April 28, 2022

Celebrate the Global launch of the Mega Evolution update with Mega Kangaskhan and a Mega Moment event!


Pokémon GO’s Mega Evolution update is now live globally! To celebrate this update, a new Special Research story, event, and Mega Raid will be available!

Pokémon GO’s Mega Update

Check out this video for a quick overview of all the changes!

Dev Diaries: Mega Evolution and Mega Raid updates

In case you missed it, our latest Dev Diary featured Ibe Owunwanne, a Pokémon GO Product Manager. Take a look to learn their thoughts on what went into this update!

Special Research

A new Special Research story with branching tasks is available to Trainers level 5 and up! Choose Venusaur, Charizard or Blastoise, and try out Mega Evolution for yourself!

A Mega Moment event

Friday, April 29, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time to Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Mega Kangaskhan enters the fray!

For the first time, Mega Kangaskhan will be appearing in Mega Raids!

Mega Kangaskhan - Shiny On
Mega Kangaskhan

Mega Kangaskhan Raid Day

Sunday, May 1, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time

Mega Kangaskhan will be appearing more frequently in Mega Raids during this time!
You can receive up to five free Raid Passes from spinning Gym Photo Discs during the event and up to two hours afterward.
You’ll have an increased chance of encountering Shiny Kangaskhan.

Wild Encounter Icon Wild encounters

Pokémon with Evolutions that can Mega Evolve in Pokémon GO will be appearing more frequently in the wild!

Image of Bulbasaur - Shiny On
Image of Charmander - Shiny On
Image of Squirtle - Shiny On
Image of Slowpoke - Shiny On
Image of Gastly - Shiny On
Image of Mareep - Shiny On
Image of Buneary - Shiny On
Image of Snover - Shiny On
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Field Research rewards

Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available! Complete the tasks to receive a random reward of Mega Energy for any of the Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution currently available in Pokémon GO!*

*Kangaskhan Mega Energy will only be available by completing Mega Raids against Mega Kangaskhan.


CP Boost Icon
Mega-Evolved Pokémon will receive a CP boost.

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—The Pokémon GO team