Original Starters in ‘Pokemon X’ & ‘Y’; Gain Mega Evolutions

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As many longtime fans will attest to, the original 151 Pokemon are widely considered to be the best generation of Pocket Monsters ever conceived. While that topic is up for debate, Game Freak realizes that Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle still hold a place in the hearts of everyone who played 1998′s Pokemon Red and Blue for GameBoy. At least, that much became clear when Nintendo and The Pokemon Company announced that trainers would be able to select a Kanto starter in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y.

When players boot up their copy of the next core Pocket Monster title later next month, they’ll be able to select one of the new starter Pokemon (Fennekin, Froakie, or Chespin), but they’ll also be given the opportunity to choose one of the original starters. It was revealed that trainers will actually receive their first Pokemon from a friend during the games’ story, and will be able to select either Charmander, Bulbasaur, or Squirtle from Pokemon X and Y‘s Professor Sycamore shortly afterwards.

Accompanying this news was the confirmation that the final forms of the Kanto originals will be receiving Mega Evolutions. That’s right, Mega Charizard, Mega Venasaur, and Mega Blastoise are no longer just a long gestating thought, as each player will now have a chance to add any of them to their respective team.

Game Freak also went into more detail about Pokemon X and Y‘s Mega Evolutions, stating that trainers would need an item known as a Mega Ring (along with a Key Stone) to push their creatures past their final forms. This newly unveiled accessory interacts with the previously detailed Mega Stones that each monster can obtain, and will effectively unlock that coveted ‘Mega’ forename and corresponding form that fans are so excited about.

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Pokemon X and Pokemon Y will be hitting Nintendo 3DS this October 12th.

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  1. Why is the venusaur one lame, hes my favorite of the three and they put an unstylized pink flower on his head.
    Meanwhile charizard and blastoise look awesome.

    • Venusaur always looked rubbish. Blastoise is a turtle with tank turrets and Charizard is a fire-breathing dragon.

      • You shut your mouth reno!!!

        • Venasaur looks more feminine lol! its cute

    • What’s wrong with Venusaurs Mega? It looks alright.

  2. I’m not gonna lie that charizard mega looks badass. The other two look like jokes. But the fact you can choose one of them as your starting pokemon in the beginning of the game is the best news so far.

    • MEGA EVOLUTIONS ARE HORRIBLE!!!

  3. oh no my childhood taken away even more………LEAVE THE ORIGINALS ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!

    • this mega evolution is b*******

      • I AGREE BRO!! THEY LOOK LIKE DIGIMON!! I DON’T KNOW MEGA EVOLUTIONS ARE GETTING ALL THE PRAISE WHEN TELEFANG 2 HAS BETTER LOOKING EVOLUTIONS!!

        • Digimon have always had the superior art-style anyhow.

  4. blastroise looooks sooooo awesome my favorite since pkmn blue

  5. I hope to God that they make Mega Evolutions for the Johto starters as well. Man would it be freaking awesome to have a mage Typhlosion :D

    • right!!! how can you go wrong with a fire bear mega form. typhlosion was the most bad ass starter imo

  6. This is looking more and more like digimon.

    • *Game Freak does something that many RPGs have done for years*
      Genwunners: “OMG this is digimon now”.

  7. The artwork doesn’t look as good as the Ken Sugimori artwork when FireRed and LeafGreen debuted :(

  8. I want every Pokemon to have a mega evolution now.

    • STUPID ASS POKEMON FANBOY!!

      • The Mega-Evolutions look fine. Stop being butthurt.

  9. The Charizard mega-evolution is the better of the three in my opinion. It just looks so badass! This may be because I am partial to Charizard anyways, but nobody’s perfect…

    • NO IT’S NOT!!! IT’S HORRIBLE!!!

  10. So let me get this strait, in the trailer Mega Blastoise is shown unleashing what is probably a very powerfull water attack from his mouth…instead of from the giant bad @$$ cannon on his back, which is intended to accomplish this very task.

    What the hell is wrong with this picture?

  11. why gamefreak do you not make blastoise shoot from the cannons he has

  12. POKEMON SUCKS NOW!!! GAME FREAK SOLD US OUT!!! I HOPE THEY GO OUT OF BUSINESS FOR GOOD!!! I’M GONNA BURN THEIR BASE NOW!!!

    • this guy likes to yell lets all make fun of him

  13. I DON’T KNOW WHY MEGA EVOLUTIONS ARE GETTING ALL THE PRAISE WHEN TELEFANG 2 HAS BETTER LOOKING EVOLUTIONS!!

  14. There all good but venasaur does look girlie in the mega form

  15. So…wait. What?

  16. Make mega evolutions for johto starters too >.<

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