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See How Improved Flying Works in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Following our previous report that Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are getting an enhanced form of flight, we’ve now gotten a look at that in action

Featured above, you can view a brand new trailer for the dual remakes, where you’ll not only experience even more mega Pokemon like Mega Steelix and Mega Glalie, (six new megas in total)  you’ll also be able to fly completely freely all over Hoenn.

This new method of flying is called “Soar,” and it lets you hop onto the back of our preferred Pokemon (flying, obviously), and fly all over Hoenn as you please. You can even do fun tricks, in mid-air!

You’ll also be able to encounter Pokemon, as well as venture to Mirage Spots, areas where rare or legendary Pokemon dwell and rare items are hidden.

Here’s the entire press blurb, due to the large amount of information:

Mega Latios and Mega Latias

These high-flying Dragon- and Psychic-type Pokemon can Mega Evolve fly freely through the skies of the Hoenn region. Trainers can hop on the back of their Mega Latios or Mega Latias and navigate the region through the air at high speed while performing midair tricks and hairpin turns. This brand-new method of travel, called Soar, takes a player¹s Pokemon adventure to new heights and provides access to Mirage spots, where rare Pokemon – including Legendary Pokemon – and valuable items may appear.

Eon Ticket

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire players will be able to obtain the Eon Ticket later this year, granting them access to the Hoenn region¹s Southern Island where they can encounter and catch Latias in Pokemon Omega Ruby or Latios in Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. This is the only way players can catch these Legendary Pokemon in-game, as they cannot be caught during normal gameplay. More details about when and how players can obtain the Eon Ticket will be announced later this year.

Special Demo Version Available October 21

Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS owners can soon embark on a series of special Hoenn adventures by downloading the Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version. The Special Demo Version gives players a glimpse of the adventure coming on November 21, including the chance to battle with Sceptile, Blaziken, or Swampert and seeing their Mega-Evolved forms in action!

To obtain the Special Demo Version, players first need to obtain a serial code and head to the Nintendo eShop on their Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS device to download the Special Demo Version.

Pokemon fans who have a Pokemon Trainer Club account and have opted to receive the Pokemon Trainer Club Newsletter will receive a serial code for the Special Demo Version when the newsletter is emailed to them on October 21. Get a Pokemon Trainer Club account at no cost at Pokemon.com by October 19 to receive the October 21 newsletter and Special Demo Version serial code. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire are sold separately beginning November 21.

Additional methods of how to receive a serial code for the Special Demo Version will be announced soon.

More New Mega-Evolved Pokemon: Mega Pidgeot and Mega Beedrill

Mega Pidgeot and Mega Beedrill will make their debut in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. Boasting increased Special Attack and high Speed, Mega Pidgeot makes quick work of its opponents. Pidgeot can learn the Flying-type move Hurricane, which creates a chaotic storm around the target, potentially causing confusion. Coupled with its No Guard Ability, which allows all moves to land a hit regardless of accuracy, Mega Pidgeot can be a saving grace in any battle.

Upon Mega Evolving, poisonous stingers on Beedrill¹s tail and arms grow, new barbs sprout from its legs, and its Attack receives a boost. The Bug-type move Fell Stinger raises Beedrill¹s Attack stat by two stages when it causes an opponent to faint, and its Adaptability Ability raises the power of its moves of the same type from the standard 150% to 200%, making Mega Beedrill a great offensive teammate.

Navigate Your Adventure with PlayNav Plus

PokeNav Plus is a new tool designed to help players navigate their journey across the Hoenn region. PokeNav Plus is packed with applications to help players find hidden or specific types of Pokemon in tall grass via the DexNav, check all kinds of Hoenn region information via the AreaNav, and view news from around Hoenn and from other players whom you¹ve passed with BuzzNav.

The PlayNav function offers three popular features that first appeared in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y – the Player Search System (PSS), Pokemon-Amie, and Super Training. The PSS allows players to trade Pokemon and battle with others nearby or around the world with a Wi-Fi connection. Trainers can play with their Pokemon and feed them treats called Poke Puffs in Pokemon-Amie, and the bond between Trainer and Pokémon will grow. Super Training is a fun way to prepare your Pokemon team for battle. PlayNav also allows players to manage their O-Powers, special advantages that can be kept or shared with others as the game progresses, and view announcements via the Holo Caster.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are coming on November 21st in North America and November 28th in Europe.

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1 comment
  1. ironexe
    ironexe
    October 19, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    From the press release it looks like you can only fly freely on latios/latias. That’s too bad. I hope they keep this feature in future games, and open it up to other pokemon as well.