Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire Have More Mega Evolutions

By Ishaan . June 7, 2014 . 10:30am

Japan’s CoroCoro magazine has shared new information on Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. (Thanks, Serebii.net)

 

According to the scans, Sceptile, Swampert and Diancie all have Mega Evolutions now. Mega Sceptile is classified as Grass/Dragon-type, Mega Swampert is Water/Ground-type and Mega Diancie is Rock/Fairy-type.

 

Additionally, Kyogre and Groudon, the two mascot legendaries, have Mega Evolutions of some sort, too, although they aren’t quite described as such. They’re called Primal/Prehistoric/Primeval Groudon and Primal/Prehistoric/Primeval Kyogre. They’re said to be “regressions” called Ancient Devolution.

 

CoroCoro also reveals that the Mach and Acro Bike are back in the game, along with Teams Aqua and Magma, led by Archie and Maxie respectively. Both characters and their underlings have been redesigned for the game. Like in the original titles, the team you face depends on the game you play.


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  • Guest

    http://www.serebii.net/corocoro7141.jpg

    Shoutouts to Serebii. Anyway Mega Swamper got SWOLE.

    • DeAndre Atchison

      Going to use the hell out of swampert even more now

    • Darkrise

      Damn, I’m hyped.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      Mega sceptile is a problem now because it cant be paralyzed <3 and hes faster/ grass dragon

      • kaotron

        gen 6 dragon nerf.
        1 moonblast = 1hitko for dragons + X4 ice damage…

        a grass/electric would be better.

        • ShawnOtakuSomething

          Or grass dark

          • kaotron

            yeah, even grass dark is good. but man, lightning rod is a super random ability, what were GF thinking..

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            I don’t like it ether but I can see it being useful in 2 on 2 or 3 on 3 battles ,hitting him with discharge turning him into SpA attacker

          • kaotron

            yeah, volt switch is used alot in online battles, and it can cancel out a t-wave.

      • Pereb

        Um, correct me if I’m wrong but I’m pretty sure Grass/Dragon with Lightningrod isn’t immune to paralysis.

        • ShawnOtakuSomething

          Lightningrod power up the pokemons SpA state yes hes immune to paralysis

          Stun spore doesn’t work but Tri attack might paralysis

          • Pereb

            Oh you’re right, I wasn’t aware Lightningrod granted immunity to electric moves since Gen V.

    • Land of Green Pasture

      that Swampert… I don’t know what to say anymore…
      I think I’ll just take Treecko as my starter then…

      • Darkgreen

        Ya don’t have to Mega Evolve Swampert if you don’t wanna!
        I’m not but, at some times I might!

    • Namuro

      That Swampert! What a cool design! He’s like some kind of retro super-robot. LOL

    • Kroz

      YES! my favorite pokemon Sceptile gets a mega!
      Grass starters for life!

    • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

      Thanks for the images!

      . . . Anyone else get a Sailor Moon vibe (or at least magical girl vibe) from Diancie. . .?

      edit : I totally get where people get Madoka from but. . . where do you all think the inspiration for her and her god-mode came from? x’D

    • Cazar

      Edit: Nevermind, I didn’t realize there were full scans of the trainers yet.

  • TheGioG

    Watch out you awesome Mega Evolutions. Pikachu does not approve of your uneven workout schedules (pic.)

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      lol I’m guessing you made this?

      • TheGioG

        Yep. Figured my video game playing gym buddies would take a shine to Mega Swampert when they see this.

        • ShawnOtakuSomething

          you are fast XD

        • sd28

          Mega Swampert to mega Blaziken

          Do you even lift!

    • Raoni Marques

      Swampert’s on a bulk diet and I guess Sceptile was on cutting and still is on off season “mode”. Really liked those new mega evos. Looking damn good, specially Swampert’s

    • sd28

      Swampert’s been at the gym with ike and knuckles

      • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

        No Ike got older

        • Dylan Anantha

          Ike fought for his friends, that’s how he got ripped.

