Pokémon X/Y Games' Promo Previews Mega Evolution

posted on 2013-08-09 10:36 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Mewtwo, Lucario, Blaziken use Mega Stones to change form & stats during battle

The official website for the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games began streaming a promotional video on Friday that reveals Mega Evolutions. The video features the games' new Pokémon Mega Mewtwo, Mega Lucario, and Mega Blaziken.

In the upcoming games, certain Pokémon can transform through Mega Evolution during battle. The new form of Evolution changes a Pokémon's appearance and increases stats. Pokémon may also switch their Ability or type after they Mega Evolve. Pokémon that can Mega Evolve need a Mega Stone for the new process, and the transformed monsters return to their original form after a battle concludes.

Mega Stones such as Lucarionite, the item that allows Lucario to Mega Evolve, are hidden in the games' Kalos region. However, players must participate in a limited Wi-Fi distribution event through Nintendo Network to get a Torchic with Blaziken's Blazikenite Mega Stone. Blazikenite will not be available during normal gameplay. The Wi-Fi distribution period will begin on the day the games launche.

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will ship for the Nintendo 3DS worldwide on October 12. Pre-orders will open in Japan on August 10. In Japan, fans can buy either the game pre-loaded on a SDHC card bundled with a limited-edition Nintendo 3DS XL in "Xerneas and Yveltal Blue" or (when bought at Pokémon Centers) "Premium Gold."

The Pokémon XY anime series tie-in will debut on October 17.

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