Mega Stone

Charizardite X and Key Stone in Pokémon Origins

A Mega Stone (Japanese: メガストーン Mega Stone) is a type of item introduced in Generation VI that, if activated with a Key Stone, causes a specific Pokémon to undergo Mega Evolution. According to Professor Sycamore of Kalos, Mega Stones are the results of Evolution stones being irradiated by the power of XerneasX or YveltalY, the Legendary Pokémon of life and destruction. There are 47 known Mega Stones, corresponding to 45 different Pokémon.

In Generation VIII, Mega Stones (and Mega Evolution) do not appear in the core series, but they do appear in other media.

List of Mega Stones

Mega Stone Debut Pokémon
# Name # Name
656   Gengarite XY 094   Gengar
657   Gardevoirite XY 282   Gardevoir
658   Ampharosite XY 181   Ampharos
659   Venusaurite XY 003   Venusaur
660   Charizardite X XY 006   Charizard
661   Blastoisinite XY 009   Blastoise
662   Mewtwonite X XY 150   Mewtwo
663   Mewtwonite Y XY 150   Mewtwo
664   Blazikenite XY 257   Blaziken
665   Medichamite XY 308   Medicham
666   Houndoominite XY 229   Houndoom
667   Aggronite XY 306   Aggron
668   Banettite XY 354   Banette
669   Tyranitarite XY 248   Tyranitar
670   Scizorite XY 212   Scizor
671   Pinsirite XY 127   Pinsir
672   Aerodactylite XY 142   Aerodactyl
673   Lucarionite XY 448   Lucario
674   Abomasite XY 460   Abomasnow
675   Kangaskhanite XY 115   Kangaskhan
676   Gyaradosite XY 130   Gyarados
677   Absolite XY 359   Absol
678   Charizardite Y XY 006   Charizard
679   Alakazite XY 065   Alakazam
680   Heracronite XY 214   Heracross
681   Mawilite XY 303   Mawile
682   Manectite XY 310   Manectric
683   Garchompite XY 445   Garchomp
684   Latiasite XY 380   Latias
685   Latiosite XY 381   Latios
752   Swampertite ORAS 260   Swampert
753   Sceptilite ORAS 254   Sceptile
754   Sablenite ORAS 302   Sableye
755   Altarianite ORAS 334   Altaria
756   Galladite ORAS 475   Gallade
757   Audinite ORAS 531   Audino
758   Metagrossite ORAS 376   Metagross
759   Sharpedonite ORAS 319   Sharpedo
760   Slowbronite ORAS 080   Slowbro
761   Steelixite ORAS 208   Steelix
762   Pidgeotite ORAS 018   Pidgeot
763   Glalitite ORAS 362   Glalie
764   Diancite ORAS 719   Diancie
767   Cameruptite ORAS 323   Camerupt
768   Lopunnite ORAS 428   Lopunny
769   Salamencite ORAS 373   Salamence
770   Beedrillite ORAS 015   Beedrill

In the core series


During battle, a Mega Stone can be activated while its corresponding Pokémon is on the field. The stone must be held by the Pokémon or, in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! (which do not feature held items), be in the possession of the Pokémon's Trainer. The Pokémon's Trainer can use their Key Stone to activate the Mega Stone at the start of a turn, causing the Pokémon to undergo Mega Evolution. Mega Stones are not consumed upon use, but only one Mega Stone use is possible per Trainer per battle. Mega Stones cannot be activated for Pokémon that have transformed into their corresponding Pokémon (either by Transform or Imposter).

As held items, Mega Stones cannot be transfered to or from their corresponding Pokémon in battle; Thief and Covet will not steal them, Knock Off will not remove them or cause extra damage, Trick, Switcheroo, Fling, and Bestow will fail, and Symbiosis will not activate. Embargo, Magic Room, and Klutz also do not prevent the use of Mega Stones.

During a Contest Spectacular, if a Mega Stone is being held by its corresponding Pokémon, the Pokémon's Coordinator will activate it automatically if the Pokémon performs a Spectacular Talent.


