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Pokemon X & Y: Mewtwo Will Have Version-Specific Mega Evolutions

Jonathan Lester
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Pokemon X & Y: Mewtwo Will Have Version-Specific Mega Evolutions

Trailer Reveals Evolved Forms Of New Starters

Nintendo often reveal Pokemon X & Y details on a Friday, and this week we have some more details about Mega Evolutions. Mewtwo specifically, whose more powerful form depends on which version you decide to buy. We've got all the details and a new trailer below, alongside evolved forms of new starting Pokemon Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie.

If you're not a fan, there's nothing for you here, and none of this will make any sense whatsoever. Otherwise, read on...

Mewtwo can evolve into two different Mega Evolution forms - Mega Mewtwo X and Mega Mewtwo Y - naturally based on whether you pick up the X or Y version. Once you find the rare Mega Stone Mewtonite (in X or Y flavours), you can transform it into a much more powerful battler.

Mega Mewtwo Y, who was previously unveiled back in April, has greatly boosted Special Attack power. However, Mega Mewtwo X, revealed today for the first time, gains a fighting dual-type and new moves. Here's the official artwork:

Pokemon X & Y: Mewtwo Will Have Version-Specific Mega Evolutions

Nintendo also dropped some firm details about the final evolutions of the new starting trio. Here's the official line, alongside some screenshots.

Pokemon X & Y: Mewtwo Will Have Version-Specific Mega Evolutions

When Chespin evolves into Quilladin, the hard spikes on its body grow even sturdier, and it’s able to withstand the impact of even something the size of a tractor-trailer truck without flinching. Its solid shell repels attacks while it strikes back with its pointed spines. The gentle Spiny Armor Pokémon never seeks out battles on its own, but when an opposing Pokémon strikes, it fights back! It can learn the Ground-type move Mud Shot, which does damage to opponents and lowers their Speed. This move is super effective against Fire-type Pokémon, which are usually tough opponents for Grass types like Quilladin.

Pokemon X & Y: Mewtwo Will Have Version-Specific Mega Evolutions

Braixen is the evolved form of the Fire-type Fox Pokémon Fennekin. Players will notice that Braixen keeps a small twig tucked into its tail. Fennekin often snacks on a twig, but Braixen uses it in another way—the twig calms its mind and is also sometimes used in battle after being set aflame with a little friction. Braixen can learn the Psychic-type move Psyshock, a special move that deals damage based on the opponent’s Defense, as if it were a physical move. Players will want to use Psyshock on opponents that have high Special Defense.

Pokemon X & Y: Mewtwo Will Have Version-Specific Mega Evolutions

Froakie has awesome jumping skills that are greatly improved when it evolves into Frogadier. This Bubble Frog Pokémon can reach the top of a 2,000-foot tower with ease and eludes its opponents by leaping around ceilings or into trees. Frogadier can learn the Flying-type move Bounce, which sends the user into the air on its first turn so it can attack on the second. Bounce is super effective against Grass-type Pokémon, which often pose a challenge for Water types like Frogadier.

There'll also be a third and final evolution type (not counting potential Mega Evolutions) - so watch this space. Pokemon X & Y releases in October.

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