Mega Evolutions Confirmed for Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Mega Charizard X in the Pokémon anime

Mega Charizard X in the Pokémon anime

Mega Venasaur, Mega Blastoise Mega Chrizard X and Y are all shown in action, displaying devastatingly powerful attacks.

Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee will have the long-awaited return of Mega Evolutions to a larger prominence in the Pokemon franchise. Additionally, the recent CoroCoro scans revealed the third gym that is led by Lt. Surge for the first time. We already knew that Alolan forms of Gen 1 Pokémon will appear in Let's Go, and now thanks to a new trailer and press release, we know that there will also be Mega Evolutions for some Gen 1 creatures too. Mega Evolution, known as "the Evolution that transcends Evolution", momentarily unleashes the energy within a Pokemon and can only be accomplished when a strong bond exists between the Pokemon and its Trainer. As in the 3DS Pokemon games, players will be able to Mega Evolve a Pokemon during battle if they have a Key Stone and the Pokemon's corresponding Mega Stone.

The trailer begins with a tour of Vermilion City, the home of the Electric-type Gym Leader, Lt. Surge.

Jessie and James, the classic, iconic Team Rocket duo, from everyone's childhood also make their triumphant Pokemon Let's Go debut, sporting their usual team of low-leveled Poison-type Pokemon.

Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee will be available for the Nintendo Switch on November 16.