Pokémon X And Pokémon Y Show Off Even More Mega Evolved Pokémon

By Ishaan . August 11, 2013 . 7:35pm

Following last week’s reveal of Mega Evolutions as a new feature in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, The Pokémon Company has shared footage of more Mega Evolution Pokémon today. Below, you can find a trailer showing off Mega Mawile, Mega Absol and Mega Ampharos.



Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be released worldwide on October 12th.

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  • tubers

    Emo Pokemon?

    Isn’t “Mega Evolution” a Digimon thing?

    • Lynx

      Mega isn’t a Evolution term in Japan.

      It’s an English only thing.

    • ninjabart122

      I don’t particularly mind.

      In fact, more features generally are better than small minor things.

    • Andrew Norris

      Yea it is. Both series use the same word “Mega Shinka” in Japanese too.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        Japanese digimon doesn’t now “Mega” concept.. only digimon’s name had mega or giga..

        in original Japanese, digimon’s levels are:

        Younenki I > Younenki II > Seichouki > Seijukuki > Kanzentai > Kyuukyokutai > Chou Kyuukyokutai (not official, though, only in some series like v-tamer manga)

        if you translate it becomes:

        Baby Phase I > Baby Phase II > Child Phase > Adult Phase > Perfect Body > Ultimate Body > Super Ultimate Body

        also there’s no Mega Shinka, but Kyuukyoku Shinka a.k.a. Ultimate Evolve according to Imperialdramon’s evolution from Paildramon

    • Ferrick

      digimon doesn’t have mega evolution, that’s only the english version of “Warp Shinka”

      • Mr_SP

        No, English also has Warp Evolution. Warp Evolution is when a Digimon evolves while skipping forms – essentially, a single animation for Rookie -> Champion -> Ultimate -> Mega.

        Mega Evolution is the English equivalent of Kyuukyoku Shinka/Ultimate Evolution – though, IIRC, only Impialdramon actually uses it, and everyone else has specific other types of evolution.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          IIRC in english dub it’s Warp Digivolve..
          so yes, “Warp” was still used in it

          • Guest

            No, Paildramon to Imperialdramon was definitely “mega digivolve”.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            I was talking about Warp Shinka, not Kyuukyoku Shinka -_-

          • Mr_SP

            I see, that makes a little more sense like that… So, then, why exactly
            did you reply to *my* comment, and not the actual comment you were
            replying to?

          • Renaldi Saputra

            nah I was double replying..

          • Mr_SP

            No, Paildramon to Imperialdramon was definitely “Mega Digivolve”. You can easily look it up on Youtube.


          • Renaldi Saputra

            I was talking about Warp Shinka, not Kyuukyoku Shinka -_-

    • Renaldi Saputra

      so what? it’s still awesome, though..
      it’s cool also to see pokemon changing its form in the middle of battle

  • endril

    Mawile my waifu
    Megawile my doublewaifu

  • Bakuryukun

    I like that Mega Ampharos is Dragon type. It confirms what I’ve always thought, that the Mareep line is actually just lizards who look like sheep. Which somehow imo makes them even cuter.

    • LunarKnite

      Just makes my favorite Pokemon family line even better.

      • AverageGamers

        Couldn’t agree more… ;)

    • Renaldi Saputra

      so the japanese name Denryuu actually had a purpose..
      this is the overcome

      • komiko12

        Yup. It was odd for them to put ryuu when it was not a dragon.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          also, ampharos / denryuu was a 1999 pokemon

          • komiko12


            Uhmm. What does 1999 have to do with it?

          • Renaldi Saputra

            for more than 10 years existing, it’s weird to see why this pokemon had a “ryuu” name in it for Japanese.. it’s kind of annoying

            they seem had planned this long before..

          • komiko12

            I doubt that.. I think its more like they noticed the oversight a bit later and used Mega Evolution to correct it.

            Hopefully they do the same with Gyarados, who should’ve been Water/Dragon or something that actually flies.

          • Renaldi Saputra


            Mega Gyarados

            they both had “Mega” in their name.. lol
            and also dra refer to dragon

          • I really hope that Gyarados don’t have one. Just the thought of an actual dragon type Gyarados feels me with salty rage.

          • J_Joestar

            well the Dragon-Typing isn’t as big of a blessing since they now have Fairy-types to help keep them down.

