Will There Be Mega Evolution? | Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet - Mega Evolutions
No announcement has been made regarding the inclusion of Mega Evolutions in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Read on to learn about the possibility of Mega Evolutions in the new games, as well as how the game mechanic worked in the previous games.

Will There be Mega Evolution?

Currently No Announcement

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Image from Pokemon X and Y

There is currently no announcement regarding the possibility of Mega Evolutions appearing in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. We'll keep you up-to-date as more information gets revealed!

Mega Evolution is Not a Staple Feature

Release Year Game Title Mega Evolutions?
2013 X and Y
2014 Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
2016 Sun and Moon
2017 Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
2018 Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
2019 Sword and Shield
2021 Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Although a reoccuring feature since its introduction in Generation VI's Pokemon X and Y, Mega Evolution was notably absent in both Pokemon Sword and Shield and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

A Possible Clue in the Japanese Logo

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The logo of the Mainline Pokemon games often hint at the game's main feature. In Pokemon X and Y for example, the Japanese Logo notably features the Mega Evolution symbol.

While the Japanese logo doesn't feature the Mega Evolution, the small star symbol looks very similar to the Ultimate Weapon in Pokemon X and Y, which was a central plot device in the games.

What is Mega Evolution?

Stat Buff and Ability Change

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Image from Pokemon X and Y

Mega Evolution allows Pokemon to temporarily buff their base stats and change their Ability during battle, while also changing its appearance. Only one Pokemon can Mega Evolve once in each battle and the effect stays until it faints.

Only 48 Pokemon can Mega Evolve and requires a corresponding Mega Stone held by the Pokemon along with the Key Stone held item obtainable in the story.

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