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. Professor Sycamore theorizes that Mega Stones are the results of Evolution stones being irradiated by the power of XerneasX or YveltalY, the Legendary Pokémon of life and destruction, when AZ first used the ultimate weapon. There are 47 known Mega Stones, corresponding to 45 different Pokémon.
List of Mega Stones
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.
X and Y
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.
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.
Pokémon holding Mega Stones introduced in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (except the Latiasite and Latiosite) cannot be traded to X and Y.
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.
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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 spin-off games
- Main article: Mega Evolution (Shuffle) → Acquiring Mega Stones
- Defeating a Pokémon's Mega-Evolved form in a Trainer battle, usually at the end of each main stage area.
- Completing certain objectives on Mission Cards.
- Reaching certain Trainer ranks by catching several different species of Pokémon.
- Achieving a high rank in a Competitive Stage.
- Clearing certain milestone stages in an escalation battle.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
In An Adventure of Mega Proportions!, Ash found and obtained a Lucarionite for his Lucario at Mega Island. In the same episode, Gurkinn's explanation about Mega Evolution featured a Venusaurite, an Abomasite, a Gyaradosite, a Slowbronite, and a Cameruptite.
In Curtain Up! Fight the Fights!, Alain was revealed to have acquired a new Charizardite X for his Charizard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- "Let’s talk about Mega Stones briefly. My theory is that they’re special stones irradiated by the light--the energy of the Legendary Pokémon [Xerneas or Yveltal]--fired from the ultimate weapon 3,000 years ago." -Professor Sycamore
|In-battle effect items|
Berries • Colored orbs • Drives • Power items
Experience-affecting items • Gems • Incense • Mega Stones • Memories • Plates
Stat-enhancing items • Type-enhancing items • Z-Crystals
|Out-of-battle effect items|
Power items • Incense • Mail • Scarves
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