Mega Evolution (Shuffle)

Mega Evolution in Pokémon Shuffle has two pre-requisites: only a Pokémon whose Mega Stone has been acquired can Mega Evolve, and only if it has been selected as the player's first Support Pokémon. If a Pokémon has two Mega Evolution forms (and both are available), the player will be able to select a specific form when entering a stage.

Shiny Charizard is set in the first party slot with its Mega Stone, allowing it to Mega Evolve.

Mega Stones are given out throughout the game, typically awarded when players defeat the corresponding Mega Pokémon used by a Trainer, through Mission Card rewards, or as prizes on special stages.

Activating Mega Evolution

A Pokémon's Mega Evolution is activated by filling the Mega Gauge, located to the left of the puzzle area (above on Mobile). The Mega Gauge is filled by matching icons of the first Support Pokémon. It can also be filled by matching Pokémon that have a Mega Boost (+, ++) Skill and are the same type as the first Support Pokémon. Pokémon icons that are trapped under a Barrier will not increase the Mega Gauge.

  • In the case of Pokémon that change type upon Mega Evolving (namely Mega Charizard X, Mega Mewtwo X, and their Shiny variants), Mega Boost skills use the Pokémon's original type.

Once the Mega Gauge is full, the player's Support Pokémon will Mega Evolve, and all of its icons will change to match. It retains its Mega form until the end of the stage.

Two items can influence Mega Evolution when used while selecting Pokémon for a stage. A   Mega Start item will fill the Mega Gauge to full and Mega Evolve the Support Pokémon immediately at the start of the stage. A   Mega Speedup will lower the number of icons needed to completely fill the Mega Gauge by one; multiple Mega Speedups can be used, but each Pokémon has a limit for the number of Mega Speedups it can receive.

The default and minimum size of each Pokémon's Mega Gauge is detailed below.

Effects of Mega Evolution

While Mega Evolved, a Pokémon's regular Skill is replaced by a Mega Effect that activates whenever the Pokémon is matched. Each Mega Effect can either erase or replace Pokémon icons and disruptions in the puzzle area. The kinds of tiles targeted differ depending on the effect.

If the Mega Effect erases icons, each icon erased boosts the amount of damage inflicted by the match. This damage boost is affected by type effectiveness and skills that affect combos, such as Ice Dance.

  • If the effect targets a single type of disruption (such as unbreakable-blocks), then each of those icons erased adds +100 damage.
  • If the effect targets multiple types of disruption (such as unbreakable-blocks, breakable-rocks, and Coins), then each of those icons erased adds +50 damage.
  • Otherwise, each icon erased adds (attack power of the Mega Pokémon) × 0.2 damage.

If a match of Mega Pokémon is made simultaneously to a match(es) of non-Mega Pokémon and with equal priority, the Mega match will activate last.

In time-limited stages, the clock pauses while the Mega Evolution transformation occurs. In move-based stages, if the first match of a turn triggers the Mega Evolution, any disruptions or related effects (like the sleep timer) are delayed one turn.

When a Mega Pokémon match is made, that Pokémon will not spawn from falling icons until 60 non-matched icons have fallen, or until the combo ends - whichever happens first.

Acquiring Mega Stones

Most Pokémon cannot evolve until their Mega Stone has been obtained; in Rayquaza's case, the   Meteorite must be obtained.

35 Mega Stones (or Meteorite) can be obtained at any time:

The remaining 13 are restricted to special stages (Competitive Stages and escalation battles) that are available on a rotating basis.

  • Of the 12 Competitive Stages running in the rotating schedule, 10 of them have exclusive Mega Stones (since Charizardite X and Gardevoirite are also available through Trainer rank rewards)
  • The 3 escalation battle stones are exclusive to that format.

Since the shutdown of the Nintendo 3DS version's servers on March 31, 2023, Competitive Stages can no longer be played on the 3DS version, meaning the 10 Mega Stones that were exclusive to this format can no longer be obtained. This affects: Alakazite, Banettite, Beedrillite, Cameruptite, Garchompite, Gyaradosite, Houndoominite, Manectite, Pinsirite, and Steelixite.

