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Pokémon Go: A Mega Moment event guide

Pokemon Go Mega Evolution Launch
Pokemon Go Mega Evolution Launch (Image credit: Niantic)

As the Season of Alola presses on, Niantic has announced a surprise event centered all around Mega Evolution: A Mega Moment. This event gives players the chance to catch many Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution, including the normally regional exclusive Kangaskhan, and to earn tons of Mega Energy. Fortunately, we here at iMore have all the details you need to make the most of this event! And be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories so you can be fully equipped on your Pokémon Journey!

What is A Mega Moment in Pokémon Go?

Pokemon Go Mega Energy (Image credit: Niantic)

Niantic recently announced a major overhaul to the Mega Evolution system in Pokémon Go in order to make Mega Evolution an easier and more rewarding aspect of the game, as well as to make way for Mega Evolved Legendary Pokémon. To celebrate this update, A Mega Moment is a weekend long event focused all on Mega Evolution. This event includes several Pokémon capable of Mega Evolving in the wild, Mega Kangaskhan making its Pokémon Go debut in Mega Raids, and research opportunities to earn tons of Mega Energy.

When is A Mega Moment in Pokémon Go?

A Mega Moment runs from Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1, 2022.

Pokémon with the potential to be Shiny are indicated with an asterisk.

Wild Pokémon

Pokemon 427 Buneary (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 092 Gastly (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 179 Mareep (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Source: The Pokémon Company

During A Mega Moment, the following Pokémon can be caught in increased numbers in the wild:

  • Bulbasaur*
  • Charmander*
  • Squirtle*
  • Slowpoke*
  • Gastly*
  • Mareep*
  • Buneary*
  • Snover*

Raids

Pokemon 115 Kangaskhan Mega (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

On the final day of the event, there will be a Mega Kangaskhan Raid Day which will introduce Mega Kangaskhan to Pokémon Go! Although Kangaskhan is a regional exclusive, normally found only in Australia and the surrounding areas, during this special event, players around the world will be able to challenge Mega Kangaskhan in raids to catch their own and earn Mega Kangaskhan Mega Energy.

Field Research

Pokemon Go Wayfarer (Image credit: Niantic)

During A Mega Moment, players can spin PokéStops and Gyms to collect the following event exclusive Field Research tasks:

  • Power up a Pokémon five times for 25 Mega Venusaur Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon five times for 25 Mega Charizard Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon five times for 25 Mega Blastoise Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon five times for 25 Mega Beedrill Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon five times for 25 Mega Pidgeot Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon five times for 25 Mega Slowbro Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon five times for 25 Mega Gengar Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon five times for 25 Mega Gyarados Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon five times for 25 Mega Aerodactyl Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon five times for 25 Mega Ampharos Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon five times for 25 Mega Steelix Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon five times for 25 Mega Houndoom Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon five times for 25 Mega Manectric Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon five times for 25 Mega Altaria Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon five times for 25 Mega Absol Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon five times for 25 Mega Lopunny Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon five times for 25 Mega Abomasnow Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon ten times for 75 Mega Venusaur Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon ten times for 75 Mega Charizard Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon ten times for 75 Mega Blastoise Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon ten times for 75 Mega Beedrill Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon ten times for 75 Mega Pidgeot Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon ten times for 75 Mega Slowbro Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon ten times for 75 Mega Gengar Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon ten times for 75 Mega Gyarados Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon ten times for 75 Mega Aerodactyl Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon ten times for 75 Mega Ampharos Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon ten times for 75 Mega Steelix Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon ten times for 75 Mega Houndoom Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon ten times for 75 Mega Manectric Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon ten times for 75 Mega Altaria Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon ten times for 75 Mega Absol Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon ten times for 75 Mega Lopunny Mega Energy
  • Power up a Pokémon ten times for 75 Mega Abomasnow Mega Energy

Special Research

Pokemon Go Professor Willow (Image credit: Niantic)

A branched Special Research line is available during A Mega Moment. This Special Research allows level 5+ players to pick from one of the original starter Pokémon: Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle. By completing this Special Research, players will be able to Mega Evolve their chosen starter and earn a ton of Mega Energy as well.

Page one

  • Catch three Pokémon for a Bulbasaur encounter
  • Catch three Pokémon for a Charmander encounter
  • Catch three Pokémon for a Squirtle encounter

Completion Rewards: ten Poké Balls, 200 Stardust, 500 XP

Page two

  • Catch five Pokémon for ten Poké Balls
  • Use five Berries to help catch Pokémon for ten Great Balls
  • Power up Pokémon five times for ten Poké Balls

Completion Rewards: an encounter with Venusaur, Charizard or Blastoise; 200 Mega Energy for your chosen starter, Premium Battle Pass

Page three

  • Earn five hearts with your Buddy Pokémon for 50 Mega Energy for your chosen starter
  • Power up ten Pokémon for 500 Mega Energy for your chosen starter
  • Mega Evolve your starter of choice for a Charged TM

Completion Rewards: 100 Mega Energy for your chosen starter, 600 Stardust, 1,000 XP

Page four

  • Win a raid for six Revives
  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt for two Silver Pinap Berries
  • Take a snapshot of your Buddy Pokémon for six Hyper Potions

Completion Rewards: 100 Mega Energy for your chosen starter, 1,500 Stardust, 2,000 XP

Bonuses

Pokemon Go Pokecoin Update (Image credit: Niantic)

The following additional bonuses are available during A Mega Moment:

  • Up to five free Raid Passes from PokéStop spins during Mega Kangaskhan Raid Day
  • Increased Shiny rates for Kangaskhan during Mega Kangaskhan Raid Day
  • CP boost for Mega Evolved Pokémon

Questions about A Mega Moment in Pokémon Go?

Do you have any questions about A Mega Moment in Pokémon Go? Which Mega Evolved Pokémon are you most excited to stock up on Mega Energy for? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check out the rest of our Pokémon Go guides so you too can become a Pokémon Master!

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.