      • Guest

        I’ve been seeing them together a lot recently

      • Guest

        Been seeing them together a lot recently..

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    team Aqua new look is great!

    Team Magma……well I see where some of team fleare grunts went

    • Serge
      • exrazer

        Archie you hipster you.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        old school Team Magma > New

        never liked the old Team Aqua look it didnt yell *oi I’m a pirate*

        • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Thief ♢

          They aren’t pirates though?

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            They own a sub and they steal things and share it with their boss…. *gasp* they are pirates from the pirate bay

          • http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/mgbenz mgbenz

            They had pirate symbols all over their designs…so yeah they were pirates.

      • KoRLumen

        Dat female Magma grunt… is pretty cute. *cough*

      • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

        Have they been getting major fashion makeover courtesy of Team Magma in Kalos?

      • John Lawson

        you think that looks bad? wait until you see what they did to Brandon and May…

        http://www.serebii.net/corocoro7144.jpg

        • Serge

          They look great. In fact the clothes make more sense now, they live in a tropical island, is obvious that the gloves, the large pants, the socks and the sleeves were a bad choice. Also, that explains Ruby’s tan.

        • [S]unjay

          She looks nothing like May. I always thought that Brandon was the stoic type but he looks so happy here.

        • MaskedHeroxx

          Yes terrible

        • ChristyKf9

          I like May but Brandon’s hair looks stupid.

          • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

            Uh … That’s his hat.

          • ChristyKf9

            Still looks terrible.

      • J_Joestar

        I understand being out on the open sea and all, but all of team aqua got fab tans like Marlon now.

    • celery

      Why did Tabitha have to eat so many Lava Cookies? I just really don’t understand the reasoning behind his design change…

      • http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/mgbenz mgbenz

        Because he was nothing more than a grunt with a cape before (seriously they just added a cape to a grunt and apparently that screamed ORIGINAL) and to be the polar opposite of Matt.

        I don’t know why people are disappointed with him other than him being fat.

        “Oh no he’s a fat guy now! All of my yaoi fanfics!” is pretty much all over tumblr right now.

        • celery

          But Courtney stayed the same and she was just a Grunt with a longer skirt. Which is even worse because now they just shortened her skirt to be even more like the Grunts again.
          I seriously don’t get this whole “yaoi fanfics” stuff, there are plenty of people who don’t like this change simply because it’s unappealing and pointless, it has nothing to do with the sexual attractiveness of any character.

          • http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/mgbenz mgbenz

            Sadly sexual attractiveness does have the biggest factor for people on the internet especially tumblr.

            Oh god tumblr…

      • Elizabeth ‘Ely’ Moreno

        Implying Tabitha isn’t really a strong and muscular man under that hoodie

        • celery

          Considering that Magma and Aqua now seem to be “nerds vs. jocks” I sadly doubt that’s the case.

          • Elizabeth ‘Ely’ Moreno

            Well, Courtney doesn’t really fit the nerd theme neither, so there could still be some hope for Muscular-and-Chubby!Tabitha.

          • celery

            A fair point! I really am questioning why they kept Courtney so similar and not Tabitha…but you’re right, there may be hope yet!

    • Raltrios

      I DESPISE the new team looks. Mafia Boss Archie has been replaced by some hero cosplayer with a beard, and all of the great admins from before seem to be completely written out of it.
      Team Magma’s old outfits were better too with the loose sleeves, and their new admin is a token fat guy.

      Very disappointed on this, but at least the player character designs are great.

      • Stephen

        That’s no new guy. It’s the same dude with a girl’s name from the original.

      • celery

        The worst part is, they’re all the same characters as before. They were just completely redesigned with minimal consideration of their original designs. Courtney stayed almost the same, which makes me ask why Tabitha had to have such an unappealing design change.

  • benhofb

    I dunno, this may be minor nitpicking, but I really hope they make the interface more like the original. I didn’t like the skeuomorphic design of X/Y at all… I am pretty excited for this though! Megas don’t really get me pumped up, but I hope we can see some gameplay at E3!

