Three new Mega Evolutions announced for Pokémon X &Y

by ToriSeptember 4, 2013

Tonight’s Pok√©mon Direct revealed a new surprise, with Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise receiving Mega Evolutions in Pok√©mon X and Y.

Like the other Mega Evolutions, each of these Pok√©mon will still need a unique Mega Stone, but it’s been revealed that the evolution is catalyzed by the Mega Ring, worn by the player character.

It was also announced that the professor in the game isn’t the one to give you the regional starter, but rather, the professor will provide you with either a Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle separate from the new starters.

So, bit more excited about X and Y now that we’re getting Mega Evolutions of our first run of Pok√©mon? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

[quote]In a surprising twist announced this morning during a special Nintendo Direct presentation, Pok√©mon X and Pok√©mon Y players do not receive Chespin, Fennekin, or Froakie from Professor Sycamore but are in fact given the choice of a classic partner Pok√©mon‚ÄĒBulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle‚ÄĒfrom the very first Pok√©mon games, Pok√©mon Red and Pok√©mon Blue! Adding to the excitement, once a player has evolved this Pok√©mon into Venusaur, Charizard, or Blastoise and obtained its unique Mega Stone, the Pok√©mon will be able to Mega Evolve while in battle. Mega Venusaur, Mega Charizard, and Mega Blastoise will possess overwhelming powers never before seen in a Pok√©mon game. Players can choose fan favourite Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle when Pok√©mon X and Pok√©mon Y launch worldwide October 12, 2013, for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

More secrets about Mega Evolution were also revealed today. It was previously announced that certain Pok√©mon needed to hold a unique Mega Stone in order to Mega Evolve, but now it‚Äôs known that there is a second requirement players must fulfil for Mega Evolution to occur. Trainers must also obtain a bracelet called the Mega Ring that holds a mysterious stone called a Key Stone. The Trainer‚Äôs Key Stone resonates with the Mega Stone held by his or her Pok√©mon, and together they trigger the Evolution that is normally impossible‚ÄĒMega Evolution.

Director from GAME FREAK inc., Mr. Junichi Masuda, also announced Pok√©mon Bank‚ÄĒa new Nintendo 3DS application and service that allows Pok√©mon X and Pok√©mon Y players to safely and conveniently store up to 3,000 of their beloved Pok√©mon on the Internet. Available in Australia and New Zealand from¬†December 27 2013, Pok√©mon Bank dramatically expands storage capacity for a Pok√©mon game, giving players the flexibility to store and deposit 100 Boxes worth of Pok√©mon. This is in addition to the Boxes found within Pok√©mon X and Pok√©mon Y, just like in previous Pok√©mon titles.

Additional features of Pokémon Bank include the ability to deposit and withdraw Pokémon from multiple copies of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Once a Pokémon X or Pokémon Y Game Card is inserted into a Nintendo 3DS system or the downloadable version of the game is opened, the Pokémon Bank software can be turned on for use. Players can then transfer Pokémon from multiple copies of the game via Pokémon Bank to one copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y.


When players download the software, they can also download its linked application, Pok√© Transporter, which makes transferring many Pok√©mon caught in other Pok√©mon games easy. What used to be a lengthy process to transfer Pok√©mon from a previous Pok√©mon game to the latest titles is now a breeze with Pok√© Transporter‚ÄĒjust insert Pok√©mon Black, Pok√©mon White, Pok√©mon Black 2, or Pok√©mon White 2 into your Nintendo 3DS system and use Pok√© Transporter to transfer Pok√©mon from those games into Pok√©mon Bank.

An annual service charge will apply when players download the Pokémon Bank software to their Nintendo 3DS system. This charge will support maintenance of the online server that allows players to store up to 3,000 Pokémon safely and conveniently, and will provide the application’s support for future Pokémon titles. Poké Transporter can be downloaded free of charge once the Pokémon Bank software has been downloaded first. More details will be on Pokemon.com about a free 30-day trial period for individuals who both download and activate the Pokémon Bank service between December 27, 2013 and January 31, 2014.

Also announced in this morning’s Nintendo Direct presentation were details for the release of two special limited edition Nintendo 3DS XL hardware designs featuring imagery from Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. These systems come in Red or Blue, feature brand new Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal and will be available at SRP AU$249.95 on September 27.[/quote]

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