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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.

Mega Stones

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!

Mega Pokémon!

Some of the Pokémon revealed in the month of August to have mega evolutions are:

Mega Ampharos
  • New Type: Electric/Dragon
  • New Ability: Mold Breaker
  • Grows a fashionable new hairstyle
Mega Absol
  • New Ability: Magic Bounce
  • Gains a boost in Attack and Speed
  • Grows wings...but no, it's not a Dark/Flying-type
Mega Mawile
  • 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
  • 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
    • Height: 4'11"
    • Weight: 72.8 lbs
Mega Lucario
  • 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
Mega Blaziken
  • 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 Pokémon X or Pokémon Y.
  • [EVENT] From October 12th - January 15th there will be a free Level 10 Torchic Wi-Fi Event available for all those with Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. This Torchic will be holding a Blazikenite. It will also have the Hidden Ability, Speed Boost.
Mega Kangaskhan
  • 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!

New Pokémon!

Three new Pokémon were added to the Kalos PokéDex this month.

Dedenne,the Antenna Pokémon
  • Electric/Fairy Type
  • 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.
  • Height: 0'08"
  • Weight: 4.9 lbs
Bunnelby, the Digging Pokémon
  • Normal Type
  • Ability: Pickup or Cheek Pouch
  • Height: 1'04"
  • Weight: 11 lbs
Skiddo, the Mount Pokémon
  • Grass Type
  • Ability: Sap Sipper
  • Height: 2'11"
  • 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, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y 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.

Super-Training Regimens

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.

Core Training

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.