Pokemon GO has no shortage of powerhouses, but a Shiny Mega monster is something every trainer desires. Multiple Shiny Pokemon can Mega Evolve; among them is the fan-favorite Shiny Charizard. The dual Fire and Flying-type monster can Mega Evolve into two different variants: Shiny Mega Charizard X and Shiny Mega Charizard Y.
While Shiny Charizard is a Fire and Flying-type, Shiny Mega Charizard X becomes a Fire and Dragon-type, but Shiny Mega Charizard Y remains a Fire and Flying-type. Their typing and stats differ; while the Y variant has a maximum CP of 5037, the X variant’s Pokemon GO CP can reach a maximum of 4353. The Mega Charizard Y shows more offensive powers than the X variant. That said, this guide details everything one requires to obtain a Shiny Mega Charizard X and Shiny Mega Charizard Y.Pokemon GO: How to get Shiny Mega Charizard X and Shiny Mega Charizard Y
Players first need to get their hands on a Shiny Charizard to mega evolve it into a Shiny Mega Charizard X or Y. There are several ways to catch a Shiny Charizard in Pokemon GO; one can get it through Mega Charizard X or Mega Charizard Y raids or evolve a wild Shiny Charmander into a Shiny Charizard. The main takeaway is that one should already have a Shiny Charizard to Mega Evolve it into either of its Shiny Mega variants.
Once trainers catch a Shiny Charizard, all that’s left is the Mega evolution process. Evolving a Shiny Charizard into a Shiny Mega Charizard X or Y requires 200 Pokemon GO Mega Energy. Players can collect the necessary amount by participating in raids, completing specific Research tasks, and doing daily activities with a buddy Pokemon of the Charmander evolutionary line.
After collecting 200 Mega Energy, one must navigate to the Shiny Charmander’s stat page and click the Pokemon GO Mega Evolve button. A notification will pop up, prompting players to choose between the Mega Charizard X or Mega Charizard Y evolution. Each costs 200 Mega Energy, and the more players Mega Evolve the monster, the lesser the costs become.
Shiny Mega Charizard X has a stat spread of 273 (ATK), 213 (DEF), and 186 STA, whereas Shiny Mega Charizard Y’s stats spread comprises 319 (ATK), 212 (DEF), and 186 (STA). Mega Y Charizard’s best Pokemon GO moveset combines Ember and Blast Burn (25.51 DPS), and Mega X Charizard’s best moveset combines Dragon Breath and Blast Burn (22.13 DPS).
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