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 4 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. 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 PokĂ©mon in Raids that match its type and a 10% boost to all other PokĂ©mon 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.

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 CP3698
Max Buddy CP3745
#006
Mega Charizard X
HP186
Attack273
Defense213
Max CP3850
Max Buddy CP3899
#006
Mega Charizard Y
HP186
Attack319
Defense212
Max CP4455
Max Buddy CP4512
#009
Mega Blastoise
HP188
Attack264
Defense237
Max CP3941
Max Buddy CP3991
#015
Mega Beedrill
HP163
Attack303
Defense148
Max CP3383
Max Buddy CP3426
#018
Mega Pidgeot
HP195
Attack280
Defense175
Max CP3680
Max Buddy CP3726
#065
Mega Alakazam
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP146
Attack367
Defense207
Max CP4510
Max Buddy CP4568
#080
Mega Slowbro
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP216
Attack224
Defense259
Max CP3755
Max Buddy CP3803
#094
Mega Gengar
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP155
Attack349
Defense199
Max CP4336
Max Buddy CP4391
#115
Mega Kangaskhan
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP233
Attack246
Defense210
Max CP3850
Max Buddy CP3899
#127
Mega Pinsir
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP163
Attack305
Defense231
Max CP4182
Max Buddy CP4235
#130
Mega Gyarados
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP216
Attack292
Defense247
Max CP4717
Max Buddy CP4776
#142
Mega Aerodactyl
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP190
Attack292
Defense210
Max CP4118
Max Buddy CP4170
#150
Mega Mewtwo X
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP235
Attack412
Defense222
Max CP6491
Max Buddy CP6573
#150
Mega Mewtwo Y
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP235
Attack426
Defense229
Max CP6802
Max Buddy CP6888
#181
Mega Ampharos
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP207
Attack294
Defense203
Max CP4245
Max Buddy CP4299
#208
Mega Steelix
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP181
Attack212
Defense327
Max CP3670
Max Buddy CP3717
#212
Mega Scizor
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP172
Attack279
Defense250
Max CP4087
Max Buddy CP4139
#214
Mega Heracross
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP190
Attack334
Defense223
Max CP4814
Max Buddy CP4875
#229
Mega Houndoom
HP181
Attack289
Defense194
Max CP3842
Max Buddy CP3891
#248
Mega Tyranitar
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP225
Attack309
Defense276
Max CP5347
Max Buddy CP5415
#254
Mega Sceptile
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP172
Attack320
Defense186
Max CP4056
Max Buddy CP4107
#257
Mega Blaziken
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP190
Attack329
Defense168
Max CP4161
Max Buddy CP4214
#260
Mega Swampert
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP225
Attack283
Defense218
Max CP4401
Max Buddy CP4457
#282
Mega Gardevoir
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP169
Attack326
Defense229
Max CP4512
Max Buddy CP4570
#302
Mega Sableye
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP137
Attack151
Defense216
Max CP1942
Max Buddy CP1967
#303
Mega Mawile
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP137
Attack188
Defense217
Max CP2380
Max Buddy CP2411
#306
Mega Aggron
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP172
Attack247
Defense331
Max CP4162
Max Buddy CP4215
#308
Mega Medicham
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP155
Attack205
Defense179
Max CP2495
Max Buddy CP2526
#310
Mega Manectric
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP172
Attack286
Defense179
Max CP3580
Max Buddy CP3626
#319
Mega Sharpedo
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP172
Attack289
Defense144
Max CP3273
Max Buddy CP3315
#323
Mega Camerupt
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP172
Attack253
Defense183
Max CP3220
Max Buddy CP3261
#334
Mega Altaria
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP181
Attack222
Defense218
Max CP3163
Max Buddy CP3203
#354
Mega Banette
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP162
Attack312
Defense160
Max CP3594
Max Buddy CP3640
#359
Mega Absol
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP163
Attack314
Defense130
Max CP3301
Max Buddy CP3343
#362
Mega Glalie
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP190
Attack252
Defense168
Max CP3229
Max Buddy CP3271
#373
Mega Salamence
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP216
Attack310
Defense251
Max CP5031
Max Buddy CP5095
#376
Mega Metagross
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP190
Attack300
Defense289
Max CP4911
Max Buddy CP4973
#380
Mega Latias
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP190
Attack289
Defense297
Max CP4801
Max Buddy CP4863
#381
Mega Latios
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP190
Attack335
Defense241
Max CP5007
Max Buddy CP5071
#384
Mega Rayquaza
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP233
Attack389
Defense216
Max CP6039
Max Buddy CP6116
#428
Mega Lopunny
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP163
Attack282
Defense214
Max CP3745
Max Buddy CP3792
#445
Mega Garchomp
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP239
Attack339
Defense222
Max CP5424
Max Buddy CP5493
#448
Mega Lucario
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP172
Attack310
Defense175
Max CP3826
Max Buddy CP3874
#460
Mega Abomasnow
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP207
Attack240
Defense191
Max CP3405
Max Buddy CP3449
#475
Mega Gallade
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP169
Attack326
Defense230
Max CP4522
Max Buddy CP4579
#531
Mega Audino
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP230
Attack147
Defense239
Max CP2524
Max Buddy CP2555
#719
Mega Diancie
Not currently available
Stats calculated from main game
HP137
Attack342
Defense235
Max CP4346
Max Buddy CP4401