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Lopunny, Altaria and Salamence get new mega-evolutions in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby

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Hey, before we close out Friday, I need to speak with you guys. As a Jigglypuff Witness, I want to ask you if you’ve accepted the teachings of Professor Oak into your life, and got Wigglytuff with it? Ignore all this nonsense about Mega-Evolution! Only the mighty Arceus is fit to evolve certain Pokémon, and they most certainly aren’t mega! Join the Jigglypuff Witnesses today!

Crazed rantings aside, there most certainly are a few new evolutions on the way for Pokemon when the remakes for Alpha and Sapphire arrive. Lopunny and Altaria are getting new stat-boosted looks, while it appears that Salamence is getting a speedy Mega-Evolution upgrade. Corocoro Magazine via AGB, has the images. Click to embiggen:


Let’s examine, shall we?


If you’ve fought a high-level Altaria before, you’ll know that they’re absolute bastards to bring down, thanks to a superb defense wherein their dragon-type half can shrug off most electric attacks, a weakness of the Flying-type Pokemon. I’d put easy money on Mega-Alteria having an even more ridiculous boost to defense, when you activate the evolution mechanism.


Lopunny isn’t exactl on everybody’s to-catch list, but as one of the few Normal-type Pokemon who get to mega-evolve, expect that to change. Fun fact: Lopunny appears to be a caricature of a Playboy Bunny, although I might have just made that all up, so sit down Furries.


Last up, we have what appears to be a new Salamence mega-evolution. That Pokemon had a terrific defense and attack, but this form will most likely raise its speed up to whole new levels of ridiculous/plaid. And hopefully not boomerang back on players, judging by that wing-shape. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby is out later this year, in case you’ve got an itch to mega-evolve ’em all.

Last Updated: August 8, 2014


  1. I want a Dragonite mega evolution


  2. misterj

    August 8, 2014 at 16:36

    if that Spaceballs reference was intended (Plaid) then huge props.

    my brains are going into my feeeeeet!


    • The D

      August 8, 2014 at 18:06

      I “combed” many movies for the right reference.


      • Shane Drinkard

        August 8, 2014 at 22:56

        and he found shit


  3. J_Joestar

    August 8, 2014 at 16:47

    Mega Altaria looks really REALLY huggable…


  4. Anan27

    August 8, 2014 at 18:57

    Why Lopunny man!?!


    • Shabooty

      August 8, 2014 at 19:59

      Because its amazing!


      • Anan27

        August 8, 2014 at 20:08

        It’s just a rabbit bunny what do you expect!? Jk haha, there okay I mean Lopunny looked awesome, i wonder how it’ll look like on its mega evolution form.


        • Dannijk

          August 8, 2014 at 20:16

          That is its Mega Evolution right there.


  5. Paina

    August 8, 2014 at 22:00

    In case anybody is wondering, mega altaria is dragon/fairy type and mega lopunny is normal/fighting type. I guess my limited Japanese comes in handy now and then


  6. DrThuganomics

    August 8, 2014 at 23:42

    All the cool pokemon that needs mega such as Breloom, Dragonite, Gliscor, Electwire, and many more… and they choose Lopunny!!! Why?


    • M Night Bay

      August 9, 2014 at 04:06

      Oh no, why did mawile get a mega evolve, why did manectric get a mega evolution? Why not (insert good pokemon here) or (insert stereotypical fanboy nerdgasm pokemon like hydreigon). Yeah, let’s waste a mega on a really good pokemon like breloom instead of something that needs a boost. Moron.


      • DrThuganomics

        August 9, 2014 at 07:09

        Nigga chill lol, it was an opinion and I do agreed it you! but like a mention early it was just my opinion.


        • Noah

          August 11, 2014 at 00:38

          I would assume that they want to level the playing field instead of limiting trainers to only super-boosted Pokémon that measure about 20-30. Mega Lopunny is a great way to do this-to make hero’s out of zero’s.


      • Guest

        August 9, 2014 at 09:44

        Hi bitch, why waste a mega on shit pokemon like sableye, absol, and ampharos when it can’t do shit! Bro, Gamefreak can do whatever shit they want whether it a dumbass or goodass pokemon. Don’t call other moron when you’re one yourself.


