Wondering whether to evolve Mega Charizard X or Mega Charizard Y in Pokemon Go? It’s a tough decision, and they’re both good, but there is a clear winner.
The Mega Evolution process has received a much-needed update in Pokemon Go, making it easier (and cheaper) for trainers to Mega Evolve their favorite Pokemon into a more powerful version for a limited time.
While the majority of Pokemon have a clear Mega Evolution path, Charizard actually has two forms – X and Y – which both have different advantages and disadvantages that need to be explored before making a decision.
Below, you’ll find the stats for Mega Charizard X and Mega Charizard Y, as well as our recommendation for the best one to Mega Evolve.
Should you choose Mega Charizard X or Y in Pokemon Go?
Although it’s pretty much universally agreed upon that Mega Charizard X has a cooler design, the best Mega Evolution to choose in Pokemon Go is definitely Mega Charizard Y.
The main reason to choose Mega Charizard Y is that it has a much higher Attack stat (319 vs 273) and it’s capable of reaching max 5037 CP, which is huge when compared to Mega Charizard X’s max 4354 CP.
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Mega Charizard Y is pretty much the best Fire-type attacker you can get for Raid Battles, which makes it an easy win.
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On the other hand, Mega Charizard X is still a powerful option – and the boost to Fire and Dragon-type attacks is very useful – but there are better Dragon-types for Raids, like Dragonite and Salamence.
Mega Charizard X & Mega Charizard Y stats in Pokemon Go
You can see the full stats for Mega Charizard X and Mega Charizard Y below:
|Mega Charizard X||273||213||186||4354|
|Mega Charizard Y||319||212||186||5037|
As you can see, Mega Charizard Y has a higher Attack stat and max CP, which is what gives it such raw power. The only area Mega Charizard X is better in is Defense, but that’s only one single point more.
Ultimately, we’d recommend going with Mega Charizard Y, but if you love Mega Charizard X and need a Dragon-type attacker for Raids, it’s certainly not a bad choice.
Hopefully, that helped you make a decision! Check out some more of our Pokemon Go guides below:
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