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Pokemon X & Y Features New Mega Evolutions For Some Pokemon

Posted on August 8, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

A few weeks ago pokemon fans the world over were wondering just what the newly announced alternate form of Mewtwo was all about. If a recently posted translation of a Japanese gaming magazine is correct than Pokemon X & Y will feature a brand new type of evolutions.

The newest form of evolution is known as “mega evolutions” and will affect several pokemon including Blazaken, Absol, Mewtwo and others. Reportedly this is achieved using a “mega stone”, which may work similar to the elemental stones introduced in Pokemon Blue and Red. Each mega-pokemon also has an attribute associated with them: for example MegaMewtwo is associated with insomina, MegaLucario is associated with adaptability and MegaAbsol has magic bounce.

What do you think of these new evolutions? My first reaction was that the term Mega-Evolution reminds me of Digimon, at least the 1999 anime, as that series had “mega forms” for each of its monsters. I’m also hoping that the mega-stone is a rare item, so that not every team I face online has a Mega Mewtwo leading the pack.

Source:  Joystiq


Pokemon X & Y Will Release Worldwide on October 12th

Posted on June 11, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Gotta Catch ‘Em All Right? That’s the slogan that the Pokemon franchise has used for years, to remind us that we are all helpless slaves to the latest version of Nintendo’s monster catching RPG. Be prepared to enter the world of Pokemon once again with the latest entries Pokemon X & Y, which Nintendo revealed will be available worldwide starting October 12th.

More gameplay details surrounding the titles also surfaced during this morning’s E3 Direct live stream including the inclusion of a new ‘fairy type’. Only one new pokemon was mentioned for this type, an Eevee evolution known as Slyveon, but Nintendo has opted to also modify three other existing Pokemon to bolster the ranks of this new type. Joining Slyveon, from previous generations are: Marill, Garevoir and Jigglypuff.

Also unveiled was a new gameplay mode titled ‘Pokemon Touch Element’ that allows trainers to interact with their Pokemon using the stylus. You’ll also be able to mimic their moves and they can react to you, using the console’s front facing camera. This has the potential to bring a neat little mini-game, unlike we’ve seen in the Pokemon franchise, to our Nintendo 3DS’.



Top Reasons Why Pokemon Is Everything Wrong With Modern Gaming

Posted on May 21, 2013 by Broken Joysticks

So let’s talk Pokémon. There has been much made of the recent announcement of Pokemon X & Y ,  And I have to say that I’m really excited for the newest generation to come out and breathe new life into to this franchise. But this being said it got me thinking, never a good thing, about gaming in general and more importantly about how the modern games industry and how it relates to Pokémon.

That is when I realized that Pokémon is actually a microcosm of everything that wrong with modern gaming today, seriously, everything people complain about in modern gaming is not only present in Pokémon but are actually a fundamental part of the gameplay. Many of you are currently looking at me like I forgot which was up is, but follow me on this.
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