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So is Sylveon the only pokemon that evolves from an earlier generation pokemon?
If so that is kind of disappointing..
Why? They didn't have any in Gen 5.
EDIT: Actually wait a minute, there's plenty of evos of earlier generation Pokemon, they're called Megas. Really.
Seems that way. Kind of a disappointment.
I was actually kinda relieved, but also surprised when that happened.
I mean after the starters and the legendaries, we had nothing...then Sylveon...then Mewtwo Y long before we knew about Mega Evolutions...then nothing for a while...
Personally I was a little worried Gen 6 was going to end up kinda like Gen 4
...and I mean...it did, but in a slightly different way.
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It bothers me a little, but not a lot. The two generations they did do this, they overloaded on them and their quality suffered as a result. If it happens again, I want it to happen properly.
I imagine Mega Evolutions were intended to satisfy the people hoping for evolutions of past Pokemon.
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And on that note, I believe we STILL don't know how to get Sylveon<.<
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Why? They didn't have any in Gen 5.
Gen 5 was stated to be a restart Gen, they meant it to have no new evos of old Pokemon.
It does seem kinda strange that only an Eeveelution is added for the old ones, it strikes a sour note. The Megas aren't really evos, though. They're like 'Burst Mode' was in digimon season 5, a powered up 'super saiyan' kind of form that still has the old name. Mega Mawile, for instance, how hard would it have been to incorporate it as a real evo maybe 'Jawsile' or something. Same with the Mega Absol. It really is kinda lazy if you think about it, that they can bother to make alternate forms of these Pokemon but can't be a**ed enough to give them real evos.
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Gen 3 only had 2. So, that's really only a peg down sorta. Disappointed about the lack of actual evolutions from older Pokemon...but I'll live.
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Ephraim225 posted...Why? They didn't have any in Gen 5.
Another way to look at it would be to consider megas a compromise between those who want older, sometimes useless, pokemon to get an update, and those who don't want their classic designs ruined.
On the one hand, a classic pokemon gets some new flair and enhanced usability. On the other hand, nobody will cry foul that their favorite classic pokemon has been ruined with a stupid new evo.
The beauty of megas is that they're useful, but if you already have that role filled with a mega you like, you essentially get a free pass to NOT use a mega of a pokemon you like better as a non-mega.
Additionally, none of the mega forms (with the exception of maybe gengar) are that radically different, so one gets the impression that their intention is avoid changing them as drastically as an evolution, but still breathe some life into them. This seems even more likely when you consider that one of the major criteria for a mega candidate is its popularity. That is, to say, it's a pokemon that people already like, so they would likely be upset if they made any huge changes.
Personally, I prefer it this way, as evolving old pokemon was always hit or miss with me. I liked evectrivire, I loved magnezone, but dusknoir? Blech. Ruined Dusclops.