/160 Tidal Storm   065/070
Steam Siege   101/114 Cruel Traitor   052/054
      The Best of XY   128/171
Gallade Spirit Link I Roaring Skies   183/108 Emerald Break   073/078
Latios Spirit Link I Roaring Skies   85/108 Emerald Break   074/078
Rayquaza Spirit Link I Roaring Skies   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   70/98 Bandit Ring   074/081
      Premium Champion Pack   115/131
      The Best of XY   134/171
Sceptile Spirit Link I Ancient Origins   80/98 Bandit Ring   073/081
      Premium Champion Pack   112/131
      The Best of XY   130/171
Tyranitar Spirit Link I Ancient Origins   81/98 Bandit Ring   075/081
Glalie Spirit Link I BREAKthrough   139/162 Blue Shock   055/059
Houndoom Spirit Link I BREAKthrough   142/162 Red Flash   056/059
Mewtwo Spirit Link I BREAKthrough   144/162 Blue Shock   056/059
      Red Flash   057/059
      Premium Champion Pack   114/131
      The Best of XY   133/171
Gyarados Spirit Link I BREAKpoint   101/122 Rage of the Broken Heavens   075/080
Scizor Spirit Link I BREAKpoint   111/122 Rage of the Broken Heavens   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   90/124 Awakening Psychic King   075/078
      XY-P Promotional cards   229/XY-P
      The Best of XY   132/171
Altaria Spirit Link I Fates Collide   91/124 Awakening Psychic King   074/078
Audino Spirit Link I Fates Collide   92/124 M Audino-EX Mega Battle Deck   019/026
Steelix Spirit Link I Steam Siege   106/114 Fever-Burst Fighter   052/054
Beedrill Spirit Link I XY Black Star Promos   XY159 Premium Champion Pack   113/131
Blastoise Spirit Link I Evolutions   73/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary   080/087
Charizard Spirit Link I Evolutions   75/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary   083/087
Pidgeot Spirit Link I Evolutions   81/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary   081/087
Slowbro Spirit Link I Evolutions   86/108 XY-P Promotional cards   265/XY-P
Venusaur Spirit Link I Evolutions   89/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary   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
  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 *
  Czech Mega evoluce
  Danish Megaudvikling
Mega Udvikling
  Dutch Mega Evolutie (Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon website, XY002-XY034)
Mega-evolutie (XY043-present)
  Finnish Megakehitys (anime)
Megaevoluutio (TCGO)
  French Méga-Évolution
  German Mega-Entwicklung
  Greek Μέγα Εξέλιξη Méga Exélixi
  Hebrew מגה התפתחות Mega Hitpatkhut
  Hindi Mega Evolution
मेगा एवोलूशन Mega Evolution
  Hungarian Mega evolúció
Mega Fejlődés
  Indonesian Evolusi Mega
Mega Evolusi
  Italian Megaevoluzione
  Korean 메가진화 Mega Jinhwa
  Malaysian Evolusi Mega
  Norwegian Megautvikling
Megaevolusjon
  Polish Megaewolucja
Portuguese   Brazil Megaevolução (games, XY096-present, TCG, Pokémon Characters Guidebook)
Mega Evolução (XY002-XY068)
  Portugal MegaEvolução
  Russian Мега-Эволюция Mega-Evolyutsiya (Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon website, anime)
Мега Эволюция Mega Evolyutsiya
Мегаэволюция Megaevolyutsiya
  Spanish Megaevolución
  Swedish Mega-utveckling
Mega-evolution*
  Tamil மெகா எவல்யூஷன் Mega Evolution
  Thai วิวัฒนาการร่างเมก้า Wiwatthanakan Rang Mega
วิวัฒนาการเมก้า Wiwatthanakan Mega
เมก้าชินกะ Mega Shinka
  Turkish Mega Evrim
  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