How to get Mega Energy in Pokémon GO

If you want to know how to get Pokemon Go Mega Energy so that you can Mega Evolve your 'mon then here are the details you need.  Mega Evolution, like its namesake, is evolving in Pokémon Go and with it comes big changes.

While it is becoming more accessible and the resources required to execute the new feature remain largely the same, the ways in which it is used will change.

Like Pokémon Candy, there's a new Pokémon Go consumable that transforms Pokémon into their Mega forms for eight hours.  There are some events that can extend the length of Mega Evolution, but the standard time length is eight hours.

If you are still confused, we recommend reading all about Mega Evolution in Pokemon Go.  This guide will help trainers understand Mega Energy, what it does and how to get the most out of it.

The most consistent way to get Mega Energy in Pokémon Go is to defeat Mega Pokémon in Raid.  Collaborating with others to take down these powerful Pokémon to cultivate Pokémon-specific Mega Energy.

Defeating Mega Venusaur will give trainers Mega Venusaur energy.  The amount of Mega Energy gained depends on how quickly you and others defeat the Mega Pokémon.  The faster you beat Mega Pokémon, the more Mega Energy you get.

Trainers can gain 50 to 90 Mega Energy after each battle, which was increased from the 35-50 Mega Energy trainers originally received when this feature was first released.

Mega Raids are about the same power level as Level 5 Raids, but the latest update on how difficult they are has reduced the number of trainers required.  The Mega Pokémon that appear in Reds are on a rotating basis.

Following the initial release of Mega Evolution, Niantic implemented another way to obtain Mega Energy by using the game's Buddy system.  Trainers running with your friend can gain a mega energy, as long as they mega evolve that species first.