  • https://twitter.com/LLCoolOyd Lloyd

    Mega Farfetch’d is obviously going to be the next big announcement.
    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)‎

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

      The killer of kings and the destroyer of worlds.

      • http://natenayshun.tumblr.com/ Rikku Ishida

        Dat Soul Nomad reference

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

          I love Gig. :3

          • http://natenayshun.tumblr.com/ Rikku Ishida

            We need more of gig honestly.

  • Namuro

    Diancie is like “Moon Prism Power!”

    • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

      So glad it wasn’t just me seeing it! x’D

      • Kuromadou

        more like god version of Madoka for me :’)

      • J_Joestar

        Most people just think of Sailor Moon with the typical Sailor Outfit and forgets she some does does the whole elegant gown thing too. Diancie’s twin ribbons also look sorta like her hair too (sans odangos)

        but Madoka is more recent and “in” so most people look to that i guess.

        • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

          Ahh, that’s a good point. And for fans, the gown is classic, but everyone else not aware wouldn’t think of it.

          Heh, also true (sadly). Maybe Crystal will change that~!

          • M’iau M’iaut

            https://twitter.com/MiauMiaut :P

            If I can get Nyandroid and Garyuu to come to the dark side…..

          • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

            Lol, let me just try right now to get on Twitter. x’D

  • Timovisch

    Wow! These Mega Evolution look really good. Especially the starter ones. :)

    Also: Hi Steven! ^_^

    • Spicydicey

      I wonder if Steven or Wallace will be the Elite 4 champion?

      • DeAndre Atchison

        Better be Steven. Ain’t got no time to be dealin with a wanna be leader. Milotic got nothin on metagross

        • Timovisch

          I don’t mind either Steven or Wallace. But I’d love to be able to fight both Steven, Wallace and Juan.

          (1) Juan as the 8th gym leader and Wallace as champion with Steven as post-game battle (like in Emerald).

          (2) Juan as the 8th gym leader and Wallace as a story event boss with Steven as the champion.

        • Spicydicey

          True, but if it’s Wallace we can fight Steven later on in the game like in Emerald! It was akin to fighting Red in the Johto games.

  • 하세요

    Loving the new May and Team Aqua. So excited for this. Totes getting Alpha Sapphire.

  • Go2hell66

    Knuckles and Swampert must be hanging out

    • sd28

      they both used magical rocks to get buff?

  • 3PointDecoupage

    Any mention of being able to.customize your trainer?

    • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Thief ♢

      I reaaaaaaally hope that stays from X and Y.

      • 3PointDecoupage

        Aye. Best feature they added since walking pokemon.
        I want that back too.

        • ShawnOtakuSomething

          me too

        • Spicydicey

          Yeah there’s no excuse, especially since every pokemon now has a 3D model!

      • DuskSharkEX

        Agreed. Brendan and May look kind of bad here.

        • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Thief ♢

          Yep.

          May curves went to Brendan’s eyes lol.

        • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades
          • Savage Sui ♥

            May’s legs look too long and chicken-y in her new design to me .w. And Brendan… oh god, Brendan, what did they do to you? D:

            I definitely prefer the older designs of both of them hands down as well.

          • http://playstationallstars.wikia.com/wiki/PlayStation_All-Stars_Wiki Sackchief

            May looked so badass in the originals. Now she looks way too feminine, when she’s really supposed to be a nut crusher.

          • Heisst

            Pants inside pants?

          • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

            It worked for me and countless others. May’s even doing it in her new design!

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            male leggins

  • jugss

    Yay Sceptile is now part Dragon like Charizard!!!!!

    • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Thief ♢

      #LizardStarterMasterRace

    • Savage Sui ♥

      Someone needs to do a fanart of Mega Charizard X and Mega Sceptile together~ that’d be pretty sweet, methinks, lol.

