How to Obtain Mega Energy Resource in Pokémon GO Mobile Game

Pokémon GO recently introduced a new resource called Mega Energy that allows players to Mega Evolve certain Pokémon for a limited time. As a long-time Pokémon GO player and writer, I will provide a detailed guide on how to obtain Mega Energy and use it effectively.

What is Mega Evolution?

Mega Evolution temporarily evolves a Pokémon to a more powerful form using Mega Energy. The Mega Evolved Pokémon gets increased CP, attack power, and may even change types. However, Mega Evolution only lasts for 8 hours before the Pokémon reverts to its normal form.

Why Mega Evolve Pokémon?

Here are some key benefits of Mega Evolving your Pokémon:

  • Increased CP and combat performance
  • All Pokémon get an attack bonus during raids
  • Earn more rewards and catch raid bosses easier
  • Mega Evolved buddy Pokémon find more Mega Energy

How to Get Mega Energy

There are several ways to obtain Mega Energy in Pokémon GO:

1. Defeat Mega Raids

  • Mega Raids spawn mega evolved raid bosses
  • Defeating them rewards 50-100 mega energy of that Pokémon
  • Faster raid completion = more mega energy rewards

2. Complete Special Research

  • Some research tasks reward mega energy
  • Keep an eye out for limited-time research with mega energy

3. Walk With Your Mega-Evolved Buddy

  • Switch buddy Pokémon to one you have mega evolved before
  • You will passively earn 5 mega energy per km walked

4. Spin PokéStops

  • Gyms and PokéStops rarely give 5 mega energy
  • Only for Pokémon currently available from mega raids

How Much Mega Energy Do You Need?

The mega energy requirement depends on the Pokémon:

  • Venusaur/Charizard/Blastoise – 200 for first evolution, then 40
  • Beedrill – 100 at first, then 20 after
  • Slowbro, Gengar, and more – 300 initially, then 60 later

So you need to beat around 4-8 mega raids to mega evolve a Pokémon first time. Subsequent mega evolutions take less energy.

How to Use Mega Energy to Evolve Pokémon

Follow these steps once you have enough mega energy:

  1. Tap the Pokémon you want to mega evolve
  2. Press the Mega Evolve button
  3. Confirm to consume the required mega energy
  4. Pokémon gets mega evolved for the next 8 hours

You can only have one mega evolved Pokémon at a time. And certain Pokémon like shadow, purified, or clones cannot be mega evolved.

Mega Evolution Strategies

Here are some tips to use mega evolutions effectively:

  • Mega evolve Pokémon with type advantage for raids
  • Set mega evolved buddy to find more mega energy
  • Coordinate mega evolutions in raid groups for attack bonus
  • Mega evolve multiple of the same species to increase mega level
  • Stock up on mega energy if the Pokémon will leave raids

Closing Thoughts

Mega Evolution makes your Pokémon exponentially stronger for a limited period. With the variety of ways to earn mega energy, it makes the feature easily accessible to both casual and hardcore players. Utilize these evolutions wisely by coordinating with your raid party for maximum damage output.

I hope this guide gives you a good understanding of mega evolutions in Pokémon GO. Let me know if you have any other questions!