How To Get Mega Energy In Pokemon GO? (Updated)

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When Pokémon GO was about to be released, everyone talked about how this game was the Evolution of mobile gaming.

This augmented reality game was one of the first of its kind to allow users to play on the go as long as they had a connection to GPS and the internet.

The whole idea of the game is to walk around in the real world to catch Pokémon and then train them. This is the general overview, but it takes more than catching Pokémon and training them. 

However, the question: how to get Mega Energy in Pokémon GO? It is the most asked and most sought answer of the game. So this is why we are going to try and answer this question.

So how do you get Mega Energy? Let’s look for the answers.

What Is Mega Energy? And How Mega Evolutions Work In Pokémon GO

Mega Energy in Pokémon GO is a consumable item, just like Pokémon candy. All the species of Pokémon have their own type of Mega Energy.

But, since all the Pokémon get Mega evolved, they lose their Mega Energy over time. This Energy has a limit of 2000 in the trainer collection, unlike the candy. 

If I talk about some specific species whose Mega Energy you want, you can battle with that particular Pokémon in the Mega Raids or complete the research tasks. 

If you have a buddy Pokémon, you can earn Mega Energy if the Pokémon is a part of the ‘Mega Evolution Pokémon’s Evolutionary line’.

For example, if you have a Mega Venusaur in your Pokedex, any Bulbasaur, Venusaur, or Ivysaur can get Mega Energy if you make them your buddy Pokémon. 

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If you are Mega Evolving your Pokémon for the first time since you started playing, it will cost you a lot of Mega Energy. But, Mega Evolving the same Pokémon, again and again, will cost less Energy every time.

Then there are also some Pokémon like Charizard, which have two Mega Forms and will require Mega Energy both times at full cost for unlocking those forms.

If a Pokmon has been traded after it evolved, they will keep this Energy, but it doesn’t work for walking them for Mega Energy.

Mega Evolution is a type of temporary Evolution for the Pokémons that have already reached their final evolved form. With Mega Evolution, the Pokémons become more powerful with boosted attacks and the ability of combat power.

Most of the time, the HP of Pokémon stays the same after the Mega Evolve but sometimes the Pokémon also change their types after the Evolution.

However, the main question here is how does Mega Evolution work in Pokémon GO?

For Mega Evolving a Pokémon in the game, you will need Mega Energy. Once you have enough Energy to evolve one Pokémon (you can find out how much Mega Energy you want for specific Pokémon), then you can do so.

However, the Pokémon will stay in the Mega Evolved state for a limited time (eight hours, to be precise). While they have this extra energy, they can be used for battles and combats. The temporary power your Pokémon gets as a result of Mega Evolution can turn out super advantageous for you.

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All Pokémon that evolve into their Mega forms are already in the final Pokémon form. This means that you can Mega Evolve Blastoise or Charizard but you cant do so with Charmeleon or Wartortle.

Once your Pokémon is Mega Evolved, you will be able to see the countdown of the time remaining for the Mega Pokémon to return to its old state.

And as soon as the Pokémon goes back to its old state, you will need Mega Energy again to activate Mega Evolution of that Pokémon. You can check the Mega Energy indicator beside the candy indicator.

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Perks And Benefits of Mega Evolution

You must already know pretty well what Mega Evolution is and how to get Mega Energy Pokémon GO. And you must already be seeing how Mega Evolution can help you on your journey to becoming a better trainer. But, if you still need some more advantages, then keep on reading.

  • During battles, you can get boosted attack and combat power.
  • Sometimes the Pokémon can change their type for good which is good, during battles.
  • If you use a Mega Evolved Pokémon during a raid, all your other team members will get an attack boost.
  • If you use any other Pokémon that has the same type as evolved Pokémon, they will get an extra battle boost.
  • If you have a Pokémon that uses grass attacks and if you have a Mega Venusaur in your Pokeball, then the grass type Pokémon will get a combat boost.
  • Evolved Pokémon can help you defeat Giovanni or any leader in Team GO Rocket.
  • You can use Mega Evolved Pokémon in Player vs. Player or PvP battles.
  • If you Mega Evolve one of your best buddies and make it your active buddy, you will get an extra CP boost in the battle.
  • If a Mega Evolved Pokémon is your active buddy and you catch a new Pokémon of the same type in any form, then you will get extra candies.
  • With the Mega Evolution, you can get two new types of medals; the successor medal for the number of Mega Evolutions you have achieved and the Mega Evolution Guru medal for the number of different species you have Mega Evolved.
  • If you win a Mega Raid, you can get a lot of Mega Energy as a gift.
  • If you have a Mega Evolved Pokémon during the raid, then all trainers in the same raid will get additional boosts on their Pokémon’s attack.

