Mega Evolution in Pokémon GO

First introduced in Pokémon X & Y, Mega Evolution has come to Pokémon GO. Mega Evolutions are a different kind of evolution; you can temporarily Mega Evolve a Pokémon to gain some further strengths in battle and sometimes a type change.

In Pokémon GO, Mega Evolution requires Mega Energy and lasts just just 8 hours, though some events can have it boosted to last longer. During this time, you can do almost anything you want with the Mega Evolved Pokémon including taking pictures and battling in Gyms and Raids. You will also gain increased candy when catching the type of PokĂ©mon that you presently have Mega Evolved. However, Mega Evolved Pokémon can't be placed in Gyms or used in GO Battle League at time of writing.

Shadow Pokémon, GO Exclusive variants (such as Clone Pokémon) cannot Mega Evolve

When a Pokémon Mega Evolves in battle, it will provide a special 33% boost to itself and any other Pokémon in Raids that match its type and a 10% boost to all other Pokémon in the raid.

Pokémon GO Mega Evolution

Mega Evolving Your Pokémon

To Mega Evolve a Pokémon, you have to use Mega Energy. This is a personalised thing just like Candy that can be used to Mega Evolve Pokémon. While the initial cost is high, once you have Mega Evolved that specific Pokémon, the cost will be reduced

The cost also varies by species making the scenario different for each Pokémon:

PokémonInitial CostFurther Cost
Beedrill100 Mega Energy20 Mega Energy
Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise200 Mega Energy40 Mega Energy
Pokémon GO Mega Evolution

Mega Raids

Mega Raids are the main source of getting Mega Energy. Special Raid Battles featuring Mega Evolved Pokémon will randomly appear, with some events hosting some stronger Raid Battles. When you defeat these, you'll gain Energy for that Pokémon

The Mega Energy you obtain is dependant on how quickly you defeat the raid; the quicker you defeat it, the more Mega Energy you receive. You will receive between 50 and 90 Mega Energy so you will need between 4 and 7 Raids to do the first Mega Evolution of a Pokémon and between 1 and 2 for any subsequent Mega Evolution.

You can also obtain Mega Energy by walking with your buddy as long as you have Mega Evolved that species before.

Pokémon GO Mega Evolution

List of Mega Evolutions in Pokémon GO

Note, the stats for the Mega Evolved Pokémon that aren't presently available in-game are calculated from the Main Series stats using the same calculation previously used, but they are subject to change and even receive reductions in order to maintain balance.