    • MC

      August 9, 2014 at 04:10

      Because Mega evolutions should go to pokemon who NEED the extra stat boost, like Lopunny. The pokemon you listed above are already ridiculously good that if they get a mega it will most likely be sent to Ubers or be extremely broken. I love seeing pokemon nobody cared about getting Megas and recking shop in competitive, Kangaskhan was one of my favorite pokemon but was never used because of its terrible stats, Now its Mega evolution is banned by smogon because of how powerful it is.


      • DrThuganomics

        August 9, 2014 at 07:12

        Yeah bro i do agree! Like mawile had horrible stats and his mega including with huge power help mawile a lot. But it was just my opinion lol and thank you, You didn’t explode like this M Night Bay did ????.


    • Leon 3883-5184-5725

      August 9, 2014 at 04:28

      Because Nintendo wanted to give some overlooked Pokemon a chance. You know who else should get me gas? Roserade, Ninjask, Xatu, and all the other Pokemon that used to be cool.


  7. David

    August 9, 2014 at 04:54



    • Kalidascope

      August 10, 2014 at 05:40

      It’s not fake


  8. scourge the hedgehog

    August 9, 2014 at 08:21



  9. Pokemonlover432

    August 9, 2014 at 16:55

    In all truth, i like them all, but mega lopunny dont look the same like im used to. While the body shape is perfect, where the heck is the rest of its cotton on its ears? Its like one night altaria shaved off the cotton of lopunny ears and glue them on its body. When i was thinking of mega lopunny, i was seeing it as a flying normal type because of its ears and how it learn bounce. If it had ears that look like wings and had its cotton back, i bet it could learn moves like brave bird or acrobatics. Stuff like that. It would had been awesome really, plus the cotton on its legs should be the same too. Hopefully they could add a few mpre changes on lopunny to wow the crowd slightly, thus make me intrested in getting the mega stone.


  10. BlushMagenta

    August 9, 2014 at 20:33

    OMG MEGA LOPUNNY!? I knew the day would come, but IT LOOKS sO FABULOUS! I can see it know, guys catching lopunnies, but really, Mega Lopunny is gonna be pretty kickass and cute at the same time. HOPING 4 THE BEST:3


    • Kalidascope

      August 10, 2014 at 05:39

      I’m a huge lopunny fan but the whole mega evolution thing is killing it lopunny is supposed to be a cute fuzzy creature WHERE’S THE COTTON did altaria want all the glory lopunny was getting did it want to be the cute one but I’m just saying mega lopunny should’ve had more fuzz do you remember the old fuzzy adorable lopunny it’s like the pokemon company was sabotaging lopunny.Now salamace has a lot of issues I thought it was supposed to look cool instead he’s a boomerang you can’t get from Australia and plz don’t take the wrong way cause I’m only 11 and these are thoughts and when i played pokemon diamond and pearl and platinum all I wanted was that fuzzy adorable lopunny but now I don’t want it


  11. Gamefreak4862

    August 10, 2014 at 09:42

    Why Lopunny, im all for it but shouldn’t we get megas of hoenns first??


  12. VoiceofKane

    August 10, 2014 at 13:32

    As long as Mega Lopunny’s Ability isn’t goddamn Klutz, I’ll give it a shot. We need more Normal Megas.


  13. JohnsonKe6

    August 11, 2014 at 04:35

    Altaria is my favorite Pokemon. I just love how it gets an awesome mega evolution.


  14. WolfSpoiler

    August 11, 2014 at 14:04

    Mega Altaria was confirmed to be a Dragon/Fairy
    With ability Pixilate

    And Lopunny is Normal/Fighting
    With ability with scrappy

    And Salamence still same type
    But with ability Aerilate

    Check Wikipedia or Serebii


  15. warriorman222

    August 11, 2014 at 19:02

    Um, Lopunny High Jump KIckedSableye. That means It gets Scrappy. and High Jump Kick. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS


  16. Hon Makizz

    August 12, 2014 at 14:23



  17. hardkncoke

    August 12, 2014 at 21:52

    Should’ve turned salamences wings the other way and gave him front legs and he wouldn’t get so much hate


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