News Evolved Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie & More Mega-Evolved Pokémon Revealed
posted on 2013-09-13 10:10 EDT
The Pokemon Company International began streaming a new gameplay trailer on Friday to confirm the evolved forms of the starter Pokémon and more Mega-Evolved Pokémon in next month's Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games.
Chespin evolves into Quilladin, whose "the hard spikes on its body grow even sturdier, and it's able to withstand the impact of even something the size of a tractor-trailer truck without flinching. Its solid shell repels attacks while it strikes back with its pointed spines. The gentle Spiny Armor Pokémon never seeks out battles on its own, but when an opposing Pokémon strikes, it fights back! It can learn the Ground-type move Mud Shot, which does damage to opponents and lowers their Speed. This move is super effective against Fire-type Pokémon, which are usually tough opponents for Grass types like Quilladin."
Fennekin evolves into Braixen, who "keeps a small twig tucked into its tail. Fennekin often snacks on a twig, but Braixen uses it in another way—the twig calms its mind and is also sometimes used in battle after being set aflame with a little friction. Braixen can learn the Psychic-type move Psyshock, a special move that deals damage based on the opponent's Defense, as if it were a physical move. Players will want to use Psyshock on opponents that have high Special Defense."
Froakie evolves into Frogadier, who "can reach to the top of a 2,000-foot tower with ease and eludes its opponents by leaping around ceilings or into trees. Frogadier can learn the Flying-type move Bounce, which sends the user into the air on its first turn so it can attack on the second. Bounce is super effective against Grass-type Pokémon, which often pose a challenge for Water types like Frogadier."
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Players can customize the looks of their Trainers and their Pokémon Furfrou. The more Furfrou is groomed, "the more styles may become available, some of which are being shown for the first time today. Players will be alerted to Furfrou's grooming schedule, and if it's left untended, its fur will grow long and shaggy, returning to Furfrou's original look. This Pokémon is very intelligent and loyal to its Trainer, and it's said that in ancient times Furfrou guarded the king of the Kalos region. Furfrou can learn Baby-Doll Eyes, a new Fairy-type move debuting in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y that allows its user to go first regardless of Speed and can lower the opponent's Attack stat."
Meowstic is a new Pokémon with different abilities, depending on its gender. "Male Meowstic can learn the Psychic-type move Miracle Eye, a move that allows future moves to hit regardless of the opponent's evasion, making it a powerful support in battle. Female Meowstic are better at outright attacks and can learn the Psychic-type move Extrasensory, which not only does damage but can also cause the target to flinch so it can't use moves on that turn."
Another Pokémon with two genders is Pyroar
Garchomp Mega Evolves into Mega Garchomp. "The increased energy released by its Mega Evolution turns Mega Garchomp's arms into huge blades that send out a furious attack. Mega Garchomp's Attack and Special Attack are greatly increased after it Mega Evolves, so its Dragon-type move Dragon Claw becomes extra ferocious."
While it was already revealed that Mewtwo can mega-evolve, Pokémon Company International confirmed that the Pokémon has two forms — Mega Mewtwo X or Mega Mewtwo Y, depending on which game version is running.
Also introduced are Team Flare: "Five Scientists are believed to be the driving force behind this mysterious group, each one identified by a different hairstyle and unique outfit. The purple-haired woman is Celosia, the orange-haired woman is Aliana, the green-haired woman is Bryony, and the blue-haired woman is Mable. There is one man among the Scientists, Xerosic, who is easily identifiable by his red goggles and fire-red hair. Their focus is world-changing, and they have a clear goal in mind, but what is it?"
The latest generation of Pokémon games will launch worldwide on October 12. Starting that same day, Pokémon: Black and White: Adventures in Unova and Beyond will show "some exciting new Pokémon and characters from Pokémon X and Pokémon Y" in the United States.
The Cartoon Network will then show two episodes from the new anime Pokémon the Series: XY in the United States on October 19, right after the American premiere of the latest Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened (Gekijōban Pocket Monster Best Wishes! Shinsoku no Genosekuto: Myuutsū Kakusei).