Mega Kangaskhan

A Mega Moment is a special in-game event that celebrates the global release of the new Mega Evolution system into the game, alongside the new features including Mega Levels, Mega Mastery and more.

A Mega Moment Event Bonuses

  • Event icon Friday, April 29, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time to Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local
  • Raid icon Mega Kangaskhan available in Mega Raids
  • Raid icon Mega Kangaskhan Raid Day on May 1, 2022
  • Attack icon Mega-Evolved Pokémon will receive a CP boost.
  • Research icon Field Research tasks grant Mega Energy
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Pokémon with Evolutions that can Mega Evolve in Pokémon GO will be appearing more frequently in the wild

A Mega Moment Infographic

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Mega Kangaskhan debuts in Pokémon GO

From Friday, April 29, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time to Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time Mega Kangaskhan enters the fray. For the first time, Mega Kangaskhan will be appearing in Mega Raids!

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Max CP Attack Defense Stamina
4353 246 210 233

Mega Kangaskhan Raid Day

On Sunday, May 1, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 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.

After a Mega Raid you have the chance to catch the original version of the Pokémon, not the Mega, but here you can see how the shiny sprites look for both Kangaskhan, and Mega Kangaskhan.

Kangaskhan Sprite Shiny Kangaskhan Sprite
Mega Kangaskhan Sprite Shiny Mega Kangaskhan Sprite

Wild Encounters

Pokémon with Evolutions that can Mega Evolve in Pokémon GO will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Field Research Rewards

Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available! Complete the tasks to receive a random reward of Mega Energy for any of the Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution currently available in Pokémon GO! *

Task Potential rewards
Power up a Pokémon 5 times 25 Mega Energy for any of the Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution
Power up a Pokémon 10 times 70 Mega Energy for any of the Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution

* Kangaskhan Mega Energy will only be available by completing Mega Raids against Mega Kangaskhan.

Everything you need to know about the Mega update

We have a written version available in our Complete Guide to the Updated Mega Evolution System, but for those of you who prefer video, Niantic published an excellent overview video.

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A Mega Moment Special Research Tasks and Rewards

A Mega Moment Special Research is a new Special Research story with branching tasks is available to Trainers level 5 and up! This short quest line features the original Kanto starters and allows Trainers to collect Mega Energy to evolve one of them.

Available starting April 28, 2022.

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Tasks

Task Reward
Catch 3 Pokémon
Catch 3 Pokémon
Catch 3 Pokémon

Rewards:

  • 500 XP,
  • 200 Stardust,
  • 10 PokéBall

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Branching choice

Choose Venusaur, Charizard or Blastoise, and try out Mega Evolution for yourself.

  • By choosing Venusaur, you’ll be able to earn Venusaur Mega Energy and encounter Venusaur later!
  • By choosing Charizard, you’ll be able to earn Charizard Mega Energy and encounter Charizard later!
  • By choosing Blastoise, you’ll be able to earn Blastoise Mega Energy and encounter Blastoise later!

The quest text changes depending on your selection in the next steps. We are sticking with Venusaur, but do note that each selection has a vary slightly different story.

Tasks

Task Reward
Catch 5 Pokémon Poke Ball icon 10x Poke Ball
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon Great Ball icon 10x Great Ball
Power up Pokémon 5 times Razz Berry icon 10x Razz Berry

Rewards:

  • 200 Mega Energy for your selected Pokémon
  • 1x Premium Raid Pass,
  • Encounter with a fully evolved selected starter Pokémon

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Tasks

Task Reward
Earn 5 hearts with your buddy Mega Candy icon 50x Mega Candy
Power up Pokémon 5 times Mega Candy icon 50x Mega Candy
Mega evolve a Charizard / Venusaur / Blastoise Charge TM icon 1x Charge TM

Rewards:

  • 1000 XP,
  • 600 Stardust,
  • 100 Mega Energy for your selected Pokémon

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Tasks

Task Reward
Win a raid Revive icon 6x Revive
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt Silver Pinap Berry icon 2x Silver Pinap Berry
Take a snapshot of your buddy Hyper Potion icon 6x Hyper Potion

Rewards:

  • 2000 XP,
  • 1500 Stardust,
  • 100 Mega Energy for your selected Pokémon
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