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How to Get Mega Energy in Pokémon GO

How to Get Mega Energy in Pokémon GO

According to supplementary material, Mega Evolution arises in Pokémon who have forged an unbreakable bond with their partner trainers. This is why, based on what Zinnia says in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Rayquaza was the first Pokémon to undergo Mega Evolution, thanks to its bond with the civilization it protected. Of course, if you want your Pokémon to Mega Evolve, you gotta do a little more than hug it a few times a day. Here’s how to get Mega Energy in Pokémon GO.

Mega Evolution in Pokémon GO works not unlike regular evolution, except instead of Pokémon Candy, you need Mega Energy (which some folks also call “Mega Candy”). When you accumulate enough Mega Energy, you can visit a Pokémon’s details page and trigger their Mega Evolution, assuming it currently exists in the game’s PokéDex. They’ll remain Mega Evolved for exactly eight hours in real time, so make sure not to use your Mega Energy unless you know you have the whole day to play.

How to Get Mega Energy in Pokémon GO

To get Mega Energy in Pokémon GO

  1. Clear Mega Raids
  2. Complete certain Field Research Tasks
  3. Go for a walk with a previously Mega Evolved Pokémon as your Buddy

Much like evolution Candy, Mega Energy is classified based on the Pokémon it’s intended for. For example, if you want to Mega Evolve Venusaur, you need Venusaur Mega Energy. To obtain Mega Energy, there are a few potential avenues, but the fastest is clearing Mega Raids.

Every time you clear a Mega Raid, you’ll receive Mega Energy for the Pokémon that was battled. The faster you clear the Raid, the more energy you’ll get, so you’re incentivized to tackle it with a strong party and a group of friends.

Besides Raids, there are also certain Field Research Tasks that reward Mega Energy when completed. Tasks that specifically reward Mega Energy are usually reserved for special events, though there is one task, titled “Power up Pokémon 5 times,” that’s included in the regular Task rotation. If you clear that one, you’ll get 10 Mega Energy for Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Beedrill or Pidgeot.

Finally, once you Mega Evolve a Pokémon at least once, you can make that Pokémon your Buddy and go for a walk with them for a chance to randomly pick up some more Mega Energy. Don’t expect to get a lot from this; just a few units here and there.

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