With the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire now just one month away, The Pokémon Company is stepping up its efforts to build hype for the new titles. It's doing this primarily through Mega Evolution announcements, of course, and another two have been confirmed.
This time around we have Mega Steelix and Mega Glalie joining the cast in the new games. You can see their descriptions from the press release below.
Steelix, the Steel- and Ground-type Pokémon who evolves from Onyx, can Mega Evolve into Mega Steelix, which raises its Defense stat greatly and gives it the Steel-type move, Iron Tail. Iron Tail is most destructive during a sandstorm, thanks to its Sand Force Ability, which increases the power of Rock-, Ground-, and Steel-type moves by 30% during the sandstorm weather condition.
Glalie, the Ice-type Pokémon, can Mega Evolve into Mega Glalie, raising its Speed and significantly raising its Attack and Special Attack. Upon Mega Evolving, it gains the Ability, Refrigerate, which makes Normal-type moves into Ice-type moves. It also gains the Ice-type move, Sheer Cold, which can knock a target out in one blow!
The list of Mega 'mon is certainly getting longer. Let us know what you think of this announcement, while you can check out the official artwork and screens below.
Am I the only person who dislikes Mega Evolution? The magic of Pokemon for me is leveling up these creatures and seeing them evolve and change radically. M.E. is an unnecessary addition to a formula that already worked great. And the fact that I have to watch a cut-scene EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. really takes the fun out of using the mechanic.
@Mytoemytoe also some pokemon look godawful. I mean, I can't wait for the explanation for Mega Slowbro shell eating him whole. Or Mewtwo sausage hands. It's great that they are trying something different with the franchise, but it feels like throwaway idea.
''It also gains the Ice-type move, Sheer Cold, which can knock a target out in one blow!''
I'm pretty sure Glalie could always learn Sheer Cold.
Nintendolife, arent you a bit late with this information
Nintendolife are channelling their inner Slowpoke.
So glad Mega Glalie exists.
But yeah, Nintendolife is a little late with this news.
As someone who never played Pokemon, my mind seems to explode when I try to read and understand these Pokemon articles.
Yeah, a bit late, but I'm still excited for those Refrigerate-powered Explosions from Mega Glalie.
The beard is Strong with this one.
@Mytoemytoe Your not the only person.
Mega Steelix is bloody gorgeous. 3 day old news though
Japan gets a Steelix with megastone from 100%ing the special demo and we get Glalie with its megastone.
Mega Steelix looks pretty awesome, but I'll keep Aggron for my steel necessities. And... While I understand the hate for some of the Megas I still think they're a nice addition and that it shakes the formula in a good way. The fact that you can only use one ME by fight makes it balanced in a way.
Loving steelix! I'll add onix to my list of mega babies to breed competitively.
Not crazy about glalie...But if this means frosslass gets a mega, that would be great.
Can they just confirm a Mega for every evolution line already?
I feel like I'm the only one who really doesn't care about Mega Evolutions.
They're not late with the news. Pokemon's social networking sites are barely posting about them today.
@AyeHaley Japan does not get a Steelix from 100%ing the special demo, though.
I thought Steelix could always learn Iron Tail and not just because its body is one whole tail.
I am waiting for them announce that Gen 2 starters will be given away like how X and Y did with Gen 1 and all have Mega Evolution.
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Since they're making a lot of new megas for oras I think its just stupid not to make a patch for xy since they are the same gen right?
In my 500 hours of xy I didnt ME mewtwo not even once....
@Yorumi At least it's not like Smash. Smash's competitive side usually gets the short end of the stick (though Smash 4 rectifies that for the most part). Pokemon is the other way around - the casual side gets the short end of the stick. Casual Pokemon fans have to go out of their way to find a casual battle, as most PSS battles are assumed to be competitive. Going out of your way to find a battle in the way you like to play contradicts the idea behind Pokemon, and is therefore a gimped experience to an extent.
