Blaziken, Mega Evolving into Mega Blaziken.

Mega Evolution a special kind of evolution that only affect certain kinds of Pokémon. It is discovered in Kalos, but as of right now, Mega Evolution still hold many mysteries.

Korrina and her grandfather Gherkinn (both hailing from Shalour City) are said to know a few secrets from Mega Evolving. Steven Stone, Pokémon Champion from Hoenn, is also intrigued by this process.

According to a Kalosian legend, Lucario was the very first Pokémon that ever Mega Evolved.

There's a process known as Primal Reversion, which has its similarities with Mega Evolution. Groudon and Kyogre can undergo through this to become Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre, respectively. However, Rayquaza has a regular Mega Evolution instead, but the Sky High Pokémon does have rooted connections with this process.

Usage

Key Stones usually take the appearance of this Mega Evolution sigil.

In order for a Pokémon to Mega Evolve, it first has to hold the correct Mega Stone, appropriately named after itself. A Blaziken has to Mega Evolve by holding a Blazikenite. If it's holding something like a Venusaurite, it won't work, as it only works for Venusaur. However, its Trainer has to hold and activate a Key Stone in order to have it work. The Key Stone can literally be hung or placed anywhere the Trainer wants: in a ring, bracelet, necklace, glasses, etc. But even with the necessary items in place, the Pokémon is unable to Mega Evolve if it doesn't have a strong bond with its Trainer.

A Pokémon can only Mega Evolve during a battle, and the Trainer can only Mega Evolve one Pokémon per battle. Mega Evolution is revertible, but the Mega Pokémon can only turn back into its original state when the battle is over, or when it faints. When a fainted Pokémon is revived, but already Mega Evolved before it fainted in the same battle, it cannot Mega Evolve again for the same match.

Mega Evolution can be used on the same turn as a normal attack, and always has priority before anything else.

Mega Stones cannot be stolen or switched with another item from other Pokémon. Therefor, Thief and Covet will turn into a regular attack, and the abilities Pickpocket and Magician will never succeed to take away a Mega Stone. The holder cannot get rid of a Mega Stone either, so moves like Fling and Bestow will fail instantly.

Moves that prevent the usage of held items, like Embargo or Wonder Room, do not prevent Mega Evolution. Status conditions won't prevent the Pokémon from Mega Evolving either.

There are only two instances when a Pokémon cannot Mega Evolve: shifting positions during a Triple Battle, and during the airborne phase of Sky Drop, when the target can basically do nothing at all.

Effects

Aside from the Pokémon having "Mega" before its name (e.g. Mega Scizor), they get a vast changes in their stats. The HP stat is the only stat that won't ever be affected. The stat boosts will give each Mega Evolution a boost of 100 points to their Base Stat Total. Mega Alakazam is the only exception, whose Base Stat Total boost is just 90 points.

These stat changes can completely turn a Pokémon and its strategies around. For example, Garchomp's highest stats were Attack and Speed, but its lowest were Special Attack and Special Defense, so it was typically used as a physical sweeper. However, Mega Garchomp has its Speed as its lowest stat, and gained a tremendous boost in Attack and Special Attack.

Aside from stats, the Pokémon usually gets its Ability changed as well. Sometimes, they get a different type combination. They can gain a new type while originally just single-typed (e.g. pure Electric-type Ampharos becomes Electric/Dragon), have their secondary type switched out for another (e.g. Mega Gyarados is Water/Dark, as opposed to regular Gyarados's Water/Flying), or removed altogether to become a single type (e.g. Aggron loses its Rock-type after Mega Evolution, becoming pure Steel).

The original movement order remains intact on the turn when Mega Evolution is activated, so the improvements or declines will be realized on the next turn instead.

Supreme Evolution

A Fanon concept that is an evolutionary state beyond Mega Evolution, the Supreme Evolution further increases a Pokemon's battle capabilities as well as for some Pokemon, giving them a third type. Supreme Evolution requires a Key Stone and Mega Stone like Mega Evolution however the Pokemon must have a high Friendship Level to Supreme Evolve.

Like Mega Evolution, Supreme Evolution only lasts for as long as the Pokemon is not fainted and only works in battle. Supreme Evolution cannot be activated on turn 1 unless scripted to do so. Instead Pokemon must wait for Turn 2 to Supreme Evolve, requiring a Mega Evolution on turn 1.

