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Pokemon Go Mega Energy: How to get the stuff you need to Mega Evolve

Pokemon Go Mega Energy
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Knowing how to get Pokemon GO Mega Energy is a big part of a relatively new and powerful feature in Pokemon GO: Mega Evolution. Like its video game counterpart, Mega Evolution in Pokemon GO temporarily transforms certain Pokemon into more powerful versions of themselves. To perform this transformation, trainers will need to collect Mega Energy in Pokemon GO.

Mega Energy, like Pokemon Candy, is a new Pokemon Go consumable that transforms Pokemon into their Mega forms for eight hours. There are some events that can extend the length of Mega Evolution, but the standard length of time is eight hours. Trainers can take these Mega Evolved Pokemon into battle against Raid Pokemon, those in Gyms and against Team GO Rocket. 

Another perk of Mega Evolution in Pokemon GO is the power boost it gives you and other trainers’ during Raid Battles. Using a Mega Pokemon will boost itself and other Pokemon of the same type by 33 percent, while others will get a 10 percent increase. Since Mega Evolution’s introduction in 2020, Niantic has changed how trainers can obtain Mega Energy in-game and this guide will explain everything you need to know about it. 

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How to get Mega Energy in Pokemon Go

How to get Mega Energy in Pokemon Go

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The most consistent way to obtain Mega Energy in Pokemon GO is by defeating Mega Pokemon in Raids. Cooperating with others to take down these powerful Pokemon to farm the Pokemon-specific Mega Energy. 

Defeating a Mega Venusaur will give trainers Mega Venusaur energy. The amount of Mega Energy obtained depends on how quickly you and others defeat the Mega Pokemon. The faster you defeat the Mega Pokemon the more Mega Energy is received. Trainers can receive between 50 and 90 Mega Energy after each battle, which was increased from the original 35-50 Mega Energy trainers originally obtained when the feature was first released. 

Mega Raids are about the same power level as Level 5 Raids so trainers will want to team up with as many trainers as possible. The Mega Pokemon that appears in Raids is on a rotating basis. Normally, a single Mega Evolution appears in Mega Raids for about a week before it’s changed. 

After Mega Evolution’s initial release, Niantic implemented another way to obtain Mega Energy by using the game’s Buddy system. Trainers who walk with your buddy can obtain one Mega Energy as long as they Mega Evolved that species before. 

On rare occasions, Niantic rewards trainers with specific Mega Energy for completing certain Timed or Field Research normally during a special event. However, these are few and far in between so whenever a trainer finds a Field Research that rewards Mega Energy they should complete it as fast as possible. 

Every Mega Evolution and how much Mega Energy is required in Pokemon GO

When Mega Evolution was introduced in Pokemon GO, only five Mega Pokemon were added: Mega Beedrill, Venusaur, Blastoise, and Charizard X and Y. Since then, more Mega Pokemon have been introduced usually during special events. 

As for Mega Energy, each Mega Evolution has two costs. The initial Mega Energy cost is the amount needed to Mega Evolve a species for the first time. This is the highest cost. Every subsequent Mega Evolution of that species after is significantly reduced. 

There are a lot of Mega Pokemon that have yet to be introduced in Pokemon GO, but here’s every evolution introduced so far with the initial Mega Energy cost and the cost to Mega Evolve after the first time. 

Every Mega Evolution and the Mega Energy required
Mega PokemonInitial Mega Energy CostCost After
Mega Beedrill10020
Mega Venusaur20040
Mega Blastoise20040
Mega Charizard X20040
Mega Charizard Y20040
Mega Pidgeot10020
Mega Slowbro20040
Mega Slowbro20040
Mega Gengar20040
Mega Gyarados20040
Mega Ampharos20040
Mega Houndoom20040
Mega Manectric20040
Mega Altaria20040
Mega Lopunny20040
Mega Abomasnow20040

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