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No, That Isn’t Pikachu – It’s A Brand New Pokémon In Pokémon X/Y


As reported this week, Mega Evolutions are a new feature in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. These let certain Pokémon temporarily transform into their Mega forms mid-battle, which gives them enhanced stats or abilities. Here’s a look at some of the Mega Pokémon you’ll be seeing in the games:


Mega Blaziken: (Special distribution Torchic required)



Mega Lucario:



Mega Mewtwo:



In Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, t  he Gym Leader of Shalour City, Korrina, is the key to understanding Mega Evolution. Korrina strives to reach greater heights with her Pokémon, and is seems to be connected to the Mega Evolution concept somehow. In addition to being a Gym Leader, she’s also a great roller skater.


Finally, in addition to the Mega Evolutions, The Pokémon Company also revealed a few brand new Pokémon this morning. Take a closer look at them below:




By emitting radio waves from its antenna-shaped whiskers, new Electric- and Fairy-type Pokémon Dedenne can communicate with far-off allies. It can also plug its tail into outlets to drain electricity from them. Its Ability,Cheek Pouch, is new to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. If a Pokémon with this Ability eats a Berry during battle, it will not only reap the benefit from the Berry, but the Pokémon will also be able to regain HP. Dedenne can learn the new Electric-type move Nuzzle, which looks cute as the user nuzzles up to a target with its cheeks fully charged, but it’s quite dangerous! Nuzzle will do damage while paralyzing the opponent.



Bunnelby is a new Normal-type Pokémon that creates its den by digging in the ground with its large, shovel-shaped ears. These powerful ears are strong enough to chop right through thick tree roots, making them a force to be reckoned with in battle. Bunnelby can learn the Ground-type move Dig. On the first turn, the user burrows underground, and on the second turn, it attacks! In Double Battles, a Pokémon can use Dig to avoid its ally’s attack and then dish out damage on the next turn.



It is now known that Skiddo evolves into the already announced Gogoat. A Grass-type Pokémon, Skiddo has a gentle nature and is said to be the first Pokémon to live alongside humans. Because of this relationship, Skiddo doesn’t mind carrying people or supplies on its back, and it has become able to read the feelings of its riders through their grip on its horns. Skiddo can learn the Grass-type move Leaf Blade, where the user wields a sharp leaf to slice like a sword.


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


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.