List of Mega Evolution-capable Pokémon

Official

Before Mega Evolution After Mega Evolution Mega Stone
Pokémon Type Ability/ies Pokémon Type Ability
003Venusaur.png
Venusaur
Grass
Poison
Overgrow
Chlorophyll (Hidden)
003Mega Venusaur.png
Mega Venusaur
Grass
Poison
Thick Fat Dream Venusaurite Sprite.png
Venusaurite
006Charizard.png
Charizard
Fire
Flying
Blaze
Solar Power (Hidden)
006Mega Charizard X.png
Mega Charizard X
Fire
Dragon
Tough Claws Dream Charizardite X Sprite.png
Charizardite X
006Mega Charizard Y.png
Mega Charizard Y
Fire
Flying
Drought Dream Charizardite Y Sprite.png
Charizardite Y
009Blastoise.png
Blastoise
Water
Torrent
Rain Dish (Hidden)
009Mega Blastoise.png
Mega Blastoise
Water
Mega Launcher Dream Blastoisinite Sprite.png
Blastoisinite
015Beedrill.png
Beedrill
Bug
Poison
Swarm
Sniper (Hidden)
015Mega Beedrill.png
Mega Beedrill
Bug
Poison
Adaptaility Dream Beedrillite Sprite.png
Beedrillite
018Pidgeot.png
Pidgeot
Normal
Flying
Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks (Hidden)
018Mega Pidgeot.png
Mega Pidgeot
Normal
Flying
No Guard Dream Pidgeotite Sprite.png
Pidgeotite
065Alakazam.png
Alakazam
Psychic
Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard (Hidden)
065Mega Alakazam.png
Mega Alakazam
Psychic
Trace Dream Alakazite Sprite.png
Alakazite
080Slowbro.png
Slowbro
Water
Psychic
Oblivious
Own Temper
Regenerator (Hidden)
080Mega Slowbro.png
Mega Slowbro
Water
Psychic
Shell Armor Dream Slowbronite Sprite.png
Slowbronite
094Gengar.png
Gengar
Ghost
Poison
Levitate 094Mega Gengar.png
Mega Gengar
Ghost
Poison
Shadow Tag Dream Gengarite Sprite.png
Gengarite
115Kangaskhan.png
Kangaskhan
Normal
Early Bird
Scrappy
Inner Focus (Hidden)
115Mega Kangaskhan.png
Mega Kangaskhan
Normal
Parental Bond Dream Kangaskhanite Sprite.png
Kangaskhanite
127Pinsir.png
Pinsir
Bug
Hyper Cutter
Mold Breaker
Moxie (Hidden)
127Mega Pinsir.png
Mega Pinsir
Bug
Flying
Aerilate Dream Pinsirite Sprite.png
Pinsirite
130Gyarados.png
Gyarados
Water
Flying
Intimidate
Moxie (Hidden)
130Mega Gyarados.png
Mega Gyarados
Water
Dark
Mold Breaker Dream Gyaradosite Sprite.png
Gyaradosite
142Aerodactyl.png
Aerodactyl
Rock
Flying
Rock Head
Pressure
Unnerve (Hidden)
142Mega Aerodactyl.png
Mega Aerodactyl
Rock
Flying
Tough Claws Dream Aerodactylite Sprite.png
Aerodactylite
150Mewtwo.png
Mewtwo
Psychic
Pressure
Unnerve (Hidden)
150Mega Mewtwo X.png
Mega Mewtwo X
Psychic
Fighting
Steadfast Dream Mewtwonite X Sprite.png
Mewtwonite X
150Mega Mewtwo Y.png
Mega Mewtwo Y
Psychic
Insomnia Dream Mewtwonite Y Sprite.png
Mewtwonite Y
181Ampharos.png
Ampharos
Electric
Static
Plus (Hidden)
181Mega Ampharos.png
Mega Ampharos
Electric
Dragon
Mold Breaker Dream Ampharosite Sprite.png
Ampharosite
208Steelix.png
Steelix
Steel
Ground
Rock Head
Sturdy
Sheer Force (Hidden)
208Mega Steelix.png
Mega Steelix
Steel
Ground
Sand Force Dream Steelixite Sprite.png
Steelixite
212Scizor.png
Scizor
Bug
Steel
Swarm
Technician
Light Metal (Hidden)
212Mega Scizor.png
Mega Scizor
Bug
Steel
Technician Dream Scizorite Sprite.png
Scizorite
214Heracross.png
Heracross
Bug
Fighting
Swarm
Guts
Moxie (Hidden)
214Mega Heracross.png
Mega Heracross
Bug
Fighting
Skill Link Dream Heracronite Sprite.png
Heracronite
229Houndoom.png
Houndoom
Dark
Fire
Early Bird
Flash Fire
Unnerve (Hidden)
229Mega Houndoom.png
Mega Houndoom
Dark
Fire
Solar Power Dream Houndoominite Sprite.png
Houndoominite
248Tyranitar.png
Tyranitar
Rock
Dark
Sand Stream
Unnerve (Hidden)
248Mega Tyranitar.png
Mega Tyranitar
Rock
Dark
Sand Stream Dream Tyranitarite Sprite.png
Tyranitarite
254Sceptile.png
Sceptile
Grass
Overgrow
Unburden (Hidden)
254Mega Sceptile.png
Mega Sceptile
Grass
Dragon
Lightning Rod Dream Sceptilite Sprite.png
Sceptilite
257Blaziken.png
Blaziken
Fire
Fighting
Blaze
Speed Boost (Hidden)
257Mega Blaziken.png
Mega Blaziken
Fire
Fighting
Speed Boost Dream Blazikenite Sprite.png
Blazikenite
260Swampert.png
Swampert
Water
Ground
Torrent
Rain Dish (Hidden)
260Mega Swampert.png
Mega Swampert
