Pokémon X And Pokémon Y’s Mega Evolutions Are Like Going Super Saiyan

By Ishaan . August 9, 2013 . 7:31am



The Pokémon Company has shared new information regarding the Mega Evolutions in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Mega Evolutions are transformations that certain Pokémon can undergo during battles in the games. Additionally, once the battle ends, the Pokémon will return to its regular form.


An item required for Mega Evolutions is the Mega Stone. These are special stones that exist for all Pokémon that can Mega Evolve. Mega Stones are unique to each Pokémon, too—for example, Lucario uses the Lucarionite Mega Stone. Different Pokémon will see different effects from Mega Evolution. Mega Mewtwo and Mega Lucario will see their looks and stats increase. Others will change their abilities and element-type.


One Mega Stone in particular, Blazikenite, will not be found in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. This stone will be made available via a special limited time Wi-Fi distribution, where you’ll get a Torchic holding a Blazikenite Mega Stone. The distribution will begin alongside the launch of the two games on October 12th.

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  • Chris Yuen

    Mega evolutions in X/Y? We Digimon now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WGNVg1cATg

    • GameWinner

      Two points for bringing up Digimon! ;O;

    • Renaldi Saputra

      With this, and the super training that looks a lot like Re:Digitize, Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode will have higher chance of localizing…

      Digimon BANZAI!!!

    • vileBrenman

      I’ve been waiting for this. Lol warp digivolve

    • artemisthemp

      I Remember catching Black Wargreymon in Digimon World 2 :)

  • Vernauth

    yeah then we will get Pokemon Z and goku will be the main character

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Seems pretty limiting and way too specific with the items. Dont really understand the point of it if its battle only and exclusive. Though I guess more new mechanics are always welcome.

    I guess theres goes my hopes for a megaeevee and megapachirisu.

    • Deidara19

      I completely agree, this has actually disappointed the mega evolutions for me. They should make it so that its at least permanent while theyre holding the item and revert back to normal when you take it away if thats the case

      and lol, the way they evolve to their mega forms is Exactly like how it is on some of the digimon games. could this be some type of hint into a future crossover games? doubt it but we never know

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Its for competitive battle balance.

        It also means you cant use an item .

        • DurableTomb

          Changing at the beginning of the fight would make classic grinding a bit more tedius however…
          And why can’t the items by type specific rather than specific to each poke?

    • komiko12

      I guess like the title said, it is some sort of Super Saiyan mode and that it would be exhausting to maintain at all times. Perhaps Mega Evolution was the wrong term to use in this mode because Evolution is something permanent to me.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Lol perhaps gamefreak should start calling evolutions what they really are.
        PokeMetamorphism PokeMetaMorphisus GO! BBBBBBBBBBBBB

    • The Watcher

      It’s a cool feature. Fresh

  • Deidara19

    Well if they’re giving away mega torchic (which will most likely be worldwide event also) then theres no point of me getting fennekin right away from the start. Don’t want 2 fire types so early in the game.

    Im really ready to see the evolutions to the starters and see the complete pokedex for this region

    • ronin4life

      I was thinking this too(Especially due to my love of torchic)… but…

      I don’t like the others much….>.>

  • Highasthesky

    Super saiyan eh? way not to open that can of worms, but i think we all know what this is REALLY like. (O_o)

  • mojack411

    Are these expendable items and if so are thy super rare? If that’s the case then this mechanic seems waaaaaaay too situational.

  • Pockystix

    god, I REALLY want a MegaNintales!~

    • FZeroWing

      I hope it turns into kurama

  • fyi1191

    Will you rage if transforming into Mega form recover all HP?

  • Freud_Hater

    At least, it’s not EXACTLY like Digimon, so… There’s that…

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Digimon doesnt have dibs on tropes

      • Freud_Hater

        Of course not, but comparisons are unavoidable, so I just wonder why they couldn’t pick any other word for this… But hey, Digimon is basically dead anyway, especially if you compare it to Pokemon, so I guess it’s fine ^^’

        • Renaldi Saputra

          you’re clinging too much of pokemon so that you said digimon has already dead.. they reborn as digi egg now and going burst mode

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          Only people making that reference are those who watched the old dub of digimon

          • Renaldi Saputra

            or normal ppl who only watch nicktoons or any american cartoon TV not-so-often without following Japanese anime

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    mega Blaziken cry screams * how would you like your ass whooping today?*

    • Renaldi Saputra

      That’s what blaziken will do if Fennekin evolves into Fire / Fighting

      • YoshEE

        I will have a hard time choosing for starters now since Torchi will be free on release day lol.

