>>25079153 If you're talking about designs, then XY
Too many ORAS Megas look mega retareded.
>Don't know what they were thinking with Sharpedo >Slowbro is just lazy >As is Sableye's >Glalie's concept is good but with poor execution >What the fuck is Steelix >Latios and Latias sharing the same design for whatever reason >Camerupt Why.jpg
>>25079153 I think the ORAS designs were all executed way better. The only ones I really view as being poor are Sharpedo(who mysteriously lost the bone spikes in-game), and the Lati's. The rest do exactly what a Mega should do - take a Pokemon's core strengths or design cues, and then enhance them. Camerupt gets a bigger volcano. Swampert gets more bulk. Steelix becomes more pure, Slowbrow finally begins to realize that he might be in trouble. These are all really solid ideas, and they're executed in a simple and clean way. I think that's the biggest factor between them, the X/Y designs overall are much more clean. They didn't just tack on spikes and stripes like with Tyrannitar and Garchomp, they expanded on the core attributes of each Pokemon, and then left it there.
X/Y was definitely the testing grounds, but ORAS is where GF is starting to hit their stride. If Oras sets the precedent for mega evolution in the future, then this was definitely the right direction to move in.
A good portion of the X/Y megas were just ...for lack of a better word "pimped out" versions of the pokemon they were expanding upon. They just took some obvious features on the subject and made them flashier (ie lucario, tyranitar, venusaur, charizard Y).
The ORAS megas all look like the pokemon actually evolved further (except the lati twins and audino, those suck). Metagross and Gallade in particular really took their concepts to the next level (steelix also stands out to me as a great concept (his body hardening even further, hence the gem segments and sharper body all around) but I just can't get over how bad it is in game).
There aren't a whole lot of mega designs I downright hate but if we're talking about the pokemon actually evolving further I'd like to see more stuff like Glalie and Camerupt and less stuff like Tyranitar and Lucario.
From a gameplay standpoint I think the vast majority of them were poorly executed but that applies to pokemon as a whole too....so it's not really a complaint about mega evolution specifically.
I really wish ignorant people would just stop posting.
Sharpedo becomes more streamlined, gains retractable teeth on its snout so it can actually ram into shit like a torpedo and also evokes a sawtooth shark, and more scars. >if it's not a muscle evo covered in spikes it's lazy Steelix's shovel jaw turns into a bulldozer blade. The steel/ground typing gives it a "core of the earth" motif, hence the crystals erupting from the pressure in its body, and the metal shards that they broke orbiting its gravitational pull. Camerupt gets longer fur like a Bactrian camel, with a more volcanic shape overall.
Mega Beedrill and Lopunny got everything they could have dared to wish for, and more. Two utterly terrible (competitively) mons turn into complete badasses, and they both have fantastic designs too; Beedrill's in particular is perfection.
Mega Sharpedo, on the other hand.... Honestly? I would've been happier if they just slapped a tail on it and called it a day, rather than the complete MESS mega Sharpedo turned out to be. I hate to say it but it's just downright badly-designed. It's so sad, regular Sharpedo looks reayyl good. I get the impression they rushed its design in order to get it out in time for ORAS, which they should NEVER do. Now we're stuck with it forever.
>>25080043 Ironically to me sharpedo and steelix look like they just got stuff tacked onto their base form sans the flattened shovel chin. There may have been thought put into the design choices, doesn't mean they're executed properly
If you're not an autist who cares about designs and instead about ability, ORAS megas are far stronger, better, and more well thought out than XY's.
>hurr muh Mega Steelix and Audino Both are extremely strong ingame and are very prominent threats in their tier of the metagame. "REEL METUGAME" VGC nerds need not apply.
The only one that was actually really stupid was Houndoom, but even then, in XY we had 'le huge power 90 atk', 'le dubbel megas for muh fanservice', and some which barely expanded upon the original mon like Scizor or Blastoise.
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