Mega Stone Location(s)
Permanent Rotating Former
  Venusaurite Mission Card #15 - Competitive Stage
  Charizardite X Trainer rank 26 Competitive Stage (week 23) Competitive Stage
  Charizardite Y Mission Card #8,
Trainer rank 7
- Competitive Stage
  Blastoisinite Mission Card #12 - Competitive Stage
  Pidgeotite Trainer rank 12 - Competitive Stage
  Audinite Stage 10 (Puerto Blanco) - -
  Absolite Mission Card #10 - Competitive Stage
  Ampharosite Stage 105 (Silbern Museum) - -
  Altarianite Stage 75 (Galerie Rouge) - -
  Heracronite Stage 210 (Pedra Valley) - -
  Lopunnite Stage 60 (Rainbow Park) - -
  Kangaskhanite Stage 20 (Sandy Bazaar) - -
  Sablenite Stage 30 (Night Festival) - -
  Lucarionite Mission Card #2,
Trainer rank 4
- Competitive Stage
  Slowbronite Stage 45 (Isla Asul) - -
  Sceptilite Mission Card #19 - Competitive Stage
  Blazikenite Mission Card #17 - Competitive Stage
  Swampertite Mission Card #18 - Competitive Stage
  Mawilite Stage 90 (Sweet Strasse) - -
  Gengarite Stage 135 (Castle Noapte) - -
  Glalitite Stage 120 (Mt. Vinter) - -
  Scizorite Stage 400 (Violeta Palace) - -
  Aerodactylite Stage 180 (Wacky Workshop) - -
  Mewtwonite X Stage 350 (Desert Umbra) - Competitive Stage
  Mewtwonite Y Stage 150 (Jungle Verde) - -
  Meteorite Stage 300 (Roseus Center) - Competitive Stage
  Steelixite - Competitive Stage (week 5) Competitive Stage
  Salamencite Stage 530 (Nacht Carnival) - Competitive Stage
  Tyranitarite Stage 420 (Blau Salon) - Competitive Stage
  Banettite - Competitive Stage (week 1) Competitive Stage
  Sharpedonite Stage 600 (Prasino Woods) - Competitive Stage
  Pinsirite - Competitive Stage (week 13) -
  Manectite - Competitive Stage (week 7) Competitive Stage
  Garchompite - Competitive Stage (week 3) Competitive Stage
  Gardevoirite Trainer rank 20 Competitive Stage (week 21) Competitive Stage
  Galladite Stage 580 (Prasino Woods) - -
  Diancite - Escalation battle (week 10-11) Escalation battle
  Medichamite Stage 240 (Albens Town) - -
  Latiasite - Escalation battle (week 8-9) Escalation battle
  Latiosite - Escalation battle (week 4-5) Escalation battle
  Cameruptite - Competitive Stage (week 15) Competitive Stage
  Abomasite Stage 620 (Zaffiro Coast) - Competitive Stage
  Aggronite Stage 550 (Nacht Carnival) - -
  Beedrillite - Competitive Stage (week 17) Competitive Stage
  Gyaradosite - Competitive Stage (week 9) Competitive Stage
  Alakazite - Competitive Stage (week 11) Competitive Stage
  Houndoominite - Competitive Stage (week 19) Competitive Stage
  Metagrossite Stage 500 (Graucus Hall) - -

List of Mega-Evolved Pokémon

The table below details each Mega-Evolved Pokémon. The description and notes cover its Mega Effect.

