Pokemon Origins reveals second Charizard Mega-Evolution

Pokemon X & Y — 02 October, 2013

The Pokemon Origins anime special has just finished airing in Japan and revealed a big surprise - there are two Mega-Evolutions of Charizard! The first one that was already revealed is Mega Charizard Y, while the new one revealed in Mega Charizard X. It is dark gray (similar to a shiny Charizard) and has blue flames. It is Fire/Dragon type and has a new ability Tough Claws which increases the power of contact moves (which are the majority of Physical moves).

Mega Charizard X
Red and Mega Charizard X in the anime special

Also of note is that some people have managed to get their hands on copies of Pokemon X&Y from certain stores in Canada, breaking the official sale date. Various information is coming in so we'll keep the site updated as we go. A few notable points:

  • There are many Pokemon from previous generations mixed in with new ones.
  • The first gym is Bug and you receive the Bug Badge for beating the gym leader Viola.
  • After defeating the gym you receive TM83 Infestation which is a Bug type trapping move (like Fire Spin).
  • There is a Skate Park you can play in using your Rollerskates.
  • The Exp Share item now works like Exp All from Generation 1 - it is a key item and when it's switched on all Pokemon in your party will earn EXP regardless of whether they participated in a battle.
  • A sleeping Snorlax blocks your path in one area, just like in the first generation.
  • Espurr is a pre-evolution of Meowstic.
  • Fletchinder is a middle-evo of the Fletchling line. It goes Fletchling, Fletchinder, Talonflame.
  • In battle, status ailments show their full name, e.g. POISONED.
  • Vivillon has multiple patterns, one of which is dark in colour and called Polar Pattern.

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