Love them or hate them, Pokémon X & Y were revolutionary titles in the Pokémon handheld series - and not just because of their enhancements in art style and graphics. The two games introduced the Mega Evolution mechanic, where a selection of Pokemon were able to Mega Evolve into a Super Saiyan-like form of themselves by holding a Mega Stone, gaining massive boosts in stats and abilities.
However, not every fan-favourite Pokémon received the Mega Evolution golden ticket, which led to many creating their own designs of their favourite Pokémon's Mega Evolution equivalents. Thankfully, the recent Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire games helped this issue by introducing even more Mega Evolutions, with Pokémon such as Mega Pidgeot, Mega Salamence and Mega Metagross being a handful of welcomed candidates.
There are still many fan-favourite critters who have yet to receive the Mega Evolution nod - one of which is Flygon. The Ground/Dragon type has been quite a popular fellow for several reasons, and its Mega Evolution buff has been long-awaited. With that in mind Nintendo Dream magazine's recent interview with Game Freak's Ken Sugimori has revealed that Mega Flygon was once a consideration. Sugimori stated:
For Aarune, he needed to have a Pokemon that could use the moves Fly and Secret Power, which are perfect moves for finding Secret Bases. And the only Hoenn Pokemon that wasn't used by a key character that fit that criteria was Flygon. It does not Mega Evolve, but I really like Flygon.
When the interviewer observes that Flygon is an exception in terms of the fact that key characters often carry a Pokemon that can Mega Evolve, Sugimori-san admitted that there have been plans to introduce Mega Flygon.
Flygon has had the potential to have a Mega Evolution since XY, but we were unable to complete a design and so it was dropped from consideration.
So it turns out that Flygon's Mega Evolution was dropped because of artist's block! Do you wish Flygon had a Mega Evolution, or does your current utilisation of the insectoid dragon perfectly fit your squad? Who else do you think deserves the Mega Evolution call? Share your thoughts below.
Image credit: 'Mega Flygon' by soukila