    • hng qtr

      And now it has a 4x weakness to ice.

  • Saphira

    Diancie: That Pokemon I probably will never get.

  • Hexodious

    Getting tired of your shit Nintendo. Leave Brendan (or Brendan, or whatever you people call him) alone.

    I’m going to be pissed if there isn’t to be trainer customization.

    • s07195

      Hahahahahahahahahahahaha *breaks inside*

      T_T

    • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Thief ♢

      I think I’d pick May anyway.
      If there’s customization I’ll just change her silly, bow looking bandana to the normal bandana or something else and she cool.

      Brendan though, you can’t fix those derp eyes :V

    • Raoni Marques

      His first design was definitely the best. Now he just looks…meh

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      Brenden and Ethan * gold and silver remake * must shop at the same store. They like short pants and skin tight clothing :/ not a fan of the new look of both

    • sd28

      to be honest they look like people who live in a tropical climate or compete in a triathlon .

      • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Thief ♢

        Fair enough, Hoenn looks like a tropical place but still I just don’t like the triathlon, semi-speedo costumes they are going for characters lately..

        • Nice Boat Quatro

          It’s like I’m wearing nothing at all, nothing at all, NOTHING AT ALL!

          • Evil-Antho

            D’oh! damn sexy Brendon….

    • http://playstationallstars.wikia.com/wiki/PlayStation_All-Stars_Wiki Sackchief

      Both of their new designs are awful. Nothing like I imagined they’d be. They better give us the original outfits for customization.

    • MrRobbyM

      I’ll be fine if there is character customization, but hi hat/hair is hideous.

  • Aemette

    “Ancient Devolution”? I honestly don’t like the sound of that. Hopefully it isn’t something that ruins this game for me.

  • SirRichard

    Beginning to shift into Digimon, are we? Still, it’s great to see, and I hope we see some more Megas. Diancie is a curious choice for the first Gen VI with a Mega, but I guess that means it has a role to play in the plot, maybe?

  • Bandana Dee

    Primal/Prehistoric/Primeval Groudon and Kyogre? Like Primal Dialga? Maybe they transform because of a similar reason?
    In Mystery Dungen Dialga transformed because the time gears were not in the time tower and that was affecting time in someway (I don’t remember to well. It’s been a long time since I played the game). Could it be that something is affecting Land and Sea, making Groudon and Kyogre go crazy?

    • Land of Green Pasture

      gotta so blame them team magma/aqua.. *they must have done something*

  • FivePointedTheStar

    Mega Sceptile gets Lightning Rod (Uhhh 4x resist to Electric already?)
    Mega Swampert gets Swift Swim (Rain teams behold)

    Can’t wait to see their stat spreads. And my nose almost bled because Swampert seems to have gotten a lot out of steroids. Prepare for “Do you even lift bro?” MegaSwampert jokes.

    • kaotron

      It may be a weird but I think that a grass/electric would be a good combination than dragon if they’re going to give it lightning rod(alot of other better abilities out there..)

      since it’s dragon now they should’ve gave it something like tough claws or adaptability. Lightning rod is good and all but is awful compared to blaziken’s speed boost and can’t be abused as well as swift swim in a rain team…

      • kaotron

        @alexisgoitia:disqus
        Charizard Y’s drought is usually abused in sunny day teams but I’m pretty sure tough claws on a physical charizard is almost as good(with a dragon dance or two it can sweep a team easily).

        being a grass dragon isnt all that great especially since dragons got a huge nerf in gen6 because of the fairies and ice attacks are very common so ice shard/beam is gonna kill…

    • gk2012

      Yeah, I think Lightning Rod on Mega Sceptile is pretty useless.

      The chance to get a boost in Sp Attack sounds okay, but who would be dumb enough to use electric attacks knowing you’ve got Mega Sceptile in your team. You can’t even use it as a surprise switch-in, because you need to have a turn to mega-evolve.

