Initially featuring in Pokmon X and Y, Sun and Moon have largely moved Mega Evolution – the practice of ‘over-evolving’ certain Pokmon into more powerful forms – to the side this time around, but that doesn’t mean it’s gone altogether. Far from it, in fact, as many Mega Stones are available in-game once the main story is completed, whilst the entirety are avaialble via Pokmon Bank if you’ve earned them in previous generations.
Here, we’ve put together a table showing you how and where to find Mega Stones, which Pokmon can Mega Evolve in Sun and Moon without transferring them from Pokmon Bank, and where you can find the Key Stone to make it all possible, too.
Pokmon Sun and Moon Mega Stones – locations and how and where to find them
As we alluded to above, not all Mega Evolutions and their corresponding Mega Stones are available in Pokmon Sun and Moon.
We’ve separated these into two tables below, in light of that: the first detailing how to get all of the Mega Stones that are currently available, and the second noting those that are still to come.
List of available Mega Stone Locations
|Mega Evolution||Mega Stone||Mega Stone Location|
|Mega Venusaur||Venusaurite||Defeat Red in the Battle Tree|
|Mega Charizard X||Charizardite X||Defeat Red in the Battle Tree|
|Mega Charizard Y||Charizardite Y||Defeat Red in the Battle Tree|
|Mega Blastoise||Blastoisinite||Defeat Red in the Battle Tree|
|Mega Alazkazam||Alakazite||Defeat Dexio on Ancient Poni Path; or
Purchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree
|Mega Slowbro||Slowbronite||Purchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree|
|Mega Gengar||Gengarite||Purchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree|
|Mega Kangaskhan||Kangaskhanite||Purchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree|
|Mega Pinsir||Pinsirite||Purchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree|
|Mega Gyarados||Gyaradosite||Purchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree|
|Mega Aerodactyl||Aerodactylite||Purchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree|
|Mega Scizor||Scizorite||Purchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree|
|Mega Sabeleye||Sablenite||Purchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree|
|Mega Sharpedo||Sharpedonite||Purchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree|
|Mega Absol||Absolite||Purchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree|
|Mega Glalie||Glalilite||Purchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree|
|Mega Salamence||Salamencite||Purchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree|
|Mega Metagross||Metagrossite||Purchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree|
|Mega Garchomp||Garchompite||Purchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree|
|Mega Lucario||Lucarionite||Purchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree|
|Primal Kyogre||Red Orb||Purchase in Hau’oli City|
|Primal Groudon||Blue Orb||Purchase in Hau’oli City|
|Mega Rayquaza||Dragon Ascent (move)||From Move Tutor in Seafolk Village|
List of Mega Stones not currently available in Sun and Moon
|Mega Evolution||Mega Stone||Expected Availability|
|Mega Beedrill||Beedrillite||February Giveaway|
|Mega Mawile||Mawilite||February Giveaway|
|Mega Mewtwo X||Mewtonite X||TBA|
|Mega Mewtwo Y||Mewtonite Y||TBA|
As you can see from the table, Beedrill and Mawile are set to receive their Mega Stones in a giveaway at some point in February – we’re still waiting to hear more on that from the Pokmon Company, however we do know that most, if not all, of the remaining Mega Stones are also planned to be distributed at some point in the future, too.
Otherwise, you can still get hold of them via trading the Pokmon and their respective Mega Stones through Pokmon Bank.
Need more tips? Use our Pokmon Sun and Moon Walkthrough and guide for the main story, our choice of the best Pokmon Sun and Moon starter from Rowlet, Litten and Popplio, as well as an in-progress list of where to find Zygarde Cells and Cores. We also have a list of QR codes list, Z Crystal locations, Eevium Z Eevee User locations for Extreme Evoboost, evolutions for Alolan Forms and other new Sun and Moon Pokmon and fast way to increase a Pokmon’s Happiness, plus how to transfer across Ash-Greninja from the Sun and Moon Demo, where to catch the Tapu Guardians, how to catch the Ultra Beasts, and how to download the Munchlax Mystery Gift.
How and where to find the Key Stone in Pokmon Sun and Moon
Finally, you’ll need to get your hands on the Mega Ring and its Key Stone before you can use any Mega Stones at all – regardless of whether you imported them from Pokmon Bank or not. Below are their locations:
- Key Stone – for defeating Dexio on Ancient Poni Path, after defeating the Elite Four.
Once the Elite Four‘s been taken down, head back over to Ancient Poni Path, where you’ll be stopped out of the blue by Dexio. He battles you on the spot, with a fairly strong Psychic-based team, before awarding you both the Key Stone and Alakazite for your victory. From then on, if you have the relevant Mega Stone, you can finally Mega Evolve your Pokmon in battle.
We’ll update this page as the Mega Stones become more available, but for now we recommend making sure you’ve acquired every Z Crystal too, and get started on grinding those Battle Royals and Battle Tree for Battle Points!