You read that right folks. The sixth generation of Pokemon will debut something called Mega Evolutions. According to Serebii, a reliable Pokemon news source, “Their abilities, stats and sometimes even types are different. The true method is not yet known, but Mega Stones have been mentioned.” They’ve also been confirmed as being temporary evolutionary forms usable only in battle.
Mega Evolutions for Blaziken, Lucario, Absol, Mawille, Mewtwo, and Ampharos have already been confirmed, with the potential of more unknown as of now. While easily bashed as an idea ripped off of Digimon fuel for the “uncreative Pokemon designs” argument, Mega Evos look like another feature coming in Pokemon X and Y that fans are completely bipolar about. If you love the idea or hate it, it’ll be in the game either way, so we’ll just have to wait for the global release in October to find out more about them. I’m personally curious as to how this’ll affect the ever-so-popular Pokemon metagame, which I was a big part of for many years. This’ll be something I’ll be keeping an eye on