  • Gauge is the size of its Mega Gauge, with "Default" indicating the initial size and "Maxed" indicating the size after the maximum amount of   Mega Speedups have been used.
  • "Max   MSU" is the number of Mega Speedups that can be used on it.
List # Pokémon Type Description/Notes Gauge Max
  MSU
Default Maxed
003   Mega Venusaur Grass Erases all Pokémon in the five columns to the left and right. 12 9 3  
006   Mega Charizard X Dragon Erases all Pokémon in an X-shaped pattern.
  • Charizard begins as a  Fire -type before Mega Evolving.
16 3 13  
  Shiny Mega Charizard X Dragon Erases Pokémon and disruptions around two spots you tap.
  • Erases five tiles in a + shape surrounding each spot. Does not activate if the foe is defeated. Only gives 3 seconds to tap. Can erase fewer than 2. (maximum 10 icons erased)
  • Shiny Charizard begins as a  Flying -type before Mega Evolving.
20 5 15  
  Mega Charizard Y Fire Erases all Pokémon in a Y-shaped pattern. 13 10 3  
  Shiny Mega Charizard Y Flying Erases a jagged line of Pokémon vertically.
  • Actually erases two jagged lines of Pokémon vertically. These lines cannot cross. (maximum 12 icons erased)
11 6 5  
009   Mega Blastoise Water Erases all Pokémon within two spaces of the match.
  • If more icons of this Pokémon are adjacent to the match, then for each additional icon, one more Pokémon is erased in that direction.
12 8 4  
012   Mega Pidgeot Flying Erases Pokémon in a horizontal V-shaped pattern.
  • Erases Pokémon in a > shape (maximum 12 icons erased).
18 6 12  
032   Mega Audino Normal Erases all Pokémon within one space of the match.
  • If more icons of this Pokémon are adjacent to the match, then for each additional icon, one more Pokémon is erased in that direction.
12 9 3  
  Winking Mega Audino Normal Erases one kind of Pokémon with the same type as Mega Audino (max 10).
  • Won't clear other Mega Audino.
22 7 15  
033   Mega Absol Dark Erases Pokémon with three lines from upper right to lower left. 18 10 8  
038   Mega Ampharos Electric A random lightning strike erases a jagged line of Pokémon.
  • Actually erases two random jagged lines of Pokémon vertically. These lines may cross.
18 9 9  
044   Mega Altaria Dragon Erases all Pokémon within two spaces of the match.
  • If more icons of this Pokémon are adjacent to the match, then for each additional icon, one more Pokémon is erased in that direction.
16 6 10  
047   Mega Heracross Bug Adds one more Mega Heracross to the left of the match.
  • Actually converts the tiles directly to the left of all other Mega Heracross into a Mega Heracross. This effect can replace any disruption in the tile to the left and counts as erasing the content of the tile for damage, but does not affect black-cloud disruptions. Does nothing if the left tile is empty.
16 8 8  
055   Mega Lopunny Normal Erases all Pokémon five rows above and five rows below. 11 3 8  
057   Mega Kangaskhan Normal Erases all Pokémon in the five columns to the left and right. 11 3 8  
074   Mega Sableye Dark Erases all Pokémon in an O-shaped pattern. 16 6 10  
  Spooky Mega Sableye Ghost Replaces Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Sableye.
  • Converts three tiles containing a single Ghost type into Mega Sableye.
14 7 7  
078   Mega Lucario Fighting Erases all Pokémon five rows above and five rows below. 14 10 4  
082   Mega Slowbro Psychic Adds one more Mega Slowbro above the match.
  • Actually converts the tiles directly above all other Mega Slowbro into a Mega Slowbro. This effect can replace any disruption in the tile above and counts as erasing the content of the tile for damage, but does not affect black-cloud disruptions. Does nothing if the above tile is empty.
16 10 6  
091   Mega Sceptile Grass Replaces Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Sceptile.
  • Converts three tiles containing a single Grass type into Mega Sceptile.
12 6 6  
094   Mega Blaziken Fire Replaces Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Blaziken.
  • Converts three tiles containing a single Fire type into Mega Blaziken.
12 6 6  
097   Mega Swampert Water Replaces Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Swampert.