Where Can You Use Mega Evolutions In Pokémon GO? – The Advantages

Once you are done with the Mega Evolutions of a Pokémon, you can use that evolved Pokémon for several different things and places.

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For instance, you can use those Pokémon for Gym Battles, Team GO Rocket Battles, Raid Battles, and your active Buddy Pokémon. 

So let’s take a look at some of the best advantages of the Mega Evolutions;

Combined Power:

When you use your evolved Pokémon in Gym battles and raids, your Mega Evolved Pokémon will boost the same type of Pokémon by using the same attacks. 

Now that people have learned so much about the game, it has become the base of Mega Raid and legendary strategies.

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So, when it is safe to do so, you can coordinate with other team members to bring just one type of Pokémon, which the Mega Evolved Pokémon will lead. It will boost everyone’s Pokémon.

So as long as all your players and their Pokémon are on the field, they will get Mega power and cause more damage to the opponent than they are expecting. 

Bonus Candies:

If you Mega Evolve your Pokémon buddy and then catch any Pokémon from the same species or in any form, then you will get extra candies every time. However, if you use pinap berry, your candies will not multiply with the candy bonus. 

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For example, if your buddy is Charizard X and you Mega Evolve it. If you catch a Charmeleon, Charmander, or a Charizard, you can get bonus candy. 

Battles:

If you are going for Team GO Rocket battles or Player vs Player battles, then you can greatly advantage from your Mega Evolved Pokémon. 

In Team GO Rocket battles, you can easily take on the leaders and grunts because of your Pokémon’s extra power. If you have a problem defeating a leader or Giovanni, then try your Mega Pokémon to win the battle. 

Similarly, when you are battling your friends in a player vs. player battle, you can use your Mega Pokémon to your advantage.

But, a disappointing thing with the Mega Pokémon is that you can’t use them in the GO Battle League matches. These were some of the many advantages of Mega Evolving your Pokémon, especially during battles.

Can Existing Pokémon Mega Evolve In Pokémon Go?

Yes, you can. The Mega Energy allows you to Mega Evolve your existing creatures into their most powerful forms.

The first time the Mega Evolutions were introduced was for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, and the Mega Evolution happened if you had specific stones. But, in Pokémon GO, the Mega Evolutions are temporary and happen with a new item; Mega Energy. 

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Any Pokémon that can Mega Evolve in the core games will be able to Mega Evolve in Pokémon GO (including your first Pokémon, excluding Pikachu). Unfortunately, only a few species can Mega Evolve in Pokémon GO, but new options will surely be added over time.  

Many Pokémon can go through Mega Evolution, but still, not every Pokémon has this ability. Apart from this, not all Evolutions are available at the same time.

This means that if you want to fill your Pokedex with Mega Pokémon, you need to keep an eye on which Pokémon appears in the Mega Raids, and if you miss the Pokémon, then you will have to wait for their reappearance. 

 If you have Pokémon that can be Mega Evolved, all you need is Mega Energy to evolve them.

How To Get Mega Energy In Pokémon GO?

Now that you know everything about Mega Evolutions, let’s move on to how to get Mega Energy? In simple words, defeating Mega Evolved Pokémon in Raid battles and via research quests.

Every Evolution in the game requires Mega Energy. However, the first Evolution of any Pokémon costs more Energy than when you Mega evolve them again after their time runs out.

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The rare source is acquired by completing special research quests and fighting in Mega Raids. And once you evolve your buddy Pokémon, walking with them will also get you Mega Energy. For a more detailed guide on how to get Mega Energy, read on.

#1- By Completing Raids

When the Boss Pokémon takes over the Gyms, it is time for you and your team to defeat the Gym with your most powerful Pokémon.

If you have a Pokémon that has already reached its final state and has already evolved it, you can use it to give extra power to all your fellow trainers and win that battle.

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If you and your team succeed, you will get amazing prizes and a chance to catch the Boss Pokémon. In addition, if you win, you can get hold of a lot of Mega Energy.

You can’t succeed in raid battles alone and will need more trainers to help you defend the Gym. But, one thing to remember is that they aren’t like your normal gym battles.

Instead, they are more difficult and have difficult tiers. Difficulty tiers are tier 1, tier 3, tier 5, and Mega raids. The higher the tier level, the more difficult it will be to defeat the Pokémon, and you will also need more trainers with you.

#2- Complete Certain Research Tasks

Most of the time, Professor Willow will seek you to help him complete certain research. He will require your help to study the mysterious Pokémon and their peculiar world. When you complete the tasks he gave you, you will get amazing rewards like Mega Energy. 

