Pokemon GO Mega Energy: All Mega Evolutions And How To Get Mega Energy

Pokemon GO Mega Energy: All Mega Evolutions And How To Get Mega Energy
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Written by 

Chelsea Ishikawa


17th Jan 2022 02:56

Pokemon GO Mega Energy, a fairly recent addition to the game, is a mechanic that is unique to the mobile game and can be confusing for even the most seasoned player. It essentially allows you to evolve certain Pokemon into their Mega Evolutions in Pokemon GO, which are stronger versions of that same Pokemon. Understanding it is key to success in the game though, so read on for everything you need to know including how it works, how to get more Mega Energy, and all the Pokemon that have Mega Evolutions.

Pokemon GO Mega Energy: What Is It?  

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Mega Energy is a resource that can be used to Mega Evolve certain Pokemon in the game. Mega Evolution was introduced in the main series with Pokemon X and Y, and differs from regular Pokemon evolution. In the main series game, Mega Evolution is a way to temporarily “upgrade” certain Pokemon during battles by giving it different stats, appearance, and occasionally, different typing .  

In Pokemon GO, it works almost the same way, except in this game, Mega Energy is required to perform Mega Evolutions.

Pokemon GO Mega Energy: How Does It Work?

The few Pokemon in Pokemon GO that can Mega Evolve each have their own distinct Mega Energy that is unique to them, and cannot be transferred between different species of Pokemon. To Mega Evolve a Pokemon for the first time, it costs 200 Mega Energy, with each successive Evolution costing 40 energy.

Note: Each individual Pokemon you Mega Evolve requires 200 Mega Energy regardless if you’ve Mega Evolved that same species of Pokemon in the past. For example, if you’ve Mega Evolved a Charizard once before, you’ll still have to use 200 Mega Energy in order to Mega Evolve any other Charizard you have in your storage.

Pokemon GO Mega Energy: How To Get It

Mega Energy can be obtained in three different ways. The easiest way is by doing Mega Raids. Mega Raids work similarly to normal five star raids. With your raid party, battle the Pokemon and you'll be awarded with the opportunity to catch a non-mega version of the raid boss.

The faster you complete the raid the more energy you get, with the max amount at the time of publishing being 90 energy. These raids can be difficult and usually require at least four to five other players to help you complete them.

The second way to get Mega Energy is by completing tasks. Niantic occasionally releases specific special, timed, and field research tasks that will award you with a fixed amount of Mega Energy. This is a great free way to load up on Mega Energy without doing raids. The only downside is having to spin loads of Pokestops in your area to find tasks with the specific Mega Energy you’re looking for.

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The last way to get Mega Energy by walking the Pokemon you wish to Mega Evolve. Equip the Pokemon as your buddy and after walking a certain amount of kilometers, that Pokemon will yield you fifteen Mega Energy.

If the Pokemon is Mega Evolved while you walk it, you get twenty-five Energy. The amount of distance it takes to receive the Energy is different for every Pokemon, but is the same distance required for that Pokemon to receive a candy.

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Note: You have to have Mega Evolved that Pokemon at least once before you are able to walk it for Mega Energy. An easy way to see if you’ve Mega-Evolved that Pokemon before is to check the Mega Evolution section in your Pokedex.

Pokemon GO Mega Evolutions List

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As of publishing, these are the following Pokemon that use Mega Energy to Mega Evolve.

  • Venusaur

  • Charizard X and Charizard Y

  • Blastoise

  • Beedrill

  • Pidgeot

  • Slowbro

  • Gengar

  • Gyarados

  • Aerodactyl

  • Ampharos

  • Steelix

  • Houndoom

  • Manectric

  • Altaria

  • Absol

  • Lopunny

  • Abomasnow

That’s it! Everything you need to know about Mega Energy. Now you’ll be able to Mega Evolve all your Pokemon with ease. Why not read up on everything you need to know regarding Pokemon GO Sinnoh Stones?


Chelsea Ishikawa
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Chelsea Ishikawa
Chelsea is a writer, gamer, movie nerd, aspiring comedy screenwriter, and certifiable Muppet fangirl. She has an unhealthy obsession with the TV show Succession and has bad opinions about all your favorite anime.
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