Water
Ground
Swift Swim Dream Swampertite Sprite.png
Swampertite
282Gardevoir.png
Gardevoir
Psychic
Fairy
Synchronize
Trace
Telepathy (Hidden)
282Mega Gardevoir.png
Mega Gardevoir
Psychic
Fairy
Pixilate Dream Gardevoirite Sprite.png
Gardevoirite
302Sableye.png
Sableye
Dark
Ghost
Stall
Keen Eye
Prankster (Hidden)
302Mega Sableye.png
Mega Sableye
Dark
Ghost
Magic Bounce Dream Sablenite Sprite.png
Sablenite
303Mawile.png
Mawile
Steel
Fairy
Intimidate
Hyper Cutter
Sheer Force (Hidden)
303Mega Mawile.png
Mega Mawile
Steel
Fairy
Huge Power Dream Mawilite Sprite.png
Mawilite
306Aggron.png
Aggron
Steel
Rock
Sturdy
Rock Head
Heavy Metal (Hidden)
306Mega Aggron.png
Mega Aggron
Steel
Filter Dream Aggronite Sprite.png
Aggronite
308Medicham.png
Medicham
Fighting
Psychic
Pure Power
Telepathy (Hidden)
308Mega Medicham.png
Mega Medicham
Fighting
Psychic
Pure Power Dream Medichamite Sprite.png
Medichamite
310Manectric.png
Manectric
Electric
Static
Lightning Rod
Minus (Hidden)
310Mega Manectric.png
Mega Manectric
Electric
Intimidate Dream Manectite Sprite.png
Manectite
319Sharpedo.png
Sharpedo
Water
Dark
Rough Skin
Speed Boost (Hidden)
319Mega Sharpedo.png
Mega Sharpedo
Water
Dark
Strong Jaw Dream Sharpedonite Sprite.png
Sharpedonite
323Camerupt.png
Camerupt
Fire
Ground
Magma Armor
Solid Rock
Anger Point (Hidden)
323Mega Camerupt.png
Mega Camerupt
Fire
Ground
Sheer Force Dream Cameruptite Sprite.png
Cameruptite
334Altaria.png
Altaria
Dragon
Flying
Natural Cure
Cloud Nine (Hidden)
334Mega Altaria.png
Mega Altaria
Dragon
Fairy
Pixilate Dream Altarianite Sprite.png
Altarianite
354Banette.png
Banette
Ghost
Insomnia
Frisk
Cursed Body (Hidden)
354Mega Banette.png
Mega Banette
Ghost
Prankster Dream Banettite Sprite.png
Banettite
359Absol.png
Absol
Dark
Pressure
Super Luck
Justified (Hidden)
359Mega Absol.png
Mega Absol
Dark
Magic Bounce Dream Absolite Sprite.png
Absolite
362Glalie.png
Glalie
Ice
Inner Focus
Ice Body
Moody (Hidden)
362Mega Glalie.png
Mega Glalie
Ice
Refrigirate Dream Glalitite Sprite.png
Glalitite
373Salamence.png
Salamence
Dragon
Flying
Intimidate
Moxie (Hidden)
373Mega Salamence.png
Mega Salamence
Dragon
Flying
Aerilate Dream Salamencite Sprite.png
Salamencite
376Metagross.png
Metagross
Steel
Psychic
Clear Body
Light Metal (Hidden)
376Mega Metagross.png
Mega Metagross
Steel
Psychic
Tough Claws Dream Metagrossite Sprite.png
Metagrossite
380Latias.png
Latias
Dragon
Psychic
Levitate 380Mega Latias.png
Mega Latias
Dragon
Psychic
Levitate Dream Latiasite Sprite.png
Latiasite
381Latios.png
Latios
Dragon
Psychic
Levitate 381Mega Latios.png
Mega Latios
Dragon
Psychic
Levitate Dream Latiosite Sprite.png
Latiosite
384Rayquaza.png
Rayquaza
Dragon
Flying
Air Lock 384Mega Rayquaza.png
Mega Rayquaza
Dragon
Flying
Delta Stream Rayquaza doesn't need to hold a Mega Stone, but instead has to know the move Dragon Ascent.
428Lopunny.png
Lopunny
Normal
Cute Charm
Klutz
Limber (Hidden)
428Mega Lopunny.png
Mega Lopunny
Normal
Fighting
Scrappy Dream Lopunnite Sprite.png
Lopunnite
445Garchomp.png
Garchomp
Dragon
Ground
Sand Veil
Rough Skin (Hidden)
445Mega Garchomp.png
Mega Garchomp
Dragon
Ground
Sand Force Dream Garchompite Sprite.png
Garchompite
448Lucario.png
Lucario
Fighting
Steel
Steadfast
Inner Focus
Justified (Hidden)
448Mega Lucario.png
Mega Lucario
Fighting
Steel
Adaptability Dream Lucarionite Sprite.png
Lucarionite
460Abomasnow.png
Abomasnow
Grass
Ice
Snow Warning
Soundproof (Hidden)
460Mega Abomasnow.png
Mega Abomasnow
Grass
Ice
Snow Warning Dream Abomasite Sprite.png
Abomasite
475Gallade.png
Gallade
Psychic
Fighting
Steadfast
Justified (Hidden)
475Mega Gallade.png
Mega Gallade
Psychic
Fighting
Inner Focus Dream Galladite Sprite.png
Galladite
531Audino.png
Audino
Normal
Healer
Regenerator
Klutz (Hidden)
531Mega Audino.png
Mega Audino
Normal
Fairy
Healer Dream Audinite Sprite.png
Audinite
719Diancie.png
Diancie
Rock
Fairy
Clear Body 719Mega Diancie.png
Mega Diancie
Rock
Fairy
Magic Bounce Dream Diancite Sprite.png
Diancite

