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Mega Mewtwo Y vs. Mega Lucario.

Pidgeot Mega Evolving into Mega Pidgeot.

Mega Evolution (メガ進化(しんか) Mega Shinka) is a concept introduced in Generation VI. It consists of certain Pokémon gaining an ultimate form of themselves. The Pokémon need special Mega Stones in order to evolve into their final form for one-evolution/branch evolution families and ultimate forms for two-evolution families. Also, Pokémon can only gain their ultimate form by using a Mega Stone unique to their species. For example, to Mega Evolve Blaziken, Blaziken must be holding the Mega Stone, Blazikenite.

Mega Evolution does more than just change a Pokémon's appearance: it also changes their types, Ability and stats. An example is Ampharos, which, after Mega Evolution, becomes an Electric/Dragon-type Pokémon.

Mega Evolution is only possible during a battle or contest. After the battle/contest ends or the Pokémon faints,, the Pokémon will revert into their normal forms. Trainers are limited to having only one Mega Evolution in a battle. Each individual Mega Stone can be used an infinite number of times, but only once per battle.

Pokémon capable of Mega Evolving

Introduced in X and Y

28 Mega Evolutions were introduced in Pokémon X and Y.

Pokémon Mega Evolution Characteristics that change when Mega Evolving
003Venusaur Pokémon HOME.png
Venusaur
Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif
003Venusaur Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Venusaur
Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif
Ability: Thick Fat
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: +18 Defense: +40
Sp. Attack: +22 Sp. Defense: +20
006Charizard Pokémon HOME.png
Charizard
Type Fire.gifType Flying.gif
006Charizard Mega X Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Charizard X
Type Fire.gifType Dragon.gif
Ability: Tough Claws
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: +46 Defense: +33
Sp. Attack: +21 Sp. Defense: +0
006Charizard Mega Y Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Charizard Y
Type Fire.gifType Flying.gif
Ability: Drought
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: +20 Defense: +0
Sp. Attack: +50 Sp. Defense: +30
009Blastoise Pokémon HOME.png
Blastoise
Type Water.gif
009Blastoise Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Blastoise
Type Water.gif
Ability: Mega Launcher
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: +20 Defense: +20
Sp. Attack: +50 Sp. Defense: +10
065Alakazam Pokémon HOME.png
Alakazam
Type Psychic.gif
065Alakazam Mega Pokémon HOME.png

