The Pokémon Company introduced Mega Charizard X today. Charizard can Mega Evolve into either Mega Charizard X or Mega Charizard Y, depending on which Mega Stone Charizard holds. When Charizard Mega Evolves into Mega Charizard X using Charizardite X, its body turns black, its flames burn blue and it changes from Fire- and Flying-type to Fire- and Dragon-type.
Players can obtain Charizardite X in Pokémon X and Mega Evolve Charizard into Mega Charizard X. Mega Charizard X’s Attack increases significantly and its Ability also changes to Tough Claws, which raises the power of moves that make direct contact. This Ability comes in handy when Mega Charizard X learns the Dragon-type move Dragon Tail which can force an opposing Pokémon to switch out during battle while also dealing damage.
The previously announced Mega Charizard is Mega Charizard Y. Players must obtain Charizardite Y in Pokémon Y in order to Mega Evolve Charizard into Mega Charizard Y. Mega Charizard Y’s Special Attack increases significantly, and its Ability changes to Drought, which increases the power of Fire-type moves. Mega Charizard Y can learn the Fire-type move Blast Burn which becomes even more powerful wen coupled with the effect of the Drought Ability.
Mega Evolution is a new transformation type being introduced in the upcoming Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games. Not all Pokémon will be able to Mega Evolve. Those that can will become significantly more power, but shall only be able to Mega Evolve during battle. After battle, they will return to their normal form.
Pokémon X and Y will launch worldwide on October 12, 2013 to the Nintendo 3DS and retail for $39.99. For more information on Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, visit pokemon.com/xy, Like the official Pokémon Facebook page at Facebook.com/Pokemon, and follow Pokémon on Twitter @Pokemon.