A New Trailer and Over 40 Screens and Artwork Revealed for Mega Pokémon Forms; Super Training Announced

By Allisa James

August 9, 2013

Yesterday we found out about the Mega Evolutions for Pokémon X and Y. Today Game Freak has released even more information, a trailer and over 40 screenshots and artwork. In addition, starting on the October 12th global release date for Pokémon X and Y, you can download a special Torchic with the ability Speed Boost. It already has a Mega Stone and can turn into MegaBlaziken once the Torchic evolves into a Blaziken.

Mega Stones are needed to evolve certain Pokémon to their Mega forms. They’re 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 track them down.

Super Training (or S.T.) has also been introduced, which allows players to train their Pokémon outside of battle. You can increase the Pokémon’s base stats (HP, Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed) this way. One activity involves Pokémon-shaped Balloon Bots in a virtual space, with both sides trying to shoot balls into the opponent’s goal by using the Circle Pad and Touch Screen.

For a more casual method, Core Training lets players set up training bags, earned by completing Super-Training Regimens, for Pokémon in their party to use. Pokémon will work on Core Training by themselves, raising their stats on their own. By tapping on the Touch Screen during a Core Training session, players can help their Pokémon increase their base stats too.

Finally, we have Korrina, the Gym Leader revealed yesterday. She’s the Gym Leader of Shalour City, known for its amazing seaside views. The Tower of Mastery is also there, which has a connection to Mega Evolution. Korrina desires for her Pokémon’s strength to reach even greater heights and she may have the key to Mega Evolution. She’s also a great roller skater.

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Allisa James
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Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

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