Pokémon X And Pokémon Y Introduce “Mega Evolutions” Like MegaBlaziken

By Ishaan . August 8, 2013 . 10:30am

Japan’s CoroCoro magazine has revealed further information on Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, some of which has been reported by Serebii.net. CoroCoro reveals that, new to the series are “Mega” forms of various Pokémon.

 

MegaBlaziken, MegaAbsol, MegaMawile, MegaMewtwo, MegaLucario and MegaAmpharos are the Mega forms reported in CoroCoro, and each one has its own ability. For example, MegaBlaziken has SpeedBoost while MegaMewtwo has Insomnia. The respective Pokémon reach these forms through “Mega Evolution”.

 

Key to understanding Mega Evolutions in the game is a character named Koruni (Japanese name). She’s one of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y’s Gym Leaders.

 

Additionally, CoroCoro also reveals a few new Pokémon, and reports that the first distribution event for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be a Torchic, one of the starters from Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire. The Torchic will be capable of eventually evolving into MegaBlaziken.

 


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  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    wtf no please no

    Mawile and Ampharos is fine but the others no

    • Renaldi Saputra

      sadly it’s been confirmed.. your Agumon is invalid now

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Tohsaka

    I really wish Serebii would have their news put into linkable articles. I read about this earlier today but that’s the only way I could link it.

    Also MegaTyranitar f*cking where?

    Also are we Digimon yet?

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      Mega Eeveelutions.

  • Reiko_Chan

    It just reminds me of Digimon.

    • Brutal2D

      They wish they were Digimon.

      • King mogz

        Next up: Poke-armor!

        • KuroNathan

          reminds me of a scene from TBZ abridged:

          Frieza: Weighted armor how quite.And how much does it weigh?Piccolo: Same as it always does, 100 kilo! (Silence) oh.Frieza: That’s just cute!Piccolo: That concept just sure lost meaning after a while didn’t it?Frieza:True but I have one that’s nice, fresh and ripe for abuse. Transformation and spoiler warning: It’s not getting old anytime soon.

    • Rasputing

      I got the digimon vibe back in- I’m too old to remember- from Metal-Scythermon and Metal-Onixmon.

  • anarchy_panty

    We Digimon now.

    • vileBrenman

      Next they will have matrix evolutions… Or maybe warp evolutions.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        they had humans become pokemon..
        now they had somewhat like X Anibody thing..
        next: pokemon xros wars..
        pokexros!!!

      • Anesia Hunter

        I think I’m the only person who’d find warp evolutions fun…

        • Renaldi Saputra
          • Notquitesure?

            That is legitmately the best thing ive seen all say, but still kinda pissed about this mega evolution thing. still cool but does that mean will get omnimon in pokemon?

          • Renaldi Saputra

            in B/W 2 there’s kyurem fusion with reshiram/zekrom..
            then in the manga pokemon re:burst there’s human become pokemon..

            there’s already some digimon sneak peek in pokemon

  • kylehyde

    Holy digimons

  • Bob

    R.I.P in peace the competitive scene

    • SlickRoach

      MegaUber tier confirmed.

    • http://twitter.com/AuroraXIII AuroraXIII

      RIP in peace? That’s like saying ATM machine or PIN number.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      Bigggggg time

    • Pockystix

      I doubt that, but it’s gonna rock the scene to it’s core. . . maybe even eliminate the NU tier *hopes*

      also, MEGA NINETALES NAO

      • Canceris

        Why? NU is awesome. It’s where I can set up moves like Roll out, Fury Cutter and sweep with a Rattata!

        • SlickRoach

          As someone who solely uses NU Pokémon I really hope they don’t get rid of my tier.

    • http://takopako.tumblr.com takopako

      OMG, god.

    • anarchy_panty

      Maybe I’m just out of touch with the scene, but why would it effect the tiers anymore than your run of the mill new Pokemon? It’s not like Gamefreak introducing MetalCharizoidmon or whatever is too different from introducing any other Pokemon. Unless I’m missing something huge.

  • XiaomuArisu

    Mega Pikachu!
    Because everybody gives a shit about Raichu

  • sd28

    its almost like pokemon never had alternate forms before with the way some people are acting

  • echokanon

    Torchic sure is getting more and more love, with it having speed boost ability from last gen and now a megavolve.

    • IsaacGravity

      As a fan of the line, this makes me very happy. Mega Mawile and Mega Absol also looks nice.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    MegaBlaziken is going to be so OP…….other then that I like the idea I hope all the starters get this.

    Here comes the storm

    • MikeTxn

      I want to see MegaBlastoise.

      Regarding Blaziken…

      • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

        As long as he is not as OP as Jinpachi and Devil Jin

      • Renaldi Saputra

        makes sense

    • J_Joestar

      Instantly banned to Ubers before the game is released lol.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        I think Gamefreak might make some changes to that

      • MikeTxn

        And then we’ll have MegaSmogon and a MegaUber tier.