Mega Alakazam
Type Psychic.gif
Ability: Trace
PS: +0 Speed: +30
Attack: +0 Defense: +20
Sp. Attack: +40 Sp. Defense: +10
(+0 in Generation VI)
094Gengar Pokémon HOME.png
Gengar
Type Ghost.gifType Poison.gif
094Gengar Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Gengar
Type Ghost.gifType Poison.gif
Ability: Shadow Tag
PS: +0 Speed: +20
Attack: +0 Defense: +20
Sp. Attack: +40 Sp. Defense: +20
115Kangaskhan Pokémon HOME.png
Kangaskhan
Type Normal.gif
115Kangaskhan Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Kangaskhan
Type Normal.gif
Ability: Parental Bond
PS: +0 Speed: +10
Attack: +30 Defense: +20
Sp. Attack: +20 Sp. Defense: +20
127Pinsir Pokémon HOME.png
Pinsir
Type Bug.gif
127Pinsir Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Pinsir
Type Bug.gifType Flying.gif
Ability: Aerilate
PS: +0 Speed: +20
Attack: +30 Defense: +20
Sp. Attack: +10 Sp. Defense: +20
130Gyarados Pokémon HOME.png
Gyarados
Type Water.gifType Flying.gif
130Gyarados Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Gyarados
Type Water.gifType Dark.gif
Ability: Mold Breaker
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: +30 Defense: +30
Sp. Attack: +10 Sp. Defense: +30
142Aerodactyl Pokémon HOME.png
Aerodactyl
Type Rock.gifType Flying.gif
142Aerodactyl Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Aerodactyl
Type Rock.gifType Flying.gif
Ability: Tough Claws
PS: +0 Speed: +20
Attack: +30 Defense: +20
Sp. Attack: +10 Sp. Defense: +20
150Mewtwo Pokémon HOME.png
Mewtwo
Type Psychic.gif
150Mewtwo Mega X Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Mewtwo X
Type Psychic.gifType Fighting.gif
Ability: Steadfast
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: +80 Defense: +10
Sp. Attack: +0 Sp. Defense: +10
150Mewtwo Mega Y Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Mewtwo Y
Type Psychic.gif
Ability: Insomnia
PS: +0 Speed: +10
Attack: +40 Defense: -20
Sp. Attack: +40 Sp. Defense: +30
181Ampharos Pokémon HOME.png
Ampharos
Type Electric.gif
181Ampharos Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Ampharos
Type Electric.gifType Dragon.gif
Ability: Mold Breaker
PS: +0 Speed: -10
Attack: +20 Defense: +20
Sp. Attack: +50 Sp. Defense: +20
212Scizor Pokémon HOME.png
Scizor
Type Bug.gifType Steel.gif
212Scizor Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Scizor
Type Bug.gifType Steel.gif
Ability: Technician
PS: +0 Speed: +10
Attack: +20 Defense: +40
Sp. Attack: +10 Sp. Defense: +20
214Heracross Pokémon HOME.png
Heracross
Type Bug.gifType Fighting.gif
214Heracross Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Heracross
Type Bug.gifType Fighting.gif
Ability: Skill Link
PS: +0 Speed: -10
Attack: +60 Defense: +40
Sp. Attack: +0 Sp. Defense: +10
229Houndoom Pokémon HOME.png
Houndoom
Type Dark.gifType Fire.gif
229Houndoom Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Houndoom
Type Dark.gifType Fire.gif
Ability: Solar Power
PS: +0 Speed: +20
Attack: +0 Defense: +40
Sp. Attack: +30 Sp. Defense: +10
248Tyranitar Pokémon HOME.png
Tyranitar
Type Rock.gifType Dark.gif
248Tyranitar Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Tyranitar
Type Rock.gifType Dark.gif
Ability: Sand Stream
PS: +0 Speed: +10
Attack: +30 Defense: +40
Sp. Attack: +0 Sp. Defense: +20
257Blaziken Pokémon HOME.png
Blaziken
Type Fire.gifType Fighting.gif
257Blaziken Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Blaziken
Type Fire.gifType Fighting.gif
Ability: Speed Boost
PS: +0 Speed: +20
Attack: +40 Defense: +10
Sp. Attack: +20 Sp. Defense: +10
282Gardevoir Pokémon HOME.png
Gardevoir
Type Psychic.gifType Fairy.gif
282Gardevoir Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Gardevoir
Type Psychic.gifType Fairy.gif
Ability: Pixilate
PS: +0 Speed: +20
Attack: +20 Defense: +0
Sp. Attack: +40 Sp. Defense: +20
303Mawile Pokémon HOME.png
Mawile
Type Steel.gifType Fairy.gif
303Mawile Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Mawile
Type Steel.gifType Fairy.gif
Ability: Huge Power
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: +20 Defense: +40
Sp. Attack: +0 Sp. Defense: +40
306Aggron Mega Pokémon HOMEE.png
Aggron
Type Steel.gifType Rock.gif
306Aggron Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Aggron
Type Steel.gif
Ability: Filter
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: +30 Defense: +50
Sp. Attack: +0 Sp. Defense: +20
308Medicham Pokémon HOME.png
Medicham
Type Fighting.gifType Psychic.gif
308Medicham Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Medicham
Type Fighting.gifType Psychic.gif
Ability: Pure Power
PS: +0 Speed: +20
Attack: +40 Defense: +10
Sp. Attack: +20 Sp. Defense: +10
310Manectric Pokémon HOME.png
Manectric
Type Electric.gif
310Manectric Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Manectric
Type Electric.gif
Ability: Intimidate
PS: +0 Speed: +30
Attack: +0 Defense: +20
Sp. Attack: +30 Sp. Defense: +20
354Banette Pokémon HOME.png
Banette
Type Ghost.gif
354Banette Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Banette
Type Ghost.gif
Ability: Prankster
PS: +0 Speed: +10
Attack: +50 Defense: +10
Sp. Attack: +10 Sp. Defense: +20
359Absol Pokémon HOME.png
Absol
Type Dark.gif
359Absol Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Absol
Type Dark.gif
Ability: Magic Bounce
PS: +0 Speed: +40
Attack: +20 Defense: +0
Sp. Attack: +40 Sp. Defense: +0
445Garchomp Pokémon HOME.png
Garchomp
Type Dragon.gifType Ground.gif
445Garchomp Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Garchomp
Type Dragon.gifType Ground.gif
Ability: Sand Force
PS: +0 Speed: -10
Attack: +40 Defense: +20
Sp. Attack: +40 Sp. Defense: +10
448Lucario Pokémon HOME.png
Lucario
Type Fighting.gifType Steel.gif
448Lucario Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Lucario
Type Fighting.gifType Steel.gif
Ability: Adaptability
PS: +0 Speed: +22
Attack: +35 Defense: +18
Sp. Attack: +25 Sp. Defense: +0
460Abomasnow Pokémon HOME.png
Abomasnow
Type Grass.gifType Ice.gif
460Abomasnow Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Abomasnow
Type Grass.gifType Ice.gif
Ability: Snow Warning
PS: +0 Speed: -30
Attack: +40 Defense: +30
Sp. Attack: +40 Sp. Defense: +20