Poke Go Research Tasks

The research tasks may include catching a specific Pokémon, walking with your Buddy Pokémon, or winning battles.

So, the more tasks you complete, the more rewards you will get. Likewise, the more difficult and challenging your task is, the greater reward you will get.

There are different types of Pokémon research: field research, level up research, special research, and time research. All these researches happen at different times according to your character’s requirement and advancement to the next levels.

#3- Walking With Your Buddy Pokémon 

Walking around or doing activities with your buddy Pokémon is the easiest way to earn Mega Energy. When you walk around with your buddy, it will appear on the map when its hunger meter is full, and it will stay there until the meter is depleted.

Spending time with your buddy will lead you to get rewards. Things like berries, potions, and other collectible items are normal on such walks with buddy Pokémon. 

Mega Evolutions List: Which Mega Evolutions Are Available In Pokémon GO?

There are considerable amounts of Pokémon that can be Mega Evolved in the game if they have already reached their final form.

Unfortunately, a few Pokémon don’t yet have the ability to Mega Evolve, but we are hopeful that soon the game will allow those Pokémon to Mega Evolve as well. 

So, without further ado, take a look at all the Pokémon that you can currently Mega Evolve. 

Mega Abomasnow

Mega Abomasnow

Mega Abomasnow is an Ice/Grass Pokémon, which means that it is weak against the fire moves. It is also weak against flying, fighting, steel, bug, rock, and poison attacks.

Its HP is 207 with an attack of 240 and defense of 191. Initially, you will need 200 Mega Energy to Mega Evolve it, but later it can be Evolved on 40 Mega Energy.

Mega Houndoom

Mega Houndoom

Mega Houndoom is one of the strongest Pokémon when it comes to Dark attackers of Pokémon GO. It Is also an amazing fire attacker and has a fair TDO advantage. For dark type Evolution, it is in Goldilocksthe zone and has it beaten in terms of DPS by a small margin.

It has an HP of 181, with an attack of 289 and a defense of 194. Initially, it will cost 200 Mega Energy to Mega Evolve Houndoom, but after then, you can do it for 40 Mega Energy.

Mega Gengar

Mega Gengar

Mega Gengar is a Poison-type Ghost and weak to ghost, ground, psychic, and dark attacks. But, it can easily deal with these damages too.

This is why its move set is important when making counter teams. Your Mega Gengar can evolve into Mega Gengar by initially 200 Mega Energy and using 40 Mega Energy. It has an HP of 155, with an attack of 349 and a defense of 199. 

Mega Charizard X

Mega Charizard X

Mega Charizard X flies in the sky to search for strong opponents. The power of its fire is so intense that it can melt anything.

However, it will never breathe fire on an opponent that is weaker than him. He Is a fire and flying type Pokémon with an HP of 186, an attack of 273, and a defense of 213. Charizard will also cause you 200 Mega Energy initially, and then you can re-evolve them for 40 Energy.

Mega Charizard Y

Mega Charizard Y

A similar Pokémon to Mega Charizard X, this Pokémon is also super-mighty. Its weakness is electric, water, and rock attacks. It is a flame Pokémon with drought ability. It has an HP of 186 with an attacking ability of 319 and a defense of 212. 

Mega Blastoise

Mega Blastoise

Mega Blastoise has a gun on its shell that spouts water. Its target is very accurate and can shoot water with such accuracy that it can hit the enemy over 160 feet away from it.

It is a large bipedal turtle-type water Pokémon. It has an HP of 188 with an attack of 264 and a defense of 237. It will require 200 Mega Energy for Evolution the first time, and then it can evolve for 40 Energy.

Mega Pidgeot

Mega Pidgeot

Mega Pidgeot is a dual nature Pokémon, having normal and flying abilities. Once the Pideot reaches the final stage of Pidgey, you can evolve it into Mega Pidgeot by using Pideotite.

Its HP is 195 with an attack of 280 and a defense of 175. Initially, it will take 100 Mega Energy to Evolve it, but afterward, you only 20 Mega Energy to evolve it.

Mega Beedrill

Mega Beedril

The final form of Weedle is Beedrill, and it can evolve into Mega Beedrill by using Beedrillite. It is a bug and poison type Pokémon.

Its weakness is fire and rock-type attacks. Its HP is 163 with an attack of 303 and defense of 148. Initially, the Beedrill takes 100 Mega Energy to Evolve and later takes only 20 to Evolve into Mega Beedrill. 

Mega Altaria

Mega Altaria

This dream-like Pokémon Altaria wheels around and dances through the sky while singing melodies and billowing among the cotton-like cloud (her body).