      • Suicunesol

        Maybe Ubers tier will become the new standard tier.

    • AuraGuyChris

      And it’s still OP because its Dream World ability is the same thing, only this seems more accessible at the apparent cost of not having an available Held Item slot.

  • Go2hell66

    How the hell are they gonna balance all of this, megablaziken with speedboost already sounds so broken

    • andref

      technically speedboost is blaziken’s hidden ability, so there is a possibility that these “mega” forms might be tied to only pokemon with their hidden ability

      • O_O Master Clueless

        Every pokemon since black/white has a hidden ability

        • andref

          you misunderstood, speedboost is blaziken’s hidden ability thus I’m speculating that DW pokemon or pokemon that have their hidden ability can use mega form. Another coincidence is torchic is being given out and it can be difficult to acquire starter pokemon with their hidden ability. Most encountered just have the standard one

  • fool

    I sure hope the localization team comes up with something better than “Mega-everything”

    • Ehren Rivers

      Apparently MegaMewtwo has been referred to as “Awakened Mewtwo” or “Awakened Forme” in English, so there’s a decent chance this is the prefix they’ll go with.

  • MikeTxn

    Considering that they can only transform in battle, I wonder how to trigger them.
    I seriously hope is not like Darmanitan Zen mode.

    • Detrimont

      i think it’s with a hold item

  • Anna Scruton

    MegaMawile looks pretty awesome.

  • SlickRoach

    The tendrils or “hair” coming out of MegaLucarios head remind me of Giratina’s Origin Forme for some reason. Other than this is a HUGE surprise I did not see coming. Imagine MegaGarchomp? Oh Lawd, they’ll have to make a tier above Uber.

  • Byas

    Ampharos got some FA-BU-LOUS hair, huh.

  • Godman

    This is. . .weird not bad but weird
    I wonder how many Pokemon would have this ability, I have to learn more

  • Jose Deckard Narváez

    Pokémon is mega-evolving…
    tu tu tu… tu tu tu ru ru ru
    Pokémon mega-evolved into Digimon!

  • Prungy

    There’s a typo in the second sentence of the second paragraph. It reads “MewMewtwo” instead of “MegaMewtwo”.

  • komiko12

    Perhaps all fully evolved Pokemon would have Mega Forms?
    That is the only way for me to see the inclusion of Mega Evolution to be a bit fair.

    As for me, Mawile had the best Mega Evolution in this set.
    I’m anticipating Hydreigon (more heads!), Gyarados, Spiritomb (my fave), Eeveelutions.

  • artemisthemp

    So we will finally see WarGreymon and Metalgarurumon in the game :p

  • Suicunesol

    Wow, this is big. A lot of people are gonna either love this or hate this. The way I see it, Mega Formes are going to allow a LOT of Pokemon who were no longer viable in the competitive scene to suddenly be candidates for uber tiers. Most legendary Pokemon occupied the uber tier, but no longer. Some people might say, for Pokemon like Mawile and Absol, a simple evolution would have sufficed. But many Pokemon that have reached their final evolutionary stage are still considered quite weak by today’s standards, like Charizard and Ampharos., so these new forms give them some new life. And I know people who would love to have more reasons to use Charizard. Not to say Charizard will get one, but if Blaziken did…

    I can’t say Blaziken and Lucario needed them though. :P Oh well, I love Blaziken and Lucario so I’m not complaining.

    Mawile looks pretty boss.

    Ishaan should probably clarify that these are not “evolutions” that have dex entries, but “limit-break”-like forms that these Pokemon transform into during battle.

    Yeah… it is very Digimonish. …oh well. It’s not like the designs are crappy.

    • sd28

      im surprised more people haven’t realised this is more like super saiyan or to use a relevant digimon comparison mode change

      • Renaldi Saputra

        more like X Antibody digimon things

        • sd28

          nah both work in this case I just choose the one more people would have heard of

    • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Treasure Hunter ♢

      Sign me in the “Im loving this” group.

    • Kai2591

      oh so it’s more like super saiya…I see.

    • bentheechidna

      I’m sorry but have you SEEN MegaAmpharos? That is the worst designed piece of crap I have ever seen. They added a long flowing wig, a long flowing tail, AND THEY FUCKING MADE HIM ELECTRIC/DRAGON TYPE. WHAT. THE. FUCK. HE EVOLVED FROM A SHEEP. HOW DOES A SHEEP BECOME A DRAGON?! FUCK!

      • Suicunesol

        Oh, yeah. I liked Ampharos when I was a kid, but this megaform is just a wig on him. It’s not really appealing to me and needs something else to set him apart, like a color scheme other than yellow/white. The other mega forms have a dash of alternate color: black for Blaziken, orange for Lucario, pink for Mawile.

        I do approve of the Dragon typing, though. I’d always wanted some cool typing other than electric for it, so Dragon is perfectly awesome. He can pass for the part too.

