Mega Evolutions in Pokemon Go lets users power up their existing creatures into a more powerful form. First brought forward in the main games with Pokémon X and Y, these evolutions took place by utilizing certain stones in battle.

Mega Evolution needs the use of a new item in order to function, and it’s Mega Energy. Here’s our guide on how to get Mega Energy Pokemon Go as everything you should take notice of regarding the same.


Mega Energy Pokemon Go
Everything you need to know about Mega Energy Pokemon Go.

How Mega Evolutions work in Pokémon Go

Before diving into how to get Mega Energy Pokemon Go, let’s see how Mega Evolutions works as well as some FAQs about Mega Energy.

When players mega evolve one Pokemon, it will temporarily get more powerful while receiving some bonuses. You can see which ‘mon is able to be mega evolved by choosing them in the Pokemon storage of yours. If it has Mega energy and Mega evolve button near the candy indicator, you can evolve it.

1. Which Pokémon gets mega energy?

You can Mega Evolve any of your Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, and Beedrill once you have enough of their corresponding Mega Energy!

Players can Mega evolve these Pokemon as long as they have an ample number of their respective Mega Energy.

  • Venusaur
  • Abomasnow
  • Charizard
  • Blastoise
  • Ampharos
  • Beedrill
  • Gengar
  • Houndoom
  • Pidgeot
  • Altaria
  • Gyarados
  • Manectric
  • Lopunny
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Which Pokémon gets mega energy? Mega Beedrill, Blastoise, Venusaur, and Charizard X and Y were the first five Mega Pokemon.

Every Mega evolved Pokemon is the final form of that species. Therefore, you may mega evolve Charizard or Blastoise but the same does not apply to Charmeleon or Wartortle.

The main reason for hardcore collectors to get mega evolved Pokemon is they can stay permanently in their Mega Pokédex.

2. How long does mega energy last in Pokemon Go?

The time for a Pokemon to stay as a Mega-Evolved form is now eight hours instead of four as before. The maximum for Mega Energy has also hiked from 999 to 2,000. The limit varies depends on each kind of Mega energy, not the entire amount you have for all Pokemon species.

To check how much time is left for your mega evolution, scroll for the counting down timer on the right side of the map screen.

How Long Does Mega Energy Last In Pokemon Go
Mega Energy in Pokemon Go lasts for 8 hours.

How to get Mega Energy Pokémon Go

Now to the main part. Remember that Mega Energy is particular to each Pokemon and it works similarly to Candy in Pokemon Go. For example, if a player aspires to get a Bulbasaur mega evolved into a Mega Bulbasaur, they will need Bulbasaur Mega Energy.

But how can you obtain Mega Energy in Pokemon Go? We can get to the bottom of it by doing raids, complete research tasks, and walk with a buddy Pokemon.

1. Do raids

Mega Energy can mainly be acquired by completing Mega Raids, a kind of encounter that features Mega Pokemon. You will earn the mega energy that the Pokemon you are against owns.

The more quickly you conquer a Mega Raid, the more Mega Energy you will receive. The increase in the amount happened thanks to the players’ feedback.

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Completing Mega Raids to get Mega Energy.

2. Complete research tasks

Another way when it comes to how to get Mega Energy Pokemon Go is to complete specific research tasks and you’ll be granted mega energy for an exclusive particular Pokémon.

This has been confirmed as a reward in Special Research awards. Namely, players can get Mega Energy for Beedrill by doing A Mega Discovery.

As Mega Energy is unique to each Pokemon type and they do rotate in and out of Raids, we think there are going to be more methods to gain this Energy over time.

3. Walk buddy Pokemon

Walking with you buddy is one of the two Mega Energy-earning methods added on September 3, 2020, along with research tasks.

In order to get this bonus, the player must have mega evolved a Pokemon in their buddy’s evolutionary line

For example, if you have Mega Blastoise in your Mega Pokédex and you choose Squirtle as the buddy, you will gain this mega energy after walking with your Pokemon buddy.

Rules for Mega Evolutions

There are more rules to Mega Evolutions you had better take notice of:

  • Players can only have one Pokemon Mega Evolved at once. If they evolve another Pokemon, the other one will transform back to its normal form.
  • Clone Pokémon cannot go through a Mega Evolution.
  • Mega Evolution is also not available for Shadow Pokémon.
  • You will find Mega Evolutions in the Pokedex below the 'Mega Pokédex'.
  • Two new medals will be added to the game. While one od designed for Unique Mega Evolutions collecting, the remaining is for total Mega Evolutions.
  • A mega evolved Pokémon cannot be used to defend a gym.
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There are certain rules to remember when mega-evolving Pokemon.

Above is the most basic information a player needs to gain regarding Mega Energy Pokemon Go. Make sure not to miss more useful guides on!

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