Hello everyone. It's been a while since I've been here. So, as of late I decided to look into Generation VI, and I read about Mega-Evolution. Now as people here might know, I know Pokemon via the anime, and I've never really played the games, so I'm more focused on the story.
And while reading the article on Mega-Evolution, I began to wonder if there would be consequences to doing it. I mean, Mega-evolving is using a special stone to evolve a Pokemon to an advanced, super-powerful form, but only for a brief period.
One of the differences between Pokemon, and say, Digimon is that in concept, Digimon are made of data, while Pokemon are supposed to be flesh and blood creatures. Digimon evolve to higher states and later revert all the time without problems, and you would think it wouldn't be a problem since they are made of data.
But what about a Pokemon? You're causing a biological organism to mutate rapidly into something else, and not like standard evolution. Standard evolution involves changes that are already coded into their DNA, and this change doesn't hold. It may be possible that constant use of Mega-Evolution could cause serious damage to a Pokemon's body, tearing at organs, damaging DNA, etc.
What do you all think?