by Mitchel Clow
A “fourth evolution” of sorts, the Pokemon Mega Evolutions will be introduced in Pokemon X and Y this fall, changing the gameplay of the series forever.
Pokemon Mega Evolutions will allow Pokemon, such as the fandubbed “NewMew,” to go into a temporary leveled up stage.
UPDATE: The official art for the new forms of the Mega Pokemon, along with the new Pokemon and their descriptions, can be found here.
The Pokemon confirmed to have this ability so far are Mewtwo, Ampharos, Blaziken, Mawile, Absol, and Lucario, as was revealed in Bulbapedia’s translated scans of the leaked September 2015 CoroCoro Comics magazine. See the alternate forms for these Pokemon below.
Special conditions for leveling up third stage creatures into Mega Evolutions are detailed in an example for Blaziken. A special Torchic, holding the item Blaziken Knight, will be distributed online for a limited time. While holding Blaziken Knight, this Torchic will eventually be able to evolve into Blaziken’s Mega Evolution.
The confirmation of Pokemon Mega Evolutions being temporary comes from footage of Mewtwo turning into NewMew, and then back again, in Movie 16, ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens. Watch the entire prologue to ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens with English subtitles here.
While not all Pokemon that have Mega Evolutions have to be in their fourth stage (See: Mewtwo), it will be neat to see some third stage Pokemon, like Blaziken, “evolve” for a fourth time, however briefly.
Along with the confirmation of Pokemon Mega Evolutions, Bulbapedia also translated the scans for three new Pokemon creatures. All names are rough translations from Japanese, and are not the official English names.
Me’ekuru is the pre-evolution of Gogoat, the Pokemon on which players will be able to ride.
Dedenne, the Antenna Pokemon, is an Electric/Fairy-type Pokemon that bares a striking resemblance to Pikachu. It has the ability Pickup and a new ability called Cheek Pouches.
Horubi, the Burrowing Pokemon, is a Normal-type Pokemon. It also has the ability Pickup and the new ability Cheek Pouches.
What do you think about Pokemon Mega Evolutions?