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The ongoing data-mining of #PokemonSunMoon has unearthed a wealth of information about the upcoming games, and some of the leaked details are disturbingly dark.

Take, for example, the Mega Evolutions. A beloved mechanic that temporarily turns Pokémon into a more powerful form, Mega Evolutions are present in Pokémon Sun and Moon, but the designers have come out and said that they won't be developing the mechanic any further in the new game.

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No Pain, No Gain

According to new revelations leaked from the data-mining, Pokémon Sun and Moon may not develop new Mega Evolutions, but the Pokedex entries reveal another dimension about them that might justify shunning them on moral grounds.

Here are the worrying Pokedex entries in question:

Gengar(Mega): Gengar’s relationships are warped. It has no interest in opponents unless it perceives them as prey.

Kangaskhan(Mega): Thanks to Mega Evolution, its child grows. But as the child is good only at fighting and nothing else, its mother feels uneasy about its future.

Pinsir(Mega): The influence of Mega Evolution leaves it in a state of constant excitement. It pierces enemies with its two large horns before shredding them.

Gyarados(Mega): Mega Evolution also affects its brain, leaving no other function except its destructive instinct to burn everything to cinders.

Aerodactyl(Mega): When it Mega Evolves, it becomes more vicious than ever before. Some say that’s because its excess of power is causing it pain.

Sharpedo(Mega): As a consequence of Mega Evolution, its combative instincts exploded. The yellow marks it bears are scars from a long history of battles.

Salamence(Mega): Mega Evolution fuels its brutality, and it may even turn on the Trainer who raised it. It’s been dubbed “the blood-soaked crescent.”

Metagross(Mega): Mega Evolution stimulated its brain. It emerged as a ruthless Pokémon that will clutch at any means of ensuring its victories.

Garchomp(Mega): Its vaunted wings become scythes, sending it mad with rage. It swings its scythes wildly and slices the ground to pieces.

Lucario(Mega): It readies itself to face its enemies by focusing its mental energies. Its fighting style can be summed up in a single word: heartless.

As you can see, the Mega version of Pokémon seems to develop some serious emotional problems. Mega Evolution turns Pokémon hyper aggressive and ramps up their most destructive instincts. Fighting has always been carefully integrated into Pokémon's kid-friendly world, but 'heartless' and 'ruthless' monsters that shred their enemies with their horns and slice the ground to pieces with scythes seem more in line with Mortal Kombat.

One has to wonder if this could be simply an in-game justification for the franchise turning their focus away from Mega Evolutions. After all, will kind-hearted trainers still want to use Mega Evolutions if they end up hurting their beloved pets? A more callous, gladiatorial attitude needs to be roleplayed by the trainer in order to justify buffing your Pokémon at the expense of their mental health.


Have these disturbing revelations put you off using Mega-Evolutions?

Source: GameFAQs