Pokemon Go Mega Evolution Event: Mega Kangaskhan, Research Tasks and More

A new Mega-Evolved Pokemon is debuting this weekend.

Kevin Knezevic Former staff writer
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Kevin Knezevic
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Pokemon Go has overhauled Mega Evolution.


Pokemon Go's Mega Evolution revamp has gone live globally, and the game is celebrating with a limited-time event. The event takes place this weekend and introduces Mega Kangaskhan to the game, along with a new slew of research tasks to complete. Here's everything you need to know about the event.

Event schedule

Pokemon Go's Mega Evolution event begins Apr. 29 at 10 a.m. local time and runs until May 1 at 8 p.m. local time.

Featured Pokemon

As mentioned, a new Mega Evolution is debuting during this weekend's event: Mega Kangaskhan. The Mega-Evolved Pokemon will be appearing in Mega Raids throughout the event, with an increased number of Mega Kangaskhan raids happening May 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.

On top of that, Pokemon whose evolved forms can Mega Evolve will be appearing more frequently. You'll encounter the following Pokemon in the wild during the event, and there's a chance each could be shiny:

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

Research tasks

In addition to the featured Pokemon spawns, the game is offering a new Special Research story revolving around Mega Evolution. Completing the Special Research will net you enough Mega Energy to Mega Evolve either Venusaur, Charizard or Blastoise, depending on which of the three options you choose.

There will also be new, themed Field Research tasks during the event. Among the rewards you'll receive for completing these tasks are Mega Energy for a random Pokemon that's able to Mega Evolve. As a final added bonus, all Mega-Evolved Pokemon will receive a CP boost during the event.

That's not all that's currently happening in Pokemon Go. Therian Forme Landorus is back in five-star raids until May 3, while May's Community Day is set for May 21.