Okay so I made a post about this on my personal Facebook about a possible pattern in Mega Evolution reveals, and it all started with a post on a site called The Monster Atlas. The post in question is THIS ONE. In the post they talk about how they noticed something and had to review the previous reveals to confirm something. Prior to the reveal of Mega Salamence, Mega Lopunny and Mega Altaria were three other reveals involving Mega Evolutions, but that isn’t the important part. The important part is what happens after they show the Pokemon Mega Evolving. As per every Mega Evolution reveal, they also show off a move in battle against another Pokemon. More specifically, they were shown battling against other Pokemon that could also Mega Evolve. I personally back tracked and checked this out myself. Going in order of reveals from first to last in regards to AlphaSapphire and OmegaRuby (Links Provided);
Mega Sceptile vs Mega Swampert (LINK)
Mega Blaziken vs Mega Sceptile (LINK)
Mega Swampert vs Mega Blaziken (LINK)
Mega Sableye vs Mega Sceptile (LINK)
Mega Diancie vs Sceptile (LINK)
Mega Metagross vs Swampert (LINK)
Mega Altaria vs Shiftry (LINK)
Mega Salamence vs Torkoal (LINK)
Mega Lopunny vs Sableye (LINK)
Okay, there’s the “proof”. So, out of all of the Mega Evolutions that have been revealed, the ones containing Pokemon that are yet to be confirmed to receive a Mega Evolution are; Shiftry and Torkoal. We’re not done. Yesterday revealed two Mega Evolutions by accident over on the official Korean Pokemon website (and has since been taken down). However the leaked screen shots are available over on Serebii. Let’s take a look;
As you can tell, Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino have been revealed (again, accidentially). And would you take a look at that. Mega Slowbro is facing off against Slaking, and Audino is seen facing off against Blaziken as well as seen in a Double Battle with Sceptile being it’s partner, battling against a Combusken and a Salamence. So, out of THIS reveal. Blaziken (I count Combusken too, due to it evolving into Blaziken), Salamence and Sceptile are all capable of Mega Evolution. So out of this reveal, the only one NOT confirmed, is Slaking. This totals up the unconfirmed Mega Evolutions to three; Slaking, Shiftry and Torkoal. I’d like to bring your attention to something that perhaps a select few may or may not have noticed. I’m going to list off every Gym Leader and Elite Four members ace Pokemon, you tell me if you see something peculiar.
Roxanne – Nosepass
Brawly – Makuhita
Wattson – Magneton (RS)/Manectric (E)
Flannery – Torkoal
Norman – Slaking
Winona – Altaria
Tate & Liza – Solrock & Lunatone
Wallace – Milotic
Juan – Kingdra
Elite Four & Champion:
Sidney – Shiftry
Phoebe – Dusclops*
Glacia – Walrein
Drake – Salamence
Steven – Metagross
Wallace – Milotic
Well then, there’s a lot of familiar Pokemon I’ve heard of recently. More specifically the Pokemon whose names are BOLDED. I count Manectric due to it already existing, Wattson was also the only Gym Leader who’s ace changed from RubySapphire to Emerald. Torkoal and Shiftry were involved in the reveal for Salamence, Altaria and Lopunny. It’s also been previously shown that Shiftry is still a part of Sidney’s team. I added a “*” next to Dusclops because in AlphaSapphire and OmegaRuby, she is seen to have a Dusknoir which most likely replaces her Dusclops ace. Makes sense though. Now, I should mention that it’s apparently confirmed at this point that Steven Stone WILL be the Champion this time around, so one can’t help but wonder who the Sootopolis City Gym Leader will be, either Wallace or Juan. Considering that Wallace was the Champion in Emerald and was the Sootopolis City Gym Leader in RubySapphire, where as Juan was the Gym Leader in Emerald. Anyway, as you can see a good chunk of the revealed Mega Evolutions for AlphaSapphire and OmegaRuby also match up with a lot of the aces for the Gym Leaders and Elite Four members, including the Champion.
So, I’d like to mention this too. In Pokemon X & Y, you essentially received the ability to Mega Evolve around the third Gym Leader, Korrina. Of course this is after you beat her so in a way it’s just before the fourth Gym Leader. Thing is, when you battle Korrina for the Gym Badge, she doesn’t use Lucario. She uses it after you beat her, and once you beat her you get the ability to Mega Evolve. So I can’t help but imagine that Wattson might be the same way. Originally using Magneton, his ace from RubySapphire. Then possibly battling with you again shortly after but this time using Manectric and using it to Mega Evolve.
On top of this odd pattern of Mega Evolutions being pit against Pokemon that can Mega Evolve, it seems like a good number of them happen to be possible aces for the Gym Leaders and Elite Four members. It’s possible this time around, Gym Leaders after the third gym might have the ability to Mega Evolve, it’s also possible you might receive the Mega Stones from them at some point through the game as well. There is one more thing I’d like to cover, since I’m sure it will come up and that is Tate & Liza. Tate & Liza are not a Singles Battle, they are a Double Battle. Normally, you’re only allowed ONE Mega Evolution per battle. But that also only applies to each trainer. When it comes to the Gym Battle against Tate & Liza, it’s ONE of you, versus TWO of them. Each one of both Tate AND Liza could both have a Mega Evolution, likely being Solrock and Lunatone considering they tie in together, much like Zangoose and Seviper. Honestly, seeing two Pokemon Mega Evolve during a Gym Battle like that would be fucking sweet, not to mention it would make their gym infinitely more challenging seeing as how Solrock and Lunatone can be quite bulky.
I don’t know about all of you, but this all seems too convenient to be coincidence. Recent Mega Evolution reveals paired up against Pokemon that can also Mega Evolve, and the recent reveals also matching a good number of the Gym Leader’s and Elite Four’s ace Pokemon. Regardless, it’s something interesting to ponder about for a while and try to line everything up. The more and more I think about it the more it all makes sense. But that’s just me, what do you all think? Also to finish this off, sorry if this post is tl;dr.