To be fair though, ORAS is giving plenty of Megas to Pokemon who need it, such as Beedrill and Glalie (dat Refrigerate Explosion). Of course, there are fan favorites who got ones too like Metagross and Salamence (though those Pokemon lost a lot of their viability the last couple generations). Then there's the ones who got it for story reasons (Rayquaza) and those who got it as a gimmick to show off a new feature (Latias/Latios).
I do agree that the Pokemon should receive stat boosts for balancing reasons, and then get a Mega on top of that (no reason they can't).
mega steelix and mega gyarados dna poke evolve to..............somehow a creature with 13 legs!
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Mega evolution adds alot more versitility to the games IMO.. the pokemon getting the megas are still useless in their base forms and stuck in their lower tiers, but making a mega evolution is almost like making a new pokemon entirely mixing up the strategies and usage. Sure mega skhan was just annoying but we got plenty of new toys to scare that thing now (gallade)
While the stats are scary people tend to forget that they cannot hold an item which nerfs them slightly.
The main issue is the lack of teambuilding.. all teams look similar. Azumaril, landorus, and garchomp are on probably 99% of all competitive teams.. litteraly I seen the same core on showdown in 5 different battles IN A ROW! I recall masuda saying he picks pokemon used alot online to justify whether or not it gets a mega.. I'll be extremely upset to see landorus and azumaril to get a mega when they're just flat out the only things good to run rather than people actually caring about them.
Mega evolution has nothing to do with that, but it does have to do with breaking it since new megas means more threats to break the core and more options in team building. It's just a matter of which pokemon get those megas.. now the obviously broken ones, those are gone to ubers so I could care less if arceus got a mega.. unless there is a "roster limit" type thing where they goal to only make a certain % of mega evolutions. However I'm extremely thrilled to see steelix getting a mega, and I actually called glalie from the start. Not that I care for the pokemon themselve but they're what I'd like to see getting megas over garchomp, dragonite, etc.
Now I just need mega flygon and I'll be happy. Tropius and chimecho would've been good pokemon to give megas as well not that I really care too much for them.
Hopefully the data found in the demos was inaccurate..
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Steelix has always been one of my favorite pokemon and I'm so happy to see that he got a mega.
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@Octane Steelix could already learn Iron Tail as well if I remember right.
Ice type pac-man is all that comes to mind with M-Glalie
Mega Glalie is really cOLD.
F#CK YEAH MEGA STELLIX!!
@Mytoemytoe Thank you!!!! FINALLY someone agrees with me. I boycotted X and Y entirely just because of the mega aspect. X/Y messed up the best pkmn, but this round of megas for Alpha/Omega feels a LOT more conservative.
1: Mega Mismagius NAO!!!
2: Mega Glalie scares the pants off me. >_<
@MysticX Yeah Mega Glalie is just pain wrong. I don't like it.
This news is a bit late, but no problem
yeah out of the freaking slow weekend with unnecessary articles about cyrus couldnt this be something that should of been posted then? still late news but w/e i guess
I have no specific problem with Mega Evolution but I kind of feel like it should have been saved for Pokemon that have already evolved three times. Steelix and Glalie could have just been given legitimate evolutions...
I love that Mega Glalie. Its like Glalie and Gengar had a terrifying child. Its beautiful.
@Ernest_The_Crab Oh yes of course it could. Hadn't even read Steelix' description. Pretty poor wording by the Pokémon Company. Pretending as if they're getting new moves.
What..? They are in the demo which came out (in europe) like a week ago and only now they are confirmed? I find this hard to believe lol.
I would play on the PSS a lot more if you could set specific rules banning certain Pokes and moves. I don't battle online that often, but I'm lucky to get two matches in a row that don't feature Mega Mewtwo.
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i wish absol had a other evolution but it al redy has a mega
MORE MEGAS! SWEET! cant wait till the new game comes out! but I also wish for a mega klinklang... but still nice! mega klinklang will never happen ): ...
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