Happy Friday! Here’s a nice mystery gift
A new mystery gift is available in Pokemon Sun and Moon, and it’s a lot bigger than the usual free download. Starting now, players can grab four different Mega Stones to use in-game.
Players need to enter the password “Intimidate” on the mystery gift screen to collect the Mega Stones. These special battle items are compatible with Beedrill, Audino, Mawile and Medicham. None of these are new Pokemon, and they’re not actually found in Sun or Moon. Instead, players will have to rely upon the Pokemon Bank app on Nintendo 3Ds to port them over from older games.
The Pokemon Company previously distributed the Mega Stones for Mawile and Beedrill in February. That promotion was available exclusively in Japan, offering the items as a reward to competitive online players.
The most recent Pokemon generation skipped out on adding more Mega Evolutions in favor of the Z-Move mechanic. Both features function similarly: They’re meant to give Pokemon a limited-time power boost during battles.
The Mega Stone seemed like a major innovation when it was introduced in Pokemon X and Y back in 2013. For the first time, players could grant Pokemon a temporary upgrade that would give them higher attack power and a dramatically altered look. Take a look at how Beedrill, Audino, Mawile and Medicham change under the effects of the Mega Stone:
This latest giveaway suggests that the Pokemon Company hasn’t totally given up on Mega Evolutions, even if it’s relegated the feature to Pokemon Sun and Moon’s postgame.