    • Red Antares

      I don’t know about you but I use my Charizard in every competitive battle I play and it’s fun to see my opponent franatically trying to kill him first since he can practically 1HKO any pokemon.

      I don’t always win but I love playing with my Charizard. Blaziken was one of the most dangerous pokemon to fight against a few years ago but they kinda nerfed him or so I read. :P

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Shadows_Desire Shadows_Desire

    M..e…g…a EVOLOUTION?!

  • Just Tim

    …and let the flame wars between Digimon AND Pokemon fans restart.

    *Facepalm*

    This is a brewing PR nightmare, at worst.

    • J_Joestar

      Technically in Japan, there is no “Mega” level though, so unless Pokemon is using “Mega” as the general term in english as well it shouldn’t be a problem.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        Mega is called Ultimate (Kyuukyokutai) in Japan..
        so, yes, technically no digimon things since Japan’s digimon fans don’t know “Mega”

        however, the terms of mega evolution reminds me of X Antibody digimon

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu of Spades

    Pikachu MegaPokevolve to!

    • Ferrick

      Megachu!

    • Brutal2D

      Megaraichupikamon!

    • MikeTxn

      I hope not, that would be the final nail in the coffin for poor Raichu.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu of Spades

        I know how you feel…

      • Anime10121

        Lol Raichu was a horrible evolution to Pikachu. Got big and ugly, thus losing the charm (the supposed “cuteness”) that Pikachu and Pichu possess.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu of Spades

          Hey! Raichu has charm and he’s not that ugly. :(

          • Anime10121

            lol But you admit he is kinda ugly :P

            And every creature has charm (now how much, is a different story) :P

            He just does not exude “Pikachu” when you look at him, at least to me, he just looks like another electric rat Pokemon, like the many others.

          • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu of Spades

            Some evolved forms aren’t made to carry over the charms of their previous forms anyway. That’s a weird reason to not like Raichu if I ever saw one. As weird as people not liking Golduck because he doesn’t exude “Psyduck,” therefore it’s a horrible evolution.

            And like you said, every creature has its charm, but we’d be here all day talking about the magnitude of said charm of 500+ Pokemon when it all comes down to preference anyway.

          • Anime10121

            Dont get me wrong, I dont “hate” Raichu or anything, he’s a decent enough Pocket Monster, He’s just not what I’d expect of Pikachu’s evolution.

        • MikeTxn

          I vastly prefer Raichu over Pikachu.

    • Tonton Ramos

      I hope for that with Ash’s Pikachu…

    • Renaldi Saputra

      no, Pikachu goes PokeXros-ing..
      and eventually become Pikachu X7 Superior Mode..

      (Pikachu doesn’t seem right to go through Mega Evolve by seeing the pokemon in that pict)

  • VolticWind

    Well this solves the issue with some Pokemon having power issues at Stage two. Hope there’s going to be plenty of other Mega Evolutions, like a MegaCharizard who is Fire/Dragon.

  • JuhRo

    Digimon should.. sue?

    • Just Tim

      Namdai, you mean?

      • JuhRo

        Nope, the actual digimon with the names.. But I suppose it’s more like they’re receiving new brothers…. I propose a crossover!

  • Raltrios

    As soon as I saw Serebii’s page this morning the Digimon thought crossed my mind, too. And then I saw just how badass they all looked and didn’t really care anymore. It’s like they’ve taken the Pokemon Level X from the TCG and added them to the games.

    But is it more like Digimon digivolving, or more like DBZ Super-Saiyan-ing?

    • VolticWind

      Maybe there will be certain prerequisites you have to meet in order to use Mega Evolution. Maybe the Super Training feature has something to do with it?

      • Raltrios

        I’m really curious about the mechanics behind it. Is this possible for all ‘Mons? Does it raise base stats? Or does it switch stats around, like alternate formes?
        There’s so much to know!

        • VolticWind

          I do know that Ampharos gains the Dragon-Type upon Mega Evolution and all the them got a ability change. I would assume that they would get a stat boost to boot.

          • Raltrios

            Wait, what? Ampharos becomes a Dragon?

          • Lynx

            It’s japanese name has a Ryuu in it.

            Denryuu, I think.

            Ryuu/Ryu= Dragon.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            Ryuu is not always dragon

          • VolticWind

            It’s been confirmed that it is only as MegaAmpharos.

  • J_Joestar

    So when are we getting Black/White Kyurem Paladin Mode?

    and is Mega-Mawile a Twintails character now? and with her back to you all the time she could probably do a good Tsundere attitude as well.

  • D. Collins

    This actually seems like a cool idea. I like the fact my pokemon can get stronger. Defiantly buying this now.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Is it just me, or does it seem like Nintendo and Game Freak have been canonizing the myths and rumors from the Red and Blue era?

    Think about it. Diamond/Pearl/Platinum had Arceus (Poke’Gods), Black and White had Victini (Pokedex Entry: 000), and now we have a fourth evolutionary tier (Charcolt, Sapusaur, Rainer).

