New "Mega" Pokemon announced!

Pokemon X & Y — 09 August, 2013

As noted in the previous article, CoroCoro has leaked and given details of new Pokemon and features. The biggest news, however, was the announcement of Mega Evolution. Described as an Evolution beyond all Evolution, Mega-Evolved Pokemon are stronger and often have a different type or ability. Six Mega Pokemon have been revealed so far, including Mewtwo, whose previously seen Awakened form is now confirmed to actually be a Mega Evolution.

Mega Mewtwo, Mega Lucario, Mega Blaziken
Mega Mewtwo, Mega Lucario, Mega Blaziken
Mega Mawile, Mega Absol, Mega Ampharos
Mega Mawile, Mega Absol, Mega Ampharos

However, although officially called Mega Evolution, the process is more like a form change. Pokemon can only enter their Mega forms in battle, when holding a unique Mega Stone item for each Pokemon. Blaziken, for example, evolves in battle when holding Blazikenite. A special event is lined up for the release of Pokemon X & Y to obtain a Torchic holding a Blazikenite.

Summary of the known Mega Pokemon:

  • Mega Mewtwo has higher Special Attack and the ability Insomnia.
  • Mega Lucario has higher Attack and the ability Adaptability. Requires Lucarionite.
  • Mega Blaziken has higher Attack and the ability Speed Boost. Requires Blazikenite.
  • Mega Mawile is Steel/Fairy type and the ability Huge Power.
  • Mega Absol has higher Attack and Speed and the ability Magic Bounce.
  • Mega Ampharos is Electric/Dragon type and has the ability Mold Breaker.

See a video of the Mega transformations below...


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