Introduced in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

20 Mega Evolutions were introduced for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Pokémon Mega Evolution Characteristics that change when Mega Evolving
015Beedrill Pokémon HOME.png
Beedrill
Type Bug.gifType Poison.gif
015Beedrill Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Beedrill
Type Bug.gifType Poison.gif
Ability: Adaptability
PS: +0 Speed: +70
Attack: +60 Defense: +0
Sp. Attack: -30 Sp. Defense: +0
018Pidgeot Pokémon HOME.png
Pidgeot
Type Normal.gifType Flying.gif
018Pidgeot Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Pidgeot
Type Normal.gifType Flying.gif
Ability: No Guard
PS: +0 Speed: +20
Attack: +0 Defense: +5
Sp. Attack: +65 Sp. Defense: +10
080Slowbro Pokémon HOME.png
Slowbro
Type Water.gifType Psychic.gif
080Slowbro Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Slowbro
Type Water.gifType Psychic.gif
Ability: Shell Armor
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: +0 Defense: +70
Sp. Attack: +30 Sp. Defense: +0
208Steelix Pokémon HOME.png
Steelix
Type Steel.gifType Ground.gif
208Steelix Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Steelix
Type Steel.gifType Ground.gif
Ability: Sand Force
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: +40 Defense: +30
Sp. Attack: +0 Sp. Defense: +30
254Sceptile Pokémon HOME.png
Sceptile
Type Grass.gif
254Sceptile Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Sceptile
Type Grass.gifType Dragon.gif
Ability: Lightning Rod
PS: +0 Speed: +25
Attack: +25 Defense: +10
Sp. Attack: +40 Sp. Defense: +0
260Swampert Pokémon HOME.png
Swampert
Type Water.gifType Ground.gif
260Swampert Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Swampert
Type Water.gifType Ground.gif
Ability: Swift Swim
PS: +0 Speed: +10
Attack: +40 Defense: +20
Sp. Attack: +10 Sp. Defense: +20
302Sableye Pokémon HOME.png
Sableye
Type Dark.gifType Ghost.gif
302Sableye Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Sableye
Type Dark.gifType Ghost.gif
Ability: Magic Bounce
PS: +0 Speed: -30
Attack: +10 Defense: +50
Sp. Attack: +20 Sp. Defense: +50
319Sharpedo Pokémon HOME.png
Sharpedo
Type Water.gifType Dark.gif
319Sharpedo Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Sharpedo
Type Water.gifType Dark.gif
Ability: Strong Jaw
PS: +0 Speed: +10
Attack: +20 Defense: +30
Sp. Attack: +15 Sp. Defense: +25
323Camerupt Pokémon HOME.png
Camerupt
Type Fire.gifType Ground.gif
323Camerupt Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Camerupt
Type Fire.gifType Ground.gif
Ability: Sheer Force
PS: +0 Speed: -20
Attack: +20 Defense: +30
Sp. Attack: +40 Sp. Defense: +30
334Altaria Pokémon HOME.png
Altaria
Type Dragon.gifType Flying.gif
334Altaria Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Altaria
Type Dragon.gifType Fairy.gif
Ability: Pixilate
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: +40 Defense: +20
Sp. Attack: +40 Sp. Defense: +0
362Glalie Pokémon HOME.png
Glalie
Type Ice.gif
362Glalie Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Glalie
Type Ice.gif
Ability: Refrigerate
PS: +0 Speed: +20
Attack: +40 Defense: +0
Sp. Attack: +40 Sp. Defense: +0
373Salamence Pokémon HOME.png
Salamence
Type Dragon.gifType Flying.gif
373Salamence Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Salamence
Type Dragon.gifType Flying.gif
Ability: Aerilate
PS: +0 Speed: +20
Attack: +10 Defense: +50
Sp. Attack: +10 Sp. Defense: +10
376Metagross Pokémon HOME.png
Metagross
Type Steel.gifType Psychic.gif
376Metagross Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Metagross
Type Steel.gifType Psychic.gif
Ability: Tough Claws
PS: +0 Speed: +40
Attack: +10 Defense: +20
Sp. Attack: +10 Sp. Defense: +20
380Latias Pokémon HOME.png
Latias
Type Dragon.gifType Psychic.gif
380Latias Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Latias[1]
Type Dragon.gifType Psychic.gif
Ability: Levitate
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: +20 Defense: +30
Sp. Attack: +30 Sp. Defense: +20
381Latios Pokémon HOME.png
Latios
Type Dragon.gifType Psychic.gif
381Latios Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Latios[1]
Type Dragon.gifType Psychic.gif
Ability: Levitate
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: +40 Defense: +20
Sp. Attack: +30 Sp. Defense: +10
384Rayquaza Pokémon HOME.png
Rayquaza
Type Dragon.gifType Flying.gif
384Rayquaza Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Rayquaza
Type Dragon.gifType Flying.gif
Ability: Delta Stream
PS: +0 Speed: +20
Attack: +30 Defense: +10
Sp. Attack: +30 Sp. Defense: +10
428Lopunny Pokémon HOME.png
Lopunny
Type Normal.gif
428Lopunny Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Lopunny
Type Normal.gifType Fighting.gif
Ability: Scrappy
PS: +0 Speed: +30
Attack: +60 Defense: +10
Sp. Attack: +0 Sp. Defense: +0
475Gallade Pokémon HOME.png
Gallade
Type Psychic.gifType Fighting.gif
475Gallade Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Gallade
Type Psychic.gifType Fighting.gif
Ability: Inner Focus
PS: +0 Speed: +30
Attack: +40 Defense: +30
Sp. Attack: +0 Sp. Defense: +0
531Audino Pokémon HOME.png
Audino
Type Normal.gif
531Audino Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Audino
Type Normal.gifType Fairy.gif
Ability: Healer
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: +0 Defense: +40
Sp. Attack: +20 Sp. Defense: +40
719Diancie Pokémon HOME.png
Diancie
Type Rock.gifType Fairy.gif
719Diancie Mega Pokémon HOME.png
Mega Diancie
Type Rock.gifType Fairy.gif
Ability: Magic Bounce
PS: +0 Speed: +60
Attack: +60 Defense: -40
Sp. Attack: +60 Sp. Defense: -40