  • SirRichard

    Super Saiyan kickboxing fire chickens for everyone!


    king and sagat will be playing the shit out of this game now

  • JoJo_649

    I can’t wait for the Pokefusions in Gen VII, maybe they’ll be called PokeXros?

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      you had those last gen numnuts

      • JoJo_649

        Oh well, Kyurem of course, but I’m starting to believe they’ll expand that…. or hopefully not.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          This gen is about DNA.

          So unless the next one is about hopping between dimensions with tie ins to gen 4 I doubt we’ll get pokemon fusions

          • JoJo_649

            Didn’t Junichi Masuda said at E3 that this generation’s motif was Beauty?

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Thats the basis for the games region

          • JoJo_649

            But also the generational motif, he explained it with Xerneas and why they chose fairy as the new type, just like in Gen III, the main theme was the ecology theme, with cities like Sootopolis, eco-terrorists and the weather based main legendaries, the DNA theme was the first gen’s motif, as far as I knew.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      and eventually there will be a pokemon with X7 Superior Mode..


    • Aisha Lee

      Don’t we have pokefusion already in the form of black/white kyurem?

  • ronin4life

    This sounds like an equipable item that transforms your pokemon at battles start when it is held. Hopefully, it isn’t a one-time use… and seeing as how MBlaziken is a special event giveaway, I would say it is not one-use.

  • zferolie

    So everyone is commenting on the mega forms and stuff. I think they look awesome(Mega Blaziken looks totally badass), but are you guys forgetting the other cool thing they showed?

    The New Gym Leader Korrina and rail grinding!


    I like her design, and her gym looks pretty cool.

  • sd28

    I guess this means that now infernape can actually go super saiyan

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro
  • Renaldi Saputra




    • vileBrenman

      I love all these digimon videos

  • komiko12
  • KyoyaHibari

    Inb4 everyone uses Mega evolution Pokemon only.

  • riceisnice

    Maybe I missed it but are they for ALL pokemon or only CERTAIN pokemon?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      nope exactly.. but for sure, it will only work on last stage pokemon or no evolution pokemon

    • Suicunesol

      Not every Pokemon is getting one (over 700+, no way), but you can bet plenty will.

      I’m betting more of the starters will get one. I’m betting Sceptile and Swampert will get one, because it would be ridiculous if Blaziken was singled out for fan service. I’d like to think the rest of the starters will get one in X/Y too because it’s just not fair if they don’t. If not, they’ll get Megaforms in whatever Pokemon game is remade next.

  • porkiewpyne

    LOL With all the Digimon references, I found it funny no one compared this to Blast Digivolution ;O;

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Burst Evolution of Digimon Savers u mean?
      I did..

      • porkiewpyne

        Yeap. Oops, my bad. ;)

  • If dragonite receives a mega evolution, it could be hilarious for me since the stone will probably be called dragonita… and that’s my dragonite’s name:

    Dragonita was given the dragonita to hold.

  • IshimaruKaito

    will the item be gone once we use it in battle?

  • Holy shit I’m so looking forward to this!

    So does this mean we have to wait umpteen episodes for them to transform though? =P

  • IsaacGravity

    …Whoa. Blaziken goes legit Super Saiyan in that transformation. I love it!

  • TruSpindash

    The thing I really like about the Mega evolutions is the fact that it fulfills the anime fantasy I always had about Pokemon that would evolve mid-battle.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      if they also add this into the anime, so they will eventually add Evolution song into its insert songs..

      Trainer: “Lucario, mega shinka…”

      *plays Digimon’s Brave Heart song

  • Prinnydoom

    Damn. Son.

  • Celiacus

    Well, everyone was complaining how they needed to to something new and now they did. I actually think it looks pretty cool.

  • ギャビン

    The mega stone or whatever the hell that thing is, is in the Japanese logo. So this must be a pretty big part of the game.

    • Lynx

      It’s DNA if my eyes aren’t deceiving me.
      If you also look at some of the designs too, some have an X/Y pattern now.

