Metal Arcade: Joe Smith writes:
It’s a complaint heard since the dawn of the franchise: is Pokemon becoming Digimon? A new feature in Pokemon X and Y might fuel the argument.
Earlier in the month a new mechanic was revealed for the upcoming Pokemon X and Pokemon Y - the ‘mega evolution’ transformation, a Super Saiyan-like boost in speed and power for many of the franchise’s forgotten characters, and even some of their most recognizable. It should come as no surprise that two of the Pokemon most widely accused for being Digimon-like, Blaziken and Lucario, get access to this new evolution. Along with fan-favorite Mewtwo, these two seem to be the mascots for this change, respectively taking on X and Y shapes in their fur upon evolution.