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Pokemon Mega Evolution | Charizard | Blastoise | Venusaur

Published: 9/Nov/2018 4:34 Updated: 9/Nov/2018 5:02

by Paul Cot


Pokemon Let’s Go will feature Pokemon Mega Evolution. That’s right, Mega Evolution surpasses standard evolution which results in huge boosts for the likes of Charizard and Blastoise.

What is Pokemon Mega Evolution?

Pokemon Mega Evolution is when a Pokemon evolves beyond its final evolution. For example, Charmander evolves into Charmeleon who evolves into Charizard. 

These are standard evolutions which have been in Pokemon since generation one. A Mega Evolution allows a Pokemon to go an evolution beyond this.

When Did Pokemon Mega Evolution Begin?

The concept of Pokemon Mega Evolution began in generation six. 28 Mega Evolutions were introduced for Pokemon X and Y. 

A further 20 Mega Evolutions were added in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire.

Pokemon Let’s Go Mega Evolution

It has been confirmed there will be Mega Evolution in Pokemon Let’s Go. There are 15 Pokemon from generation one capable of mega evolution. 

This doesn’t necessarily mean all 15 of these Pokemon will be capable of such in Pokemon Let’s Go though. It has been confirmed that Venusaur, Blastoise and Charizard will be able to mega evolve. The latter can mega evolve into both Mega Charizard X and Mega Charizard Y.

Pokemon Mega Evolution – Charizard X

Mega Charizard X | Mega Charizard Y

It’s hard to imagine a Pokemon more powerful than Charizard but that’s exactly what its mega evolved form is. 

Mega Charizard X changes the colour of Charizard with most notably its flames turning blue. This is because they are even hotter than before! Mega Charizard X’s type changes from fire/flying to fire/dragon. 

Mega Charizard Y on the other hand maintains the fire/flying type. The change comes in its sharper horns, longer tail and larger wings, meaning it becomes more physically powerful and can fly faster.

Pokemon Mega Evolution – Charizard Y

Mega Blastoise

The biggest change in Mega Blastoise is its huge single cannon on its back. It will learn the ability Mega Launcher and its special attack will greatly increase.

Pokemon Mega Evolution – Mega Blastoise

Mega Venusaur

Upon Mega Evolution, Venusaur learns the ability thick fat. This diminishes the power of fire and ice attacks by 50%. Being a grass type Pokemon this is obviously significant.

Pokemon Mega Evolution – Mega Venusaur

How Does Mega Evolution Work?

Mega Evolution differs from standard evolution in that it is only temporary. Pokemon Mega Evolution is induced using a Key Stone or Mega Stone. 

It can only be used during battle, and once per battle! A strong bond between the Pokemon and Pokemon trainer is also required.

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Glastrier or Spectrier: Which one should you get in Crown Tundra?

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:21 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 0:22

by Paul Cot


Glastrier and Spectrier are two new Legendary Pokemon added in the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC. Unfortunately, you can only get one of them (at least in one save file), so which one is better and why?

First off let’s look at their typings. Glastrier is a pure ice-type and Spectrier is pure ghost.

Of course, this is somewhat down to preference but when it comes to weaknesses, there’s only one winner. Glastrier is weak to fire, fighting, rock and steel. It is immune against no types and only resistant to ice attacks.

Meanwhile, Spectrier is only weak to dark and ghost attacks. It is immune to normal and fighting, and resistant to bug and poison. In short, Spectrier’s typing is much more favorable.

Calyrex Shadow Rider
Calyrex fusing into its Shadow Rider form…

Glastrier vs Spectrier stats

There’s more to Pokemon than just typings, though. Each of their base stats are as follows:

Glastrier Spectrier
HP 100 HP 100
Attack 145 Attack 65
Defense 130 Defense 60
Special Attack 65 Special Attack 145
Special Defense 110 Special Defense 80
Speed 30 Speed 130

To simplify these stats, Spectrier will provide you with a fantastic fast and strong ghost-type Pokemon. However, while its special attack is massive, it doesn’t have the moveset to take full advantage of it.

Glastrier’s abysmal speed is a problem. Along with its undesirable pure ice typing many trainers won’t be interested in it, and we understand why.

Outside of those bad points though, the rest of it is very impressive. Along with great defense, it has a far better move pool than Spectrier which is very reliant on Shadow Ball.

If you’re interested in competitive battling then you can’t really go against Spectrier. If you’re playing for fun instead, then Spectrier may be the better option.

How to separate Glastrier/Spectrier from Calyrex

In the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC you actually catch Calyrex with either Glastrier or Spectrier together. Respectively, it is Calyrex’s Ice Rider and Shadow Rider fusions forms.

While they do come together, you can separate them to give yourself two Legendaries for the price of one. To do this make sure either of Calyrex’s fusion forms are in your party.

Following that, head over to your inventory and select the Reins of Unity. Give it to the fused Calyrex to separate them. You can rejoin them while they are both in your party by once again selecting the Reins of Unity.

This is a brilliant option to have, although naturally the fusion forms are stronger. Now, you just have to decide which steed you want!