Pokemon X & Y players can also choose from Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle at start, Mega Evolutions confirmed

Wednesday, 4th September 2013 12:20 GMT By Dave Cook

Pokemon X & Y players can choose between Chespin, Froaki and Fennekin as well as one classic starting creature – either Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle – at the beginning of their quest.

The details were confirmed during Nintendo’s Pokemon X & Y Nintendo Direct feed today. You can check out full details from the stream here.

Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda confirmed that the three classic starter Pokemon will also come with Mega Evolution forms that must be unlocked throughout the player’s journey. The forms are Mega Venusaur, Mega Charizard and Mega Blastoise.

We’ll have more on the classic trio soon.



  1. EdNorton

    Pokemon X and Pokemon Y – Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Charmander Trailer –

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Francis O

    Smart move by Nintendo.

    Not getting GTA in September so what do they do? Release a special edition Pokemon X and Y bundle in that month, along with the Wind Waker HD Wii U bundle in September with the price cut.

    The Mega Evolutions looks awesome. Giving players two Pokemon early on is good, and the fact they are from the original Pokemon Red and Blue, makes things even better. Who says Nintendo doesn’t have cloud technology? LOL awesome, I will be getting the Pokemon Bank so I never lose my Pokemon from game to game.

    I foresee 3DS sales shooting to untold levels around the world on October 12th. It’s going to be crazy.

    Fantastic Nintendo Direct, can’t wait till October 12th.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. CyberMarco

    What are Mega-evolutions exactly? Are those permanent evolutions or triggered in-battle?

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Tronros

    @3 They are triggered in battle via held item. I think its a Evolution Stone. After the battle the revert to their previous form.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Metroid455

    Fen-Chan’s still going to be my main but the option is nice (^-^)

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Hirmetrium

    Mother, fucking, bulb, a, saur.

    The rest of my year is ruined.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. fengato

    This is my ZX-10 – Charmander all the way…

    #7 1 year ago
  8. wildBoar

    The original designs were soo much better than what we have now…. They’re even drawn better!

    #8 1 year ago
  9. fihar

    They also lack creativity and imagination.
    Look at the three originals’ eye and arms/legs design.

    Heck, even I’m pretty sure that Charmander and Squirtle started out as palette swaps for each other.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. darthroseman

    You worded it incorrectly in the article. They get to pick and original starter in addition to the X and Y starters.

    #10 1 year ago

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