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Mega Evolution Will Transform Pokemon And Revolutionise Battles In Pokemon X & Y

In what could be described as an Evolution beyond all Evolutions, Mega Evolution is a new, awe-inspiring transformation certain Pokémon can undergo during battle in the highly anticipatedPokémon X and Pokémon Y video games. Pokémon that Mega Evolve will tap into hidden reserves of strength and power that have never been realized in their regular Evolutions, giving players battling with a Mega-Evolved Pokémon a dominant advantage. Mega Evolutions will revolutionize Pokémon battles and usher in a new Pokémon transformation never before seen in the Pokémon world.

Pokémon like Mega Mewtwo and Mega Lucario will harness the power of Mega Evolution in battle and will see their looks change and stats increase, giving Trainers a great advantage against their opponents. Some Pokémon that Mega Evolve may even change their Ability or type while in battle. Only certain Pokémon, under certain conditions, can Mega Evolve, and unlike regular Evolution, Mega Evolution only occurs during battle—once the battle ends, the Mega-Evolved Pokémon will return to its usual state. One crucial element to undergoing Mega Evolution is a particular kind of item called a Mega Stone. Mega Stones are special stones that exist for all Pokémon that can Mega Evolve, each named after the Pokémon to which it grants power. For instance, the Lucarionite Mega Stone will help Lucario Mega Evolve. Mega Stones are hidden throughout the Kalos region, and players must find them to unlock the incredible power of Mega Evolution.

One Mega Stone, Blazikenite, will not be found during normal gameplay in Pokémon X or Pokémon Y. Players of the new titles will need to participate in a special limited-time Wi-Fi distribution event via Nintendo Network to get a Torchic holding a Blazikenite Mega Stone. This is how players can receive the Blazikenite Mega Stone when the new titles launch. The character distribution begins October 12th, the same day Pokémon X and Pokémon Y launches worldwide for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, and this distribution event will only last for a short period of time. Players will need to evolve the Torchic they receive via the distribution into Combusken and finally into Blaziken in order to harness the power of this Mega Stone and Mega Evolve Blaziken into Mega Blaziken.

The Torchic received in this distribution also has the Hidden Ability Speed Boost, a very powerful Ability that increases a Pokémon’s Speed at the end of every turn. This limited-time character distribution event allows players to get a Torchic with Speed Boost, which becomes incredibly effective once they Mega Evolve Blaziken into Mega Blaziken.

Brand-New Method of Pokémon Training: Super Training! 

Super Training or S.T. is being introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, allowing players to help their Pokémon grow stronger when they’re not in battle. On the Touch Screen of the Nintendo 3DS system, players can have their Pokémon participate in Super Training, activities that will increase a Pokémon’s base stats, the underlying values that define its HP, Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed stats.

One Super Training activity involves having Pokémon train by facing huge Pokémon-shaped Balloon Bots in a virtual space, with both sides trying to shoot balls into the opponent’s goal. Using the Circle Pad and Touch Screen to avoid shots from the Balloon Bots while landing their own in the goal, players will enjoy this action-packed feature while increasing their Pokémon’s base stats to help them become stronger for battle.

For a more casual way to help Pokémon strengthen their base stats, Core Training lets players set up training bags, earned by completing Super-Training Regimens, for Pokémon in their party to use. Pokémon will work on Core Training by themselves, raising their stats on their own. By tapping on the Touch Screen during a Core Training session, players can help their Pokémon increase their base stats, too. Players will be able to see how their Pokémon are doing at their Core Training at any time from the main Super Training screen.

By emitting radio waves from its antenna-shaped whiskers, new Electric- and Fairy-type Pokémon Dedenne can communicate with far-off allies. It can also plug its tail into outlets to drain electricity from them. Its Ability,Cheek Pouch, is new to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. If a Pokémon with this Ability eats a Berry during battle, it will not only reap the benefit from the Berry, but the Pokémon will also be able to regain HP. Dedenne can learn the new Electric-type move Nuzzle, which looks cute as the user nuzzles up to a target with its cheeks fully charged, but it’s quite dangerous! Nuzzle will do damage while paralyzing the opponent.

Bunnelby is a new Normal-type Pokémon that creates its den by digging in the ground with its large, shovel-shaped ears. These powerful ears are strong enough to chop right through thick tree roots, making them a force to be reckoned with in battle. Bunnelby can learn the Ground-type move Dig. On the first turn, the user burrows underground, and on the second turn, it attacks! In Double Battles, a Pokémon can use Dig to avoid its ally’s attack and then dish out damage on the next turn.

It is now known that Skiddo evolves into the already announced Gogoat. A Grass-type Pokémon, Skiddo has a gentle nature and is said to be the first Pokémon to live alongside humans. Because of this relationship, Skiddo doesn’t mind carrying people or supplies on its back, and it has become able to read the feelings of its riders through their grip on its horns. Skiddo can learn the Grass-type move Leaf Blade, where the user wields a sharp leaf to slice like a sword.

Introducing Gym Leader Korrina

Korrina is the Gym Leader in Shalour City, a seaside town known for its amazing views. It’s also home to the Tower of Mastery, which seems to have a connection to Mega Evolution. Gym Leader Korrina seeks to draw out her Pokémon’s strength to reach still greater heights, and it’s said that she may hold the key to Mega Evolution! In addition to being a Gym Leader, Korrina is a fantastic roller skater.

