When Mega Evolutions became oficial in Pokémon XY all fans were excited of the possibilities in this new game mode. A year later, when Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire came out all the fans where hyped about which new Pokémon were going to receive a new mega stone, but most of them though a Pokémon is missing in this new Mega Evolution list: Flygon. I mean, is a dragon and from the Hoenn region, and is not mega evolving and Salamance is? Well, apparently this earth/dragon type didn’t get a mega evolution because of an artist’s block by the guys at Gamefreak… yeah, an artist’s block. But it’s not a bad thing, it can happen to anyone.
The official Nintendo Dream magazine recently conducted an interview with Gamefreak’s Ken Sugimori, Shigeru Ohmori (ORAS game director), Shigeki Morimoto (game developer), and Kazumasa Iwao (ORAS map designer). In this interview, Sugirmori explained the reason behind the absence of Mega Flygon.
Sugimori: For Aarune, he needed to have a Pokemon that could use the moves Fly and Secret Power, which are perfect moves for finding Secret Bases. And the only Hoenn Pokemon that wasn’t used by a key character that fit that criteria was Flygon. It does not Mega Evolve, but I really like Flygon.
Interviewer: Key characters often carry a Pokemon that can Mega Evolve, but Flygon is an exception, right?
Sugimori: Flygon has had the potential to have a Mega Evolution since XY, but we were unable to complete a design and so it was dropped from consideration.
If you know Japanese, you can take a look of the interview made in the official Nintendo Dream magazine by yourselves.
If this is true, would there ever be a chance to see Mega Flygon on the next game maybe?. Hear us, Arceus, we pray.
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