The Best And Worst Mega Evolutions Of Pokemon ORAS

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire feature over a dozen new Mega Evolution’s for fans to unleash upon their rivals. With approximately 24 new Mega Evolved Pokemon on top of those introduced in Pokemon XY, trainers are spoiled for choice of very powerful Mega Evolutions.

Admittedly, I’ve fallen off the competitive Pokemon scene for a few years now, but I do intend into the fray with Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. With this said, I do know a few things about the competitive scene despite being a rusty old fool. As such I would like to my input on what I consider are the best and worst Mega Evolutions of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

So without further ado, here are is my opinion on what are the best and worst Mega Evolutions of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Firstly, I’ve left out all the XY Mega Evolved Pokemon and any Legendary Pokemon (for fairness sake).


Worst Mega Evolutions

mega camerupt

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Mega Camerupt

Mega Camerupt isn’t necessary a bad Pokemon per se, but when compared with a list of powerful Mega Evolutions, this fiery camel comes up short of greatness. Mega Camerupt’s biggest bane is its poor speed stat, which severely cripples it sweeping potential or even worst its ability to attack. While its Special Attack can cause serious damage and the good defense stat will allow it to sponge up a few attacks; I am afraid that Mega Camerupt will be heavily walled by the ever so common bulky water Pokemon and Flying/Dragon Types.


Mega Beedrill

Despite getting a significant upgrade over its normal, Mega Beedrill is still a dissapointing Pokemon. Mega Beedrill excels in Attack and Speed, which grant it the right attributes to become an impressive physical sweeper. However, unfortunately, Bug/Poison type is a poor offensive combination unable to dent Skarmory and other defensive oriented Pokemon. Thankfully, Mega Beedrill does have access to Drill Run, which is an effective tool in overcoming the dreaded Steel types.


Mega Pidgeot

I am grateful that GameFreaks has decidedly given Pidgeot given a Mega Evolution. With a Mega Evolution, Pidgeot is very usable in high level play. Mega Pidgeot’s main flaws is that it doesn’t have that one or two mind blowing stat and its poor move-pool to take advantage of the power boosts. With a base 135 Special Attack stat and a base 121 speed stat, Mega Pidgeot has decent offensive tools, but it pales in comparison among other Mega Evolved. Worst of all, Mega Pidgeot has a poor move-pool to take advantage of the good Special Attack. From what I can gather – Hurricane, Heat Wave and Hidden Power are the only decent Special Moves that Mega Pidgeot can learn.


Mega Glalie

Mega Glalie is in the same boat as Mega Pidgeot. It has good stats overall, but doesn’t excel in one particular role. And like Mega Pidgeot it has a poor move-pool to boot. Worst of all, a pure Ice typing is neither good for offensive and defensive roles. What I do like is Mega Glalie’s ability, Refigerate, which increases the power of Normal-type attacks by 30% and changes them to Ice.  With a good base 120 attack, Mega Glalie has an impressive Explosion.


Mega Sharpedo

I had to put Mega Sharpedo on the list of worst Mega Evolution’s, because, in my opinion, normal Sharpedo with Speed Boost is much more attractive as a late game than its Mega Evolved counterpart. Sure, the additional base stat in attack and Strong Jaw ability allows Mega Sharpedo to hit harder, but I much prefer to have the Speed Boost over  power. Frankly, Speed is more important than power in my opinion.


Best Mega Evolutions

mega metagross

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Mega Slowbro

Mega Slowbro is easily the best supportive Mega Evolution introduced in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. With an insane high defense stat, access to Slack Off and an above average Special Attack – Mega Slowbro should be a top contender for physical wall in the new meta-game.


Mega Sceptile

A mega evolution is what the doctor ordered for Sceptile. With an impressive base 145 for both Special Attack and Speed, Mega Sceptile is bred to be a Special Sweeper. Keeping uncomplicated, with Leaf Storm, Focus Blast and Dragon Pulse forming the crux of a set – Mega Sceptile will hit hard and fast. Mega Sceptile is a Pokemon that should be considered for any team.


