Nintendo confirm Pokémon X and Y Mega Evolutions
After emerging within the pages of this week’s CoroCoro magazine, Nintendo have today confirmed that the introduction of the Mega Evolution in Pokémon X and Y.
This is “a new, awe-inspiring transformation certain Pokémon can undergo during battle” seeing them Mega Evolve to draw on their reserves of strength and power.
Pokémon like Mega Mewtwo and Mega Lucario will see their looks change and stats increase, whilst others may even change their Ability or type while in battle.
Only certain Pokémon, under certain conditions, can Mega Evolve, and these can only occur during battle – once the battle ends, the Pokémon will return to its usual state.
One crucial element to undergoing Mega Evolution is a particular kind of item called a Mega Stone. Mega Stones are special stones that exist for all Pokémon that can Mega Evolve, each named after the Pokémon to which it grants power. For instance, the Lucarionite Mega Stone will help Lucario Mega Evolve.
These are hidden throughout the Kalos region, and players must find them to unlock the incredible power of Mega Evolution.
One Mega Stone, Blazikenite, will not be found during normal play, with players needing to secure it through a Wi-Fi distribution event via Nintendo Network to get a Torchic holding a Blazikenite Mega Stone. This is how players can receive the Blazikenite Mega Stone when the new titles launch.
The character distribution begins October 12th, the same day Pokémon X and Pokémon Y launches worldwide. Players will need to evolve the Torchic they receive via the distribution into Combusken and finally into Blaziken in order to harness the power of this Mega Stone and Mega Evolve Blaziken into Mega Blaziken.
The Torchic received in this distribution also has the Hidden Ability Speed Boost, a very powerful Ability that increases a Pokémon’s Speed at the end of every turn. This limited-time character distribution event allows players to get a Torchic with Speed Boost, which becomes incredibly effective once they Mega Evolve Blaziken into Mega Blaziken.
See it all in action below!