  • Converts three tiles containing a single Water type into Mega Swampert.
12 6 6  
111   Mega Mawile Steel Erases Pokémon with three lines from upper right to lower left.
  • Formerly, the description was "Erases diagonal Pokémon from upper-right to lower-left corner." prior to Version 1.2.0 (3DS)/unknown (Mobile).
18 10 8  
114   Mega Gengar Ghost Erases all Mega Gengar in the puzzle area. 11 10 1  
  Spooky Mega Gengar Poison Replaces Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Gengar.
  • Converts three tiles containing a single Poison type into Mega Gengar.
14 7 7  
  Shiny Mega Gengar Ghost Erases a group of Pokémon in the middle at once. 11 8 3  
125   Mega Glalie Ice Erases all Pokémon in a V-shaped pattern. 16 10 6  
  Winking Mega Glalie Ice Erases unbreakable-block disruptions (max 10) and damages the foe.
  • Does +100 damage per block erased.
29 9 20  
139   Mega Scizor Bug Erases a jagged line of Pokémon horizontally.
  • Actually erases two jagged lines of Pokémon horizontally. These lines cannot cross. (maximum 12 icons erased)
18 6 12  
148   Mega Aerodactyl Rock Erases unbreakable-block and rock disruptions (max 10) and damages the foe.
  • Also erases coins. Does +50 damage per thing erased.
23 9 14  
158   Mega Mewtwo X Fighting Replaces Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Mewtwo X.
  • Converts three tiles containing a single Fighting type into Mega Mewtwo X.
  • Mewtwo begins as a  Psychic -type before Mega Evolving.
15 6 9  
  Shiny Mega Mewtwo X Fighting Erases all Mega Mewtwo X in the puzzle area.
  • Shiny Mewtwo begins as a  Psychic -type before Mega Evolving.
12 9 3  
  Mega Mewtwo Y Psychic Erases one kind of Pokémon with the same type as Mega Mewtwo Y (max 10).
  • Won't clear other Mega Mewtwo Y.
23 9 14  
  Shiny Mega Mewtwo Y Psychic Erases all Pokémon in a Y-shaped pattern. 17 7 10  
162   Mega Rayquaza Dragon Erases one kind of Pokémon of a different type from Mega Rayquaza (max 10). 33 13 20  
  Shiny Mega Rayquaza Flying Erases Pokémon and disruptions around two spots you tap.
  • Erases five tiles in a + shape surrounding each spot. Does not activate if the foe is defeated. Only gives 3 seconds to tap. Can erase fewer than 2. (maximum 10 icons erased)
24 9 15  
181   Mega Steelix Steel Erases unbreakable-block disruptions (max 10) and damages the foe.
  • Does +100 damage per block erased.
21 10 11  
195   Mega Salamence Flying Erases one kind of Pokémon with the same type as Mega Salamence (max 10).
  • Won't clear other Mega Salamence
22 12 10  
210   Mega Tyranitar Rock Erases Pokémon and disruptions around three spots you tap.
  • Erases five tiles in a + shape surrounding each spot. Does not activate if the foe is defeated. Only gives 3 seconds to tap. Can erase fewer than 3. (maximum 15 icons erased)
  • (The disruption countdown formerly did not decrease if this effect was triggered by the first match of the combo, but this was corrected in Version 1.3.28 (3DS)/1.9.1 (Mobile).)
30 15 15  
  Shiny Mega Tyranitar Dark Removes barrier-covered Pokémon / disruptions (max 10) and damages the foe.
  • Does +100 damage per barrier-covered icon erased.
12 8 4  
212   Mega Banette Ghost Erases one kind of Pokémon with the same type as Mega Banette (max 10).
  • Won't remove other Mega Banette.
27 12 15  
228   Mega Sharpedo Dark Adds one more Mega Sharpedo above the match.
  • Actually converts the tiles directly above all other Mega Sharpedo into a Mega Sharpedo. This effect can replace any disruption in the tile above and counts as erasing the content of the tile for damage, but does not affect black-cloud disruptions. Does nothing if the above tile is empty.
22 9 13  
233   Mega Pinsir Bug Erases Pokémon and disruptions around two spots you tap.
  • Erases five tiles in a + shape surrounding each spot. Does not activate if the foe is defeated. Only gives 3 seconds to tap. Can erase fewer than 2. (maximum 10 icons erased)
26 6 20  
252   Mega Manectric Electric A vertical lightning strike erases a jagged line of Pokémon.
  • Actually erases two jagged lines of Pokémon vertically. These lines cannot cross. (maximum 12 icons erased)
20 6 14  
281   Mega Garchomp Ground Erases Pokémon with three lines from upper left to lower right. 24 10 14  
