In an exciting PokÃ©mon themed Nintendo Direct, Nintendo President Iwata along with representatives of GameFreak and The PokÃ©mon Company revealed a second set of starters for PokÃ©mon X and Y. These starters will be none other than Charmander, Bulbasaur, and Squirtle.
The game will begin slightly differently than in past installments. First, a friend of yours will ask you to choose between three PokÃ©mon. These PokÃ©mon will be Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie. Afterwards, you will meet with the Professor of PokÃ©mon X and Y. He will ask you to choose from another set of PokÃ©mon. It is within this set that you can choose from Charmander, Bulbasaur, and Squirtle.
As if this were not enough fan-service, this Nintendo Direct also revealed that all three of the classic starter PokÃ©mon can perform Mega Evolutions. Showing footage of these new transformations, Charizard will grow a third horn and wings under his wrists, Venusaur's "tree" and size increase while he also grows a flower on his forehead, and Blastoise also bulks up as well as grows another water cannon on each arm.
A few more details were discussed concerning how Mega Evolutions are performed. Using a black bracelet called the Mega Ring, players are able to activate the Mega Stones of their PokÃ©mon. It was also hinted towards the end of Nintendo Direct, that every PokÃ©mon in the game can perform a Mega Evolution and, because Mega Evolutions are exclusive to the Kanto Region, players will be involved in finding out the secrets of the Mega Evolutions.
PokÃ©mon X and PokÃ©mon Y will be released exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS globally on October 12th.
Source: Nintendo Direct