Looks like everyone is finally here.
How are your Pokémon?
It feels like it’s been some time since our whole group has gathered in one place.
Yeah. I think it’s been since we met up on Route 7.
Mr. Mega Evolution Guru…
I’ve been wondering this whole time.
Who is that over there?
This is my granddaughter Korrina.
She’s Shalour City’s Gym Leader.
So, Sycamore’s pupils.
Now that you’re all here…
I suppose I should explain Mega Evolution to you.
I assume you all know about Pokémon Evolution?
I know! I know!
You have your Pokémon battle a lot, and then they grow stronger and evolve!
Oh, and there are Pokémon that evolve certain items.♪
Some Pokémon evolve through friendship, and others only evolve in certain places.
Exactly! And it’s likely that Pokémon evolve in a lot of other ways as well!
But Mega Evolution is an Evolution that transcends all other Evolution!
Mega Evolution is a transformation of Pokémon that were thought to be unable to evolve any further!
It’s a whole new level of power!
So in an Evolutionary line like Charmander, Charmeleon, and Charizard…
Does that mean Charizard would be able to evolve even further?
Yep! Exactly right!
But not all Pokémon have a Mega Evolution.
There’s a reason why I used the world “transformation” a moment ago.
Mega Evolution differs from Evolution because it ends after a certain amount of time.
In other words, it’s a temporary Evolution.
What?! It evolves, but it goes back to what it was before?
Yes… Mega Evolution is a special kind of Evolution.
That said, we still know very little about it.
What we know now is that it requires special items.
And the most important element is the trust between Pokémon and Trainer.
Trust… In other words, the bond between Trainer and Pokémon!
To make Mega Evolution work, you need two items: a Mega Stone for the Pokémon and the Mega Ring, which has a mysterious stone set in it, for the Trainer.
Since Professor Sycamore entrusted each one of you with a Pokédex, I would like to give these items to all of you…
I’d like to share them with you, but…
Just come out and say it already!
Sorry, but presently, I have only one Mega Ring…
It’s a very precious item.
That’s why my research isn’t getting anywhere…
So, I want all of you to decide among yourselves which one of you will be the one who challenges the Mega Evolution successor.
I’ll pass. Pokémon battling isn’t really my scene.
So, Mega Evolution would be way out of my league.
It really would be a cool memory, and it does look interesting, but…
I want to complete the Pokédex first.
If you try to do too much at once, you won’t accomplish anything.
So that leaves ○○○○ and Calem, then.
Trainers don’t get much better than you two.
○○○○, let’s battle for it!
No matter what the reason is, a battle is a good chance for the two of us to compete and see who Vaniville Town’s best Trainer really is!