How to use Mega Evolutions in Pokemon GO


Pokémon Go now has Mega Evolution, so you can create stronger Pokémon and make them even stronger.  In this Pokemon GO guide, we'll show you how to get Mega Energy and use it to power up your Pokemon with Mega Evolution, all about candy, candy bonuses, raids, and more.

Update (April 27): We have updated this guide with the revised Mega Evolution details.  These Mega Evolution updates are still rolling out in regions, so it may take time for these changes to appear in your game.

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Mega Evolution makes your Pokémon stronger, yes, but there are other benefits you get when you have access to Mega Evolved Pokémon.

Perks of Mega Evolution

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After upgrading to Mega Evolution, your Mega Evolved Pokémon now have Mega Levels, which further increase your Mega Evolve.  The bonus listed above will increase as a Pokémon increases its Mega Level.

Increasing Mega Levels


How to get Mega Energy in Pokémon Go

In order to mega evolve your Pokémon, you must collect Mega Energy for that specific Pokémon.  Find Mega Pokémon in Mega Raid, confront them, and earn Mega Energy for that specific Pokémon.

It will take several raids of the same Pokémon before you get enough energy for Mega Evolution, and most Mega Evolution raids move in and out.  Not all Mega Evolutions will be available throughout the year

So be sure to stock up on any Mega Energy you want before giving up on Pokémon Mega Reds.  You can also get Mega Energy from some field research and time bound research work as a reward.

How to Mega Evolve your Pokémon in Pokémon Go

You can only have one Mega Pokémon at a time.  If you evolve a different Mega, your first Pokémon will return to normal and you will need to collect Mega Energy to evolve it again.