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Pokémon Sun and Moon - Mega Stone locations list, how to get all Mega Stones and the Key Stone for Mega Evolutions explained

Locations, requirements, and details for Mega Evolution in Gen 7.

Initially featuring in Pokémon X and Y, Sun and Moon have largely moved Mega Evolution - the practice of 'over-evolving' certain Pokémon 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 remainder are avaialble via download code now that the distributions have all begun.

Here, we've put together a table showing you how and where to find Mega Stones, which Pokémon can Mega Evolve in Sun and Moon without transferring them from Pokémon Bank, and where you can find the Key Stone to make it all possible, too.

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Pokémon Sun and Moon Mega Stone locations list and how to get every Mega Stone

As we alluded to above, not all Mega Evolutions and their corresponding Mega Stones were initially available in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Now though, the distributions have finally opened up for every Mega Stone that wasn't already obtainable in the base game, so below we've compiled one unified list for all Mega Stones and how to get them in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

List of Sun and Moon Mega Stone Locations

Mega EvolutionMega StoneMega Stone Location
Mega VenusaurVenusauriteDefeat Red in the Battle Tree
Mega Charizard XCharizardite XDefeat Red in the Battle Tree
Mega Charizard YCharizardite YDefeat Red in the Battle Tree
Mega BlastoiseBlastoisiniteDefeat Red in the Battle Tree
Mega BeedrillBeedrilliteBedrillite download code
Mega PidgeottePidgeotitePidgeotite download code
Mega AlazkazamAlakaziteDefeat Dexio on Ancient Poni Path; or
Purchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree
Mega SlowbroSlowbronitePurchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree
Mega GengarGengaritePurchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree
Mega KangaskhanKangaskhanitePurchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree
Mega PinsirPinsiritePurchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree
Mega GyaradosGyaradositePurchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree
Mega AerodactylAerodactylitePurchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree
Mega Mewtwo XMewtwonite XMewtwonite X download code
Mega Mewtwo YMewtwonite YMewtwonite Y download code
Mega AmpharosAmpharositeAmpharosite download code
Mega SteelixSteelixiteSteelixite download code
Mega ScizorScizoritePurchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree
Mega HeracrossHeracroniteHeracronite download code
Mega HoundoomHoundoominiteHoundoominite download code
Mega TyranitarTyranitariteTyranitarite download code
Mega SceptileSceptiliteSceptilite download code
Mega BlazikenBlazikeniteBlazikenite download code
Mega SwampertSwampertiteSwampertite download code
Mega GardevoireGardevoiriteGardevoirite download code
Mega SabeleyeSablenitePurchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree
Mega MawileMawiliteMawilite download code
Mega AggronAggroniteAggronite download code
Mega MedichamMedichamiteMedicham download code
Mega SharpedoSharpedonitePurchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree
Mega CameruptCameruptiteCameruptite download code
Mega ManectricManectiteManectite download code
Mega AltariaAltarianiteAltarianite download code
Mega BanetteBanettiteBanettite download code
Mega AbsolAbsolitePurchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree
Mega GlalieGlalilitePurchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree
Mega SalamenceSalamencitePurchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree
Mega MetagrossMetagrossitePurchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree
Mega LatiasLatiasiteLatiasite download code
Mega LatiosLatiositeLatiosite download code
Mega GarchompGarchompitePurchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree
Mega LucarioLucarionitePurchase with 64 BP at Battle Tree
Mega AudinoAudiniteAudinite download code
Primal KyogreRed OrbPurchase in Hau'oli City
Primal GroudonBlue OrbPurchase in Hau'oli City
Mega RayquazaDragon Ascent (move)From Move Tutor in Seafolk Village
Mega LopunnyLopunniteLopunnite download code
Mega AbomasnowAbomasiteAbomasite download code
Mega GalladeGalladiteGalladite download code
Mega DiancieDianciteDiancite download code

As you can see from the table, the Mega Stones are split between those available in-game, and those available via download code. Interestingly, the distribution ends on October 31st 2017, not long before Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are released, and it's unclear if and how these Mega Stones could be transferred to those games, or if they'll be available in them from the off, instead.

As for how the stones were first distributed, those not available in-game were given to participants of online tournamints a month after it took place, and than become available to non-participants a month after that via download code.

Unforuntately however, after the above codes expire, there's no other way to get them, as they won't transfer from X and Y or Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire to Sun and Moon. That means we'll need to grab them while we can before the distribution ends!

Need more tips? Use our Pokémon Sun and Moon Walkthrough and guide for the main story, our competitive training guide for info on IVs, EV training, Hyper Training and bottle cap farming, and breeding explained, our choice of the best Pokémon Sun and Moon starter from Rowlet, Litten and Popplio, as well as an in-progress list of where to find Zygarde Cells and Cores and our guide to the Battle Tree and both Battling and Trading in the Festival Plaza. We also have a list of QR codes list, Z Crystal locations, Mega Stone locations, Eevium Z Eevee User locations for Extreme Evoboost, evolutions for Alolan Forms and other new Sun and Moon Pokémon and fast way to increase a Pokémon'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 Pokémon 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 Pokémon 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 Pokémon 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!

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