      • Landale

        Double/Triple battles. That gets rid of a potential weakness for its team mates. Very valuable.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

          Yes, but you would actually have to expect them to play competitive doubles for that to be a factor as well. :P

          • wububu

            And the fact that Sceptile is very fragile with the new addition of weaknesses doesn’t make it justice for him.

    • wububu

      I agree. Lightning rod is quite an odd choice. But at least he can’t be T-waved and this kind of fixed him as a special attacker. Good bye physical attacker Sceptile and good bye leaf blade *signature move. *sigh*

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        oh you can still use leaf blade, turn him into a mix sweeper

      • VenerableSage

        All three starters’ signature moves haven’t been signature for a while now. Gen IV started giving them out to other Pokemon.

    • NintendoPSXTheSecond

      Mega Sceptile is also Grass/Dragon now.

  • Theob Vious Choice

    Until today, I always thought the male trainer’s hat was just a headband, and his hair was spiky and white. I am mildly disappointed that I was incorrect.

    • Bandana Dee

      Your weren’t the only one. But I realized a long ago when I saw how tall it apeared in the manga.

    • gk2012

      I don’t really know what happened, I was pretty sure that it was his hair. ._.

      http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/f/fa/Emerald_Brendan.png

      Not really liking this “redesign” at all…

      • AspockolypseNow

        You can see his black sideburns in that picture you shared tho…

        • gk2012

          I can see his too. o.O

          http://i.imgur.com/gzU9EQm.jpg

          • https://twitter.com/BurstZX Devin Isom

            You can also see that every pokemon protagonist has a hat.

      • 하세요

        It’s never been his hair. Even as a kid I could realize that it was a hat.

        • NTaiyokun

          uuuhhhh…

        • gk2012

          Omg! A pro hat detector! >o<

          I guess "spiky" beanies are really common around where you lived for you to notice that as a kid.

    • Spicydicey

      Yeah, I was kinda disappointed when I found out, lol

    • Guest

      All trainers use hats!
      http://i.imgur.com/aDcSAdQ.png

      • Theob Vious Choice

        That is mildly horrifying.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    more info MegaLordHelix Confirmed holy shi

    • FivePointedTheStar

      Every fossil Pokemon will have a “Primal” mega evolution? Awesome. The lot of them may FINALLY lose their pretty debilitating Rock type?!

      • Landale

        I’m not seeing anything about that aside from this. Pretty sure it’s a joke.

        • FivePointedTheStar

          I’m going around the ‘Net double checking if the information is real. Serebii will answer soon enough.

        • ShawnOtakuSomething

          wha when did you become a mod? congrats and I think its a joke too we will see

          • Landale

            A few days ago.
            If any “fossil” deserves to show off a Primal form, rather than actual fossil obtained Pokemon it’d be Genesect. See what it looks like without Plasma’s redesign.

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            then that would make the genesect is kabutops Conspiracy broken

          • Landale

            There’ll be plenty of things to kick off new Pokemon conspiracy theories, no harm in breaking one.

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            Mega Genesect would be OP but then techno blast would be useless

          • Landale

            Techno Blast could change. They’d just need the Mega Stone for him to come with a little bit of additional coding that basically says “Techno Blast switches to Bug Type”. Or maybe Grass, since that would generally be the most effective move type against other Fossils, and it was supposedly the best hunter.

            It’s not the like Pokedex entries are consistent on whether or not it’s always had it’s cannon to say that it can’t have the move. Black, White, and X they apparently upgraded it. Black 2, White 2, and Y they apparently gave it it’s cannon.

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            Plasmas lead project designer: you know what it needs? It needs a Cannon, Bitches love Cannon

            Like the idea for Techno Blast

          • Nanaki

            If this is the case…I wonder if this would take the series to an eventual Pokémon Origins/0 where you play as an individual during the time that training and raising Pokémon came to flourish.

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            ……all my wants

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        Rock slide is good tho lol

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/BaoZakeruga BaoZakeruga

    RIDING THIS HYPE TRAIN UNTIL THE WHEELS FALL OFF!!!!

