The concept of Mega Evolutions may be dead and long gone, but I can’t help but reminisce of what could have been. We still have questions, like if they’ll ever be brought back in any capacity. I feel that they will be featured in Pokemon Go, but I doubt there’ll be any new ones created.
But let’s reminisce about my personal top 10 Mega Evolutions.
10 – Rayquaza
Broken. The fact that it doesn’t have to hold a Mega Stone makes it broken as hell. It’s just broken.
9 – Blaziken
Mega Blaziken doesn’t need the Speed Boost Ability, with the base Speed stat of 100. But it bloody got it anyway, and it can clean house. I’ve heard a lot about Mega Blaziken being able to finish an entire X/Y story by itself and I’m not surprised, with the base 160 Attack. Oh boy, you don’t want to mess with this burning chicken of death.
8 – Kangaskhan
One thing I love about Mega Kangaskhan is that it’s the baby that Mega Evolves rather than the mother herself. In Gen 6, Parental Bond was broken, with the second attack being half as strong as the first, but was reduced to 25% in Gen 7 – bear in mind Mega Kangaskhan’s base Attack is 125. It’s the ultimate parent/child tag-team.
7 – Mewtwo Y
Mega Mewtwo Y (we’ll call it Y from here on out) keeps to its roots in terms of its Special Attack capabilities – its base stat is a monstrous 194. The reason why it’s better than X is that the vast majority of moves that Mewtwo learns by level up are Special moves, with the exception of Psycho Cut. Admittedly, Mewtwo Y is broken, although not as broken as Rayquaza.
6 – Altaria
I quite like that Mega Altaria gets rid of its 4x weakness to Ice in this Mega Evolution, and is the only Dragon-type that is immune to itself, because of its newly-added Fairy-type. Aside from HP and Speed, it also has quite an even stat spread, allowing you to do what you want with this literal cloud.
5 – Swampert
I chose Mudkip as my starter in ORAS, and boy was he a bruiser, especially when I chose to Mega Evolve him. He’s still not the fastest thing on the field, but he hits so hard – although I think his low Speed is credited to the fact he skipped leg day. He was just so fun to bring out for a bit of extra strength on the team.
4 – Ampharos
I love this walking shampoo advert. The Mega Evolution adds to its already impressive Special Attack but takes away from its Speed a little. If we had Mega Evolutions in the Johto region, I probably would have chosen Ampharos for my Mega slot, personally.
3 – Aerodactyl
I love that Aerodactyl was the only Fossil Pokemon that can Mega Evolve, and it didn’t need it, but it ended up gaining one, building on its already incredible Speed stat and made its Attack stat a lot more viable than before. Plus it looks absolutely badass, with rocks covering it in its supposed true form, according to the Pokedex.
2 – Mawile
Mawile had a huge glow-up concerning its Mega Evolution. It was just an average Pokemon but gains huge boosts in Attack, Defense and Special Defense. It also gains the Huge Power Ability which doubles the Attack stat. Basically, Mega Mawile has a base Attack stat of 210, which is disgusting. I’ll probably use Mega Mawile more if I do another ORAS playthrough in the future.
1 – Absol
I have to go with Absol, as it was one of the Mega Evolutions I used to love using in ORAS alongside Swampert. Its Magic Bounce Ability was fun to troll throughout the game, and like others on this list, builds on its already-impressive Physical Attack stat. Plus Mega Absol is beautiful, even just to look at.