The official Pokémon site has updated with more info on the CoroCoro leaks yesterday, including more specifics on Mega Evolution, English names for the new Pokémon, and more. We also have a new trailer, which you can see here.
Firstly, more information has been revealed on Mega Evolution. It has been confirmed that Mega Evolution, unlike regular evolution, is temporary and only occurs in battle.
Much like regular evolution, Mega Evolution can be obtained in various different ways. One of these ways is the previously-leaked Mega Stones, each of which is specific to an individual Pokémon. Two have been revealed so far: Lucarionite, and Blazikenite, which Mega-Evolve Lucario and Blaziken, respectively. These stones have to be held in battle to activate, but there are additional conditions that have not yet been revealed, so simply holding the item in battle is not enough to trigger the evolution.
It has also been confirmed that some of the many Mega Stones are hidden in secret locations around Kalos.
Next up, the Gym Leader Koruni revealed yesterday has had her English name revealed: Korrina. She is the Gym Leader in Shalour City, a seaside location, and her gym seems to revolve around the use of roller-skates. As mentioned before, Korrina and Shalour City are said to hold some secrets regarding Mega Evolution.
Next, the new Pokémon from yesterday have had their English names released:
Dedenne, the Electric/Fairy type, keeps the same name it had in Japanese. It learns a new Electric-type attack called Nuzzle, which deals damage and paralyses the target.
Horubii is now known as Bunnelby. It is said that Bunnelby creates its den by digging in the ground with its large, shovel-shaped ears.
Meekuru, the Gogoat pre-evolution, is called Skiddo in English. It has the Sap Sipper ability, and, like Gogoat, is known as the Mount Pokémon and can be ridden.
Additionally, the ability Cheek Pouch has had its effects revealed: If a Pokémon with Cheek Pouch eats a Berry during battle, it gains HP as well as the effects of the berry.
We've also obtained much more information on Super Training - including that it is accessible via the touch screen whenever you're outside of battle. Pokémon-Amie has also been revealed to operate this way.
It has been revealed that Super Training specifically trains base stats - or EVs, as they are more popularly known. In a first for the Pokémon series, EVs are now visible via a graph in Super Training, which shows where EVs are assigned on each Pokémon, and how close you are to the EV limit.
The primary event in Super Training is Super-Training Regimens, a mini-game where your Pokémon face huge Pokémon-shaped balloons, with each side trying to shoot balls into the other's goal. The game will be played via the Circle Pad and touchscreen.
Completing Super-Training Regimens unlocks training bags, which can be used in Core Training for a simpler way to easily boost your Pokémon's EVs.
The Torchic event has been confirmed for international games, and will be distributed via Nintendo Network - an upgraded replacement for Nintendo WFC - starting October 12th.
The details are as follows:
It has also been confirmed that Blazikenite will be an event-exclusive item, so the ability to obtain Mega Blaziken will only be available through this event.
- Name: Torchic
- Nature: Random
- Level: 10
- Ability: Speed Boost
- Held Item: Blazikenite
- Moves: Scratch, Growl, Focus Energy, Ember