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Languages
Korean[Notes 1] 메가진화(進化)
Mega Jinhwa
Chinese Mandarin 超級(ㄔㄠ ㄐㄧˊ)進化(ㄐㄧㄣˋㄏㄨㄚˋ)[Notes 2]
超级进化
Chāojí Jìnhuà
(Super Evolution)
(ㄔㄠ)進化(ㄐㄧㄣˋㄏㄨㄚˋ)[Notes 3]
超进化
Chāo Jìnhuà
(Super Evolution)
Cantonese[Notes 4] 超級進化[Notes 2]
Ciu1kap1 Zeon3faa3
(Super Evolution)
超進化[Notes 3]
Ciu1 Zeon3faa3
(Super Evolution)
Hokkien[Notes 5] 超級進化[Notes 2]
Chhiau-khip Chìn-hòa
(Super Evolution)
超進化[Notes 3]
Chhiau Chìn-hòa
(Super Evolution)
German Mega-Entwicklung
Mega Development
Dutch Mega Evolutie[Notes 6]
Mega-evolutie[Notes 7]
Danish Megaudvikling
Mega Udvikling
Finnish Megakehitys[Notes 8]
Mega Development
Megaevoluutio[Notes 9]
Norweigan Megautvikling
Megaevolusjon
French Méga-Évolution
Italian Megaevoluzione
Spanish Megaevolución
Brazilian Portuguese Megaevolução[Notes 10]
Mega Evolução[Notes 11]
Polish Megaewolucja
Czech Mega Evoluce
Footnotes
  1. ^ Using the revised romanization of the Korean language.
  2. ^ a b c Games
  3. ^ a b c Generation VI Media
  4. ^ Using Jyutping for romanization.
  5. ^ Using Pe̍h-ōe-jī for romanization.
  6. ^ Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon website; "Lumiose City Pursuit!"-"The Forest Champion!"
  7. ^ "Origins of Mega Evolution!"
  8. ^ Anime
  9. ^ Pokémon TCG Online
  10. ^ "Pokémon GO, A Giga Battle with Mega Results!-present, TCG, Pokémon Characters Guidebook!"
  11. ^ "Lumiose City Pursuit!-Garchomp's Mega Bond!"

