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Posted by on Oct 2, 2013

Charizard Fires Up 2 Mega Evolutions in Pokémon X and Y

Things look to be hotting up in Pokémon X and Y, as fiery original starter Charizard gets set to have a unique Mega Evolution for each game. 

Following on from Mewtwo’s game specific Mega forms, Mega Charizard Y keeps his original orange hide but boasts a spikier appearance and arm winged body. Mega Charizard X grows a dark fan winged body with blue mouth fires that grow in ferocity. 


Charizard can Mega Evolve into either Mega Charizard X or Mega Charizard Y, depending on which Mega Stone Charizard holds – Charizardite X or Charizardite Y.

To be clear on how this works, players will need to obtain Charizardite Y in Pokémon Y in order to Mega Evolve Charizard into Mega Charizard Y. Likewise, Players need to obtain Charizardite X in Pokémon X to Mega Evolve Charizard into Mega Charizard X

Charizard also changes types when it Mega Evolves. It will change from Fire/Flying type to a Fire/Dragon type.

Makes sense really. ‘Fire Dragon’ might actually have been a better name than Charizard, or maybe that’s a little too on the nose.

So what’s the difference between the two?

Well, Mega Charizard Y’s Sp. Attack increases significantly, and its Ability changes to Drought, increasing the power of Fire-type moves. Mega Charizard Y can learn the Fire-type move Blast Burn which becomes even more powerful with the effect of the Drought Ability.

Meanwhile, Mega Charizard X’s Attack increases significantly and its Ability also changes to Tough Claws, which raises the power of moves that make direct contact. This Ability comes in handy when Mega Charizard X learns the Dragon-type move Dragon Tail which can force an opposing Pokémon to switch out during battle while also dealing damage.

So, I guess this means we’re getting a X and Y Mega Evolved Blastoise and Venasaur too, right? Right?

Pokémon X and Y are released on October 12 for 3DS and 2DS

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