    Are we going to be able to catch Mew by pushing a truck next?

    • J_Joestar

      don’t forget Gen 1′s request of a “Pink Pokemon with a floral pattern!” that showed up in Gen 5

    • Just Tim

      Pikablue wants to ask, “remember me?”

      • Spirit Macardi

        That wasn’t so much a rumor as it was simply people seeing the first pictures of Marill and assuming it was in the original games.

        • Just Tim

          Well said. Also, going back to your original post, that’s like saying Prof. Oak AND Blue will tag team vs the player.

    • JustThisOne

      We’re going to get a canon missingno some day, aren’t we? :>

      • Spirit Macardi

        Not gonna lie: That would be awesome x3

        Maybe throw a nod to the original glitch moveset by having it able to learn water gun at two different levels.

      • TruSpindash

        I would say Porygon-Z would fit that roll pretty well.

  • ReidHershel

    *drops a deuce*
    Thanks Nintendo, now I need new pants.

  • Brutal2D

    Am I the only one who thinks these designs are lazy?

    “what should we do about their mega forms?”

    One guy says “oh I know! Give them hair!”

    • VolticWind

      It’s just you. Plus three of those Pokemon already have hair, so that logic is invalid.

      • Brutal2D

        Actually they have fur.

        So the logic still stands.

    • JustThisOne

      The only one I can see that being super obvious on is for Ampharos. xD But I’m assuming the reason for that is because they don’t want it to be too different from original pokemon, so it’s still recognizable as a form and not an evolution. But meh, whatever it really is, I don’t mind. They still look cute. :>

      • Brutal2D

        Meh, I would of been cool with more mutation or even alternative colors or armor

    • Lynx

      It works for Ampharos.

      The others, not so much.

      • Suicunesol

        I think Ampharos’s isn’t so great… :P

        • Renaldi Saputra

          the hair might be just a burden for it..
          it seems..

    • Suicunesol

      I don’t think they’re lazy. :O They made a conscious decision to make “beefed-up” versions of Pokemon, not to change them. I’d say they succeeded. More hair, more horns, exaggerated features. Super Saiyan. Final Getsuga. Etc. “THIS IS MY TRUUUUE FORM!!!”

    • Ferrick

      lol just like super saiyans

      wanna show that they became stronger ? recolor them and give them more hair

      • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

        Pokedex: Ampharos is about to evolve
        AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH
        HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        *Earth shakes for five minutes*
        Congratulations! Ampharos evolved to MegaBadassmpharos 3

        • Ferrick

          you forgot this

          *10 episodes later*

      • J_Joestar

        In the case of Mawile, adding more “Hair” would definitely be a power-up.

  • Robgoro

    There’s no way this can be real, right? Ah, man XD At least the evolutions in Diamond and Pearl given to older generations of Pokemon made them relevant again – and looked stylish to boot – but this? This just looks lazy.

  • AuraGuyChris

    A lot of the sites agree that these evolutions are temporary if said Pokémon is holding the Mega Stone or something else of sorts. They return back to their original evolutions (like Digimon! *gets shot*) without the Held Item. Otherwise, just slapping “Mega-” on their names isn’t that creative in terms of real evolutions.
    …But why worry about an occupied Held Item slot when your Lucario can lay waste with Adaptability (boosts same-type moves from x1.5 to x2.0) and spam Vacuum Wave and Bullet Punch?

  • Surgeon of Death

    Digimon?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Poke-world and digital world have been starting to collide each other..
      lol

  • Storm

    Here’s a scan of the new Pokemon: http://www.serebii.net/corocoro8131.jpg

    • Robgoro

      I foresee many a peter-cotton-tail named horubiis.

    • Anime10121

      Dont know how many times I can say it, but I’m REALLY loving these new Pokemon designs! They are some of the best since Gold/Silver to me :D

      • Brutal2D

        Yes, rabbits and mouses are very new.

        In case you didn’t catch it, I was using sarcasm.

        • JuhRo

          Well.. I think he/she didn’t put emphasis on “new” and moreso that he/she loves the designs and thinks they’re the “best” since GSC.

          • Anime10121

            I’m a he :P and yep, thats exactly what I meant :D

          • JuhRo

            :D Yay. I read englis gud

        • Anime10121

          I never said the inspirations were new. I said I liked the designs, or am I not allowed to like the new ones?

          • Brutal2D

            Is it really new if they took something they already had and made it look more like the thing they based it off of?

            But I guess this isn’t art class. Or maybe I expected monsters.

      • MrRobbyM

        I agree. All the ones released so far, other than Chespin and some of these mega evos are great imo

        • Anime10121

          But I like Chespin :( (though I may end up with Fennekin)

          But yeah, generally, they’ve had some nice designs, and they are actually memorable, moreso than I can say for the last couple gens…

          I LOVED Black and White, but ask me to remember more than a handful of their Pokemon (well the ones with no connection to gen 1), and I’d likely give blank stares.