      • Göran Isacson

        oooh good eye, I do believe it is a stylized DNA spiral… that’s a pretty cool design choice.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        if that’s somewhat like DNA system, then I doubt we will get Pokemon Z for next

  • ninjabart122

    I hate how people complained that they don’t look any different from their original counterparts because they were under the assumption that these mega evolutions are actually evolutions.

    Really, it’s not like Super Saiyan Goku looks that much different from regular Goku.

  • blahblahdigimonblahblah. THIS feature in POKEMON is awesome. dont know why people cant just talk about that.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      we say it’s Digimon bcos it’s awesome indeed…


    this song starts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vSJnBkFzQs
    *kicks the guy in the face while blaziken kicks the evil guy’s pokemon in the face*

    • Renaldi Saputra


      *mirai e shooting star hikari no arch egake
      todoku no sa shinji tsudzukeru naraba
      kimi wo yobu koe ga kokoro de hajiketara
      subete ga hajimaru BELIEVER!!!!!

  • Sentsuizan_93
  • Nanaki

    Super Saiyans and Digimon…
    Apparently Pokemon isn’t original anymore. People will stop buying the games in order to voice their opinions. What a tragedy.
    ……Talk about silly. People will still buy the games, even if they’re crying tears of agony the moment Lucario mega evolves. ;)

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Pokemon isn’t original from the very first, just saying..
      Look at MegaTen

      • Norman Fong Ochoa

        You know, Pokémon popularized the system of “Catching-training-battle monsters” for it is its core concept. Also, Miyamoto came up with the idea of dual versions.

  • Raltrios

    C’mon Delibird, Dunsparce, and Farfetch’d! They need new forms!

    • Kalis Konig

      imo, Like Mawile they deserve true evos not some limited stat boost with minimal changes to their feautures.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Mawile with her stats now would ruin everything.

  • Paulthemellow

    I was hoping they were permanent evolutions. Especially dat mega absol.

  • Jesse Torres

    This game keeps getting better and better.

  • Göran Isacson

    … The ten year old in me is very, very pleased with this and wishes and dreams this means we will see a Mega-Form Snorlax because reasons.

    At least deep down. On the surface ten year old me is going “DIGIMON DID THIS FIRST THIS IS A RIPOFF OF A FAR MORE MATURE AND SERIOUS SHOW”.

    Ten-year old me was kind of a prat sometimes. People shouldn’t be like ten-year old me.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      hmm many ppl especially in the west maybe didn’t know about Megami Tensei on that time..

      so apparently Pokemon wasn’t original from the very first, and so digimon..

      so if they’re debating:

      Pokemon: “I’m the original, you’re a rip off of mine..”
      Digimon: “No, I’m based on Tamagotchi, you ripped-off me also in recent time..”

      MegaTen: “Bitch, please.. Who’s the real original here?”

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Mega Ten is awesome.

        All those digital devils

        • Renaldi Saputra

          yeah, only many ppl didn’t know it was the true pokemon’s ancestor

      • Norman Fong Ochoa

        Well… humans doesn’t fight in Pokémon, and there’s no religious references either.

      • Göran Isacson

        Out of curiosity, did Megatens demons also have these “super-forms”? Because that’s what my comment was referring to, not the whole “catch different monsters” thing.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          idk precisely but they’re evolving too IIRC..

  • Placido Michael Cortorreal Flo

    *searches for 39.99 dollars…finds about 18.63 dollars…*
    T-T i got to get those 20 bucks! I want to play this fgame so freaking bad! It just gets better and better
    Pokemon…a digimon twist? Greater online experience…they just meed to tell me im going to revisit a previous region(except Sinnoh) and im beyond bought over

  • DCBlackbird

    I keep hearing this game focuses on DNA and I keep thinking some scientist is gonna turn this into “The Fly”

  • Will Jay

    More like Burst Mode.

    All the other Digimon likenings are way off base.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      There’s a pokemon manga called Reburst where the humans fuse with pokemon

      • Renaldi Saputra

        well yeah..
        since that time this thing has been starting

  • Vash bane

    that was awesome and the mega forms looks very impressive(screw a new pc im getting me a 3ds T^T)

  • Captain Levi

    Activation//[デジヴァイスバースト Dejivaisu Bāsuto ] – – –
    Digisoul Charge! OVADORAIBA!

  • Steven Higgins

    Very well Pokemon. You have now officially one my pre-order with Mega Blazikin (Love Torchick, my second fave starter next to Fennikin)

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