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Mega Evolution Special I
ポケットモンスターXY特別編 最強メガシンカ ~Act Ⅰ(アクトワン)~
Pocket Monsters XY Special Episode: The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act I~
First broadcast
Japan April 3, 2014
United States May 31, 2014
English themes
Opening None
Ending {{{en_ed}}}
Japanese themes
Opening None
Ending メガV(メガボルト)
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Animation director 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
No additional credits are available at this time.

Mega Evolution Special I (Japanese: ポケットモンスターXY特別編 最強メガシンカ ~Act Ⅰ(アクトワン)~ Pocket Monsters XY Special Episode: The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act I~) is the first special episode of the XY series. It first aired in Japan on April 3, 2014, and in the United States on May 31, 2014.

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Mega-Evolution: A new type of evolution. Some Pokemon are capable of mega-evolving, but are there other Pokemon capable of it?

A trainer named Alain battles another trainer with his Pokemon, Charizard. His goal is to be the top trainer in battles involving Mega-Evolution. Charizard battles against Absol, a Pokemon raised by Astrid. Both Pokemon Mega-Evolve after Alain challenges Astrid to Mega-Evolve her Absol. Charizard prevails over Absol by using Blast Burn to counter Absol's Dragon Pulse. Mairin, a spectator of the battle, wants to know what happened to Charizard and Absol when they Mega-Evolved. But then she brings up gossip from Lumiose City that a rampaging Garchomp ran loose and that a trainer freed her from enemy control, and afterwards saves a Pokemon falling from Prism Tower. This causes Alain to have a flashback, when he was Professor Sycamore's aide. Professor Sycamore was studying Mega-Evolution and wants to know how it works and if it affects all Pokemon. Alain then wants to search for a Mega-Stone to witness its power, which Professor Sycamore approves, and allows him to take a Charmander along. Suddenly, he receives a call where to go next, with Mairin tagging along, her curiosity piqued.

Mairin finds Alain in some old ruins. Inside, Alain finds a Mega Stone, but is troubled to what Pokemon it corresponds to. As he walks out, a man challenges him to battle, claiming that he needs the Mega Stone to bring it to his boss. Alain accepts, and the man introduces to Charizard a Garchomp, Mega-Evolved. The two Pokemon have an air battle, both suffering serious wounds after a fall, with Charizard winning and Garchomp collapsing from his wounds. Mairin, with some advice from Alain, catches Flabebe, her first Pokemon with Chespin. They then go to Lumiose City to heal their Pokemon, Alain leaving to battle, leaving her alone.

Nurse Joy tells Mairin that Alain left to challenge Siebold of the Elite Four. Mairin catches up to the two to watch the battle. Charizard faces off against a Blastoise, Siebold's Pokemon. Both Mega-Evolve and battle, with Mega-Blastoise having the advantage for its triple cannon power and being a water-type. Charizard tries to evade Blastoise's attacks but succumbs to its Hydro Pump. On the road again, Mairin wants to follow Alain so she can get a Mega-Stone and Mega-Evolve her Pokemon so she can beat him. He just shrugs and remembers Professor Sycamore declaring mankind is entering "a time of great change". But woe be in his way, for in a laboratory, there are charts displaying Mega-Evolution and its possible power. A man smiles slyly as he looks for information.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.


Pokémon debuts

Main series debuts




Pokémon in the intro


Alain Jonathan Silver Alain Kenshō Ono アラン 小野賢章
Mairin Zoe Martin Manon Mikako Komatsu マノン 小松未可子
Narration H.D. Quinn Narration Hideaki Tezuka ナレーション 手塚秀彰
Special appearances by
Astrid Kate Bristol Ayaka Miyuu Sawai アヤカ 沢井美優
Remo Marc Thompson Louie Kōichi Yamadera ルイ 山寺宏一
Siebold Eli James Zumi Hiroyuki Yoshino ズミ 吉野裕行
Lysandre H.D. Quinn Fleur-de-lis Hideaki Tezuka フラダリ 手塚秀彰
Professor Sycamore Jake Paque Platane Hiroshi Tsuchida プラターヌ 土門大


Animation supervisor *
  • Masaaki Iwane
  • 岩根雅明
  • Atsuhiro Tomioka
  • 冨岡淳広
  • Yūji Asada
  • 浅田裕二
Key animator
  • Masaaki Iwane
  • 岩根雅明
Chief animation supervisor
  • Toshihito Hirooka
  • 広岡トシヒト
  • Yūji Asada
  • 浅田裕二



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