          • MrRobbyM

            I liked b/w/2 too but yeah, generally not very memorable. There are a handful of names I can remember and even fewer whose design I actually like. Emolga and Zeristika being two of them.

            Idk which starter I’ll go with. It ultimately depends on what the final evos look like.

          • Detrimont

            you mean Zebstika?
            (which is strange, because that’s one of the only pokemon designs from Gen5 that i loathe)

          • MrRobbyM

            Wow I suck at typing and recognizing my mistakes lol.

            Zebstrika

          • Anime10121

            Yes that fire/electric zebra was always apart of my team in both white 1 and black version 2

        • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

          What did you say about Chespin…?

      • Cazar

        That’s odd, because I always thought Gold/Silver had some of the worst Pokémon designs, with the exception of the legendaries.

    • AuraGuyChris

      I WANT THE GERBIL PIKACHU.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        He looks like that thing from ben 10

      • Uso Ewin

        Raichu went through some serious plastic surgery.

    • MrRobbyM

      THE MOUSE RODENT THING. I WANT IT.

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      Dude, is that rabbit okay?

    • NTaiyokun

      RABBIT WHY DO YOU LOOK LIKE THAT THING THAT STOLE MY HAT AND THEN YOU WENT PRANCING AROUND THE CASTLE

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Wabbit season!!

  • Highasthesky

    Matrix Digivolution!!

  • Anime10121

    Weakly console peasants, I am of the Mega Ampharos master race! Image relevant :P

    http://technewspedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/11084_Glorious_PC_MasterRace1-660×412.png

    http://www.serebii.net/corocoro8132.jpg

    And that Mega Lucario = boss!

  • SirRichard

    My only questions are if these are permanent evolutions you can get via some means, or just form changes like in past games (or something like White/Black Kyurem), and how many Pokémon have these Mega forms?

    Also somewhere the people behind Digimon are laughing bitterly.

    • J_Joestar

      Pretty sure they are temp forms like Giratina/Rotoms/etc…

    • Suicunesol

      These forms only appear in battle.

  • Nanaki

    My mind is officially blown.

  • NightzeroAX

    Oh shit we digimon now.

  • Chaos_Knight

    Lucario…….pokevolve to……MEGALUCARIO!!!!!

    But, in all seriousness, MegaLucario looks badass.

    Edit: *gasp* Imagine a MegaMagikarp…. D:

  • Tenno Seremel

    Mega… Typhlosion? :}

    • ギャビン

      Please leave him alone. Please.

      • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

        He needs some buffing considering Totodile’s final form is ripped.

        • ギャビン

          NOOOOOOOO!!!

        • Ferrick

          but isn’t totodile pretty much owned badly by typhlosion

          • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

            Feraligatr

          • Ferrick

            feraligatr is also royally owned by typhlosion lol

          • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

            What? At least Charizard and Blaziken had other types. Typhlosion is just fire.

          • Ferrick

            thunder paunch TM

          • Renaldi Saputra

            only do in gen 2..
            thunder punch become lame for typhlosion in gen 4++ bcos it has low attack and thunder punch is physical attack

  • cameron forsyth

    wow, constantly proving pokemon is not the same game with each iteration.

  • cameron forsyth

    megashuckle?

  • Wiccan1109

    Holy crap, Ampharos turned in to a disney prince. Its actually one of the few electric types i use when playing the storylines as i find it hard to like electrics aesthetically, but i like them even more now they’ve gone all L’Oreal.

  • Eder García

    in b4 Kim Dotcom

  • Suriel Cruz

    I’m from the ’90s Pokemon… sorry!

  • SpectralRaiden

    *Digimon theme starts*P-P-P-pokemon…Pokemon, Natural monsters–Natural monsters more power!

    But seriously, I really don’t know how to feel about this:-/ I definitely fuqs with Blaziken though, so MegaBlaz is okay in my book I suppose.

  • Aisha Lee

    Looks like Lucario just went up a level in badassness. Now where is that Mega Zoroark?

  • EverEndingStory

    Lucario and Absol. . . two of my favorite Pokemon. Hell Yes! Now if only they have a Mega Arcanine.

  • Shadowman

    Mega-Awesome!!

  • Jonathan Tse

    yeah, i’m out. no more Pokemon for me.

    • DCBlackbird

      well you had a nice run

  • Solomon_Kano

    Ampharos looking all Fabio and stuff~

    • Hunts Rattata

      Which is a bit odd, since losing wool at evolution was sort of that line’s whole visual gimmick. I guess they’re thunderclouds now?

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    Don’t get me wrong. I like how they look, but……….

    Da faq!? O__O!!

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      feels like it belong in a spinoff

      • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

        Lol

  • http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/mgbenz mgbenz

    Correction, these aren’t evolutions but alternate forms that can be activated in-battle through hold items.

