5 Pokemon That Need Mega Evolutions in Pokemon X & Y
Much to the delight (or sheer horror) of fans, The Pokemon Company revealed that a handful of existing creatures will be receiving new forms known as Mega Evolutions in the upcoming Pokemon X and Pokemon Y games. These temporary forms bestow a great amount of power upon certain monsters for a limited time, allowing them to become a much more serious threat once entering the battlefield.
Thus far only a few monsters have been confirmed as recipients of the Mega treatment — the latest being Charizard, Blastoise and Venasaur — but this got us thinking about what other Pocket Monsters may be next in line. That's what inspired us at Game Rant to create a list of the top five Pokemon that need to have Mega Evolutions in Pokemon X and Y.
Considering there are 649 currently up for capture, it wasn't easy picking just five deserving of an additional evolutionary stage. Let's begin.
Making its original debut in Pokemon Red and Blue, Gengar was one of the first creatures ever to be seen by avid players as it was featured prominently in the opening cinematic for the games. As a third stage Ghost/Poison-type, this monster has spread copious amounts of terror across the world of Pokemon and we imagine a Mega Evolution would only better equip the spectre to continue its mischief.
Couple that with the fact that saying 'Mega Gengar' is just as much fun as we imagine the entirety of Pokemon X and Y to be and there's really no reason why this Pokemon should receive the cold Mega-less shoulder from Game Freak.
The introduction of the new Fairy-type in Pokemon X and Y was implemented to deepen the franchise itself and add another type that's strong against Dragon. Although Dragonite will be faced with a few more challenges while the franchise enters its 6th generation, there's little doubt that the monster deserves a Mega Evolution to stand up to these new fairy-powered foes.
Mega Dragonite is something that just makes sense given the creatures popularity, and many trainers would be more than happy to add an even stronger version of the Poke to their roster. Plus, everyone knows that Dragonite would look pretty darn awesome if it had an evolution; despite the stone required to make it evolve hypothetically being labeled 'Dragonitenite'.
As the evolved form of Onix, Steelix made its debut in Pokemon Gold and Silver — effectively helping to introduce the once new Steel-type to the entire franchise. Since Steelix can easily be considered one of the more intimidating powerhouses throughout the franchise (the creature is over 30ft tall and weighs almost 9oolbs, after all), a Mega Evolution is the next logical step for the "iron snake" Pokemon.
Mega Steelix just makes sense for X and Y, and there's very little reason for there not to be a new form for the immense beast.
Those who are familiar with the lore behind Gyrados know that it's not a beast to be trifled with. Appearing at places around the world that are in conflict, the creature is known to burn down entire cities if and when it gets enraged — making it easily one of the most fearsome monsters in the Pokemon kingdom. It's for these very reasons that a Mega Evolution of Gyrados needs to exist.
Mega Gyrados would only add to the sheer power and intimidation that the original currently represents. Suffice to say, there are very few drawbacks to having an evolution of the Flying/Water-type; minus its susceptibility to electric attacks.
Given that Mega Mewtwo is a legitimate threat debuting in Pokemon X and Y, it only makes sense that the creature in which Mewtwo drew life from receives its own temporary evolution. Given the cutesy demeanour of Mewtwo's source material, Mew, a Mega Evolution could allow for the hard-to-capture Legendary to take on a more intimidating role reminiscent of its clone — or become even more awe-inducing with additional adorableness.
Mega Mew opens the door to a possible Fairy/Psychic-type mashup if Game Freak so desires to take that route. If the monster's clone warrants its own evolution then it'd be too odd for Mew not to follow suite given that it existed first in the game's mythology.
That completes our list of the five Pokemon that we feel need to have Mega Evolutions in Pokemon X and Y, but there are a number of other beasts that are more than deserving of their own evolutions. Of course, this list is simply a matter of our personal opinions, so what do you think Ranters? Which other Pocket Monsters do you feel need to have their own respective Mega Evolutions in the next set of core Pokemon games?
Pokemon X and Pokemon Y hit the Nintendo 3DS this October 12th.
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