Mega Evolutions make for Megaton news - Pokemon X and Y Weekly

It’s only the second installment of our Pokemon X and Y video series, and we already have mega-breaking news to cover. The brand new Mega evolutions have been revealed for the game, which will allow already powerful Pokemon to reach whole new levels of awesomeness. In this week's video we deconstruct the news, plus list some of our favorite responses to last week’s episode. Check out the video below, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don't miss an episode…

Pokemon X and Y Weekly is GamesRadar's weekly Pokemon X and Y show. The title was a pretty obvious hint. Come back every Tuesday for the latest news, analysis, and speculation about the next generation of Pocket Monsters.


  • animerobot - August 15, 2013 5:25 p.m.

    can't name it treeRex that's a skylander and trademarked. I want to see mega gengar or dusklops
  • Doctalen - August 15, 2013 2:24 p.m.

    While I am happy that Absol is getting some love from Gamefreak, I had hoped for a permanent evolution instead of a battle only evolution. Nonetheless I will hunt down and capture an Absol in every run through I play in X&Y. Also why are Mewtwo and Blaziken getting Megas? Both of them are already in Smogon's Uber tier for a reason. A mega-evolution (if it follows the patterns of a normal evolution) will make those two even more absurdly. That is unless of course the stats are reversed enough so that the Mega forms of these two pokemon switched their meta-roles. Also has anyone found out if a nickname is given to a pokemon that has a mega-evolution, such as Absol, would the mega prefix overwrite the nickname?
  • J-Fid - August 14, 2013 5:02 p.m.

    I'm not sure weather I would want a Mega Skarmory or not. On one hand, I love Skarmory, and if anything, would want a real evolution (though that's not happening). On the other, it's already an epic Pokemon, and would only be even more powerful! Time will tell what's in store for the Iron Bird.
  • Bloodstorm - August 14, 2013 11:36 a.m.

    While it might be interesting to see a Mega Charizard or a Mega Typhlosion, or it might destroy my childhood [over exaggeration], I think something like a Mega Sciscor would be cool.
  • J-Fid - August 14, 2013 5:03 p.m.

    Mega Scizor would absolutely destroy the current metagame.
  • C.King - August 14, 2013 9:12 p.m.

    i don't thinks so.... again it's ability would change so no technician and it would take up it's item slot
  • iluvpkmnmonday - August 14, 2013 10:38 a.m.

    Mega Garchomp or Mega Salamence! Puuuhhhleeeease.
  • JarkayColt - August 14, 2013 2:24 a.m.

    I think Mega Evolutions will really alter the way the game is played, for the better. I already went ahead and pre-emptively drew the Mega Evolution that I want, Mega Rapidash: Ideally it would be a Fire/Fairy type with Levitate. I also want to see a Mega Lapras and a Mega Dunsparce. Also, Henry, there is pretty much zero chance of a Mega Magmar or a Mega Togetic. More like Mega Magmortar and Mega Togekiss. Also why has everybody already forgotten that 3 more Pokémon were revealed alongside this news as well. -_- I really like Skiddo (except its name which is stupid.)
  • taokaka - August 14, 2013 4:08 a.m.

    you want mega rapidash to have a pair of testicles for a tail?
  • JarkayColt - August 14, 2013 8:44 a.m.

    Except it's a split-tail, so there's at least two pairs of- wait, no! Of course not! That's... just a very unfortunately designed feature ;_;
  • C.King - August 14, 2013 12:26 p.m.

    ikr skiddo for some reason sounds like one of those pokemon that accidently get censored when u try to trade them
  • JarkayColt - August 14, 2013 12:43 p.m.

    Yeah, that's really annoying! It's a bit of a tangent but why the hell would Game Freak impose a barrier that, whilst with good intentions, stops you from trading Pokémon like Weedle and Nosepass. I'm pretty sure the game can tell if a Pokémon has been nicknamed, so it should at least let everything with the default name through, ugh. Also I had a Suicune called "Sweetwater" that the game always censored because the game just sees two consecutive, inappropriate words sandwiched between an s and an r. I know, this has nothing to do with Skiddo, BUT STILL. XD
  • CurryIsGood - August 14, 2013 1:27 a.m.

    Megaton News? I wasn't aware of any news agencies in the Capital Wasteland...
  • taokaka - August 13, 2013 11:17 p.m.

    My favourite mega is wargreymon. Trololol Sorry, every other site to announce this has at least one commenter who says something like "you got digimon in my pokemon" and I just decided to be that guy. But in all seriousness, that mega ampharos is amazing. I'm just hoping there's a mega sunflora because I love the look on peoples faces when I send out my lv 100 sunflora, it's a mix of "wtf?" and "why would you even spend time on that?"
  • winner2 - August 13, 2013 10:04 p.m.

    Mega metagross.
  • C.King - August 14, 2013 1:34 a.m.

    if he looses his ability clear body it could be considered a nerf
  • winner2 - August 14, 2013 8:45 a.m.

    True, as long as clear stays if want to see how he looks
  • C.King - August 14, 2013 9:10 p.m.

    seems like every mega evolution so far has a diff ability
  • Moondoggie1157 - August 13, 2013 9:41 p.m.

    Mega Frosslass, Mega Ninjask, Mega Shuckle, Mega Garchomp, Mega Tentacruel and of course Mega Ditto for those lonely, lonely nights. Yea boi.
  • C.King - August 13, 2013 9:36 p.m.

    i want my favorite 6 to mega evolve luxray whimsicott roserade arcanine krookodile and scyther though i guessing only fully evolved pokemon would beable to do it. i see this as a hint that some pokemon evolutionary families complete with this, another note since mega evolutions are item based and u can't transfer items between generations it possible mega evolutions won't be in gens after. also i heard you can only have 1 mega pokemon in ur team at a time so i hoping my absolute favorite luxray gets a good one with maybe some ice or dark added to em and a speed boost too

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