Mega Evolution Pokédex Short

The Mega Evolution Pokédex Shorts are a series of shorts for the Pokémon anime that introduce mostly Mega-Evolved Pokémon that debuted in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Mairin and Alain at the end of the segment

In the original Japanese version, it originally aired as a post-credits segment of the anime's Pokémon the Series: XY in the place of Professor Oak's Pokémon Holo Caster. It aired from Battling Into the Hall of Fame! to Facing the Grand Design! (including the delayed An Undersea Place to Call Home!).

In the English dub, these segments were aired separately on the Pokémon TV service in the United States. Two were also uploaded to the official Pokémon YouTube channel.


The Mairin's Mega Evolution Journal (Japanese: マノンのメガシンカ絵日記 Manon's Mega Evolution Journal) shorts feature chibi versions of Mairin and Chespie as they present the shorts, providing commentary. Usually, Alain and his Mega Charizard X join in and co-commentate. These Pokémon are often ones that Alain and Charizard fought during their journey.

Sometimes, Steven appears to present Mega Evolution Pokédex Shorts instead of Mairin. Steven's (Japanese: メガシンカ図鑑 Mega Evolution Encyclopedia) and (Japanese: ゲンシカイキの謎 The Mysteries of Primal Reversion) lectures feature Legendary Pokémon, such as Mega Latias and Latios. XY044 and XY054's Mega Evolution Encyclopedia lectures were provided by the narrator of the Mega Evolution Specials.

List of segments

# Episode Featured Pokémon Image Presenter(s)
1 XY042   Mega Sceptile   Mairin
2 XY043   Mega Swampert   Mairin and Alain
3 XY044   Mega Metagross   Narrator
4 XY045   Mega Blaziken   Mairin and Alain
5 XY046   Mega Salamence   Mairin and Alain
6 XY047   Mega Slowbro   Mairin and Alain
7 XY048   Primal Groudon   Steven
8 XY049   Primal Kyogre   Steven
9 XY050  
Mega Latias
Mega Latios
10 XY024*   Mega Gallade   Mairin and Alain
11 XY051   Mega Sableye   Mairin
12 XY053   Mega Audino   Mairin and Alain
13 XY054   Mega Rayquaza   Narrator


  • Steven's Mega Evolution Encyclopedia lecture in XY050 featured cameo appearances from the recurring mother and daughter from the movies.
  • In the English dub version, the Japanese words 「マノンのメガシンカ絵日記」 Mairin's Mega Evolution Journal on the journal were replaced with Pokémon language words.

In other languages

Mairin's Mega Evolution Journal

Original series Japanese version: Professor Oak's Pokémon LecturePokémon de English
English dub: Kanto PokérapPikachu's JukeboxPokémon Karaokémon
Both: Who's That Pokémon?
Ruby and Sapphire Japanese version: Professor Oak's Pokémon LecturePokémon Trivia Quiz
English dub: Who's That Pokémon?Pokémon Trainer's Choice
Diamond and Pearl Japanese version: Professor Oak's Big Pokémon EncyclopediaPikachu the Movie Memorial
Professor Oak's Big Pokémon Examination
Black & White Japanese version: Professor Oak's Pokémon Live CasterTeam Rocket Live Caster
Both: Who's That Pokémon?
XY Japanese version: Professor Oak's Pokémon Holo CasterPoké TVPokémon Quiz
English dub: Who's That Pokémon?
Both: Mega Evolution Pokédex
Sun & Moon Japanese version: Poké Problem
Both: Who's That Pokémon?Where Are You Going, Eevee?
Journeys Japanese version: Get Inspired! Let's Solve a Poké Riddle!!
Team Rocket Expedition which stands by the evils of love and truth
Both: Who's That Pokémon?
Horizons Japanese version: Professor Friede's Pokémon Seminar
The Brilliant Terapagos Expedition

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