Generation VI

X and Y
A map depicting the locations of Mega Stones in Kalos

Some Mega Stones are given or sold to the player by NPCs. Most others can be found in various locations around Kalos, appearing as sparkles on the ground rather than item balls. These can only be found after Professor Sycamore upgrades the player's Mega Ring in Anistar City, which only happens after the player defeats their rival in Kiloude City. These Mega Stones also only appear from to , while the Anistar Sundial is active. Some Mega Stones are exclusive to each game.

The Blazikenite, Latiasite, and Latiosite are only obtainable via trade. However, the former was also an event item. Mega Stones introduced in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are unobtainable.

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Some Mega Stones are only obtainable by meeting certain requirements, such as defeating Lisia in a Master Rank Contest Spectacular to receive the Lucarionite from Chaz, or receiving the Garchompite from Aarune after reaching the Super-Secret Base Platinum Rank. However, most Mega Stones appear around Hoenn as sparkles on the ground, much like in X and Y. Many of these only appear after the player defeats or captures Primal GroudonOR or Primal KyogreAS.

The Diancite is unobtainable through normal gameplay; instead, it can be received from an NPC in any Pokémon Center if the player has a Diancie—an event Pokémon—in their party.

Pokémon holding Mega Stones introduced in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (except the Latiasite and Latiosite) cannot be traded to X and Y.

Generation VII

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

No Mega Stones are received before the player becomes Champion. The player receives an Alakazite, along with a Key Stone, from Dexio after defeating him at Ancient Poni PathSM or Poni PlainsUSUM. The Kanto starters' Mega Stones can be received by defeating RedSMUSUM or BlueUSUM in a challenge at the Battle Tree. Many Mega Stones (including the Alakazite) can be purchased at the Battle Tree for 64BP each. In Sun and Moon, only the Mega Stones for Pokémon in the Alola Pokédex can be purchased. In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, all Mega Stones except the Kanto starters' and the Diancite can be purchased.

In Sun and Moon, the remaining Mega Stones are only obtainable via trade. However, they were all also event items. They were distributed via universal serial codes provided on the official Pokémon website, which were usable in all software regions but expired on . Some were also distributed via unique serial codes to players who participated in certain Online Competitions on the Pokémon Global Link.

Mega Stone Code Battle Competition
  Mewtwonite X M2DESCENT
  Mewtwonite Y
  Mawilite INTIMIDATE 2017 International Challenge February
  Pidgeotite AZUL Kanto x Alola Regional Rumble
  Sceptilite MATSUBUSA 2017 International Challenge April
  Tyranitarite SABLEVOLANT 2017 International Challenge May
  Gardevoirite POYONG tiny tourney
  Ampharosite DRACHE Weakness Cup

In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the Diancite can be received from a Collector at Olivia's jewelry store in Konikoni City upon showing him a Diancie.

Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Only the Mega Stones for Pokémon in the Kanto Pokédex are obtainable. The player receives the Kanto starters' Mega Stones, along with a Key Stone, from Blue at the Oak Pokémon Research Lab after obtaining seven Badges. Mewtwo's Mega Stones can be received from Green after defeating her in Cerulean Cave. The remaining Kanto Pokémon Mega Stones can be purchased from a Poké Maniac at Indigo Plateau for  30,000 each after the player enters the Hall of Fame.

In the anime

Main series

Siebold's Blastoise wearing its Blastoisinite in the anime

In Pokémon the Series: XY, Pokémon wear Mega Stones using equipment similar to that which their Trainers use to hold their Key Stones. The equipment disappears while the Pokémon is in its Mega Evolved state. In Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, Mega Stones appear to be merged with the body of their holders and only appear whenever the Mega Evolution process is triggered. In Pokémon Journeys: The Series, Mega Stones appear in front of the holder seemingly out of nowhere once the process starts.

