Pokémon Mega Evolution, added in Generation 6, allows Pokémon to take on new, more powerful forms, but only a few species can do it in battle.

Every new generation of Pokémon has brought with it a new battle mechanic. Traditional Pokémon battles have become more thrilling and challenging thanks to the Dynamax and Gigantamax forms of Sword and Shield, the Z-Moves in Sun and Moon, and the Mega Evolution in X and Y. Although all Pokémon will use a combination of the first two mechanics, only a certain species can Mega Evolve. The list is not as long as some players might want.

When holding the correct Mega Stone, capable Pokémon will evolve into a new, temporary evolutionary form. One capable Pokémon in the party can Mega Evolve for the duration of the fight once per battle. Mega Evolution lasts until the Pokémon is knocked out or, unlike Gigantamaxing and Dynamaxing, until the Pokémon is defeated. Mega Evolution appeared in the games X and Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and Sun and Moon. It also features several spin-off games, but it’s normally only a bonus there that’s limited to a small list of species. In Pokémon GO, for example, there are only 10 Pokémon that can Mega Evolve at the moment.

Mega Evolution is available to 46 Pokémon in total, with 48 different Mega Evolution forms. Many of these Megas introduced in Pokémon X, and Y and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are all based on Pokémon that can not normally evolve anymore. The prominent characteristics of their base-form Pokémon are often exaggerated in mega designs. Venasaur, for example, gets a much larger flower on its back, and Blastoise gets a single, massive hydro canon instead of two. Mewtwo and Charizard both have two Mega forms, and which one they transform into is determined by the Mega Stone they are holding.

All Mega Evolutions & Required Mega Stones

All Pokemon Mega Evolutions & Required Mega Stones Yehiweb

Every Pokémon in the series that can Mega Evolve is listed below, along with its typing and Mega Ability and the Mega Stone required to evolve it (via Serebii). When some Pokémon Mega Evolve, their forms change, which may affect their strengths and weaknesses. Mega Charizard X and Mega Pinsir, for example, are examples of this. Mega Evolution also gives Pokémon unique Mega Abilities that vary from their normal forms and can provide players with various advantages in combat.