Altaria makes her listeners experience magical wonderment. This dragon/ flying type Pokémon can evolve into Mega Altaria using Altarianite.

This Pokémon is weak against poison, fairy, steel, and ice attacks which you should keep in mind while fighting in Mega Raids. It has 162 HP with 222 attacks and 218 defense. Initially, it causes 200 Mega Energy to Evolve, but afterward, you only need 40.

Mega Slowbro

Mega Slowbro

Mega Slowbro is a psychic and water-type Pokémon. It is an additional Mega Raid Boss. However, it has a wide range of weaknesses, making it easy to take it out.

Optimal raid counters include the strong bug type, grass, electric, ghost, and dark Pokémon. It is one of the poorest Mega Pokémon of the game, one which you can easily skip. However, it is not worth it. His HP is 216, with an attack ability of 224 and 259 defense.

Mega Gyarados

Mega Gyarados

This dark and water-type Pokémon is weak against the fairy, grass bug, and electric attacks but can easily deal with water, dark, and dragon damages.

It has an HP of 216, an attack of 292, and a defense of 247. Gyarados require 200 Energy to Evolve for the first time, but they can Evolve on only 40 Mega Energy after that. 

Mega Manectric

Mega Manectric

Mega Manectric is an Electic type Pokémon in the game. It has 286 attacks, 179 defense, and 172 HP. The best moves of this Pokémon are Wild charge and Thunder wings.

However, this Pokémon is weak to ground attacks. Initially, you need 200 Mega Energy for its Evolution, but then 40 Energy would be sufficient.

Mega Lopunny

Mega Lopunny

Mega Lopunny is a normal and fighting Pokémon that is weak to flying, fighting, fairy, and Psychic moves. The strongest attack of Mega Lopunny is Hyper Beam and pound.

This Pokémon is a bit stronger than Machamp, so you should give it a chance to fight for you. Its HP is 163 with an attack of 282 and defense of 214.

Mega Venusaur

Mega Venusaur

Mega Venusaur is a grass and poison type Pokémon weak to ice, fire, flying, and psychic attacks. It has an HP of 190, with an attacking ability of 241 and a defense of 246.

Mega Venusaur’s best attacks are Frenzy plant and Vine Whip. You will need 200 Mega Energy to Mega Evolve Venusaur for the first time, but after that, you only need 40 Mega Energy.

Mega Steelix

Mega Steelix

This is a ground-type Pokémon with an HP of 181, an attack of 212, and a defense of 321. Its best moves are Earthquake and Iron tail.

However, it is vulnerable when he undergoes water, ground, fighting, and fire attacks. Initially, you will need 200 Mega Energy to Evolve it, but 40 Energy would do the trick.

Mega Absol

Mega Absol

This graceful Pokémon is the Mega version of Absol. But, like most Pokémon, Absol can’t be caught and will only be available to you during the Halloween event. To Evolve it, you will need to get specific Mega Energy from raids.

Its weaknesses are fire, fairy, and grass. However, because it is a dark type Pokémon, it can take dark attacks pretty well. It has an HP of 163, an attack of 314, and a defense of 130.

The Rules Of Mega Evolution

Since Mega Evolution provides a massive Energy boost to the Pokémon s, it Is obvious that it won’t happen as soon as you start playing the game or in the initial stages of being a trainer.

Instead, it will become accessible to you as a trainer once most of your Pokémon, which can Mega Evolve, have reached their final stages and completed a certain amount of game. There are some rules of Mega Evolution.

The list of rules is as follows: 

  1. Mega Evolution happens mostly before actions except for switching.
  2. Only one Pokémon can be Mega Evolved at a time. If you Evolve a second one, the first goes back to normal.
  3. Shadow and Clone Pokémon cant undergo Evolution. 
  4. You will receive two medals for collecting and Evolving Pokémon s in the game.
  5. A Pokémon will only revert from its Mega Evolved form if it faints during the battle or is switched. Otherwise, it will stay as Mega Evolved for 8 hours. 
  6. Your Evolutions will be visible in the Pokedex under the Mega Pokedex label.

The Final Verdict:

This was all the information about Pokémon Mega Evolution and how to get Mega Energy from Pokémon GO. Now you can take this information and use it to catch and evolve different kinds of Pokémon to win battles and advance in the game.

It is true that not all Pokémon are available for Mega Evolution, but I most positively assure you that soon they will also be available for you to evolve.

However, if you want to stay one step ahead, you should start collecting those Pokémon too, which cant Evolve yet because soon they will. Good luck, trainers!

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