  • Tenabrus

    oh god, with the originals it was much easier to just go with emerald but now I have to choose which game to side with, AR or OS…. oh god the choices… And I also still have to decide on whether to get X or Y because I still haven’t gotten around to that.

  • exrazer

    How many rare candies are you eating swampert?

    • Land of Green Pasture

      no, he ate too much Lavaridge Cookies

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        no he ate Machamp

        • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Thief ♢

          While holding Macho braces.

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            pretty sure he ate them off of the Machamp

          • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Thief ♢

            Pretty sure both :V

      • Stephen

        Does it help that they are actually rice crackers?

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    It’s not Mega Evolutions for Groudon/Kyogre. On Serebii.net it’s listed as a Primal Devolution. It’s not even labeled as Mega Evolution.
    Most likely a new form, anyways, those two aren’t Mega’s.

    • Landale

      Looking at Serebii. “Groudon & Kyogre’s new “Mega Evolutions” are known as Primal/Prehistoric/Primeval Groudon & Primal/Prehistoric/Primeval Kyogre and are said to be a regression called Ancient Devolution.
      So, yes, even they make the Mega comparison, and they don’t call it “Primal Devolution”.

      • NintendoPSXTheSecond

        Ancient, Primal, either way it’s labeled as Devolution. How can it be a Mega Evolution that brings out the strongest form of a Pokemon temporarily and a Devolution that regresses you to a previous form be the same thing? That’s why different words exist in languages lol.
        Some people forget before Mega Evolution we had “forms”. Like Kyurem, Shaymin and Giratina.

        • Landale

          Regressing to a previous form doesn’t necessarily mean that the previous form was weaker. Their current forms may very well be the result of Rayquaza or something, making them much more manageable.

          And if it’s being compared to Mega Evolution rather than form changes specifically, that would mean it’s temporary, mutually exclusive to other Megas, and prevents the use of any other item type. Things that aren’t a concern when dealing with other form change mechanics.

        • Lynx

          Actually, it’s possible for it be both.

          Given that Groudon and Kyogre are aspects of nature to begin with, perhaps resorting to a more primal state would be classified as an evolution. It just wouldn’t be a positive one.

          You’d probably trade intelligence for strength, or vice versa.

  • Klaus00

    *hopes for Ludicolo/Shiftry mega evo* would be pretty damn dissapointed if it wont happen actually :/

    • BalmungX

      I want a mega for salamence.i want to know what they would do

  • 3PointDecoupage

    I always thought Brendan.was the worst designed trainer. Only Link can pull off a.wind sock.on his.head.

  • KrazyBean

    Yep. May got the better redesign. I’m picking her.

  • Seraph

    So if Groudon and Kyogre get alternate forms. What about Rayquaza?

  • Desk

    grass/dragon type doesn’t sound that great

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

      4x resist to Grass, Water, Electric. 2x to Ground. Loses its Fire weakness.

      Can support Dragon Pulse and Leaf Storm.

      And this one gets Lightningrod which draws lightning attacks and boosts its special attack a stage if hit by one. Still better in doubles but not necessarily bad either.

      I’d say there’s a lot to consider here.

      • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

        I’m not in the metagame, so how common is Ice? Would that be a huge detriment now?

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

          Ice is good as a move type but certainly not as a pokemon type without proper support…and even then you’d have to structure a team around hail or something similar, which is rare. Abomasnow would probably be a centerpiece on something like that. Cloyster isn’t a bad investment (Skill Link is nice and high defense is always nice).

          The fact that fire is as common as it is, though, would be a hard thing to work against.

          • Guest

            Just don’t forget the fact that many Water-types can learn Ice Beam.

          • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

            That may be but at the same time you should know that STAB wouldn’t work with them and that goes with me mentioning that ice is good attacking type from the first sentence.

