Pokemon Sun and Moon Fill in the Missing Evolutionary Gap with Four Free Mega Stones

on May 13, 2017 8:59 AM

With the rise of the sexier sounding (and sometimes looking) Z-Moves in Pokemon Sun and Moon, the concept of Mega Evolutions took a backseat in the series. There were no new forms added to the new installments and there were a number of Mega Stones that were unavailable in the games themselves. It seems like Nintendo is trying to rectify this as the ultimate forms of Pidgeot, Heracross, Steelix, and Houndoom are now available, for free, for Pokemon’s seventh generation.

Like most promotions that come to the monster collecting series, you can grab these stones from the menu screen. When you select the ‘Mystery Gift’ button from the main screen, you’re taken to a subscreen and you can choose to receive your prize. The game requires the code ‘AZUL’ to be entered which was provided from the official Pokemon site.

As the website states, this is the ‘only way to get these Mega Stones’ in Pokemon Sun and Moon. You can’t catch Mega Evolutions in tall grass and the powerful rocks needed cannot be traded up generations. This is because any item that a Pokemon is carrying is left behind during a transfer.

Nintendo is continuing the trend of releasing the missing Mega Stones as gifts for Sun and Moon players. The last batch was given away in April with Mawlite, Beedrillite, Audinite, and Medichamite. Mewtwo’s X and Y Mega forms were made available before this making sure no one was left out of the Psychic craziness.

While it is nice that eventually all evolutions of Pokemon will be available in the seventh generation of the series (especially with the awesome looking final version of Houndoom making a late appearance), I’d still love to see some unique Mega Forms for the games.

While the DLC front for the series has been pretty barren, it’s still possible that Nintendo will try and extend interest in the franchise with more content. There’s also the persistent rumor that Pokemon will make the leap to the Switch so hopefully Mega Evolutions will make a comeback in the months ahead.

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Leif Conti-Groome is a staff writer at DualShockers who mainly focuses on indie games and crowdfunding campaigns. He was a contributor to the niche game podcast Total Control and he frequently lends his services to the Torontonian enthusiast group, The Hand Eye Society.