Pokemon Direct, and my real opinion on Mega Evos
by, 4th September 2013 at 09:16 AM (498 Views)
Okay, for the past few months I have been fine with the new information that Pokemon X/Y has been giving out, but the recent Pokemon Direct just wasn't my cup of tea. Now don't get me wrong, I am still getting X/Y and my money has been saved up for them for the past several months, but this is just something that turned me off.
We did get the starter evolutions, but we got the Mega-evolutions of the Kanto starters instead, rather than the evolutions to the Kalos starters like I have been hoping for, and I honestly WASN'T surprised that they were going to give the Gen 1 starters Mega-Evolutions. Look, Charizard is a great Pokemon and I have no problem with the Gen 1 starters at all, but here I feel like they were just strictly appealing to the Gen 1 fans (as well as the Genwunners), and were just pandering to the base rather than actually focusing on the new Pokemon from Gen 6. I just wanted to know if Chespin really was an armadillo based Pokemon, if Froakie was a ninja frog, and finally douse the flames of people complaining if Fennekin will be Fire/Fighting or not (I still want Fire/Psychic), but I was just turned off by what happened here. Well, better hopes for CoroCoro later this month.
Back in August, I wrote a blog talking about the Mega Evolutions, saying that people should not worry about the addition of new concepts like this, but I never stated my real opinion on the Mega Evolutions because I had not developed it yet at the time, I only stated my stance on the situation in the fandom.
First off, I am perfectly fine with the concept of Mega Evolutions, it's not my favorite idea they've had in Gen 6, and definitely not the worst concept they've concieved (that would have to be Pokemon Musicals), but there are only two things about them that just bug me:
The first thing is that to me, I feel like Mega Evolutions are just an excuse to not make any new evolutions or pre-evos to older Pokemon, I mean have you noticed that almost all the Mega Evolutions revealed so far are either Pokemon that are popular in the fandom (Mewtwo, Lucario, Ampharos) or Pokemon people wanted there to be evos/pre-evos of (Kangaskhan, Mawile, Absol). I feel like Game Freak is just saying "Oh, we're going to make those evolutions you've been asking for, but they're just going to be temporary formes instead of actual evolutions, muahahahahahaha!"
The other thing about Mega Evolutions that just bugs me, and it's something that's been around since Gen 3, but has been becoming a bigger problem as of Gen 5, and that thing is formes. Formes started out as an interesting concept, it started out as Deoxys and it was pretty interesting, then Shaymin and Giratina got them and it was fine, but then in Gen 5 they just went overboard and gave a bunch of Pokemon formes when they didn't even need them, such as the Kami Trio, Keldeo, and Kyurem, and while I like Keldeo's resolution forme, none of these Pokemon I think really even needed formes at all, now I feel like they are just introducing formes for the sake of making formes.
No offense to anyone who likes or hates Mega Evolutions, I respect your opinion, and I still prefer the regular forms regardless, but this is just my opinion on the Mega Evolutions, I'm still getting X/Y regardless of this stuff.
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