Pokemon GO

Best Mega Evolutions in Pokemon GO

We’ve put together a guide to the best Pokemon with mega evolutions in Pokemon GO.
We’ve put together a guide to the best Pokemon with mega evolutions in Pokemon GO. / Niantic Labs

We’ve put together a guide to the best Pokemon with mega evolutions in Pokemon GO.

Whether trainers love them or hate them, Mega Evolutions are hard to avoid in Pokemon GO. However, despite criticisms, it’s hard to deny the advantage these forms can offer in battle — whether during Raids or otherwise. To that end, we’ve explored the best Pokemon to invest in regarding mega evolution.

Which Pokemon has the Best Mega Evolution in Pokemon GO?

Hands down, the Pokemon possessing the best mega evolution in Pokemon GO is Gengar.

Mega Gengar is not only the best ghost-type attacker in the game, but now also possesses the extra advantage that comes with being able to mega-evolve. Its potential cannot be overstated and trainers are encouraged to obtain the 200 Mega Energy necessary to evolve this Pokemon for the first time.

Second only to Mega Gengar is Mega Charizard — though there is debate on whether this second tier applies to its X or Y variants. While Charizard has since lost the battle for best fire-type, the expansion of its power following mega evolution has earned it a top spot due to its rare type match-up of fire and flying in variant Y.

Some suggest that this is part of what makes Y the superior choice as it also makes it much more viable to run a full dual-type STAB moveset without penalty or paying the extra Stardust to employ a second charged move. The same can be said for the other Kanto-region starter Pokemon, as well: Blastoise and Venusaur.

Trainers may also want to take note of Mega Gyrados, which drops its dragon-typing for dark following mega evolution — making it another rather unique match-up. This has made it one of the more flexible megas to serve as both a foil for Charizard and Houdoom, as well as a superior option against Absol.

Other honorable mentions include:

  • Mega Venusaur
  • Mega Blastoise
  • Mega Altaria
  • Mega Aerodactyl