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| Mega Evolution Special II
| ポケットモンスターXY特別編 最強メガシンカ ～Act ⅠⅠ（アクトツー）～|
Pocket Monsters XY Special Episode: The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act II~
|| November 6, 2014
| United States
|| February 7, 2015
|| 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
|| 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
| Assistant director
|| 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
| Animation directors
|| 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
| 松永香苗 Kanae Matsunaga
| 志村泉 Izumi Shimura
| No additional credits are available at this time.
Pokémon: Mega Evolution Special II (Japanese: ポケットモンスターXY特別編 最強メガシンカ ～Act ⅠⅠ（アクトツー）～ Pocket Monsters XY Special Episode: The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act II~) is the second Mega Evolution Special and the third special episode of the XY series. It first aired in Japan on November 6, 2014 and in the United States on February 7, 2015.
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Landing in Hoenn, Alain and Mairin walk down a foggy mountain. The duo encounter Steven Stone, whom Alain challenges in a Mega Evolution battle. Steven accepts, taking out his Metagross. The two Mega Evolve their Pokémon, and fight a worthy battle. While Mega Metagross and Mega Charizard X are about to finish each other off, a Pyroar unleashes a Flamethrower and interrupts the two. The Pokémon belonged to Lysandre, a businessman who owns a lab in the Kalos region. He is revealed to be Alain's boss, and Alain tries to shut Mairin out of his affairs. In a flashback, Alain contacted Professor Sycamore about Charmander's evolution to Charmeleon. He was trying to find a Charizardite in some ruins and encounters Lysandre, who proposes him a deal- a Charizardite in exchange for his help. Before leaving, he tells Alain that he has to be the strongest. Back in the present, Alain and Mairin follow Lysandre and Steven up to Mt. Pyre.
Steven reveals that he traveled in search of stones as he was interested in Mega Evolution. He and Lysandre show to each other two different wooden tablets. One half shows the location of the gate and the other half shows the way to open it: a Mega Stone. Both Trainers take one pillar, revealing a stairway that leads to the mountain. At the top, they find some ruins in search of the Giant Rock. Steven and Alain find two dayes and activate them, revealing a crystal.
The group finally found the Giant Rock. Lysandre talks in his communicator, and a helicopter flies in. A science team starts researching the power of the Giant Rock, and in the process the sky turns dark, and Rayquaza appears. A sudden glow engulfs it, and it Mega Evolves into Mega Rayquaza, awakening Groudon and Kyogre. Mega Rayquaza is in a rage, destroying everything in its path. Alain and Steven take out and Mega Evolve their Charizard and Metagross. Mega Charizard X fails to use Flamethrower against Rayquaza, and Metagross fails to attack as well, and Rayquaza counters with Draco Meteor. It then flies away. The ruins are destroyed, Alain is injured, and the Giant Rock is gone. With Rayquaza on the loose, Lysandre instructs Alain and Mairin to head to Rustboro City and investigate there, with Steven tagging along. In secret, he instructs Alain to stay close to the Champion, as his knowledge of Mega Evolution may prove to be useful.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
TV episode debuts
Pokémon in the ending segment
- Both times when Steven called out his Shiny Metagross, it didn't sparkle when it came out of its Poké Ball.
- In the flashback where Lysandre gave Alain the Mega Ring and Charizardite X, he refers to the latter as simply Charizardite.
- However, it's possible that he was just saying that it was a type of Charizardite without specifying which kind it was.
- In the Japanese version, Lysandre initially mistakes Mairin as Alain's girlfriend, while in the dub, he instead mistakes her as Alain's sidekick.
In other languages
|| 特別篇 最強超進化～第二章～
| European French
|| Mega évolution - Episode Spécial II
|| Mega-Entwicklung - Sonderfolge II
|| Megaevoluzione - Episodio Speciale II
|| 최강 메가진화 ACT II