77 comments

    1. mega evolution has got to be the most exciting battle mechanic ever! this makes Pokemon technically have 4 evolutions!. and it makes the Pokemon look even more bad ass.

  1. is this where there is a 4th evolve form of starting pokemon, ive heard that. thats has been a rumor since i was in very young, like oh awesome freaking charzard can evolve!!!! yet never did fucking rumors also you could never get mew!!!!!!

    1. It is possible to get Mew on Pokémon Blue/Red by utilizing a glitch.
      Also, I’m not sure about this but couldn’t you somehow get Mew by playing Pokémon Stadium?

  2. During battles…

    As if basically anyone even cared about them being evolved outside battles…

  3. You are now the PokéDestined… destined to make Nintendo oodles of MONIES for a timely rip-off.

  4. I REALLY need to get a 3DS! This just got me pumped for Pokemon. A now 4th evolve! That’s awesome!

      1. Well, for one thing, these evolutions only happen in battle. They don’t stay like that. So technically, no 4th evolutions. :x

        1. Yes but there has to be some point in them besides evolving during battle as they would be overpowered…

          1. I think thats the point, they did mention it only happens under certain circumstances too. besides just holding the megastone

            1. u probably get an option if the pokemon is holding a megastone but it’ll probably take your turn

              1. like any moves gamefreak makes to stop Stealthrocks from being fucking broken. because god forbid they be parted from that fucking move.

  5. Just one, either X or Y shall sell more 3DS consoles in the release window than vitas will sell in six months.

  6. THIS IS AWESOME!!!!

    CAN YOU IMAGINE FULLY EVOLVED POKEMON GOING BEYOND THE POWER LEVEL!!!! IMAGINE ARCEUS IN A MEGA EVOLUTION!!! THAT WOULD BLOW MY MIND LIKE A FREAKING NUKE BOMB!!!

        1. Maybe. Except the one thing that wouldn’t change is the shitty voice work. I heard the voice of Arceus briefly once and let me give you this advice: Either change the channel quick, cover your ears tight or let it bleed like a river listening to that beyond amateur shit voice work.

  7. I am hoping there’s an Awakened Arcanine. Then again, what’s worse..? No Megarcanine or a shitty one?

  8. Mega Pokemon definitely have something to do with DNA, did anyone see that sign above there heads right after they finished transforming? That sign is from the japense logo of Pokemon X and Y. I’m pretty sure that sign is a DNA sign.

  9. ok. now that it’s explained I don’t mind mega evos now. thought it was some permanent shit.

    1. Its an item that only works on specific Pokemon but hopefully well chosen like Blaziken in the end. ^_^ Mewtwo however I’m still pissed how they changed him to have his ass/tail for a head which is a stupid design. And having a feminine side? WTF?

      1. yeah his mega form is garbage. his previous form is more mega than that new clownish female mew looking thing.

    2. if that was permanent, it would have ruined the gameplay as the other evolutions will get discarded . Consider this a forme change while on battel

  10. It’s a neat idea, as your sacrificing a valuable item slot for a chance to do a good chunk of damage. I think the new training info is more interesting

  11. The already badass Blaziken just got more badass and broke the scale. 8D Mega Evolution already looks sweet…except for the “Asshead” Mewtwo form that basically ruined Mewtwo’s character for good. B/

    1. Maybe it felt that its disposable waste would do better by converting it into more psychic power and so underwent a transformation by taking its long rectum up to its head to combine raw power…

    2. Mewtwo’s mega forme is an homage to Kid Buu(DBZ). Mewtwo normal forme is an homage to Freiza so it is understandable. Something powerful doesnt have to look baddass, that’s the point of kid buu, looking small and frail while being better than his other bulky forms

  12. Dragonball Z has now entered Pokemon. My child side is off the charts. :) Im actually really ok with this. Bring on the Mega Swampert. I can just imagine in battle fighting someone and I just be like “Bitch this ain’t even my Pokemons final form!”

    1. there is always a generic pokemon on the series(Generic rodent[Rattata,Sentret,Zigzaggon,Bidof,Patrat)]) Same goes witht he one, the generic Mouce/Rat looking pokemon(Pikachu,Maril,Pusle/Minum,Pachirisu,Emolga)

  13. Reblogged this on Life, Games & Design with Ginger Beard and commented:
    This just seems like a cheap way for nintendo to not give evolutions to pokemon that really need it.

    Essentially, it feels far too much like something from digimon or another similar style of thing with ‘mega’ evolutions. It’s a shame, but maybe they will grow on me, provided they aren’t stupidly OP.

  14. I’m not going to read it. I see a headline like that and it reminds me of how much I am looking forward to this game. I don’t want to spoil the surprises it has in store.

  15. MegaBlaziken looks fucking BADASS!!!!!!!!! Best looking mega form imo. New Smash Bros. fighter? ;)

  16. It looks cool and all, but it seems like it is a lot like Digimon. Evolve randomly to an ultra powerful form in battle, only to turn back into a lesser form afterwards…

    1. Or they could just not have mega evolution at all… I was excited to hear mostof the x and ys new features but now I dont want this game at all

      1. I feel the same way, remember only a few guys are going to have this new option so the rest are going to be left out and at a disadvantage…

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