          • 하세요

            Depending on its speed, Protean Greninja’s Ice Beam still would eat it alive. I’m assuming they’ll make it faster, but since Speed isn’t put into consideration until the turn after the Mega-Evo, it could still get busted pretty bad.

          • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

            Though I do use a Greninja, they’re also very frail. It’s REALLY going to depend on the speed cutoff. Right now, Sceptile’s base speed is 120. Greninja is barely above that at 122.

            Consider this thing is fixing to get a 100 BST upgrade from a Mega evolution or so (Alakazam’s was only a 90), it’s a good bet that it gets at least 10 more into its base speed if not far greater than that. If that’s the case, even a non-STAB Power-Up Punch would be deadly, whether it was in its original Water/Dark form or if it was in Ice form due to Protean. The only form of counter I could see is if Greninja was Scarfed or if it had a Sash to keep itself alive from OHKO but even then that’s really pushing it so we’ll have to see.

          • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owl

            STAB I don’t utilize much, although, only when necessary.

            Water-types can have flexibility. Not to mention dual Water/Ice-types. Mega-Sceptile isn’t without his vulnerability to Fairy and Flying-types either.

            You have to think about Mega-Sceptile’s weakness to Flying and Fairy-types and some way to cover that. Should I mention Aerial Ace can be unavoidable aside from devastating?

          • Desk

            Greninja with protean is fairly common though

          • Landale

            Rock type moves being fairly common does Ice type Pokemon no favors either.

          • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

            Yup. EdgeQuake is very common. I’ll run that on my Tyranitar and I’ll have a Talonflame typically right behind it. If not that then Scizor, which will have Bullet Punch it’s also weak to.

            And people throwing around Power-Up Punch (Kangashkhan in Mega form) or some other fighting type move also doesn’t help – it’s weak to some very readily available attacks.

        • 하세요

          The main thing it’s still weak to Flying, so Talonflame still would destroy it in a Brave Bird. It wouldn’t call this a buff or a nerf – it’ll be interesting how it plays out. It gains some stuff but now it also has to deal with Fairy type and doesn’t have any Poison moves to help deal with them, like other Dragons do.

          • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

            Talonflame is really the only true check I’m going to see to something with the base speed Sceptile is going to have in OU…but then, Priority STAB Brave Bird / Acrobatics really sucks to go against regardless of weakness unless you resist it.

            [also why I use one]

      • Desk

        Yeah that is true, but it does tack on that 4x ice weakness as well as the dragon and fairy weaknesses. Compared to the other starters Lightning rod doesn’t sound that great. Especially in competitive play I don’t see lightning rod being all that useful

      • Guest

        That is true, but you also tack on that 4x ice weakness as well as the dragon and fairy weaknesses. It is also still weak to bug, poison and flying as well. And I don’t see lightning rod being all to useful in competitive play compared to the abilities of the other starters

        • pokeroi

          Well, pair it with water type, say Gyarados, is pretty useful, especially when all official tournaments are double battles. And 4xice weakness is common in dragons. You can’t make dragons too OP don’t you.

      • Guest

        Where does the Ground weakness come from?

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

          Grass resists 2x.

  • SlickRoach

    I wonder if they’ll add Sceptile to the new Smash Bros. to add to the holy trinity along with Greninja and Charizard (Grass, Water, and Fire starters) with his Mega Evo as a Final Smash. He’s bipedal which allows for more flexibility in movesets and it’d also help promote people to check out the R/S remakes when they see his Mega Evo if they’re seeing it for the first time.

    Also, can’t wait for this game! #Hypenn 2014

  • DrakeClawfang

    Fingers crossed for Mega Flygon.

  • flameraver64

    Ugh, Mach and Acro bike? Why not just make one bike that can switch modes?

    • British_Otaku

      Would have been nice to have a bike which switches between the two around or slightly after getting half of the badges… Exploring an open world, only to face an arbitrary barrier which needs to fly back and forth was annoying and led to me ignoring the spots related to the specific bike modes.

