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WARNING! WARNING! This post contains speculation about upcoming games! It is not meant to be treated as confirmed information or shared as such. Please be mature and realize that this is meant as a catalyst for discussion.

Hold on to your hats trainers, here’s a doozy! It was recently reported on that multiple Pokémon from the Kanto region had been trademarked in Japan. Some speculated that this could coincide with new Mega Evolutions for those Pokémon, but there was little evidence to support that theory. Until now.

The ‘Chinese Riddler’, a mysterious leaker who revealed hints about a variety of Pokémon correctly in the lead up to the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon, has weighed in on the information themselves. They included the list of names and correlated them to Mega Evolution. Take a look at the full list:

  • Golem
  • Machamp
  • Raichu
  • Jynx
  • Starmie
  • Hitmonlee
  • Hitmonchan
  • Arbok
  • Weezing
  • Persian
  • Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon
  • Dragonite

They also added a new one to the list—Mr. MimeIf they prove to be as reliable as in the past, this could be a big deal. UPDATE: The original post included Hitmontop in error. It was not included by the Riddler or trademark filings.

I’d like to add a bit of my own speculation. There is actually a logic for all these Pokémon and they make a lot of sense if they were to get new Mega Evolutions. The Elite 4 and Champion all have at least one Pokémon from this pool in the original Yellow version. Lorelei had a Jynx, Bruno had Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan and also Machamp, Agatha has an Arbok, Lance has a Dragonite and finally Blue, your rival, had one of the three original Eevee-lutions (Vaporeon, Jolteon or Flareon) depending on what starting you chose.

Another connection between some Pokémon is Team Rocket. Jessie, James and their leader Giovanni use Arbok, Weezing and Persian, respectively, in their battles against you.

Giving these Pokémon Mega Evolutions may provide a fresh spin on some of Pokémon Yellow’s most iconic battles. Obvious this is JUST SPECULATION, but please let us know your thoughts down below!


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Paul studied journalism just to write better articles about Pokémon. He still resides in Tokyo, Japan.