Niantic has revamped Pokémon GO’s Mega Evolution mechanic and after a brief rollout trial in Australia and New Zealand, the updated feature is now available worldwide! To celebrate the event and to get Trainers familiar with the new system, a short, three-day weekend event about Mega Evolution has been announced. In addition to the new features, there will also be a Mega Pokémon joining the mobile game for the first time – Mega Kangaskhan!

See how you can catch Kangaskhan, a regional exclusive in Pokémon GO, and Mega Evolve one with our guide below.

 

Pokémon GO’s Season of Alola – A Mega Moment event

Begins: Friday, April 29th, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Sunday, May 1st, 2022 at 8 p.m. your local time.

 

Pokémon Debuts – Mega Kangaskhan

 

 

Mega Kangaskhan is here! You’ll find this regional variant all over the world thanks to Mega Raids. Join up with friends, defeat Mega Kangaskhan, and you can get the chance to catch a Kangaskhan as well as be able to Mega Evolve it.

 

Event Bonuses

  • Mega-Evolved Pokémon will receive a Combat Power boost.

 

Wild Encounters

  • The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild: Bulbasaur*, Charmander*, Squirtle*, Slowpoke*, Gastly*, Mareep*, Buneary*, and Snover*.

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids:

  • Mega Raids: Mega Kangaskhan*.

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Special Research – A Mega Moment

As of Thursday, April 28th, 2022 at 1 p.m. PT, Trainers who logged into Pokémon GO received a Special Research story centered around the updated Mega Evolution mechanic. This free Special Research is available to Trainers who are Level 5 and up and does contain branching paths focused on Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise.

 

A Mega Moment
Step 1/4Rewards
Catch 3 PokémonBulbasaur Encounter
Catch 3 PokémonCharmander Encounter
Catch 3 PokémonSquirtle Encounter
Completion Rewards500 XP, 200 Stardust, and 10 Poké Balls
Choose Your PathReward Focus
Branching Path: VenusaurRewards will be focused on Venusaur Encounter and Venusaur Mega Energy.
Branching Path: CharizardRewards will be focused on Charizard Encounter and Charizard Mega Energy.
Branching Path: BlastioseRewards will be focused on Blastoise Encounter and Blastoise Mega Energy.
Step 2/4Rewards
Catch 5 Pokémon10 Poké Balls
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon10 Great Balls
Power up Pokémon 5 times10 Razz Berries
Completion Rewards200 Mega Energy (Venusaur, Charizard, OR Blastoise), 1 Raid Pass (green), and 1 Pokémon Encounter (Venusaur, Charizard, OR Blastoise)
Step 3/4Rewards
Earn 5 hearts with your Buddy50 Mega Energy (Venusaur, Charizard, OR Blastoise)
Power up Pokémon 10 times50 Mega Energy (Venusaur, Charizard, OR Blastoise)
Mega Evolve a (Venusaur, Charizard, OR Blastoise)1 Charged TM
Completion Rewards1,000 XP, 600 Stardust, and 100 Mega Energy (Venusaur, Charizard, OR Blastoise)
Step 4/4Rewards
Win a Raid6 Revives
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt2 Silver Pinap Berries
Take a Snapshot of your Buddy6 Hyper Potions
Completion Rewards2,000 XP, 1,500 Stardust, and 100 Mega Energy (Venusaur, Charizard, OR Blastoise)

 

Field Research Tasks

New event-exclusive Field Research Tasks will be available and the rewards include Mega Energy (save for Kangaskhan, Latios, and Latias Mega Energy as that will be limited to Mega Raids). These Field Research Tasks can be found when spinning PokéStops (and acquired if you have an open slot in your Field Research menu) when the event is active.

 

  • Task: Power up a Pokémon 5 times.
    • Reward: 25 Mega Energy (Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Beedrill, Pidgeot, Slowbro, Gengar, Gyarados, Aerodactyl, Ampharos, Steelix, Houndoom, Manectric, Altaria, Absol, Lopunny, OR Abomasnow).
  • Task: Power up a Pokémon 10 times.
    • Reward: 70 Mega Energy (Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Beedrill, Pidgeot, Slowbro, Gengar, Gyarados, Aerodactyl, Ampharos, Steelix, Houndoom, Manectric, Altaria, Absol, Lopunny, OR Abomasnow).

 

Raid Day – Mega Kangaskhan Raid Day

Begins: Sunday, May 1st, 2022 at 11 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Sunday, May 1st, 2022 at 2 p.m. your 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.

 

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)