Mega Evolution Specials

Pokémon: Mega Evolution Special (Japanese: ポケットモンスターXY特別編 最強メガシンカ Pocket Monsters XY Special Episode: The Strongest Mega Evolution) is a series of four special episodes of Pokémon the Series: XY that are set during Ash's journey through Kalos. The specials focus on an original protagonist and former assistant of Professor Sycamore, Alain, and his partner, a Mega Charizard X, and his quest to research and defeat every known Mega-Evolved Pokémon. He is joined by Mairin, a beginning Trainer who started with her Chespin, nicknamed Chespie. Other characters include Steven, the Hoenn League Champion, and Lysandre, a mysterious benefactor who has his own reasons for pursuing Mega Evolution.

Promotional poster for the first special

In Japan, the first special aired on April 3, 2014, a week after the Japanese debut of A PokéVision of Things to Come!. It focused on Alain's journey to different parts of Kalos to fight and defeat Trainers with Mega Pokémon, including Siebold of the Kalos Elite Four. Subsequent episodes aired in Japan on a biyearly basis, with the second and third episodes focusing around Mega Rayquaza, the Primal forms of Groudon and Kyogre, and the origins of Mega Evolution in Hoenn. The fourth and final special aired on October 29, 2015, tying directly into the XY&Z arc of Pokémon the Series: XY.

In the United States, the first special aired on May 31, 2014, a week after the English debut of A Conspiracy to Conquer!. The remaining three specials aired before the first episode of, halfway through, and the week after the last episode of Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest.


Code Screenshot English title Japanese title US broadcast Japan broadcast Time between
XYS01   Mega Evolution Special I ポケットモンスターXY特別編 最強メガシンカ ~Act I~
Pocket Monsters XY Special Episode: The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act I~
May 31, 2014 April 3, 2014 58 days
XYS02   Mega Evolution Special II ポケットモンスターXY特別編 最強メガシンカ ~Act II~
Pocket Monsters XY Special Episode: The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act II~
February 7, 2015 November 6, 2014 93 days
XYS03   Mega Evolution Special III ポケットモンスターXY特別編 最強メガシンカ ~Act III~
Pocket Monsters XY Special Episode: The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act III~
August 15, 2015 March 19, 2015 149 days
XYS04   Mega Evolution Special IV ポケットモンスターXY特別編 最強メガシンカ ~Act IV~
Pocket Monsters XY Special Episode: The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act IV~
December 26, 2015 October 29, 2015 58 days
This concludes the Mega Evolution Specials.




Main characters
Supporting characters


Alain Jonathan Silver Alain Kenshō Ono アラン 小野賢章
Charizard Kensuke Satō Lizardon Kensuke Satō リザードン 佐藤健輔
Mairin Zoe Martin Manon Mikako Komatsu マノン 小松未可子
Chespie Suzy Myers Hari-san Yuka Terasaki ハリさん 寺崎裕香
H.D. Quinn Fuladari
Hideaki Tezuka フラダリ
Steven Stone Andrew Paull Daigo Tsuwabuki Kenichi Suzumura ツワブキ・ダイゴ 鈴村健一
Metagross Kenta Miyake Metagross Kenta Miyake メタグロス 三宅健太
Professor Sycamore Jake Paque Platane Hiroshi Tsuchida プラターヌ 土門大
Special appearances by
Astrid Kate Bristol Ayaka Miyuu Sawai アヤカ 沢井美優
Remo Marc Thompson Louie Kōichi Yamadera ルイ 山寺宏一
Siebold Eli James Zumi Hiroyuki Yoshino ズミ 吉野裕行
Malva Samara Naeymi Pachira Akeno Watanabe パキラ 渡辺明乃
Zygarde Core Billy Bob Thompson Zygarde Core Yūki Kaji ジガルデ・コア 梶裕貴

Major events

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Act I

Act II


Act IV

Home video releases

Japanese DVD releases

Main article: List of Japanese language XY home video releases


  • These are the only episodes from Pokémon the Series: XY that were dubbed into English to not be included in any home video releases.

In other languages

See also

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