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Blaziken Mega Evolving into Mega Blaziken
Mega Evolution (Japanese: メガシンカ Mega Evolution) is a new transformation affecting Pokémon, found only in the Kalos region. Mega Evolutions are identified by having "Mega" in front of their name.
Korrina, the Gym Leader of Shalour City, is said to know secrets about Mega Evolution. The Tower of Mastery is also related to Mega Evolution. According to a legend, the first Pokémon to have been Mega Evolved was a Lucario.
In order to Mega Evolve, the Pokémon must be holding the appropriate Mega Stone and its Trainer must have a Key Stone. Professor Sycamore theorizes that even with the Mega Stone and the respective item to resonate with the stone, Mega Evolution cannot be achieved if there is not a strong bond between Trainer and Pokémon.
Once per battle, only a single Pokémon for each Trainer may Mega Evolve. Switching the Mega Evolved Pokémon out will not dissolve a Mega Evolution. A Mega Evolved Pokémon can only revert back to its original state upon fainting or the conclusion of the battle. If a Mega Evolved Pokémon faints, but is later revived, that Pokémon cannot obtain a Mega Evolved state again for the remaining duration of the battle.
Mega Stones cannot be taken via Thief or Covet. Abilities such as Magician and Pickpocket will fail to snatch the Mega Stone from its holder. If used by the holder, moves such as Bestow, Fling, Trick and Switcheroo will always fail. Embargo and Magic Room also have no effect, and will not prevent a Pokémon from using its Mega Stone to Mega Evolve.
A Pokémon cannot Mega Evolve while shifting position in a Triple Battle, or during the airborne phase of Sky Drop. Status conditions such as paralysis and sleep have no effect over a Pokémon's ability to Mega Evolve.
A Mega-Evolved Pokémon has different base stats, with the exception of HP, and can have a different Ability and type from its non-Mega-Evolved form. Every Mega-Evolved Pokémon except for Mega Alakazam has a base stat total 100 points higher than that of its base form. Mega Alakazam only has a base stat total 90 points higher than its total as Alakazam*.
Since movement order is determined before any moves are used (except changes due to Quash and After You), the Pokémon's new Speed or Ability will not affect movement order on the turn during which it Mega Evolves.
Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution
In other games
Charizard and Lucario are confirmed to Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard X and Mega Lucario, respectively. So far, Charizard's Mega Evolution is confirmed to be its Final Smash.
In the anime
Mega Blaziken in the anime
In the main series
Several Mega Evolutions have been featured in the anime.
The first Mega Evolution in the anime was featured in Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening, where Mewtwo was shown being capable of changing between its regular form and Mega Mewtwo Y form, in which its speed was dramatically boosted, being capable of moving faster than the blink of an eye. The same Mewtwo also played a major role in Genesect and the Legend Awakened, once again demonstrating its Mega Evolution capabilities. Unlike in the games, this Mewtwo seemed to be capable of Mega Evolving without the use of a Mega Stone.
Another Mega Evolution was featured in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, where Ash saw a Mega Blaziken. In the next episode, it was revealed to belong to a masked hero called the Blaziken Mask, saving Ash from a free fall from the Prism Tower. The Mega Blaziken and its Trainer appeared again in Mega-Mega Meowth Madness!, helping Ash and his friends to destroy one of Team Rocket's mechas.
A couple of Mega Evolutions, including a Mega Ampharos, appeared as silhouettes in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin! while Professor Sycamore told Ash, Clemont, and Bonnie about the concept of Mega Evolution.
In Mega Evolution I, a protagonist named Alain was featured traveling across the Kalos region with his Mega Charizard X, challenging other Mega Evolution Trainers. During the episode, Alain battled Astrid's Mega Absol and Remo's Mega Garchomp, and was victorious in both battles. Later in the special, he even faced the Elite Four member Siebold and his Mega Blastoise, but the powerful Water-type Pokémon proved to be too much for Charizard, causing Alain to lose the battle.
All known Mega Evolutions released at the time were also featured during the intro of the aforementioned special episode.
Diantha's Mega Gardevoir appeared in The Bonds of Evolution!. Korrina has a Lucario that can Mega Evolve, and so does her grandfather Gurkinn, as shown in The Aura Storm!. A Trainer named Maple and her Mega Mawile appeared in The Bonds of Mega Evolution!.
Mega Charizard X in Pokémon Origins
In Pokémon Origins
Red's Charizard was shown Mega Evolving into Mega Charizard X in the Pokémon Origins episode File 4 - Charizard during Red's battle against Mewtwo, thanks to the Charizardite X and Key Stone given to him by Mr. Fuji in an earlier episode.
In the manga
Mega Kangaskhan in the Pokémon Adventures manga
Mega Lucario in the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King manga
In Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King, several main characters' Pokémon are capable of Mega Evolution, including Akira's Charizard and Koji's Garchomp.
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
Mega Evolution was first presented in the Pokémon Adventures manga in the X & Y chapter. When Team Flare members Aliana and Mable arrived in Vaniville Town in order to steal X's Mega Ring, the commotion caused X's baby Kangaskhan, Kogaru, to react with X's Mega Ring and Mega Evolve into Mega Kangaskhan, easily defeating Aliana's Pyroar and Mable's Houndoom.
When X and his friends were attacked by Team Flare in Santalune City, Korrina arrived and Mega Evolved her Lucario into Mega Lucario to assist them.
In the TCG
Mega Evolution is featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as Pokémon. They were added as a new mechanic to the game in the XY expansion as an evolution of Pokémon-EX cards. Mega Evolving a Pokémon immediately ends a player's turn.
- Every type has at least one Mega Evolution: Psychic has the most (with seven), while Normal and Ice have the fewest (with one each).
- No Pokémon from Generation V are capable of Mega Evolution.
- Aerodactyl is the only Fossil Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution.
- With base stat totals of 780 each, Mega Mewtwo X and Y have the highest base stat totals out of any Pokémon.
- In addition, Mega Mewtwo Y also has the highest Special Attack base stat of all Pokémon at 194, and Mega Mewtwo X also has the highest Attack base stat of all Pokémon at 190, as well as the highest base stat raise of all Mega Evolutions, its Attack stat being boosted by 80 upon the process.
- Aggron is the only dual-type Pokémon to become single-type upon Mega Evolving, going from Steel/Rock-type to pure Steel-type.
- The only Pokémon with multiple Mega Evolutions were introduced in Generation I. In both cases, the first ones to be revealed were the Y versions.
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