          • J_Joestar
          • Renaldi Saputra

            lol.. I was wondering if seadra will have its mega form.. but sadly, there will be only mega kingdra it seems

      • echokanon

        that said, seems like Kangaskhan still could not become a dragon type. I remember its name has some meaning like pouch dragon or something and she could learn Outrage move too

        • Renaldi Saputra

          learning outrage or any dragon moves doesn’t always mean that it should be a Dragon type

        • J_Joestar

          It’s japanese name is basically a combination of Kangaroo and King, there is no dragon in it’s name at all.

          • echokanon

            Oops, just checked the wiki and it seems like the pouch dragon is just Chinese translation so I guess I’m wrong.

    • Sardorim

      It also gives hope that MegaCharizard will be Fire/Dragon! Yay~

  • Brion Valkerion

    Some of these look weaker instead of stronger…

    • DCBlackbird

      it works in their favor

  • JaimeLara

    I wish Jynx and Lapras had a Mega Evolution.

    • komiko12

      I would like Jynx to have an evolution instead to match Electivire and Magmortar.

      • echokanon

        I agree. They were pretty much a matching trio/counterpart back then with many similar features.

        • Ramengeddon

          i thought jynx was supposed to be mr.mime’s counterpart

  • deadMastershiro

    Is it just me or did the music sound like it’s from power rangers.

    • Coincidence that the current Power Rangers team is called Mega Force.

      • Tonton Ramos

        and Mega Man is in Smash Bros. 4 (I think he’s the one who proposed that mechanic.)

      • AverageGamers

        Which is another example on how western adaptation ‘abuses’ the term ‘Mega’ a little bit too much
        The Japanese counterpart was Goseiger/Gokaiger… none if them speaks about Mega (Megaranger became PR in Space *sigh*)

      • J_Joestar

        Space Rangers were called MegaRanger in Japan.

    • Mr_SP

      I thought it sounded like a generic villain theme.

  • D. Collins

    i hope they have a mega form for Electrode, man that would be hype!

  • Raltrios

    I like the new mechanic (except for the name) and all, but my god – that announcer was the hammiest one I’ve ever heard. Holy crap.

  • Grape Monet

    Please let that second song be in the game, PLEASE let that song be in the game…

  • Aqua King

    I really don’t think I like this ‘Mega Evolution’ thing :(

    • AndyLC


      • LaserVision

        I think a real strength of Gen V was all the Pokemon were all new and completely divorced from the previous gen. It seemed like after gen IV, GF said “That’s it. We’re done and we’re moving on, and we’re not tinkering with the old Pokemon anymore.” Gen VI seems like a 180 in that philosophy.

        Also the Pokemon that received mega evolutions already looked cool or were super strong to begin with. Or both.

        Not only that, it looks super silly and comes across as gimmicky. I don’t hate it, but I’m most certainly not a fan.

        • AndyLC

          Mega Farfetch’d would be pretty epic.

          • LaserVision

            When it comes to Mega Farfetch’d (Mega Dux) just put a big ol’ X on top of everything I just said.

        • I wholeheartedly agree with this notion, except that besides Lucario and Mewtwo none of the other mega evolution candidates were particularly capable in battles. Absol, Ampharos, Mawile and Kangaskhan were in desperate need for a power up, so you gotta wonder why GF chose not to give them regular evolutions instead.

        • Suicunesol

          I cannot agree. Gen V introducing completely new Pokemon “divorced” from the previous generation was a good idea, but to adopt that as a philosophy and do that for every following generation would cause the idea to lose its luster. If you simply introduce new Pokemon over and over, you’re eventually going to get people going “Why no more new evolutions of old Pokemon, etc.”

          I, however, am recognizing a pattern GF is setting. Every other generation seems to introduce a sizable new Pokemon set, followed by a set of evolved Pokemon building on from the existing roster of Pokemon. I think it’s a good pattern.

    • DarthSithZero

      Me too, It feels like Pokemon is losing his roots

  • WyattEpp

    Mega Absol has emo hair… :S

    • Mozendo

      They didn’t invent that hairstyle.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      …..it cut it self

  • personablaze


    As long as i don’t have to use them, i don’t mind more options :3

    Still super hype for this game, been playing Black 2 just to get by >_<

  • DCBlackbird

    I got some weird power ranger vibes from this trailer…..

    • Hunts Rattata



    • J_Joestar

      Oak: Ash! Giovanni has escaped! Capture a team of Pokemon with ATTITUDE!

