You gotta start somewhere

It has been revealed that players will be able to select classic first generation Pokémon Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle in the forthcoming 3DS title Pokémon X & Y. In a twist on the usual Pokémon formula, you are not given Chespin, Fennekin, or Froakie from Professor Sycamore — you choose one of these from a friend — but are instead offered one of the classic monsters as a partner Pokémon. Ultimately, that means you'll have two starters.

It gets better, however. Once you've evolved the trio into Venusaur, Charizard or Blastoise and obtained their "Mega Stone", you can trigger the Mega Evolution in battle. Needless to say, Mega Venusaur, Mega Charizard and Mega Blastoise will boast incredible powers during combat.

To achieve such power you'll need to make some additional effort, however — trainers must track down a bracelet called the Mega Ring, which works together with the Pokémon's Mega Stone to kickstart the Mega Evolution.

Check out the footage below, which we're sure has some pulses racing.