No. Pic Name Type Stats
#003
Mega Venusaur
HP190
Attack241
Defense246
Max CP4181
Max Buddy CP4231
#006
Mega Charizard X
HP186
Attack273
Defense213
Max CP4353
Max Buddy CP4405
#006
Mega Charizard Y
HP186
Attack319
Defense212
Max CP5037
Max Buddy CP5097
#009
Mega Blastoise
HP188
Attack264
Defense237
Max CP4455
Max Buddy CP4509
#015
Mega Beedrill
HP163
Attack303
Defense148
Max CP3824
Max Buddy CP3870
#018
Mega Pidgeot
HP195
Attack280
Defense175
Max CP4160
Max Buddy CP4210
#065
Mega Alakazam
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP146
Attack367
Defense207
Max CP5099
Max Buddy CP5160
#080
Mega Slowbro
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP216
Attack224
Defense259
Max CP4245
Max Buddy CP4296
#094
Mega Gengar
HP155
Attack349
Defense199
Max CP4902
Max Buddy CP4960
#115
Mega Kangaskhan
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP233
Attack246
Defense210
Max CP4353
Max Buddy CP4405
#127
Mega Pinsir
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP163
Attack305
Defense231
Max CP4728
Max Buddy CP4784
#130
Mega Gyarados
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP216
Attack292
Defense247
Max CP5332
Max Buddy CP5396
#142
Mega Aerodactyl
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP190
Attack292
Defense210
Max CP4655
Max Buddy CP4711
#150
Mega Mewtwo X
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP235
Attack412
Defense222
Max CP7338
Max Buddy CP7426
#150
Mega Mewtwo Y
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP235
Attack426
Defense229
Max CP7690
Max Buddy CP7782
#181
Mega Ampharos
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP207
Attack294
Defense203
Max CP4800
Max Buddy CP4857
#208
Mega Steelix
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP181
Attack212
Defense327
Max CP4149
Max Buddy CP4199
#212
Mega Scizor
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP172
Attack279
Defense250
Max CP4621
Max Buddy CP4676
#214
Mega Heracross
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP190
Attack334
Defense223
Max CP5443
Max Buddy CP5508
#229
Mega Houndoom
HP181
Attack289
Defense194
Max CP4344
Max Buddy CP4396
#248
Mega Tyranitar
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP225
Attack309
Defense276
Max CP6046
Max Buddy CP6118
#254
Mega Sceptile
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP172
Attack320
Defense186
Max CP4585
Max Buddy CP4640
#257
Mega Blaziken
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP190
Attack329
Defense168
Max CP4704
Max Buddy CP4760
#260
Mega Swampert
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP225
Attack283
Defense218
Max CP4975
Max Buddy CP5035
#282
Mega Gardevoir
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP169
Attack326
Defense229
Max CP5101
Max Buddy CP5162
#302
Mega Sableye
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP137
Attack151
Defense216
Max CP2196
Max Buddy CP2222
#303
Mega Mawile
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP137
Attack188
Defense217
Max CP2691
Max Buddy CP2723
#306
Mega Aggron
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP172
Attack247
Defense331
Max CP4705
Max Buddy CP4761
#308
Mega Medicham
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP155
Attack205
Defense179
Max CP2820
Max Buddy CP2854
#310
Mega Manectric
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP172
Attack286
Defense179
Max CP4048
Max Buddy CP4096
#319
Mega Sharpedo
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP172
Attack289
Defense144
Max CP3701
Max Buddy CP3745
#323
Mega Camerupt
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP172
Attack253
Defense183
Max CP3641
Max Buddy CP3684
#334
Mega Altaria
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP181
Attack222
Defense218
Max CP3576
Max Buddy CP3618
#354
Mega Banette
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP162
Attack312
Defense160
Max CP4063
Max Buddy CP4112
#359
Mega Absol
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP163
Attack314
Defense130
Max CP3732
Max Buddy CP3776
#362
Mega Glalie
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP190
Attack252
Defense168
Max CP3651
Max Buddy CP3695
#373
Mega Salamence
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP216
Attack310
Defense251
Max CP5688
Max Buddy CP5756
#376
Mega Metagross
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP190
Attack300
Defense289
Max CP5552
Max Buddy CP5619
#380
Mega Latias
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP190
Attack335
Defense241
Max CP5661
Max Buddy CP5729
#381
Mega Latios
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP190
Attack289
Defense297
Max CP5428
Max Buddy CP5493
#384
Mega Rayquaza
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP233
Attack389
Defense216
Max CP6827
Max Buddy CP6909
#428
Mega Lopunny
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP163
Attack282
Defense214
Max CP4234
Max Buddy CP4284
#445
Mega Garchomp
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP239
Attack339
Defense222
Max CP6132
Max Buddy CP6205
#448
Mega Lucario
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP172
Attack310
Defense175
Max CP4325
Max Buddy CP4377
#460
Mega Abomasnow
HP207
Attack240
Defense191
Max CP3850
Max Buddy CP3896
#475
Mega Gallade
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP169
Attack326
Defense230
Max CP5112
Max Buddy CP5173
#531
Mega Audino
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP230
Attack147
Defense239
Max CP2853
Max Buddy CP2887
#719
Mega Diancie
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP137
Attack342
Defense235
Max CP4913
Max Buddy CP4972