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September 7th, 2013 (10:47 AM).
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New Pokémon, Mega Evolutions, Events, and more! - August News Roundup!
August had a surplus of news, the biggest of them being the new Mega Evolutions. Let's get down to it, shall we?
Introducing Mega Evolutions
Mega Evolution is a new method of evolving Pokémon. Not all Pokémon have the capability to mega evolve, but for those who can see a growth in strength and sometimes a change in ability and/or type. Unlike traditional evolutions, however, mega evolutions are not a permanent stage and can only be activated during battle by the use of special held items called Mega Stones and a trainer's Mega Ring (explained in the post above). It is also said that a special bond between trainer and Pokémon play an important role to mega evolution.
There are different Mega Stones for different Pokémon capable of mega evolving. Each stone is named after the Pokémon to which it grants power to (i.e. Blazikenite, Lucarionite). In order to be activated, a Pokémon must be holding its specific Mega Stone during battle while the player has his/her Mega Ring on hand. You'll be able to find different Mega Stones hidden around the Kalos region. Your goal is to find and collect them all!
Some of the Pokémon revealed in the month of August to have mega evolutions are:
New Type: Electric/Dragon
New Ability: Mold Breaker
Grows a fashionable new hairstyle
New Ability: Magic Bounce
Gains a boost in Attack and Speed
Grows wings...but no, it's not a Dark/Flying-type
New Ability: Huge Power
New Typle: Steel/Fairy
Mawile's type has also changed to Steel/Fairy
Defense and Sp. Defense increases
Has two big mouths instead of one
Mega Mewtwo is the new Mewtwo evolution/form that we learned about earlier this year.
New Ability: Insomnia
It has an increased Sp. Attack
Is considerably smaller and lighter than its original Mewtwo form
Weight: 72.8 lbs
New Ability: Adaptability
Increased Attack Power
Evolves with the Lucarionite Mega Stone
Becomes larger in size and is sketched with new markings on its body
New Ability: Speed Boost
Increased Attack Power
Grows new markings and ribbons of flames on near its wrists
Evolves using the Blazikenite Mega Stone
Not found in
From October 12th - January 15th there will be a free Level 10 Torchic Wi-Fi Event available for all those with
. This Torchic will be holding a Blazikenite. It will also have the Hidden Ability, Speed Boost.
Revealed by Junichi Masuda during the VGC Opening Ceremony
New Ability: Parental Bond
Mega Kangaskhan attacks twice in one turn.
Mega Kangaskhan has Baby Kangaskhan come out of its pouch....finally!
Three new Pokémon were added to the Kalos PokéDex this month.
,the Antenna Pokémon
Ability: Cheek Pouch
A Pokémon who eats a berry during battle will not only reap the benefits of said berry, but will also regain HP.
Learns the move, Nuzzle, which damages and paralyzes the opponent.
Weight: 4.9 lbs
, the Digging Pokémon
Ability: Pickup or Cheek Pouch
Weight: 11 lbs
, the Mount Pokémon
Ability: Sap Sipper
Weight: 68.3 lbs
Said to be the first Pokémon to live alongside humans
Skiddo is the pre-evolution of Gogoat
Like Gogoat, you can also ride on Skiddo in certain places
Welcome to Super Training
For the first time ever,
uses a new method of training to visually acknowledge a Pokémon's Effort Values (EVs) called Super Training. With a compilation of mini-games, it's sure to make EV training a lot more fun and easier. It can be played from your touchscreen whenever you are not battling or viewing an event.
There are different training exercises in the form of mini-games that allows your Pokémon to grow in strength. One of these involves your Pokémon playing goalie against large Pokémon-sized balloons using the touchscreen and Circle Pad.
Described as a more casual way to train your Pokémon, here you use training bags to increase your Pokémon's Effort Values. You can earn more training bags by completing Super-Training Regimens.
Gym Leader Korrina
Korrina is the Shalour City Gym Leader.
Her gym puzzle requires the use of the new rollerskates.
It is unknown what her type specialty will be.
Korrina seems to know an awful lot about Mega Evolutions.
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