As it turns out, the Mega Charizard that we’ve all seen before happened to be Mega Charizard Y.
Nintendo recently introduced another Mega Evolution form of the famed fire/dragon-type, which will sport a black-toned coat of skin and some distinct differences from the previously announced Mega Charizard Y.
The two Mega Evolutions differ in more ways than appearance.
Mega Charizard Y will boast a drastically increased Special Attack statistic, as well as a new ability known as Drought (Increases the damage of fire-type skills). It will also be able to learn a new move, Blast Burn.
The newly announced Mega Charizard X on the other hand, will be more melee-centric. It will gain the passive ability, Tough Claws, which increases the damage of moves that make direct contact. Replacing the move Blast Burn is Dragon Tail, which does a large amount of physical damage on top of forcing the opposing Pokémon to be switched out for another.
I can see the Mega Evolutions being huge strategic assets in competitive play, it will be interesting to see the upcoming Mega Evolution splits between the two new titles.
Pokémon X and Y are set to release worldwide in just over a week on October 12, exclusively for the 3DS.