298   Mega Gardevoir Fairy Erases all Pokémon in the five columns to the left and right.
  • (maximum 30 icons erased)
15 6 9  
  Shiny Mega Gardevoir Fairy Erases all Pokémon in an O-shaped pattern. 10 6 4  
299   Mega Gallade Fighting Erases a jagged line of Pokémon vertically.
  • Actually erases two jagged lines of Pokémon vertically. These lines cannot cross. (maximum 12 icons erased)
16 6 10  
307   Mega Diancie Fairy Removes barrier-covered Pokémon / disruptions (max 10) and damages the foe.
  • Does +100 damage per barrier-covered icon erased.
  • Formerly, the description was "Erases Pokémon that are covered by a barrier (max 10)." and did not deal extra damage until Version 1.3.28 (3DS)/1.9.1 (Mobile).
19 9 10  
  Shiny Mega Diancie Fairy Erases unbreakable-block and rock disruptions (max 10), and damages the foe.
  • Also erases coins. Does +50 damage per thing erased.
14 9 5  
314   Mega Medicham Fighting Erases a group of Pokémon in the middle at once. 21 9 12  
315   Mega Latias Dragon Erases Pokémon on a random jagged line horizontally.
  • Actually erases two random jagged lines of Pokémon horizontally. These lines may cross.
22 9 13  
316   Mega Latios Dragon Erases a jagged line of Pokémon horizontally.
  • Actually erases two jagged lines of Pokémon horizontally. These lines cannot cross. (maximum 12 icons erased)
19 6 13  
375   Mega Camerupt Ground Erases Pokémon and disruptions around two spots you tap.
  • Erases five tiles in a + shape surrounding each spot. Does not activate if the foe is defeated. Only gives 3 seconds to tap. Can erase fewer than 2. (maximum 10 icons erased)
18 11 7  
382   Mega Abomasnow Ice Erases all Pokémon five rows above and five rows below. 13 6 7  
393   Mega Aggron Steel Erases Pokémon and disruptions around three spots you tap.
  • Erases five tiles in a + shape surrounding each spot. Does not activate if the foe is defeated. Only gives 3 seconds to tap. Can erase fewer than 3. (maximum 15 icons erased)
18 13 5  
425   Mega Beedrill Poison Erases Pokémon and disruptions around a spot you tap.
  • Erases nine tiles in a 3×3 square shape surrounding each spot. Does not activate if the foe is defeated. Only gives 3 seconds to tap. Can choose not to erase any. (maximum 9 icons erased)
  • (The disruption countdown formerly did not decrease if this effect was triggered by the first match of the combo, but this was corrected in Version 1.3.28 (3DS)/1.9.1 (Mobile).)
15 3 12  
478   Mega Gyarados Water Erases Pokémon on a random jagged line vertically.
  • Actually erases two random jagged lines of Pokémon vertically. These lines may cross.
18 6 12  
  Shiny Mega Gyarados Water Erases all Mega Gyarados in the puzzle area. 19 9 10  
486   Mega Alakazam Psychic Erases unbreakable-block and rock disruptions (max 10), and damages the foe.
  • Also erases coins. Does +50 damage per thing erased.
18 9 9  
490   Mega Houndoom Fire Removes barrier-covered Pokémon / disruptions (max 10) and damages the foe.
  • Does +100 damage per barrier-covered icon erased.
16 9 7  
641   Mega Metagross Steel Erases all Pokémon in an X-shaped pattern. 17 9 8  
  Shiny Mega Metagross Steel Erases one kind of Pokémon with the same type as Mega Metagross (max 10).
  • Won't remove other Mega Metagross.
24 6 18  

Erasure patterns

Certain Mega Evolved Pokémon will erase icons in specific patterns:

  • With the exception of tappers, all patterns erase at most 12 icons.

V-shape
(Glalie)

Horizontal V-shape
(Pidgeot)

X-shape
(Charizard X, Metagross)

Y-shape
(Charizard Y, Shiny Mewtwo Y)

O-shape
(Sableye, Shiny Gardevoir)

Middle area
(Medicham, Shiny Gengar)

Left-to-right claw swipe
(Garchomp)

Right-to-left claw swipe
(Absol, Mawile)

T

1-spot tapper (T is spot tapped)
(Beedrill)

T

Multi-spot tapper (T is spot tapped)
(Pinsir, Camerupt, Shiny Charizard, Shiny Rayquaza, Tyranitar, Aggron)

Version history

Over time, updates have changed the traits of some Pokémon, including: decreasing their default gauge size, and/or increasing the amount of   Mega Speedups they can use. Some updates have also fixed bugs or changed descriptions.


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