  • Mega Venusaur – Grass/Poison; Ability: Thick Fat; Mega Stone: Venusaurite
  • Mega Charizard X – Fire/Dragon; Ability: Tough Claws; Mega Stone: Charizardite X
  • Mega Charizard Y – Fire/Flying; Ability: Drought; Mega Stone: Charizardite Y
  • Mega Blastoise – Water; Ability: Mega Launcher; Mega Stone: Blastoisinite
  • Mega Alakazam – Psychic; Ability: Trace; Mega Stone: Alakazite
  • Mega Gengar – Ghost/Poison; Ability: Shadow Tag; Mega Stone: Gengarite
  • Mega Kangaskhan – Normal; Ability: Parental Bond; Mega Stone: Kangaskhanite
  • Mega Pinsir – Bug/Flying; Ability: Aerilate; Mega Stone: Pinsirite
  • Mega Gyarados – Water/Dark; Ability: Mold Breaker; Gyaradosite
  • Mega Aerodactyl – Rock/Flying; Ability: Tough Claws; Mega Stone: Aerodactylite
  • Mega Mewtwo X – Psychic/Fighting; Ability: Steadfast; Mega Stone: Mewtwonite X
  • Mega Mewtwo Y – Psychic; Ability: Insomnia; Mega Stone: Mewtwonite Y
  • Mega Ampharos – Electric/Dragon; Ability: Mold Breaker; Ampharosite
  • Mega Scizor – Bug/Steel; Ability: Technician; Mega Stone: Scizorite
  • Mega Heracross – Bug/Fighting; Ability: Skill Link; Mega Stone: Heracronite
  • Mega Houndoom – Dark/Fire; Ability: Solar Power; Mega Stone: Houndoominite
  • Mega Tyranitar – Rock/Dark; Ability: Sand Stream; Mega Stone: Tyranitarite
  • Mega Blaziken – Fire/Fighting; Ability: Speed Boost; Mega Stone: Blazikenite
  • Mega Gardevoir – Psychic/Fairy; Ability: Pixilate; Mega Stone: Gardevoirite
  • Mega Mawile – Steel/Fairy; Ability: Huge Power; Mega Stone: Mawilite
  • Mega Aggron – Steel; Ability: Filter; Mega Stone: Aggronite
  • Mega Medicham – Fighting/Psychic; Ability: Pure Power; Mega Stone: Medichamite
  • Mega Manectric – Electric; Ability: Intimidate; Mega Stone: Manectite
  • Mega Banette – Ghost; Ability: Prankster; Mega Stone: Banettite
  • Mega Absol – Dark; Ability: Magic Bounce; Mega Stone: Absolite
  • Mega Latias – Dragon/Psychic; Ability: Levitate; Mega Stone: Latiasite
  • Mega Latios – Dragon/Psychic; Ability: Levitate; Mega Stone: Latiosite
  • Mega Garchomp – Dragon/Ground; Ability: Sand Force; Mega Stone: Garchompite
  • Mega Lucario – Fighting/Steel; Ability: Adaptability; Mega Stone: Lucarionate
  • Mega Abomasnow – Grass/Ice; Ability: Snow Warning; Mega Stone: Abomasite
  • Mega Beedrill – Bug/Poison; Ability- Adaptability; Mega Stone: Beedrillite
  • Mega Pidgeot – Normal/Flying; Ability: No Guard; Mega Stone: Pidgeotite
  • Mega Slowbro – Water/Psychic; Ability: Shell Armor; Mega Stone: Slowbronite
  • Mega Steelix – Steel/Ground; Ability: Sand Force; Mega Stone: Steelixite
  • Mega Sceptile – Grass/Dragon; Ability: Lightning Rod; Mega Stone: Sceptilite
  • Mega Swampert – Water/Ground; Ability: Swift Swim; Mega Stone: Swampertite
  • Mega Blaziken – Fire/Fighting; Ability: Speed Boost; Mega Stone: Blazikenite
  • Mega Sableye – Dark/Ghost; Ability: Magic Bounce; Mega Stone: Sablenite
  • Mega Sharpedo – Water/Dark; Ability: Strong Jaw; Mega Stone: Sharpedonite
  • Mega Camerupt – Fire/Ground; Ability: Sheer Force; Mega Stone: Cameruptite
  • Mega Altaria – Dragon/Fairy; Ability: Pixilate; Mega Stone: Altarianite
  • Mega Glalie – Ice; Ability: Refrigerate; Mega Stone: Glalitite
  • Mega Salamence – Dragon/Flying; Ability: Aerilate; Mega Stone: Salamencite
  • Mega Metagross – Steel/Psychic; Ability: Tough Claws; Mega Stone: Metagrossite
  • Mega Rayquaza – Dragon/Flying; Ability: Delta Stream; Mega Stone: N/A – Rayquaza’s Mega Evolution is based on knowing the move Dragon Ascent.
  • Mega Lopunny – Normal/Fighting; Ability: Scrappy; Mega Stone: Lopunnite
  • Mega Gallade – Psychic/Fighting; Ability: Inner Focus; Mega Stone: Galladite
  • Mega Audino – Normal/Fairy; Ability: Healer; Mega Stone: Audinite
  • Mega Diancie – Rock/Fairy; Ability: Magic Bounce; Mega Stone: Diancite

The Legendary Pokémon Kyogre and Groudon differ from the other Mega Evolutions in many ways. They can transform into Primal Reversion forms if they have the right Reversion Orb. While Primal Reversion is actually a different mechanic in that it allows players to Mega Evolve a compatible Pokémon in the same battle, the systems are nearly similar. Kyogre and Groudon are now the only Pokémon in the series with Primal Reversion forms.

  • Primal Reversion Kyogre – Water; Ability: Primordial Sea; Reversion Orb: Blue Orb
  • Primal Reversion Groudon – Ground/Fire; Ability: Desolate Land; Reversion Orb: Red Orb

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