Pokemon X and Y to include temporary mega evolutions

Certain Pokemon will be able to temporarily mega evolve during battle in Pokemon X and Y, confirms The Pokemon Company.

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Update: The Pokemon Company has confirmed that mega evolutions will be coming to Pokemon X and Y, and has released a trailer detailing the feature. Applicable Pokemon will require a rare mega stone, however, and Nintendo will distribute a Torchic holding a Blazikenite mega stone over Wi-Fi during the game's launch.

Additionally, Pokemon X and Y will allow players to boost a Pokemon's stats with Super Training, which features a range of mini-games, or with Core Training, which allows Pokemon to get stronger without player input.

Original Story: Pokemon X and Y will include temporary mega evolutions for certain Pokemon during battle, according to a new report by leading Pokemon fansite Serebii.

The information was first posted in Japanese comic CoroCoro, and includes scans of MegaMewtwo, MegaBlaziken, MegaLucario, MegaMawile, MegaAbsol, and MegaAmpharos.

Serebii's report says that Pokemon can only Mega Evolve when holding a Mega Stone, with the temporary form giving a temporary new appearance and boosts to statistics. The Mega evolutions are somehow connected to the game's Master Tower.

Alongside the Mega Evolutions, Pokemon X and Y will feature new multiplayer features, 5-on-1 horde battles, an entirely new region, and a rideable Pokemon.

Pokemon X and Y will launch exclusively for Nintendo 3DS on October 12.

Discussion

159 comments
chaos269
chaos269

im definitely getting this game come October bring it

demian742
demian742

If Mewtwo can mega evolve,does that mean all legendary pokemon can?

trivolution
trivolution

I'm in my twenties and still play Pokemon.  That's not embarrassing, my boss is on his forties and he caught them all in every official game made.

gamer6130
gamer6130

Absol is my favorite too, this is awesome

Shadowmax889
Shadowmax889

The only thing it has common with Digimon is that it's called "Mega" Evolutions. If it was called Super or charged evolution nobody would make the comparison

Angelsoft717
Angelsoft717

So they're basically attaching these mega evolutions to ones without evolutions?

Bowser05
Bowser05

Just keep the good news coming Nintendo/Game Freak.

hiphops_savior
hiphops_savior

Ampharos digivolves tooo....MEGAAMPHAROS, badass keeper of Olivine Lighthouse.

robat223
robat223

Hey Digimon had this in 1998. Augumon warp-digivolves to WAR GREYMON. 

hadlee73
hadlee73

I will need to start playing Pokemon games again just so that I can come back later and actually understand what this article is talking about :P

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

"I wanna be the very best
Like no one ever was
To catch them is my real test
To train them is my cause

I will travel across the land
Searching far and wide
Each Pokemon to understand
The power that's inside

Pokemon, its you and me
I know it?s my destiny
Pokemon, oh, you're my best friend
In a world we must defend
Pokemon, a heart so true
Our courage will pull us through

You teach me and I'll teach you
Pokemon, gotta catch 'em all

Every challenge along the way
With courage I will face
I will battle every day
To claim my rightful place

Come with me, the time is right
There's no better team
Arm in arm we'll win the fight
It's always been our dream"

:D

EPaul
EPaul

After seeing Megaampharos i was sold

lordvulcan
lordvulcan

Hmm, Didn't shaymin alter into a different form when you had a particular item for it (its stats and appearance altered during the day into its sky forme). Seems very similar to that type of thing to me. 

PaladinPaterson
PaladinPaterson

Pokemon came before Digimon. Digimon was almost exactly like Pokemon. And were complaining about the meager idea behind mega evolutions? JUST DROPPED THE MIC!

Josh Weaver
Josh Weaver

aw man. I thought these were real and got my hopes up cause theyre really awesome

sanchango
sanchango

I love how people are saying it's like digimon(or they should just rename it into digimon), when it's not.

1. There are no digivices

2. There are no crests

3. Not all pokemon can mega evolve

4. pokemon don't become eggs when they "die"

5. We don't go into a digital  world(or digital monsters going into the real world)

6. Pokemon names don't end in "mon"

7. Pokemon can't combine with other Pokemon(e.g. Omnimon anyone?)

8. Pokemon can't combine with their trainers (season 3 mega digivolutions)

9. Trainers can't become Pokemon(season 4)

10. Pokemon can't talk while Digimon can.

Chaos_Dante_456
Chaos_Dante_456

I like the concept, can't really say I care for the appearance of some of the forms. They don't really look "mega" to me. They look more like alternate evolutions than more powerful ones. But is nice to see them shaking things up a bit with the formula. I likely want ever play it as I'm nt a big handheld person and refuse to shell out $100+ just to play one game.

d3nR
d3nR

As cool as this sounds, it sucks that it's temporary. In pokemon once you evolved then that was it. They should of just called it "hyper form" or some crap like that.

Matt Green
Matt Green

the max digivolved digimon are way more bad ass than pokemon lol

jonsono2
jonsono2

Mega ultra chicken here I come!

Shanks_D_Chop
Shanks_D_Chop

Oh dear... It's so fifty-fifty with news for X and Y... One bit of info comes out, sounds amazing. Next bit of info, rather disheartening. Back and forth. So on and so on.

This... Yeah, I'm not sold on it. Need a few more details on how the mechanic will work before I make up my mind.

brian_13un
brian_13un

Warp Digivolves to . . . . . . . 

Eddie Sells
Eddie Sells

Coming soon to an emulator near you!

Andrew Javier
Andrew Javier

Everyone calm down, it's forme changes with another name.

Tay-lee
Tay-lee

@Shadowmax889 It's not just the name, but also the fact that the evolution is temporary, something that used to set Pokemon and Digimon apart from one another. 

Lorik9
Lorik9

@Shadowmax889 I think of it more for the style of design, and the whole mode switch thing, which a lot of high level Digimon do

toshineon
toshineon

@EPaul It's funny, I didn't care for Ampharos until I played through Pokémon Gold again recently, now I really like it. I completely wrecked the Elite 4 at the end.

Link3301
Link3301

@lordvulcan That only atlered it's stats, this is an upgrade while shaymin's transformation was a sidegrade.

jophy
jophy

@sanchango people says its like digimon because of the concept of "mega-evolution". There's no need to go all defensive and referencing all these irrelevant details. You argument is invalid and stupid. while u are at it, why don't u add digimon no need pokeball to catch?

sanchango
sanchango

noob at how to edit so i'll just post it in a reply. If you want to be technical on number 7(e.g. magneton, klink, klang) then i can replace it with.

7: While both are temporary, Digimon can stay digivolved even outside of battle.

crimsonbrute
crimsonbrute moderator moderator

@Fearlessxman Good to see I'm not the only one who saw the similarities between the two.

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

@rice2555 @mav_destroyer @badATchaos @robat223 I did, but honestly got bored of it, it's a very slow paced series. Also I don't think villains count as collectable trainable evolving monsters. Unless DBZ somehow has 600+ evolving villains, I really can't see how it can be compared to pokemon or digimon.

rice2555
rice2555

@mav_destroyer @badATchaos @robat223 Then you never watched a single episode sir. How about every major villain. Friza, Cell, and Buu should be obvious that fit your description of "mosters that evolved and changed forms".

There are plenty of others, but since you have never seen DBZ it wouldnt be worth listing them.