Pokemon X & Y introduces Mega Evolution

Pokemon X and Y will be introducing a brand new gameplay element--one of the biggest changes to the core Pokemon battle system. "Mega Evolution" will allow Pokemon to transform to new, more powerful forms.

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Pokemon X and Y will be introducing a brand new gameplay element--one of the biggest changes to the core Pokemon battle system. "Mega Evolution" will allow Pokemon to transform to new, more powerful forms in the middle of a battle.

The latest issue of CoroCoro shows off a number of Pokemon in their "Mega" forms, including Mega Blaziken, Mega Mewtwo (pictured), Mega Lucario, and more. "Mega" forms will not only have new abilities, but may also feature different elemental types. For example, Ampharos turns into an Electric/Dragon type after Mega-evolving.

Pokemon fansite Serebii.net has been keeping track of the Mega Evolutions announced so far. As the site points out, the method of triggering Mega Evolution is unknown, but may use a new consumable called "Mega Stones."

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    August 8, 2013 11:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Pokemon X & Y introduces Mega Evolution.

    Pokemon X and Y will be introducing a brand new gameplay element--one of the biggest changes to the core Pokemon battle system. "Mega Evolution" will allow Pokemon to transform to new, more powerful forms.

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      August 8, 2013 12:30 PM

      A new evolution is not a change to the "core pokemon battle system." It's just a new evolution.

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        August 8, 2013 12:33 PM

        It is if it's allowing 4th-evolution like Blaziken.

        Also god damnit I don't want to buy a 3DS :-P

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        August 8, 2013 12:33 PM

        Being able to transform your Pokemon mid-battle is pretty significant. Especially when Pokemon can change types and moves after a transformation.

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          August 8, 2013 12:46 PM

          is it temporary? seems kind of weird to save evolving a pokemon for mid battle. it's all about preparation right?

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      August 8, 2013 2:20 PM

      It sounds like they jacked Digimon.

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        August 8, 2013 3:50 PM

        Right? What's next evolving your Pokeman through a digital device? Saving the digital world?

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