Pokémon the Series: XY

Mega Stones were first mentioned in Lumiose City Pursuit!, where Professor Sycamore told Ash that a "special stone" is required to trigger Mega Evolution, referring to Mega Stones.

Mega Stones made their physical debut in Mega Evolution Special I. The Mega Stones seen were Alain's Charizardite X, Astrid's Absolite, Remo's Garchompite, Siebold's Blastoisinite, and a Gyaradosite found by Alain from a set of ancient ruins. In addition, a Lucarionite was seen in a painting featuring the first-ever Mega Evolution, which was shown to Alain by Professor Sycamore in a flashback. Astrid's Absolite made a brief reappearance during the opening credits of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

Diantha's Gardevoir's Gardevoirite debuted in The Bonds of Evolution!. The Embrace Pokémon was shown carrying its Mega Stone in a necklace around its neck.

In The Cave of Trials!, a Lucarionite was found by Korrina in a cave near Geosenge Town. After battling a Blaziken guarding the Lucarionite—which was afterward revealed to belong to Korrina's grandfather, Gurkinn—Korrina obtained the Mega Stone and used it to Mega Evolve her Lucario. The uncut Lucarionite was later set in an armband by McGinty, allowing Lucario to wear the Mega Stone. It retained it during its return in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

In The Aura Storm!, Gurkinn was revealed to own a Lucarionite. Much like Korrina's Lucario, Gurkinn's Lucario also wears its Lucarionite in an armband on its left wrist.

In The Bonds of Mega Evolution!, a Mawilite was worn by Mabel's Mawile in a piece of jewelry placed at the foot of its head jaws.

In Origins of Mega Evolution!, a Lucarionite was featured in a story told by Gurkinn depicting the first known Mega Evolution.

In Mega Evolution Special II, Steven's Shiny Metagross wore a Metagrossite as a large bracelet on its right foreleg. An Ampharosite was also seen in a flashback in the same episode, having been found by Lysandre before Alain could get his hands on it.

In Garchomp's Mega Bond!, Professor Sycamore's Garchomp wears a Garchompite as a choker around her neck.

Several different Mega Stones appeared in Mega Evolution Special IV. The Mega Stones seen included a Venusaurite attached to the tree on a Venusaur's back; an Alakazite tied onto one of Alakazam's spoons; and Malva's Houndoominite, which is attached to a collar her Houndoom wears around its neck.

In A Giga Battle with Mega Results!, a Nurse Joy with an Audino found an Audinite. She later used it and Professor Sycamore's Key Stone to Mega Evolve Audino.

In A Real Icebreaker!, an Abomasite was worn by Wulfric's Abomasnow. The Frost Tree Pokémon wears its Mega Stone on its chest, revealing it only when it is about to Mega Evolve.

In A League of His Own!, a Charizardite Y was worn by Trevor's Charizard in a ring around its tail.

In Valuable Experience for All!, a Sceptilite was worn by Sawyer's Sceptile on a bandanna that is tied around its neck.

In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, Kimia's Shiny Gardevoir has a Gardevoirite in a necklace around its neck, which looks exactly like the necklace that Diantha's Gardevoir has.

In Coming Apart at the Dreams!, a Gyaradosite was worn by Lysandre's Shiny Gyarados around its neck in a holder similar to the one Alain's Charizard keeps its Charizardite X in. It is unknown whether this is the same Gyaradosite that Alain found in Mega Evolution Special I, or a different one.

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

Brock's Steelix's Steelixite appearing as it Mega Evolves in the anime

In When Regions Collide!, Brock's Steelix and Misty's Gyarados wore a Steelixite and a Gyaradosite, respectively. They were used in their respective battles.

In The Prism Between Light and Darkness!, Team Rocket Elite Officer Gozu owned an Aggronite.

In Battling Besties!, a Kangaskhanite was used by Ilima during his Manalo Conference battle against Guzma.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In An Adventure of Mega Proportions!, Ash found and obtained a Lucarionite for his Lucario at Mega Island.

In Taking Two For The Team!, an Altarianite was worn and used by Drasna's Altaria.

