Pokémon GO Mega Evolution update is already available for the trainers and, anyone can now mega evolve their Pokémon. Mega Evolution in Pokémon GO was one of the most awaited updates and, after it is finally here, specific Pokémon can now be mega evolved using a special type of stone known as Mega Energy. Unlike the Mega Stones that we are used to seeing in the anime series that helped the trainers mega evolve their Pokémon, but, in the game, things are a little bit different. In this Pokémon GO Mega Evolution Guide, we will know about how to Mega Evolve a Pokémon, What is Mega Energy, which Pokémon can Mega Evolve in Pokémon GO, and will answer other similar doubts and questions related to the Mega Evolution.
How to Mega Evolve A Pokémon
A Pokémon that is in its mega form becomes more powerful than its original form but, a Pokémon cannot stay in its mega evolution form forever and returns to its original form after some time. But, the time the Pokémon is in its mega evolution form, you can do gym battles, PvP Battles, and make it your buddy and earn some exciting perks. Follow the steps given below to mega evolve your Pokémon.
Step 1. Mega Evolution is carried out by using Mega Energy. Each Pokémon has its Mega Energy, so the very first step for you is to open Pokémon GO, go to the Pokémon that you want to mega evolve, and check if you have enough mega energy for that Pokémon. You cannot simply mega evolve any Pokémon in the game, but currently only a few Pokémon can be Mega Evolved including,
Note: This list gets updated whenever there is a new Pokémon officially added to the Mega Evolution list. The list of all the upcoming Pokémon that will be capable of undergoing mega evolution can be found HERE.
Step 2. If you have enough Mega Energy, then you can mega evolve the capable Pokémon by tapping on the pink “Mega Evolve” button present under the “Power Up” button. The amount of Mega Energy required by a Pokémon to mega evolve varies from one Pokémon to another.
Step 3. After you have successfully mega evolved a Pokémon, it will stay in its mega form for as long a four hours before returning to its normal form. Also, a good thing about mega evolution is that you only have to spend the most number of Mega Energy for the very first time you mega evolve, after that, the amount of mega energy required to mega evolve that Pokémon again is reduced to a great extent.
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How to Get Mega Energy in Pokémon GO
Mega Energy is the basis of Mega Evolution and, without this, no Pokémon can mega evolve in Pokémon. So, the need of getting the required amount of mega energy becomes very important. Mega Energy cannot be purchased from the shop, but there might be an option shortly.
Until then, mega energy can only be obtained through winning in Mega Raids and doing Special Research Tasks. Participating and winning a Pokémon GO requires a minimum of four trainers, and secondly, you must be located near a gym. If you are far away from any gym, you can still participate in Remote Mega Raids by asking any of your friends to invite you to the mega raids in their nearby gyms. To join them, you will need a Remote Raid pass. One great news for you is that the Remote raid pass is on MEGA SALE, and anyone can purchase three remote raid passes for only 1 PokeCoin.
Niantic has promised to bring in newer ways to earn Mega Energy in Pokémon GO after getting feedback from several trainers from all around the world.
Here is the list of all the Pokémon that are capable of Mega Evolving and might be added to Pokémon GO in the future. All these Pokémon will require their Mega Energy and the amount will be specified only after their final release in the game.
- Beedrill (ADDED)
- Blastoise (ADDED)
- Charizard X (ADDED)
- Charizard Y (ADDED)
- Gengar (ANNOUNCED)
- Houndoom (ANNOUNCED)
- Mewtwo X
- Mewtwo Y
- Pidgeot (ADDED)
- Venusaur (ADDED)
Pokémon GO Mega Evolution is a game-changing update and has changed several aspects of the game. It has allowed trainers to remaster their PvP skills using the mega evolved Pokémon and interact with the game in newer ways such as Mega Raids, collecting mega energy, and completing various interesting special research tasks. So far, the mega evolution update is liked by almost every trainer, and Niantic is already busy in improving the feature to make it even better.