Trivia

  • While Mega Evolutions are described as their own species of Pokémon in statements like Red stating in Pokémon Origins that Charizard has "evolved even further!," it is more akin to a form change.
  • Mega Evolution was removed from Generation VIII entirely to place more emphasis on the similar mechanic Gigantamax.
  • Mew and Ditto can both take on the form of a Mega Evolution, but cannot Mega Evolve themselves.
  • Mewtwo and Charizard are the only Pokémon to have two Mega Evolutions. The different evolutions are obtained with version-exclusive Mega Stones - for example, Mewtwonite X can only be obtained in Pokémon X and causes Mewtwo to evolve into Mega Mewtwo X. The item can be traded between versions, however.
    • Mega Evolution (X version) brings an alteration to the Pokémon's typing while Mega Evolution (Y version) does not.
  • The Ralts family is currently the only one to have two Mega Evolutions that are a part of a family that branches off.
    • This causes Wally's Ralts to evolve into Gallade instead of Gardevoir (Gallade wasn't available in Gen. III).
  • Each Pokémon that Mega Evolves gains exactly 100 points in total statistics, with the exception of Alakazam, who only gains 90 points.
    • This was changed in Sun and Moon as Mega Alakazam's base Special Defense changes from 95 to 105, thus keeping the 100 point-increase consistent.
  • Aggron is the only Pokémon to lose a type without any other replacing it after Mega Evolving.
    • Tyranitar, Medicham, and Abomasnow are the only Pokémon who retain their main Abilities after Mega Evolving. Scizor will do the same if it has Technician as its Ability.
    • Slowbro is the only Pokémon whose Mega Evolution alters less than 3 of its stats.
    • Aerodactyl is the only fossil Pokémon that can Mega Evolve.
    • Mega Mewtwo X has the largest stat boost of all Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution, with its Attack rising by 80 points.
      • Diancie has the sharpest drop in stats upon Mega Evolving, with its Defence and Sp.Def falling by 40 points each.
  • Rayquaza is the only Pokémon that doesn't need a Mega Stone to Mega Evolve. Instead, it has to learn the move Dragon Ascent and not holding a Z-Crystal.
    • Also, in the Delta Episode of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire in the battle against Deoxys, it is the only Pokémon that is already Mega Evolved when a battle is started.
  • In the anime, Mewtwo, Rayquaza, Latias and Latios are able to Mega Evolve without Mega Stones.
  • Ash's Greninja is able to utilize a power similar to Mega Evolution without necessarily using it. This is called the Bond Phenomenon, a change of form that matches the power of Mega Evolution and doesn't need a Mega Stone.
    • Ash ends up in a rivalry with a transitioning Alain because of Greninja.
  • Even though multiple sources say that a large bond is required to Mega Evolve a Pokémon, in the games, no friendship or affection is required to Mega Evolve a Pokémon (even Pokémon that have just been caught can Mega Evolve).
    • Ironically, the Generation VII Pokédex entries for Mega-Evolved Pokémon imply that Mega Evolution hurts the Pokémon. The Pokédex entries for Mega-Evolved Pokémon in the Alola-based games mostly state that Mega Evolution gives great pain to Pokémon like Gyarados, Sableye, and Aerodactyl, forcing them to become violent and even sometimes causing harm to them. In contrast, Mega Evolutions' Pokédex entries in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! focus more in the positive changes than the negative impacts.
  • Currently, Mega Altaria is the only Pokémon with a Mega Evolution that has a unique type combination (Dragon/Fairy) which no other Pokémon has.
  • As shown with Korrina's Lucario, there are occasions where Mega Evolution can easily take control of the Pokémon if they aren't fully trained in using the power.
  • Currently, the fully-evolved Kanto Starters and Gengar are the only Pokémon that can both Mega Evolve and Gigantamax.
  • Audino is the only Generation V Pokémon that can Mega Evolve.
  • Diancie is the only Generation VI Pokémon that can Mega Evolve.

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Notes

  1. ^ a b Mega Latias and Mega Latios were programmed in Pokémon X and Y before Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire came out, but couldn't be obtained by any legal method.
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