In Reuniting for the First Time!, another Altarianite was worn and used by Lisia's Altaria, Ali.

In Curtain Up! Fight the Fights!, Alain was revealed to have acquired a new Charizardite X for his Charizard.

In The Fiery Road to Mastership!, Cynthia was revealed to own a Garchompite, which her Garchomp uses to Mega Evolve.

Pokémon Origins

A Charizardite X (left) and a Key Stone (right) in Pokémon Origins

In File 2: Cubone, Mr. Fuji gave Red a Mega Stone and a Key Stone, although he did not tell Red what they truly were, merely saying that he would find out soon enough.

In File 4: Charizard, during Red's battle against Mewtwo, one of the stones was revealed to be a Charizardite X that came from Kalos. Together, it and the Key Stone triggered Red's Charizard's Mega Evolution, allowing it to Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard X and weaken Mewtwo enough to be caught by Red.

Pokémon Evolutions

Mewtwo's Mega Stones in Pokémon Evolutions

In The Discovery, Green was shown to be in possession of a Mewtwonite X, a Mewtwonite Y, and a Blastoisinite. She used the last one to Mega Evolve her Blastoise during her battle against Elaine, and ended up giving the first two to her after being defeated by her.

In the manga

Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King

In Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King, which is centered around Mega Evolution, several characters have Mega Stones in their possession. Akira owns both a Charizardite X and a Charizardite Y, Koji owns a Garchompite, and Taichi has an Ampharosite.

Pokémon Adventures

X & Y chapter

Due to Mega Evolution being a relatively unknown phenomenon, the Mega Stone concept gradually developed. Trevor was not aware of the Mega Stone that X's Kanga possessed until They Have a Flare for a Li'l Kanga-Napping, when he found it in Kanga's pouch. In What Does Charmander Do When It Dozes, Trevor and X proved that Kanga's Mega Stone had no effect when taken out of Kanga's pouch and placed with X's Chespin. In Overthrowing a Tyrunt, Trevor and X became aware of different Mega Stones and their names when the Team Flare Grunt they were fighting mentioned the Kangaskanite and Manectite explicitly. Trevor and X combined their skills to defeat the grunt in battle and steal a list of Mega Stones that he had supposedly compiled.

  • Korrina's Lucario possesses a Lucarionite, allowing him to Mega Evolve into Mega Lucario.
  • Gurkinn's Heracross wears his Heracronite around his horn.
  • Diantha's Gardevoir wears its Gardevoirite around its head.
  • Lysandre's Gyarados possesses a Gyaradosite, which a Team Flare grunt successfully dispatched to Malva.
  • X's Élec possesses a Manectite, which is kept in a patch of fur on his chest. Élec was motivated to seek his Mega Stone after witnessing Kanga and Li'l Kanga Mega Evolve during a battle in the Prism Tower.
  • X's Garma possesses a Gengarite, which is kept in a patch of fur under his jaw.
  • Tierno and Shauna found multiple Mega Stones while looking for a Pinsirite and Absolite for X's Rute and Y's Solsol. After some searching, they successfully found the correct Mega Stones and gave them to X and Y.
  • X's Salamè possesses a Charizardite X, which he keeps on the tip of his tail, hidden inside of the tail's flame. Blue's Charizard possesses a Charizardite Y, which is also kept hidden inside of the flame on the tip of his tail. Both Charizard combined in their respective Mega Evolutions to defeat Xerosic, who claimed that Team Flare found no proof that a Charizard Mega Evolves, let alone into two different forms.
  • Blaine possesses both a Mewtwonite Y and Mewtwonite X, which he can use to Mega Evolve Mewtwo into either of its Mega Evolutions.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter

The Mega Stones appear or are mentioned in the following rounds:

  • In PS597, Latios revealed that he and Latias have obtained their respective Mega Stones.
  • In PS598, it was revealed that Steven had already found the Mega Stones for Blaziken, Swampert, and Sceptile for Sapphire, Ruby, and Emerald, respectively.
  • In PS599, Zinnia used her Salamencite to Mega Evolve her Salamence during a battle against Ruby. Using Latios's Latiosite, Ruby Mega Evolved the Eon Pokémon into Mega Latios and defeated Mega Salamence.
  • In PS607, Red and Green were revealed to have respectively obtained the Venusaurite and Blastoisinite, sometime before following Maxie and Archie, who had obtained the Cameruptite and Sharpedonite, respectively. The two pairs of Trainers used the Mega Stones with their respective Pokémon to battle each other.
  • In PS616, Giovanni was revealed to have obtained a Beedrillite, using it to Mega Evolve his Beedrill as part of his explanation that the meteoroid threatening to destroy the world may be housing a Pokémon inside of it. The Meteor Village elder later offered Sapphire a Gardevoirite and Galladite, commenting how matching her Gallade and Ruby's Gardevoir are. Ruby and Sapphire later used these Mega Stones to Mega Evolve Rara and Kirly during a brief battle against each other.
  • In Omega Alpha Adventure 21, after destroying the Grand Meteor Delta, Ruby had Hoopa find a Diancite for Diancie to use in the Pokémon Contest Spectacular, allowing Ruby to Mega Evolve Diancie for his and Sapphire's performance.


The following is a gallery of Mega Stone artwork as seen on the Pokémon Global Link.

Abomasite Absolite Aerodactylite Aggronite Alakazite Altarianite Ampharosite
Audinite Banettite Beedrillite Blastoisinite Blazikenite Cameruptite Charizardite X
Charizardite Y Diancite Galladite Garchompite Gardevoirite Gengarite Glalitite
Gyaradosite Heracronite Houndoominite Kangaskhanite Latiasite Latiosite Lopunnite
Lucarionite Manectite Mawilite Medichamite Metagrossite Mewtwonite X Mewtwonite Y
Pidgeotite Pinsirite Sablenite Salamencite Sceptilite Scizorite Sharpedonite
Slowbronite Steelixite Swampertite Tyranitarite Venusaurite


  • The design of the Mega Stones appears to be based on a common pattern found in the glass marble called a toothpaste or catseye marble.
  • Certain Mega Stones in X and Y are only found in the game in which the corresponding Pokémon is not normally available:
    • The Aggronite and Houndoominite are only found in Y, though Aron, Houndour, and their evolved forms are exclusive to X.
    • The Tyranitarite and Manectricite are only found in X, though Larvitar and Electrike are exclusive to Y; however, Pupitar and Manectric can be found in the Friend Safari in both X and Y.
  • Despite not being introduced officially until Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the Latiosite and Latiasite exist in the code for X and Y and can be transfered to them.
  • In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it is explained that Rayquaza does not require a Mega Stone to Mega Evolve due to its mikado organ working as a Mega Stone once it has consumed enough meteorites.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 超級石 Chīukāp Sehk *
超進化石 Chīujeunfa Sehk *
Mega Stone *
Mandarin 超級石 / 超级石 Chāojí Shí *
超進化石 Chāojìnhuà Shí *
  Czech Mega kamen
  Danish Megasten
  Dutch Megasteen
  Finnish Megakivi
  French Méga-Gemme
  German Mega-Stein
  Hungarian Mega Kő
  Indonesian Batu Mega
  Italian Megapietra
  Korean 메가스톤 Mega Stone
  Norwegian Megastein
  Polish Megakamień
  Brazilian Portuguese Mega Pedra*
Mega Rocha*
  Russian Мега Камень Mega Kamen'
  Spanish Megapiedra
  Swedish Megasten
  Thai หินเมก้า H̄in Mega
  Vietnamese Đá Mega

See also

Held items
In-battle effect items
BerriesColored orbsDrivesPower items
Experience-affecting itemsGemsIncenseMega StonesMemoriesPlates
Stat-enhancing itemsType-enhancing itemsZ-Crystals
Out-of-battle effect items
Power itemsIncenseMailScarves

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