The Best and Worst Mega Evolutions

By Michael On 2 Dec, 2013 At 11:51 PM | Categorized As Articles | With 14 Comments

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The Strongest and Weakest Mega Evolutions

I love Pokemon Mega Evolutions. There is something attractive about the concept of Pokemon elevating to another level beyond a normal form. Pokemon going Super Saiyan is how I like to describe Mega Evolutions to to my friends.  Mega Evolution’s make – what was already a complex metagame – even more complicated.

Typical of the world of Pokemon – not all Pokemon are born equal – in this case not all Mega Evolutions are blessed with awesomeness. Some Mega Evolved Pokemon are super powerful borderline overpowered while others are merely great Pokemon that would fit well with normal Pokemon. Among the many Mega Evolved Pokemon introduced in Pokemon X&Y, here is my list of the best and worst Mega Evolutions.

The Worst Mega Evolutions

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Mega Manectric

I like Mega Manectric. As a standalone Pokemon Mega Manectric is an awesome Pokemon, but as a mega evolved Pokemon he is just average. Mega Manectric additional 100 base stat is more or less distributed into every stat, which makes it a well around Pokemon. However amongst other Mega Evolved Pokemon – Mega Manectric can seem anemic – especially since its movepool is extremely limited. For this reason Mega Manectric is one of the worst mega evolved Pokemon.

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Mega Ampharos

Mega Ampharos is by no mean a bad Pokemon. It has good defences and sublime special attack, however unfortunately Mega Ampharos is terribly slow. To reach Mega Ampharos potential you will need a supportive team. Paralyis Support? Trick Room?  Tailwind? Since Mega Ampharos requires a good deal of support, it does not hold up well, especially amongst the mega evolved Pokemon.

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Mega Kangaskhan

Mega Kangaskhan is without a doubt a unique Pokemon. The signature ability Parental Bond – allows the Pokemon to attack twice with second attack being. With that said – Mega Kangaskhan lacks the same punch of other Mega Evolve Pokemon. Amongst a group where some Pokemon have base stats up to 185 – Mega Kangaskhan is child’s play.


The Best Mega Evolutions

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Mega Blaziken

This list would have not have any credibility if Mega Blaziken was not included. Mega Blaziken is a monster that can go physical, special or mixed. With the sublime ability “Speed Boost” Blaziken is absolutely adept in sweeping and destroying teams. In my opinion Mega Blaziken is a top tier Pokemon and most certainly one of the best mega evolved Pokemon.

Mega Alakazam

Mega Alakazam

Probably from all the meditation – Mega Alakazam is a Pokemon of clarity. It serves one purpose that is to wreak havoc. A base 175 Special attack is nothing to laugh at, and it ain’t no slouch boasting a base 150 speed. Mega Alakazam is an extremely dangerous Pokemon and that is why it is one of the best mega evolved Pokemon.

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Mega Tyranitar

OH GODZIRRA – Its Godzirra. Tyranitar was a sublime Pokemon – one that is versatile and most often the core of the team. Mega Tyranitar is an impressive upgrade from its normal form. Good HP. Great attack, great defense, great special defense, and a usable Special defense not to mention the fantastic ability “Sand Stream”. This is a blessed Pokemon and one of the best mega evolved Pokemon.




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  • Lord of the Sword

    I think that this evaluation is a bit flawed. For example, bad speed does not equal failed Pokemon. Lets’ take Mega Kangashan. If you go to Smogon (the official Pokemon battle website), let’s try Mega Kangashan. Wait, you can’t. Because it’s banned for being too powerful. Just a small critique to help your evaluations.

    • Michael

      thanks for the criticism. 😛

      I apologize for not being up to date with the new meta. To be honest I am waiting for pokebank to be available before I get into competitive pokemon.

    • LuxbeyTheMechromancer

      You do realize that Smogon has NO connection to Pokemon whatsoever right? It’s just a player (if you can even call them that) run website. Smogon has NO official power in Pokemon game play AT ALL.

      • Lord of the Sword

        I’m not saying Smogon is an official authority. I’m referencing it as a simulator identical to regular tournament play. Thus, the effects Pokemon would have in the simulation would have the same effect in real life. Thus, Mega Kangashan being dangerous on Smogon translates to being dangerous in real life battles, just becoming apparent quicker. Summary, not saying Smogon has a right to choose what is what, it’s a simulation, thus becoming apparent with no interference, and things that happen there eventually become apparent in real life. I thank you for your critiquing, and I shall try to be clearer in my wording in the future.

        • LuxbeyTheMechromancer

          Alright. And sorry if I seemed a little…I don’t want to say “hostile” but I’m sure you get my point on that. It was just having Smogon and “official” anywhere near each other.

          On a semi-related subject, I hate it when people take the Smogon “rules” to heart and get so upset when someone uses a pokemon or moveset or item that Smogon says in banned…it’s so annoying.

          • Lord of the Sword

            I didn’t mean to offend you, but/and I do agree that people doing that can be annoying. Sometimes people just do that to try and keep things fair, sometimes it’s just what they’re used to and tend to apply it elsewhere.
            Thank you for being so calm and understanding. Rare to find that kind of person.

          • LuxbeyTheMechromancer

            Not really offended but hearing smogon and official without the words “is not” between then makes my skin crawl haha. and it’s fine if people want to use it with their friends, that’s fine, but they still need to understand it’s in no way official.

          • Lord of the Sword

            What can I say? People get set in their ways. Sometimes so used to them that they think that’s the norm.

  • ZEROthefirst

    Mega Kangaskhan with max beneficial speed and max neutral attack and power up punch completely dismisses your statement here. Mega Kangaskhan is an absolute monster, and while you think it’s not good, go and set it up like this and you’ll be surprised at how differently you’ll think.

    • miigamerz

      yeah, i realize this now. Lmfao

  • Kirbogon

    Mega Blaziken is overrated, sure it looks cool. But its just a stronger Blaziken with its Hidden Ability. Like Mega Scizor its usually better to probably just use a life orb on them and they reach almost the same potential.
    If we’re talking about pokemon on their own sure the this kinda agree-able but on a team and fighting competitively there are others who deserve better listing. Thats the kinda vibe I get when he talked about Mega Ampharos and Kangaskhan and setting things up is how u battle competitively. Going all offensive is for the story.

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