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Rayquaza, Demo, More Detailed for Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Nintendo has confirmed a gigantic amount of information for their upcoming 3DS remakes for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire this morning.

The highlights of the batch of information include details on Rayquaza, the full power within Groudon and Kyogre, the mega evolutions of the Pokemon from Team Magma and Team Aqua, the upcoming demo, and more.

You can find an entire blurb from Nintendo PR regarding all the information, below:

Rayquaza

Rayquaza, an incredibly powerful Pokemon, will join fellow Legendary Pokemon Groudon and Kyogre in the Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire video games. This mysterious Dragon- and Flying-type Pokemon is said to descend to the planet¹s surface when Groudon and Kyogre clash. Adding to its legend, Rayquaza is somehow related to the mystery of Mega Evolution.

True Powers of Groudon and Kyogre

Legendary Pokemon Groudon and Kyogre intensify their power under Primal Reversion, each obtaining an Ability that only Primal Groudon or Primal Kyogre can possess.

Primal Groudon gains the Desolate Land Ability, which changes the weather condition to extremely harsh sunlight. Opponents cannot change the weather condition during extremely harsh sunlight, meaning moves like Rain Dance, Sunny Day, Sandstorm, and Hail will fail, and Water-type attacks will fizzle out. Abilities like Drizzle, Drought, Sand Stream and Snow Warning will also fail to activate. Groudon can unleash a move unique to it alone, Precipice Blades, a powerful attack that can hit multiple opponents with an upward surge of sharp rocks.

Primal Kyogre¹s exclusive Ability is Primordial Sea, which changes the weather condition to an oppressive heavy rain. As with extremely harsh sunlight, opponents cannot change the weather condition during heavy rain. The Abilities Drizzle, Drought, Sand Stream, and Snow Warning will fail to activate, and Fire-type attacks become ineffective as well. Kyogre has its own move that only it can use, Origin Pulse, an attack that can slam multiple opponents with water massed into ballistic orbs.

Team Magma and Team Aqua battle with Mega-Evolved Pokemon

Team Magma is led by Maxie, who leads the team¹s mission in seeking a world ideal for humanity. The organization wishes to increase the landmass on the planet, adding to it so humanity can labor to achieve greater evolution and development. Team Magma thinks laboring for the equal coexistence of humanity and Pokemon is foolish and only holds back humanity¹s progress.

During the team¹s mission, Maxie battles with the Fire- and Ground-type Pokemon Camerupt, which can Mega Evolve into Mega Camerupt. Maxie wears a pair of Mega Glasses, set with a mysterious Key Stone needed to Mega Evolve his Pokemon. Players can battle with Camerupt, too, and when it Mega Evolves, its Ability changes to Sheer Force, which raises the power of all attacking moves that have an additional effect. But beware‹the additional effects are ignored. Most of Mega Camerupt¹s base stats are uniformly raised, but its Speed drops. It¹s best to think of strategies where Mega Camerupt can be used as the second act in battle.

Team Aqua is led by Archie, who leads the team¹s mission in increasing the size of the oceans in an effort to bring back the rich habitats lost to Pokemon due to humanity¹s greed. Team Aqua believes the ocean is the font of all life, and by restoring it, its members think that they can re-create an ideal home for Pokemon.

During the team¹s mission, Archie battles with the Water- and Dark-type Pokemon Sharpedo, which can Mega Evolve into Mega Sharpedo. Archie wears the Mega Anchor, set with a mysterious Key Stone needed to Mega Evolve his Pokemon. Players can battle with Sharpedo, too, and when it Mega Evolves, all of its stats show a boost, and its already high Attack is enhanced. Mega Sharpedo also gains the Strong Jaw Ability, which raises the power of bite attacks like Crunch.

A young Trainer named Wally and his Mega Gallade

When players begin their adventure, they will meet a timid young Trainer named Wally, who hails from Petalburg City. He hopes to be a strong Trainer despite being meek and shy. Tiny Ralts is the first Pokemon that Wally catches, and after it evolves into Kirlia and then Gallade, it can Mega Evolve into Mega Gallade. Players can encounter Ralts, too, and when they evolve it to Kirlia and use a Dawn Stone on a male Kirlia, it will evolve into Gallade. When Mega Evolved, Mega Gallade¹s Ability changes to Inner Focus, which prevents it from flinching during battle. Its Attack and Speed stats also improve, making Mega Gallade an effective first-strike Pokemon.

Play the Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version!

The Pokemon Company International and Nintendo also announced today that players can start their next Hoenn region adventure early with a special demo version of the Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire games.

The Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version features gameplay that players won’t experience anywhere else. During the course of this early adventure, players are likely to encounter a familiar Pokemon that can now Mega Evolve. What¹s more, one of these Mega-Evolved Pokemon can be brought into the full Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire games. Reward items obtained during the Special Demo Version adventure can also be brought into the full game which is sold separately. Details about how to bring Pokemon and items into the full game will be announced soon.

More details about the Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire special demo version will be announced soon, including how to get a special code that will be needed to access the special demo version.

Pokemon Bank and the Pokemon Global Link are compatible with Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire

The Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire games will be compatible with Pokemon Bank and supported by the Pokemon Global Link from the day of release.

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are coming to  the 3DS on November 21st in North America and November 28th in Europe.

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1 comment
  1. Koroma
    Koroma
    September 12, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Sweet! Rayquaza is my second favorite Pokemon.