  • AndyLC

    Looking forward to it. Mega Evolutions are a visualization of something already in the game. Moves like Dragon Dance or Shell Smash power you up, but having a visual change to go with power-up moves is cool.

    You also have “held item morphs” like Giratina and Arceus.
    There’s also variants such as the Deoxys series.

    So this isn’t really too unusual compared to whats already around.

    • AverageGamers

      Yup, I’ve been saying this exact thing to those naysayers who kept shouting that this feature is a rip-off from other games. This is basically an existing feature, but a touch of visual improvement. That’s all…

    • Renaldi Saputra

      but Giratina changed its form outside battle just after giving the correspondent item..
      also it doesn’t change its type..

      • J_Joestar

        Well Castform changes form and typing in battle, It just doesn’t use an item to do it.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          yeah, but it depends on the weather

          • J_Joestar

            well we don’t actually know what activates “Mega” evolutions since we know it isn’t automatic at the start of battle. Assuming it isn’t all the same there may be some that change due to weather changes!

  • DrakeClawfang

    I can’t wait to use Mega Absol. That thing always looked so badass and has an amazing moveset but its stats stink. Now with its Mega Form it can be as awesome as it deserves.

  • Kavyn

    I hope there’s a significant number of pokemon that get mega evolutions. Seems like a waste if only 10 or so do.

  • Suicunesol

    Siliconera really ought to post about Mega Kangaskhan while they’re at it. :/

    Also, did anyone see that Torchic running around? That was just as cute as hell.

    • AverageGamers

      Yep, Torchic was damn cute… makes you more excited for the game, considering the rest will probably behave like that in Pokedex :)

  • Gyro Zeppeli

    Mega Ampharos reminds me of that one time Jason Alexander guest starred in some crime drama and wore a really fancy looking wig.

  • XypherCode

    Ok so can you get Torchic on the 12th only or the 12th onwards for a limited time?

    • Dexward

      It says so in the video. From Oct. 12 – Jan. 15.

      • XypherCode

        I didn’t notice that. Thanks for pointing it out. :)

  • Notquitesure?

    I always wanted absol to get a legit evolution (not temporary), like to bezol or something, kinda sad that it won’t happen now. at least i can warp digivolve now.

    • echokanon

      I’m sad that the ability will be changed to something less useful too. I enjoyed using super luck absol back then

      • komiko12

        uh what? Magic Bounce is not useful to you?

        • echokanon

          It is still an useful ability, but I still prefer abilities that were more directly affecting a battle. Passive counter abilities are harder to use and they are mostly used through switching pokemons with right timing only.

          That said, there is a bigger hurdle which is he ability is gained only during the middle of battle as Megavolve is a required step (although I’m still not sure when the evolution will be activated but I believe I cant megavolve directly upon switching in).

          Besides, if I am playing against a player, seeing exposing mega absol also made him to be more aware and careful thus increasing the difficulty to surprise him with magic bounce.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    Mega Absol has a glamorous hair, lol

    • J_Joestar

      He looks like he is from a Visual Kei band.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Mega Mawile looks tsundere and would call you baka alot

    • J_Joestar

      “I-it isn’t like I Mega-Evolved for your sake! Baka!”

  • Vash bane

    looking even more great.

    lol whats with the epic music in the beginning then suddenly going power rangerny?

  • Eric Harris

    I’m mega excited. And that was a mega corny saying. MEGA!

  • Prinnydoom

    Does anyone know if the mega stones are a single use item or what?

    • komiko12

      I hope not because if it was single use, we can only transform that Torchic they give away once

    • Renaldi Saputra

      it’s just like giratina’s item

  • Antixono

    They are just turning more into Digimon by the day.

  • biskmater

    Must have that BGM…

  • RinaDawg

    Love you, Siliconera, for using the youtube video from the original Pokemon channel! :D

  • Göran Isacson

    … Guilty Gear what are you doing in my Pokemon?

    Also can you stay?

  • Ric Vazquez

    Pokemon + Digimon= Digikemon

  • Placido Michael Cortorreal Flo

    That Mega Absol….i have seen it years ago, it was a sketch made by a fan ^_^ it seems Nintendo do check their fans feedback

  • Placido Michael Cortorreal Flo

    That Mega Absol….i have seen it years ago, it was a sketch made by a fan ^_^ it seems Nintendo do check their fans feedback

  • Andrew Arndt

    wont be able to get the new pk till Novmber cause of Pre oders saldly oh well

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