Magnesium (Mg) ion implantation into gallium nitride (GaN) at 1000 °C is proposed. Since ion implantation and annealing occur simultaneously in high-Temperature implantation, it is considered that Mg ions can be introduced at an appropriate position upon their implantation. GaN vertical diodes implanted with Mg ions were fabricated and current-voltage measurements were performed. As a result, clear rectifying properties were confirmed in a sample that was implanted with Mg ions at 1000 °C and annealed after implantation. However, the sample subjected to Mg ion implantation at RT and annealed after implantation showed no clear rectification. These results show that high-Temperature implantation of Mg ions at 1000 °C reduces Mg ion implantation-induced damage and simultaneously activates Mg ions upon their implantation.