Think you know your Pokémon and their evolutions? Good, because Nintendo and Game Freak have added another layer to Pokémon lore, and it comes in the form of “Mega” evolutions.

When specific Pokémon are holding an evolution stone in battle, they’ll change into their Mega form. Which Pokémon do this? We know of Lucario, Mewtwo, Absol, Mawile, Blaziken and Ampharos. Expect that number to grow between now and release.

These Mega forms will obviously boast better stats and stronger attacks.

Pokémon X and Y will drop for the Nintendo 3DS on Oct. 12, 2013. That release date is a worldwide one, and that’s a first for this massive franchise.

We’ll have more on the game as it comes.



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