New Mega Evolutions revealed during Nintendo Direct

Venusaur, Charizard and Blastoise all shown
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  • Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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During the second Pokémon Direct, three more Mega Evolutions have been revealed, among other things.

The player was shown as having to wear a bracelet described as a Mega Ring. This ring holds a Key Stone that corresponds with the Pokémon's Mega Stone. When the Trainer's bond is strong enough, they can get their Pokémon to Mega Evolve.

The Pokémon revealed were the final evolutions of the three Kanto starters, Charizard, Blastoise and Venusaur. All three Pokémon retain their original types after Mega Evolving.

Mega Venusaur will have the Ability Thick Fat. Its new height is 7'10" and its new weight is 342.8 lbs. Its Defense and Special Defense stats are raised after it Mega Evolves.

Mega Charizard gains Drought as its Ability. Its height is 5'07" and its new weight is 221.6 lbs. Its Special Attack stat is raised after it Mega Evolves.

Mega Blastoise gains the Mega Launcher Ability, which increases the power on moves like Water Pulse and Dark Pulse. Its height is 5'03" and its new weight is 222.9 lbs. The stats that are raised when it Mega Evolves are unknown.

These three join the already announced Mega Pokémon of Lucario, Mewtwo, Kangaskhan, Ampharos, Blaziken, Mawile and Absol.

The unevolved Kanto starter Pokémon will be given by Professor Sycamore at some time after receiving the Kalos starter Pokémon from the player's friend.


Press release

Choose Classic Pokémon Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle and

Battle with Their Mega-Evolved Forms in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y

BELLEVUE, WA—September 4, 2013—In a surprising twist announced this morning during a special Nintendo Direct presentation, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y players do not receive Chespin, Fennekin, or Froakie from Professor Sycamore but are in fact given the choice of a classic partner Pokémon—Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle—from the very first Pokémon games, Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue! Adding to the excitement, once a player has evolved this Pokémon into Venusaur, Charizard, or Blastoise and obtained its unique Mega Stone, the Pokémon 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 Pokémon game. Players can choose fan favorite Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle when Pokémon X and Pokémon 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 Pokémon needed to hold a unique Mega Stone in order to Mega Evolve, but now it’s known that there is a second requirement players must fulfill 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’s Key Stone resonates with the Mega Stone held by his or her Pokémon, and together they trigger the Evolution that is normally impossible—Mega Evolution.

  -- The Pokémon Company International