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.


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.

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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.

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