  • http://takopako.tumblr.com takopako

    OMG. YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES.

    come here Mega-Ampharos…i need you.

  • AxionAzure

    I had to read this twice because I thought I had too much to drink… yet here it is. Mega Pokémon Forms. Shocking.

  • Rasputing

    So, this is the gen’s 2nd big change? I like it. I also like the designs. I feel they say less “This is the previous pokemon getting stronger” and more “This is what would happen if this pokemon grew up training Goku.” Nobody else got that idea? Besides Mawile and Mewtwo, most look about the same size, same body type, simply stronger with new abilities (pardon the pun).

  • Guest

    So… MegaMeganium :X

  • ivanchu77

    I want to see Mega-Arceus

    Mega-Charizard and Mega-Raichu would be cool too.

  • TruSpindash

    I love all of these Mega Evolutions, with the Ampharos and Absol ones being my favorite.

  • KyoyaHibari

    Just went Digimon…

  • Sergio Briceño

    I need more information before I can know if I’m going to like them or not. This could just be a form change and not a permanent evolution. We’ve had those before, they were just exclusive to a handful of Pokémon.

    One thing is for certain though, this will dramatically change the gameplay. It’s bold moves like this that Pokémon needed and for that alone I think I’m going to get this game early on.

    PD: Since Ash usually starts fresh in each region and Pikachu will NEVER evolve, does that mean that he is going to have a harder time this time around in the anime?

    • Rasputing

      It’s been confirmed Mewtwo’s is a form, so I’d imagine the others are, as well.

    • Ben Sylvia

      I’m sure they’ll probably make Mega Pikachu so he has a non permanent “evolution” for when he needs an over 90,000 Pikachu.

      And somehow manage to still lose to a water type.

  • Jesse Torres

    MegaBlaziken I CHOOSE YOUUUUUUUU!!!!!

  • Realm25

    Holy crap.

    Mega Lucario is badass.

  • DemonShadowX

    Ampharos didn’t get a Mega evolution….. That’s a Fabio-lution, that hair…..

  • WyattEpp

    Sure is Digimon in here…

  • Warboss Aohd

    wot happenz when a pokemon digivolvez?

    • LightGenx

      Extreme hair growth.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      adding armors

  • JNT

    It’s ok guys, those pokemon needed a buff anyway.

    Except maybe Blaziken, unless it doesn’t have speed boost nature

    • Shadowman

      They did say MegaBlaziken is gonna get a speed boost in his Mega evolution stage.

  • Kristoffer Brandberg

    I, for one, would like to give this new feature a chance. Sure, it shocked me like everybody else but I calmed down and would like to think and learn of its possibilities rather being all negative about it.

    One of the possibilities is that if they ever invent an absolutely evil Pokemon then this feature would be perfect during the final battle against it. The classic multi-formed final boss.

  • LightGenx

    Ampharos going Super Saiyan up in here.

  • Colonel Custard

    Dat flowy hair.

  • Keine

    ssj4 much??

  • mike dickson

    mega evolutions look awesome i want my ampharos to go super sayian 3 dude looks awesome

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  • Ty Arnold

    “Well, that just sounds like a ripoff of Digim-”

    *sees evolutions for Ampharos, Absol, Mawile*

    …You know what? Never mind. I’m cool with this.

    • Charmchar

      lol I was just about to comment that it sounds like Digimon to me :D.

  • D. Collins

    Im sure they will remove this from tournament s

  • konsama

    This sounds so much like the X antibody from Digimon, making the pokes change slightly form without actually evolving and getting stronger. As long they keep it cool and won’t give mega evos to already broken pokemons it should be fine.

    • An Tran

      I was thinking that this was just like evolving in Digimon, being temporary and all. It DOES sound a bit like a temporary version of the X-Antibody, though I doubt your Pokemon have to die (or faint) to reach this form. But if they DO have to faint, then this really is pretty much the Pokemon version of the X-Antibody.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      yeah, I just thought so.. more like X antibody digimon with adding X into the name, meanwhile pokemon adding “Mega” into its name.. kind of power up rather than another evolution

  • Maia Kasoya

    MegaMeganium used Mega Drain!

    • Renaldi Saputra

      *insert yo dawg meme

  • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

    I wanna see a Mega Meowth.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      probably won’t.. If MegaPersian, then it’s possible

      • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

        Yeah, Mega Evos seem only to apply to last forms or singular formed Pokemon.

        Makes me think how on Earth Pikachu in the anime can hope to match against Mega Pokemon there. The little critter seems to dislike evolving to a Raichu. May go Burst Mode like Savers Agumon?

