Yanmega is a Bug and type Pokémon. It evolves from a Yanma that levels up while knowing the move Ancient Power (very similar to Piloswine –> Mamoswine).
It is not known whether a move-specific evolution will be used in Pokémon Go, as this evolutionary method was first used in Generation Four. However, it will take 50 candies to evolve either way, so be sure to save up candies for this Pokémon.
Yanmega has a Max CP of 2873 with an Attack Stat of 231 and a Defense and Stamina stat of 172. This decent combination of stats puts it at the forefront of Bug type Pokémon.
Yanmega in the Meta
There is no clear winner in the Bug arena, where Yanmega will thrive. The Generation Four fly certainly soars in the bird arena as well, but faces fierce competition from many legendaries. Let’s take a closer look.
|Bug Type||Max CP||Attack||Defense||Stamina|
Yanmega stands to become the best Bug type in the game. Heracross is constricted due to it’s status as a regional – it’s stats are there, it has access to both fast and charge moves of both of it’s typings (Bug and Fighting) but people will never likely see one without traveling. Scizor stats are comparable to Yanmega, but requires an evolutionary item. If Yanmega does not require Ancient Power to evolve, it will have far better accessibility than the prior two, even with Scizor’s previous evolution, Scyther, being a raid boss for a short time. FYI, Armaldo was not included on this stat list as it does not have access to a Bug type charge move.
|Flying Type||Max CP||Attack||Defense||Stamina|
While Yanma has access totype fast and charge moves, there is no guarantee that Yanmega will. With that in mind, if Yanmega wants to remain a relevant type Pokémon, it will have to know such a move, otherwise this conversation can be kept quite short.
With only two points behind Yanmega in Defense, Rayquaza is the premiere Ground, Fairy, Dark, and Ghost respectively.), even if their stats over-all dwarf Yanmega’s own. Staraptor is a glass cannon type, and will see use as a type. While having both fast and charge moves, Crobat has a moderately worse attack stat. In addition, Poison is not a meta relevant type.type, having access to Air Slash and Aerial Ace. Dragonite with Hurricane does serious damage, and can be recommended safely even without a fast move. Gliscor, Togekiss, Honchkrow, and Drifblim will likely see spotlight in their other typings (
Moves that really ‘bug’ Yanmega are Electric, Fire, , Ice, and Rock.
Yanmega resists Bug, and doubly resists Grass, Ground, and Fighting.
Yanmega is the ‘ants-ser’ for Grass, Dark, and Psychic because of it being a Bug type, and does decent damage against Bug, Grass, and Fighting because of it’s type.
Based off of prior evolutions and what moves it can learn in the main series games, here are some moves that Yanmega is likely to be able to learn. (Thank you Bulbapedia for having the level up moveset!)
|Wing Attack||Ancient Power|
|Quick Attack||Aerial Ace|
|Bug Bite||Silver Wind|
|Air Slash||Bug Buzz|
*Bold denotes moves that gain STAB bonus
Keep your fingers crossed trainers, as Yanma does not have a Bug type fast move. It will see some use either way, but will be so much more relevant if it does obtain a Bug type fast move.
|Partly Cloudy||–||Boosts super effective Rock moves|
|Rainy||Boosts super effective Bug moves||Boosts super effective Electric moves|
|Snow||–||Boosts super effective Ice moves|
|Sunny||–||Boosts super effective Fire moves|
|Windy||Boosts super effectivemoves||Boosts super effectivemoves|
*shout out to pokemondb.net for the amazing Yanmega sprites!*
‘Mega’ Fun Facts on Yanmega
- Yanmega can cause internal damage to its opponents by the mere flutter of it’s wings.
- Also, people really want it to have a Mega-evolution for the sole purpose of saying “Mega-Yanmega” five times in a row really fast.