Mega Salamence

Mega Salamence is an obvious choice for best Mega Evolution. Mega Salamence’s stat distributions are so good, that it can serve a number of roles for your team depending on what build you decide to take. Dragon Dance sweeper is a monstrous late game sweeper, that will be hard to stop with its good defense stats. The high Attack and Special Attack makes Mega Salamence an excellence mix attacker that can break the most harden stall teams. Meanwhile, its natural bulk can grant Mega Salamence tanking abilities. Mega Salamence is so good that it’s not funny. Maybe a little…


Mega Gallade

Mega Gallade is easily the coolest Mega Evolution (my opinion, of course). Riding the mile high class with a sublime base 165 attack stat and a not-too shabby base 110 speed stat – Mega Gallade is a Pokemon that should not be underestimated. Hitting hard with Close Combat and other moves that compliment has type coverage covered – Mega Gallade can be an effective sweeper.


Mega Metagross

I find it kinda ridiculous that Mega Metagross is so damn powerful. Each of his stats are consider either as good or sublime, which make him a tough cookie to face. An insanely high base 150 base Defense stat and good 110 base Special Defense allows Mega Metagross to survive a few hits. Meanwhile, the 145 base Attack Stat, base 110 speed, tough claws and access to a plethora of good moves such as Meteor Mash, Earthquake, Agility, Bullet Punch, Hone Claws, Ice Punch and Thunder Punch – allows Mega Metagross to be a serious offensive threat to any team.


What do you think of my list? Do you agree? Or do you disagree? What is your opinion on the best and worst Mega Evolutions of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Let me know by leaving a comment below!

44 Comments on "The Best And Worst Mega Evolutions Of Pokemon ORAS"

  1. You forgot mega blazekin. It hauls all ass and so does gardeviour.

  2. I think Mega Lopunny is too much of a badass to be left out! It sweeps more than a broom and one shots mega Salamence (In my experience)

    • Why did lopunny get a mega, it’s a faggot Pokemon hahaha, and it’s shitty too, who wants a dumbass rabbit on their team?? Much better Pokemon out there that don’t have a mega, so you can use that item slot for something else. Lopunny is a bitch

      • Mega loppunny has great stats and is usable. Return can knock out most pokemon easily with stab. Also you did not even see her stats or stuff so why are you criticizing something you are not even sure of?

  3. you left out Lopunny and Swampert.

  4. u forgot about mega slowbro’s insane double calm mind strategy

  5. u forgot mega slowbro’s insane double calm mind strategy

  6. you forgot audino too but only nu players remember that guy

  7. I disagree SOOOOOOOOOO much!
    How could you put M sharpedo and M camerupt on your WORST megas list! I’m dissapointed…

  8. Where is the love for mega altaria? This thing becomes a dragon/fairy and now has pixelate. Fairy typed hyper beams are capable of taking out many pokemon. Plus it has stab which brings the base power of hyper beam up to 225. It replaces 4x ice to 2x ice weakness and is now completely immune to dragon. Since steel and poison moves are fairly uncommon, the only types you have to worry about are fairy and ice. While a fire blas can weed out any ice types, most fairy pokemon are terrible (besides klefki, togekiss, sylveon, and the awesome bird I’m elaborating on right now.)

  9. just remember that you can mega evolve whenever you want , so you can speed boost that Sharpedo before mega evolving and then kick ass.. I think he is a great mega ^w^

  10. Camerupt has some potential on trick room teams and I hope you simply forgot about AG Rayquaza or else we need to have a talk

  11. I pretty much agree with everything except for mega pidgeot. I actually really like him and think hes actually pretty good

  12. where is mega rayquaza he is op

  13. oh wait sorry i forgot u said u excluded legendaries lol

  14. Mega sceptile is Dragon and grass, giving it a 4x weakness to ice. He, my good sir, is not worth having

  15. Beedrill the worst? Baulder Dash! I have seen him wipe the floor with teams in battles! Who cares if he is defensively weaker then all the other pokemon? Who cares if his sp def is 15? He can kill Skymory, He can one shot Blissy and wobs and any plant pokemon. There is no type that he cannot hit, with protect and U turn he can easily survive anything as a hit and run pokemon.

    Any team, Be it in OU or UU, would be proud to have him on their team!

    Now, get yourself a shiny adament beedrill that likes to fight and use it with Poison Jab, Drill Run, U Turn and Protect….I guess Drill run could be swaped for X scissor for more utility. Not everypony is running skymory or steel defensive types.

  16. Beedrill is very good. Use protect and with adaptability it can sweep and take thing out with poison jab and u-turn. Beedrill won’t be the only pokemon on your team so skarmory won’t be much of a problem and u-turn becomes handy and times like that.

