Which Pokémon Can Mega Evolve? (How to Mega Evolve a Pokémon)

Mega Charizard X was my first Mega Evolution, and I’ve been into them ever since. I remember Mega Evolving my Pokémon daily to reduce the cooldown period and raise their Mega level 🤓.

This initial strategy was rudimentary at best, but I learned so much about Mega-Evolving Pokémon. Recently, I hopped on a Discord thread about which Pokémon can Mega Evolve.

That conversation inspired this article on how to Mega Evolve a Pokémon.

How to Mega Evolve a Pokémon

What is the method for achieving Mega Evolution in a Pokémon?
Mega Evolve a Pokémon. Image source: Pinterest

Mega Evolving Pokémon varies with the game you’re playing. For instance, Pokémon X and Y and Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire rely on Mega Stones found in specific locations throughout the games.

In contrast, Pokémon Go relies on Mega Energy accumulated from Mega Raid Battles and Special Research tasks.

Mega Evolution was first introduced in Pokémon X and Y before being expanded into other series. 46 Pokémon species can Mega Evolve, with Charizard and Mewtwo having two Mega Evolutions.

Here’s a table outlining the Mega Evolutions available in Pokémon X and Y and Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire 👇:


Mega Stone

Location (X and Y)

Location (ORAS)


Mewtwonite X

Mewtwonite Y

Unknown Dungeon

Littleroot Town (X)

Pokémon League (Y)



Stone Emporium

Route 119


Charizardite X

Charizardite Y

Stone Emporium

Fiery Path (X)

Scorched Slab (Y)



Stone Emporium

S.S. Tidal



Reflection Cave

Slateport Market



Laverre City

Battle Resort



Route 16

Lavaridge Town



Cyllage Gym

Jagged Pass



Held by Event Torchic

Route 120/114

Where to find Mega energy to Mega Evolve a Pokémon?

Mega Energy is a prerequisite for Mega Evolution in Pokémon Go. You can find it by completing Mega Raid Battles, research tasks, and walking your Mega Pokémon Buddy or a Mega Evolved Pokémon in the same line.

Which Pokémon Cannot Mega Evolve?

Transformed, Shadow, and Clone Pokémon do not evolve 🙅‍♂️. Transformed Pokémon can change their appearance into another Pokémon. The best example is Ditto. Ditto retains its species even if it transforms into a species that Mega Evolves and holds the Mega Stone.

It’s also worth noting that only 46 species can Mega Evolve. Therefore, Pokémon outside this list lack this ability. They include Carbink, Lapras, and Tauros.

Which Mega Evolution is the strongest?

Mega Rayquaza is the strongest Mega Evolution 💪. This Dragon / Flying- type was introduced in Generation 3. Its Mega Evolved form is available in Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire. Rayquaza has impressive base stats, which are elevated after Mega Evolution. One such ability is Delta Stream, which neutralizes all attacks against a Flying-type Pokémon. This ability makes Mega Rayquaza formidable in any battle.

Which Mega Evolution is the weakest?

Mega Evolve a Pokémon
Mega Banette. Image source: Pinterest

Mega Banette is the weakest Mega Evolution. This Ghost-type Pokémon was introduced in Generation 3, and Mega Evolved in Generation 6. Mega Banette has some impressive Attack Stats, which are unfortunately bottlenecked by weaker defense, speed, and special attacks.

Additionally, some of its moves are pointless. For instance, Prankster prioritizes status moves over attacks. These moves may appear cool, but they aren’t effective in battles.

Therefore, despite its high Attack stats, Mega Banette isn’t ideal for most battles, rendering this Mega Evolution the weakest.

What Grass types can Mega Evolve?

You’ve got a few options for Grass-type Pokémon that can Mega Evolve.


Can you explain the process of Mega Evolving a Pokémon?
Sceptile. Image source: Pinterest

Sceptile is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. Its base abilities are Overgrow and Unburden. Sceptile uses Sceptilite to evolve into Mega Sceptile. In this form, it gains the ability Lightning Rod and becomes a Grass/Dragon-type.


What steps are involved in Mega Evolving a Pokémon?
Abomasnow. Image source: Pinterest

Abomasnow is a Grass/ice-type Pokémon first introduced in Generation 4. Its base abilities are Snow Warning and Sound Proof.

This Pokémon uses Abomasite to Mega Evolve. Unlike Sceptile, Abomasnow doesn’t learn a new ability after Mega Evolution.


How to Mega Evolve a Pokémon
Venusaur. Image source: Pinterest

Venusaur is a Grass/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. Its base abilities are Overgrow and Chlorophyll. This Pokémon uses Venusaurite to Mega Evolve.

In this form, it learns Thick Fat.

Can Shadow Pokémon Mega Evolve?


No. You cannot Mega Evolve a Shadow Pokémon. While there isn’t an official reason for this, some have argued that doing so creates a lore contradiction.

Mega Evolutions require a close bond between the Pokémon and trainer, something Shadow Pokémon lacks.

They are closed off, resentful, and angry, which makes them powerful fighters but lousy companions. As such, Mega Evolving them wouldn’t align with the Pokémon lore.

Should you be Mega Evolving a Pokémon every day?

Yes. Mega Evolving a Pokémon daily is a great way to reduce the cooldown times and increase the rewards and bonuses associated with Mega Evolutions.

It’s worth noting, however, that first-time Mega Evolutions are resource-intensive. As such, take stock of the Mega Energy at your disposal and use it wisely.

A good strategy is to have enough energy to Mega Evolve one type of Pokémon per day, with enough reserves for back-to-back Mega Evolutions when needed.

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