Fanon

Before Mega Evolution After Mega Evolution Mega Stone
Pokémon Type Ability/ies Pokémon Type Ability
200x200px
Volcanuzz
Solar
Fire
Solar Power
Flash Fire (Hidden)
200x200px
Mega Volcanuzz
Solar
Fire
Blaze Dream VolcaniteSprite.png
Volcanite
200x200px
Frostuzz
Lunar
Ice
Levitate
Water Absorb (Hidden)
200x200px
Mega Frostuzz
Lunar
Water
Torrent Dream FrostiteSprite.png
Frostite
200x200px
Blizoak
Ice
Magic
Snow Cloak
Fireproof (Hidden)
200x200px
Mega Blizoak
Ice
Dark
Refrigerate Dream BliziteSprite.png
Blizite
200x200px
Streazerry
Gem
Magic
Chlorophyll
Drizzle (Hidden)
200x200px
Mega Streazerry
Gem
Nature
Volt Absorb Dream StreaziteSprite.png
Streazite
200x200px
Chimrodon
Myth
Gem
Soundproof
Mythize (Hidden)
200x200px
Mega Chimrodon
Myth
Dragon
Pressure Dream ChimrodoniteSprite.png
Chimrodonite
200x200px
Jetuzz
Steel
Plasma
Heavy Metal
Blaze (Hidden)
200x200px
Mega Jetuzz
Steel
Plasma
Techno Boost Dream JetuzziteSprite.png
Jetuzzite
200x200px
Tecrojebom
Plasma
Chaos
Pressure
Techno Boost
Lightning Rod (Hidden)
200x200px
Mega Tecrojebom
Plasma
Chaos
Techno Extreme Dream TecojemiteSprite.png
Tecrojemite
200x200px
Dyrashine
Gem
Order
Sturdy
Lustrous Boost
Levitate (Hidden)
200x200px
Mega Dyrashine
Gem
Order
Luster Extreme Dream Dyrashinite Sprite.png
Dyrashinite
200x200px
Soulem
Normal
Ghost
Sturdy
Levitate (Hidden)
200x200px
Mega Soulem
Normal
Ghost
Wonder Guard 80x80px
Soulemite
200x200px
Psyro
Psychic
Fire
Battle Armor
Huge Power(Hidden)
200x200px
Mega Psyro
Psychic
Fire
Brainpower 80x80px
Psryite

Trivia

  • Dragon and Psychic appear to be tied as the types with the most Mega Evolutions (eight), while Ice and Electric have the fewest (only one).
    • However if Fanon Pokémon are included then Ice does not contain the least but instead Solar, Lunar, Myth and Chaos, all of which contain one Pokémon each.
    • Among the Fanon Pokémon alone Gem is the most common appearing type (three).
  • So far, the only two Pokémon having two Mega Evolutions are Mewtwo and Charizard. Both of them hail from Kanto and are very popular among Pokémon fans.
  • Mewtwo was the first legendary Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution.
  • When a Pokémon Mega Evolves into its X form, they always have their secondary type replaced with another type or gain a secondary type.

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