        • Renaldi Saputra

          Agumon Burst Mode… lol

  • LM009

    i thought absol only had one evo well this gen is gonna fk up everything

    • DCBlackbird

      for you at least

  • Rayshawn Davis

    Hey Pokemon, hey Pokemon
    Pocket Monsters to the boys and girls
    Hey Pokemon, hey Pokemon
    Champions of the Pokemon world

  • AverageGamers

    Really digging Ampharos, Blaziken, Lucario and Mawile…
    As for the new Pokemon, one looks a bit like Bugs Bunny, and Gogoat’s pre-evolution looks much cuter XD

    Pokebeach speculated, that if the latest movie is any indication for this MegaEvolution system, then it’s NOT permanent and can be turn on/off. I personally think it will be like those form changes that already existed in previous games. Here’s the source (Warning though, it contains big spoiler for the movie): http://pokebeach.com/2013/08/corocoro-reveals-mega-pokemon-and-three-kalos-pokemon

    • Ben Sylvia

      Probably like White/Black Kyurem, you get a magic stone that lets you change them outside of battle.

      Mewtwo is badass so he can do it at will.

  • Mnstrzero00

    Well, I think this is cool as hell!

  • Ben Sylvia

    Mega Lucario for Smash Bros!

    Edit: Hoping for Mega Charizard, Gyrados, and Pinsir.
    inb4 Mega Pikachu, which will only exist to give Ash “curbtomped” Ketchum a way to evolve his over 9000 Pikachu that isn’t permanent.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      looks like only final stage pokemon or those pokemon which didn’t have evolution that can go through mega evolution by seeing that pict..
      so maybe there only will be MegaRaichu..

    • GameTaco

      “What you don’t understand is that my Pikachu is only using 5% of his true power!” “HE’S POWERING UP HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE”

      They’re totally going to do it, no doubt. Even if they have to keep it as a Promotional Legendary-level secret.

  • http://people.ign.com/rob1610 rob1610

    OMFG! Siliconera, fix your damn programming! I’m sick of every page being in the mobile theme and not being able to turn it off! (Btw, yeah, I’m pissed off and probably don’t make sense, I’m just ranting atm.)

  • http://people.ign.com/rob1610 rob1610

    Isn’t that Awakened Mewtwo? So wouldn’t the English translation be Awakening Evolutions or something like that? Also, I hope that distributable Torchic hints at a possible Gen 3 remake in the near future.

    • Ben Sylvia

      Or they called it that so as to keep this underwraps.

      • http://people.ign.com/rob1610 rob1610

        I think they chose Mewtwo for that purpose. Legendaries getting new forms is common.

  • Tonton Ramos

    This type of mechanic was proposed by Megaman himself…

  • KiTA

    So outside of a neat Marketing term to describe “DBZ-afied” evolutions of classic mons, is there anything different about Mega Evolutions? I mean, are these evolutions that you have to unlock on the fly in battle, or that can only be done by rare versions of the monster (similar to the Shiny system)… Too many questions.

    Dragon Quest Monsters is still better. ;)

    • Ben Sylvia

      I’d hazard a guess they work like Kyurem’s formes, where you have a key item that lets you change them at any time.

    • Suicunesol

      We don’t know the full details, but information we have so far suggests that the Pokemon transform during battle, but remain in the regular form outside battle. They require an item that is either held or used on them (not sure). Most importantly their special ability upgrades into something far superior to what they had before, and they probably undergo a stat increase. Some Pokemon get a change in type (Ampharos).

  • Hau To

    As long as pokemon aren’t bound to poke device, I’m fine with this.

  • ZekeFreek

    And they say Digimon copies Pokemon. Pfft.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      they didn’t know that Megami Tensei existed long before Pokemon

  • Ben Sylvia

    I’d also hazard that Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina will get mega evos.

    Why else randomly distribute them before the games release?

    Hope Deoxys gets one too, to go with the DNA theme of the games.

  • Kai2591

    Badassmon.

  • Ni ~UNREAL BLACK THINGS~

    blaziken is my favourite pokemon along with torchic and combusken so i’m really hyped for this game. AND GOD DAMN! Blaziken is more badass then before

  • Göran Isacson

    One hopes some of the other starters get a MegaForm too, looks a bit unbalanced otherwise… also are we getting Digimon in our Pokemon? More likely than we think, and I for one support this movement!

  • Deidara19

    This is actually dope as hell to me! Im a HUGE fan of Digimon and anything that generally reminds me of it has already sold me on getting it. I just hope, a mentioned below,that they make more of these forms available to starters and make them a bit more widespread over many more pokemon. Im actually looking forward to seeing how these new forms and the new type will alter competitive battling forever.

    I wasnt going to get this game at first since its just another repeat story but they are actually adding stuff that will make this more interesting and its making me want to get it

  • Lemon

    Any chance of a MegaCharizard? If there is, I hope his appearance doesn’t change *too* drastically…

    • Ben Sylvia

      I think it’s probable all the starters will get one.

      Seems stupid to only have one or two and them being horribly OP compared to the others.

      Mega Blastoise will probably look awesome. And Mega Torterra.

      • komiko12

        Mega Torterra has an entire forest on his back.

