Date: August 12, 2013 Written by Josh Stevens
This weekend, Vancouver in Canada were the hosts of this year’s Pokémon World Championships, with players from all across the globe gathering to the invitation-only competition after having proved themselves to be the very best their nations had to offer. During the closing ceremonies, fans were treated with a special video showing off the new Mega Evolutions from Pokémon X and Pokémon Y – these were first leaked in CoroCoro Magazine earlier this week, but this was the first time they were seen officially:
When it comes into contact with a Mega Stone, the Electric-type Ampharos becomes Mega Ampharos – an Electric/Dragon-type that can now use powerful moves like Dragon Pulse. Mega Ampharos’ ability also changed to Mold Breaker.
Mawile has been retconned to a Steel/Fairy type, which is carried over to its new Mega Evolution. Mega Mawile gains a boost in its defence and special defence stats, while its new ability Huge Power also gives it a significant attack boost! Mawile used to be one of those Pokémon that found itself being ignored due to its lacklustre battle potential, but now it might have finally received the kick it needed.
Mega Absol was the third Mega Evolution revealed, with the ability Magic Bounce that reflects status moves back at the user. Mega Absol will receive a boost in both attack and speed.
Earlier on in the weekend, Mega Kangaskhan was shown during the opening ceremonies. Mega Kangaskhan sees the baby from Kangaskhan’s pouch coming out to play. This Pokémon has the new ability Parental Bond, which lets it attack twice.
Pokémon merchandise blog AAPF (All About Pokémon Figure) did a check of trademark websites and has found registrations that could hint at other Pokémon receiving Mega Evolutions. These include Charizard, Blastoise, Gengar, Pinsir, Jynx, Gyarados, Aerodactyl, Scizor, Houndoom, Heracross, Tyranitar, Gardevoir, Medicham, Banette, Aggron, Latias, Latios and Abomasnow.
You can see an official gameplay video of Mega Pokémon in battle here!
At Worlds, it was also revealed that the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y official soundtrack will be available on iTunes worldwide in November.
With all of this news coming and only two months before release, are you getting excited?