Pokemon Theory: Will Snorlax Get A Mega Evolution?

By Jeremy Carden

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When Pokemon X and Y first debuted a little over a year ago, fans were so excited to see some of their favorite Pokemon from past generations take things to a new level. Mega Evolution added something to the Pokemon franchise that some fans considered much needed; giving some of the older and underrated Pokemon (not counting creatures like Charizard or Mewtwo) a much needed power boost through Mega Evolution.

I’m not going to type up this blog and tell you that I was not excited to see some Pokemon who rarely saw the field of battle given a mega form like Mawhile or Manectric. Though I am a bit disappointed that Mega Evolution is becoming a little less special when it began to look like every Pokemon and its mother was being handed out a mega form.

Now this is just a prediction blog, but one mega that I’d love to see would be a Mega Snorlax!

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This is one Pokemon that I’d love to see get a power boost (not saying that Snorlax needs one necessarily). Well I think aside from stat increases, I feel that I’d be more interested in seeing what a Mega Snorlax would look like.

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If you ask me I think that a Mega Snorlax would have 3 changes in appearance from a regular Snorlax:

  1. Mega Snorlax would have its eyes open
  2. It would be buff and muscular
  3. It would be standing up!!!

Now based on the picture above, you’ll see that this fan-made Mega Snorlax fits all 3 descriptions that I just listed.

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What made me begin to speculate about a Mega Snorlax eventually being a thing was when we first saw screenshots from Pokemon X and Y. In the picture we saw something that we have never seen before even way back in the days of Pokemon Red and Blue; Snorlax had a STANDING sprite!!!!!

I don’t know…I mean Snorlax always appearing in the games laying back and even sitting up in some games might have hinted that it had a dormant power that had yet to be tapped into.

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Looking at the sprites from Generation 3, it seems like Snorlax was attempting to get up but fell back into a deep sleep. Moving on to Generation 4 to 5, Snorlax is actually sitting up! Then we get to the Kalos region and it is now standing up!!

In terms of a bulkier appearance, I think that a Mega Snorlax would be the ultimate “Bulk Up” in the sense that its ton of fat would be turned into pure muscle. How’s that for a powerhouse Pokemon?

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Finally, when the transformation is nearly complete we see Snorlax open its eyes and give out a loud roar as it prepares for battle!

Now in terms of ability, I think it would probably have Scrappy or Huge Power. I mean Huge Power doubles Attack so yes this would be a killer Snorlax!

I really hope that we do get a Mega Snorlax in the new Generation 3 remakes because I’d love to see it?

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Would you also like to see a Mega Snorlax? What other Pokemon would you like to see get a Mega Evolution and why?

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Pokemon Theory: Ash’s Charizard will appear in Kalos and Mega Evolve

by Jeremy Carden

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Now before you jump for joy keep in mind that this is just a theory that I’ve come up with. As we all know in the new X and Y games our favorite Fire Starter Pokemon was given not one but TWO Mega Evolutions.

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In the Pokemon Origins special, Red’s Charizard Mega Evolved into Mega Charizard X.

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The logical counterpart to that event would of course be Ash’s Charizard Mega Evolving into Mega Charizard Y.

However, going by the attacks that Charizard had in its move set when he appeared in Unova the BEST form for him to take would be Mega Charizard X.

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The Tough Claws ability boosting physical attacks would work wonders for 3 of Charizard’s moves. It was shown using Wing Attack, Slash and Dragon Tail. Flamethrower is its trademark attack like Thunderbolt is for Pikachu so it is no surprise it was still one of its attacks.

Regardless as to which form it takes on after Mega Evolving, I’d imagine that Charizard would be used in the finale of the Kalos League. Who knows perhaps Ash will have a Mega Stone for each Mega Evolution!

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Based on the photo above, it would make sense for Pikachu and Charizard to have the same number of league finales.

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In Kanto, Charizard’s refusal to battle was what caused Ash to lose the Indigo League. Charizard was the first to faint in the battle with Harrison’s Blaziken causing Ash to lose the Silver Conference.

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Now we get to the “Pikachu trend” this is when Ash is in a league full battle with no other active Pokemon in his team but Pikachu. Tyson’s Meowth in boots just barely scrapped a victory in the Hoenn League. Despite a double K.O. with Tobias’ Latios, Ash was defeated once again since his opponent still had 4 Pokemon left while he had none. Then in the arguably the most disgraceful league that the anime has ever produced, Pikachu was defeated by Cameron’s Lucario.

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As to whether or not Ash will actually win the Kalos League has yet to be determined. Though I’m sure we’ve all recognized the trend that has taken place up until this point:

  1. Ash and friends arrive at the location of the Pokemon League
  2. The gang meets some random trainer that they befriend
  3. Turns out this friendly trainer is also competing in the SAME competition
  4. Both Ash and the trainer make it through the preliminaries into the full battle round
  5. They wind up facing each other and Ash is defeated
  6. The rival/friend either gets defeated in the next round or goes on to win the tournament

We can only hope that the same does not happen in Kalos and Ash actually has a chance of winning this thing!

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Another thing to take into consideration is that Charizard is now at Professor Oak’s lab and not in the Johto region’s Charicific Valley. This could mean easier access for Ash to just get the Pokeball transported from Oak’s lab rather than for Charizard to fly from Johto to Oak’s lab in Kanto to get sent from there.

There is no doubt in my mind that if Charizard reappears it will have some new moves because each time it shows up there is always a rotation of its 4 attacks.

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Let’s just hope that Ash does not rely solely on the Pokemon he captures in Kalos instead of taking advantage of the large quantity of Pokemon at Oak’s lab.

Since the Kalos region is famous for Mega Evolution, it would not surprise me if there are some trainers in the league who will be using Mega Pokemon. I dare say that if Ash does meet some “friendly trainer” prior to entering the league and they battle, I could see the climax of their battle being down to Mega Evolved Pokemon!

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Who knows perhaps it will be Mega Charizard X vs. Mega Charizard Y or Harrison returns for a Mega Evolution rematch of Charizard vs. Blaziken.

The possibilities are seemingly endless and based on what I’ve seen so far of the X and Y series this will be a major improvement over Unova!

Honestly I don’t care which Mega Evolution Ash’s Charizard would get as long as it appeared again in the series and actually did something unlike the Unova series. I’m sure everyone was willing to bet money that it would face off against the legendary Reshiram. The only real battle it took place in was against Iris’ Dragonite, but other than that it was just in Ash’s lineup until he arrived in Kanto once again.

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Kalos is as good a time as any for Charizard to appear again, but this time for some REAL Pokemon battles! With multiple Mega Forms that it could use, I can only hope the writers do not let an opportunity like this slip through their fingers.  Going back to what I said before, the “friendly trainer” that Ash bumps into at the start of the league could be Red himself! I’ll just leave that thought there for you to consider…

Do you think Ash’s Charizard will return to its trainer’s side once more and if so will it Mega Evolve?