      • Lemon

        Hell yeah MegaTorterra. Add a MegaSceptile and that’ll be icing on a cake. MegaTyphlosion, too. Basically, all my favorite Pokemon…damn it’s getting even more exciting speculating the new Mega-Pokemon and their designs now.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        MegaMeganium used Mega Drain, it’s Mega Effective!!

        *yo dawg

    • Nanaki

      There’s as much a chance for a MegaRaichu as there is for MegaCharizard. I’m not aware of any confirmations toward what Pokemon they choose to Mega Evolve.
      I would like a MegaCharizard myself.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      and then ppl say: “My Charizard evolves into Greymon… NO!!!”

  • Gilgamesh2025

    WTF is this now???

  • Adrian Duran

    This is real, right?

  • Valtiel Ikari

    MegaLucario looks megaboss!!!

  • Renaldi Saputra

    honestly for me the “Mega Evolution” name doesn’t have digimon-ish thing, since I only follow the original concept of digimon and Japanese digimon fans don’t know “Mega” bcos Mega is Ultimate (kyuukyokutai) and Ultimate is Perfect (Kanzentai) in original terms..

    however, the term of Mega Evolution kinda reminds me of Digimon’s X Antibody concept when a digimon had an X Antibody then it will have “X” in its name (except some)..

    and so in pokemon, a pokemon that goes through Mega Evolution will have “Mega” in its name

    anw, nice wings, MegaAbsol

  • Sardorim

    So.. Instead of names they just add Mega in front?

    Huh.

  • Suriel Cruz

    Good thing! “Mega” forms aren’t permanent. ^ ^

  • Aisha Lee

    Been looking at these pics all day and this I think of when looking at them.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpkeAQG6kQw

  • Suicunesol

    There are some new, clearer pictures on serebii, guys. Still not the best, but you can actually see the 3D models now.

    http://www.serebii.net/corocoro8137.jpg

    http://www.serebii.net/corocoro8138.jpg

  • Anesia Hunter

    war greymon vs mega blaziken

    • Renaldi Saputra

      nope..
      wargreymon X vs mega blaziken

  • Anesia Hunter

    Okay, the “Mega” part is bugging me. I keep almost saying “mega-digivolutions.” Hopefully, the name isn’t final?

    • Nanaki

      Just how consistent is this “mega digivolution” in Digimon?? Comparisons between the two have gone on since Digimon started airing. It’s pretty moot, but I guess I just don’t really care about the name as much as what it actually is.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        only in english dub..
        in Japan is called Warp Shinka aka Warp Evolve.. from a Child level into directly Ultimate level..

        • Mr_SP

          I’m not sure that’s what’s being asked. Warp Evolution tends to explicitly “skip” middle evolutions, but it’s still a Mega/Ultimate.

          • Nanaki

            Thank you both for the explanations.
            I’m still not sure how some are peeved over this, but I guess that’s a question better left alone.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            okay, let’s take another more precise example..
            in Japanese version, the name of evolution from Paildramon to Imperialdramon is called Kyuukyoku Shinka aka Ultimate Evolution.. so, yes

          • sd28

            I believe that term is Paildramon to Imperialdramon only as I have only ever heard it used during that evolution every thing is either Shinka , Chou Shinka and Warp Shinka
            which make me wonder where they got double warp from in the eng dub of savers.

      • Mr_SP

        Mega digivolution is a transformation that results in a “Mega” level Digimon, which is essentially a tier of strength. (Rookie, Champion, Ultimate, Mega)

        In Pokemon, it seems to be a transformation into the same pokemon with slightly different artwork (as opposed to the normal “drastically different creature” transformations) which I would presume would be stronger.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      FYI
      in Digimon’s original concept, there’s no Mega thing..
      Mega is called Ultimate (kyuukyokutai) and Ultimate is called Perfect (kanzentai) in Japan.. so I think this has nothing to do with it..

      except for the Mega Evolution theory, looks so much like X Antibody digimon theory..

  • roydgriffin

    Finally Absol will be awesome! :)
    I mean more awesome.^^°

  • Carlos Fernandez

    WTF!!! Why is Mega Ampharos a DRAGON!!! I love Ampharos, no idea why, but he’s my favorite pokemon. Period. But to make him a dragon… HE’S A SHEEP! WTF!!!

  • Raika Souku

    what they stealing idea from digimon now no no thats not right

    • Renaldi Saputra

      not really, though..
      for some of the theories, I admit it is..

      the trailer that has just been released shows that mega pokemon can only do in battle.. you can’t keep that form after battle, so yes.. comparing to digimon, its use is similar..

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/DisturbedKoala DisturbedKoala

      I personally don’t really care. I mean I grew up absolutely loving the first Digimon shows and the first Pokemon shows, but I’m not about to go and say “Oh this thing can’t do that because they had it first.” If products can take ideas from other products to improve, why can’t this happen?

      Side note: I find it interesting how my auto-correct recognizes the spelling of Pokemon but not Digimon. o_O

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