  17. DON’T FORGET THAT YOU PUT A MEGE METAGROSS PICTURE AND DIDN’T EVEN INCLUDE HIM. PLUS, I EVEN HAD A LV. 80 PLUSE ON OMEGA RUBY, EVEN THEN I COULD TAKE DOWN A FREAKING MEGA SLOKING IN 10 SECS. WITH THE LV. 80 PLUSE!!!!!! AND MEGA LOPUNNY IS PRETTY COOL! 🙂

  18. OPPS! I JUST SAW THE MEGA METAGROSS ON THE, “BEST MEGA EVOLVES” SORRY ABOUT THAT! 🙂

  19. AND FURTHER MORE, I PERSONALLY THINK THAT SLOWKING ISN’T THE BEST (MY OPINION) ‘CAUSE WHEN I USED HIM, AT LV. 100! I STILL GOT DEFEATED BY A SKITTY!!!! AT LV. 1 BECAUSE (IT) WAS SLOWING DOWN WHEN I JUST GOT HIM OUT!!!! SERIOUSLY!! TALKING ABOUT BEING A RETARD IN USING HIM!! (NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!) 🙁

    • Uhhhh it is slowbro. Technicaly that is not possible and you said slowking so you are lying. Also, you are saying a skitty???? My mega slowbro or regular slowking or regular slow bro can troll out a seperior or diancie all day.

  20. With access to protect and dive you are able to get up 2 stacks of speed boost before changing to mega and that will be more than enough to out-speed any non-priority attack. This gives Mega Sharpedo great power

  21. Alakazam, guys! Alakazam!

  22. Due to the fact the meta hadnt evolved very much at the making of this list its rather outdated but great job
    My list
    Worst
    5.pidgeot
    4. Glalie
    3.camerupt
    2.steelix
    1. Audiuno
    Best
    5.altaria
    4. Gallade
    3.lopunny
    2.metagross
    1.Salamence

  23. i disagree on mega camerupts half. it is a beast. so far it has 1 shotted every pokemon i have battled

  24. I’m surprised that Mega Slowking got ranked above Mega Sableye. Prankster is great for setting up before going Mega, only one weakness is boss, and Magic Bounce is a pretty fantastic ability for a wall

  25. You forgot mega swampert its a tank and has only one weakness. grass which can be easily killed by ice beam and most of the time it survives grass for its defence and HP . It also learns hammer arm . Keep him in mind . Can kill anything. It’s stats are amaizing. Speed is no matter with swift sweem and a rain dance

  26. My personal favorite is Mega Sceptille but that could just be me

  27. camerupt one of the worst? for real? seriously?
    because she’s walled by water and drags completely? REALLY??

  28. the worst mega is rayquaza because its broken and he doesnt need it at all!! how can rayquaza ever have more stats than freaking Arceus, the god and creator of all pokemon?? gamefreak you dont even make sense, stupid powercreep fanservice

  29. duh seriously gys | September 1, 2015 at 2:39 pm | Reply

    u forgot about mega diancie.

  30. That One Girl | October 4, 2015 at 3:22 am | Reply

    C’mon, guys!

    Mega Lopunny, for Christ’s sake!

    Deadly Speed!

    Deadly Attack!

    Great Movepool!

    There’s nothing to lose!

    C’mon, guys!

  31. Steelix is boss!

  32. Now personally, this list is kind of accurate in my opinion. Camerupt isn’t as good as it could’ve been, I’ve tested Sharpedo and it’s a total glass cannon, Glalie and Pidgeot have niches but it’s not TOO amazing, and for Beedril…
    Paralyze or Burn it and it’s pretty bad.
    My only complaint is that Sableye didn’t make the best. I’ve tried Sableye and Slowbro both but Sableye seemed like the better choice out of the two. With access to first turn priority, recovery, status moves, and reflections, it just… seemed better. Not saying Slowbro is bad- it’s quite good.

  33. I agree with everything you have put here and all those who disagree with that put a work on your researchs

  34. M abomasnow is the best

  35. Seriously he really forgot about M tyranitar
    He’s a defensive tank with high attack power capable of destroying everything

  36. Mega slowbro is worse than normal slowbro, use you mega for something else,
    Mega beedrill 150 Attack 145 Speed, who cares if you can’t take a hit if you can protect U-Turn before they even GET to hit you
    Mega Sharpedo, Use protect to get 1 speed boost, mega evolve and use STAB Strong jaw crunch

  37. mega sceptile is awesome

  38. Rock polish Camerupt can be used

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