Here's How Pokemon X And Y's New Mega Evolutions Work

Here's How Pokemon X And Y's New Mega Evolutions Work

Yesterday we caught wind of a new type of evolution coming in Pokemon X and Y. Today we learn how Mega Evolution works, where to learn the technique, and which Mega Pokemon will only be available through a special launch day distribution event. Oh, and there are three new Pokemon at the bottom, so if you're saving yourself for October 12, don't look.

First off, don't expect to be walking around the Kalos region with Mega Mewtwo stuffed inside a pokeball — these Mega Evolutions only occur in battle, when a Mega-capable Pokemon is holding a very specific Mega Stone. For instance, in order to evolve Lucario into Mega Lucario, he'll have to be holding a chunk of Lucarionite.

Here's How Pokemon X And Y's New Mega Evolutions Work

Once Mega Lucario is done kicking arse, he'll revert back to his normal form and stuff himself back inside his pokeball.

Here's How Pokemon X And Y's New Mega Evolutions Work

One of the Megas, Mega Blaziken, will only be available during a special, incredibly short distribution event held during the launch of the games on October 12. Players will be able to grab a special Torchic holding a Blazikenite Mega Stone, which they'll have to evolve to Blaziken before going all super saiyan with him.

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Players will most likely learn about these Mega Evolutions in the seaside town of Shalour City, home of the Tower of Mastery and the spirited gym leader Korrina, who seeks to unlock the hidden potential of her Pokemon.

Here's How Pokemon X And Y's New Mega Evolutions Work

Also announced today were two new types of Pokemon training, injecting a little Monster Rancher style into the franchise. Here's the details:

Super Training or S.T. is being introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, allowing players to help their Pokémon grow stronger when they're not in battle. On the Touch Screen of the Nintendo 3DS system, players can have their Pokémon participate in Super Training, activities that will increase a Pokémon's base stats, the underlying values that define its HP, Attack, Defence, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed stats.

One Super Training activity involves having Pokémon train by facing huge Pokémon-shaped Balloon Bots in a virtual space, with both sides trying to shoot balls into the opponent's goal. Using the Circle Pad and Touch Screen to avoid shots from the Balloon Bots while landing their own in the goal, players will enjoy this action-packed feature while increasing their Pokémon's base stats to help them become stronger for battle.

For a more casual way to help Pokémon strengthen their base stats, Core Training lets players set up training bags, earned by completing Super-Training Regimens, for Pokémon in their party to use. Pokémon will work on Core Training by themselves, raising their stats on their own. By tapping on the Touch Screen during a Core Training session, players can help their Pokémon increase their base stats, too. Players will be able to see how their Pokémon are doing at their Core Training at any time from the main Super Training screen.

And finally, it wouldn't be a big Pokemon announcement without some new critters.

Here's How Pokemon X And Y's New Mega Evolutions Work

Dedenne, Skiddo and Bunnelby are three of the cutest damn things ever. You can learn more about them at

Any questions?


    I really hope there will be a Torchic event in Australia

      EB usually host them

        Some of these distribution events are just in game though, its not always a GOTO a store and use WiFi thing. Black and white had a similar thing at launch for a legendary

      same, never got around to finish ruby, but Torchic was my main all the way. Who couldn't say no to a cute little bird that eventually would grow up to incinerate the world with kung-fu? :)

      It's been confirmed for America and Europe. That means there will be one for Aus since Europe = Aus. But EB hosts them, but from memory JB Hi Fi are now hosting them also, ie the upcoming events that will last 2 weeks each starting on the 31st of August.

      It'll be obtained via the "Nintendo Network", so you can just sit at home and connect to wifi. Which is good news for me. A 26 yr old walking into EB for a event Pokemon seems suss.. lol

    I could be wrong, but from what I understand it looks like the digivolve element from digimon.

    Blaziken is already banned for being super uber. What a waste.

      Only Speed Boost Blaziken is restrained to Uber Tier. And that's only if you go by Smogon tiers anyway. He get's ridiculously hard countered by a Reuniclus running Trick Room anyway.

        Blaziken's ability changes to Speed Boost when it transforms into Mega Blaziken.

          I know, but the original post I responded to implied it was all Blaziken variants that were banned to ubers. Just correcting that. And even with Speed Boost, it's so frail it has to rely on Substitute to get any boosts at all. Got a Focus Sash, Shell Smash Cloyster? Poor Blaziken.

            Wasn't Blaziken banned straight up at one point? I only dabbled in competitive Pokemon for a little bit a few years back.

    Mega Kangaskhan Confirmed

    Why would you go to a EB Games store for a Torchic when you have Action Replay? *sarcasm*

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