Mega Evolution is a new transformation certain Pokémon can undergo during battle in the Pokémon x and Pokémon Y games, The Pokémon Company has announced.

Pokémon that Mega Evolve will tap into hidden reserves of strength and power that have never been realised in their regular Evolutions, giving players battling with a Mega-Evolved Pokémon an advantage.

Pokémon like Mega Mewtwo and Mega Lucario will harness the power of Mega Evolution in battle and will see their looks change and stats increase, giving Trainers a great advantage against their opponents.

Only certain Pokémon under certain conditions can Mega Evolve, and unlike regular Evolution, Mega Evolution only occurs during battle. Once the battle ends, the Mega-Evolved Pokémon will return to its usual state.

In order to undergo Mega Evolution a Mega Stone is required. Mega Stones are special stones that exist for all Pokémon that can Mega Evolve, each named after the Pokémon to which it grants power. For instance, the Lucarionite Mega Stone will help Lucario Mega Evolve. Mega Stones are hidden throughout the Kalos region, and players must find them to unlock the incredible power of Mega Evolution.

The Blazikenite Mega Stone, however, will not be found during normal gameplay in Pokémon X or Pokémon Y, but instead given away during a special limited-time Wi-Fi distribution event via Nintendo Network. The character distribution begins October 12, the same day Pokémon X and Pokémon Y launches worldwide for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, and this distribution event will only last for a short period of time. Players will need to evolve the Torchic they receive via the distribution into Combusken and finally into Blaziken in order to harness the power of this Mega Stone and Mega Evolve Blaziken into Mega Blaziken.

Torchic also has the Hidden Ability Speed Boost, a powerful Ability that increases a Pokémon's Speed at the end of every turn.

Super Training or S.T. is also being introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, allowing players to help their Pokémon grow stronger when they're not in battle. Super Training activities will increase a Pokémon's base stats, the underlying values that define its HP, Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed stats.

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be released for Nintendo 3DS on October 12.


Source: Press release