  • http://arumiinn.tumblr.com _Aliceeee_

    The question still remains….Is it full 3d?

    • 하세요

      Did you bother to look at the screenshots in the link to Serebii? Shows a good amount of screens of the game, all fully 3D. They wouldn’t go backwards.

      • Suicunesol

        Maybe he means stereoscopic.

      • http://arumiinn.tumblr.com _Aliceeee_

        Well excuse me for not having enough time to look! Dont get your nipples in a twist…..

        • 하세요

          I’m not upset, I’m just curious why you’d ask questions without fully reading the article :/

  • lel

    Mega swampert reminds me of

  • Eilanzer

    this whole pokemon/digimon evolution is kinda lame =.=”

    • Stephen

      I agree. The idea of Pokemon turning into Digimon? I just don’t see it. ;P

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Mega Evolution name doesn’t exist in digimon

      • Ecchitori-san

        There is a Mega stage though. But I don’t get people comparing the two. It’s totally different from one another.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          Mega only exist on English dub… The original japanese don’t have Mega…
          the line is
          Baby I -> Baby II -> Child -> Adult -> Perfect-> Ultimate
          so there’s only Ultimate Evolution a.k.a. Kyuukyoku Shinka, and there’s no Mega Shinka as what the original Japanese pokemon has

          I guess ppl comparing bcos Mega Evolution is just a temporary evolution, just as what digimon usually do on the anime

  • Guest

    wait. primal kyougre? primal Groundon?

    wasn’t Primal Dialga a thing in mystery doungeon complete with a simular design change.
    http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/7/7a/Primal_Dialga_art.png

  • ZetaSiren

    I wonder if mega Rayquaza exists? I wonder if they would change his typing. Can’t wait!

  • pokeroi

    That’s beautiful…

  • Symbol de Au

    Diancie was already one of my favorites. Wow.

  • Nanaki

    I for one am ecstatic that they’re going to keep each team relative to their original versions instead of a link-up. I’ll definitely want to pick up both.

  • ShinNeoGranzon

    Give me Primal/Prehistoric/Primeval Aerodactyl, Rampardos, Carracosta, Archeops, Arceus, Deoxys, and Rayquaza

  • Renaldi Saputra

    I like sceptile, my favorite grass starter, but the mega evo seems not that cool…

    anyway

  • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

    Mega Swampert: I herd u liek to lift

  • https://twitter.com/BurstZX Devin Isom

    Mega Johto starters or riot . . .

    • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

      Mega Meganium. I await for it.

      • Evil-Antho

        mega meganium versus mega yanmega.

    • James Todd

      mega ferraligator

  • Ecchitori-san

    I was expecting a Mega Swampert with Sap Sipper but I guess Swift Swim would have to do..

  • Vash bane

    I called it months ago…more mega evo’s and the legends included. now ppl can stop bagging for blazikenites xp

    if I do pick this up I might do everything opposite that I did before….but I REALLY still like my giant whale (even tho I have like three or so one shiny)XD.

  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChAgYzpMfD0X9n_9uj6Zghw Jeremy

    sceptile why u so weak to ice

  • proto13

    Why is Groudon peeing on Kyogre? O_o

  • Guest

    They’re blocks of ice actually, melting before making an impact on Groudon.

    • proto13

      I know, I’m just being silly ;P

  • Shady Shariest

    Mega-crotch-watercannon… Because why the ‘ell not?

  • MaskedHeroxx

    I hope this game is not half assed like x & y ..and hope the pokemon contest comes back…if this game sucks im done with pokemon games

  • Ric Vazquez

    Looking awesome

  • ChristyKf9

    This is cool and all but a remake of Emerald would’ve been better. I’d rather face both team Aqua and Magma and have all of the weather trio in the same game again because that whole affecting the world on a global scale thing was pretty fun. Maybe they can make it an event that the mascot from the opposing game appears and wreaks havoc, starting an all out war between the two.

  • Altumn

    Just lost 30% interest in this remake.

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