Going Mega – New evolutionary type coming to Pokemon X and Y

If you have been playing the Pokemon games for some time, you’ve probably looked to each new entry of the series with a lot of interest on what new monsters are going to be introduced to the series.

Every time a new Pokemon game comes out, at least 100 new Pokemon are introduced, often times introducing entirely new evolutionary families or even introducing new ways to evolve your old favorites. For me and other long-time fans of the series, just seeing what new evolutions will be introduced for Pokemon like Magmar, Electabuzz and Rhydon more than make the price of admission for new installments of the series.

Mewtwo MegaWell long-time Pokemon fans, that’s exactly what you are going to get from the newest installments in the Pokemon franchise, Pokemon X and Y. This time around, Nintendo has revealed that you will see Mega Evolutions of old favorite Pokemon.

A while ago, Nintendo gave a sneak peek of a new form of Mewtwo, a classic legendary Pokemon from the first three games of the series. At that time, it was hinted that this was a new form of Mewtwo, but nothing was revealed on how that new form would be unlocked.

Now, its been revealed that the new form is Mewtwo’s mega form, unlocked through the use of a Mega Stone under certain conditions.

Mewtwo isn’t the only Pokemon that will receive the mega treatment. Take a look at the video below for a preview of some of these new evolutions, including new forms for Pokemon like Lucario, Blaziken and Mawile!

Personally, I don’t like the name “Mega Evolution” (Is anyone else reminded of Digimon?) But at the same time, I always love to see a new evolutionary form be introduced for all of my old army of Pokemon. What do you think about the change?

Pokemon X and Y come out on October 12th, two months from today. Expect to see a flurry of information of new and upcoming monsters to collect as the new games get close to their release date.

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Jeff Johnson is a Canadian journalist and the host of GameOn here at GameNTrain. He was born in Ontario, but moved to British Columbia to learn what it's like to be attacked by deer on a regular basis. If you've got an idea for a feature story on GameOn or would like to be featured as a contibutor, simply e-mail gameongamentrain@gmail.com. You can also find Jeff on Google+ at http://www.gplus.to/jeffjohnsongnt