Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire Have A Cosplaying Pikachu

By Ishaan . July 14, 2014 . 12:02pm

The Pokémon Amie mini-game is back in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, The Pokémon Company announced this morning. Like in the previous pair of games, Pokémon Amie will allow you to pet, feed and play with your Pokémon, which will result in them receiving performance boosts in battle.

 

Additionally, the two new games will have a “Cosplay Pikachu” Pokémon, who you’ll encounter in five varieties—Pikachu Rock Star, Pikachu Belle, Pikachu Pop Star, Pikachu Ph.D., and Pikachu Libre. They have a connection to some sort of Contest Hall, and you’ll also be able to interact with them in Pokémon Amie.

 

 

Finally, a Diancie distribution event has been announced for the U.S., and will take place sometime this Fall. Diancie will be distributed through GameStop and if you transfer it to Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, you’ll be able to Mega Evolve it.

 

Mega Diancie will gain the Magic Bounce Ability, which makes any status condition or stat-lowering effect reflect back at the Pokémon trying to inflict it. Once Diancie has Mega Evolved, it will see boosts to its Attack and Sp. Atk, and a reduction to its Defense and Sp. Def.

 

The stat alterations upon Mega Evolution are meant to help Mega Diancie with attacks such as Diamond Storm and Moon Blast.


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  • Strawberry Starlet

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SAY THESE PIKACHU’S ARE USABLE IN BATTLE.

    Also, quick observation: All of these Pikachu’s are female. I guess only girls dress up?

    • Göran Isacson

      What this person said. What this person said times so high a number, no mind could comprehend it, be it artificial or organic. I need Pikachu Libre to dropkick the unjust. The world needs Pikachu Libre to dropkick the unjust.

      • Strawberry Starlet

        But is the world ready for the many scandals and cover-ups of Pikachu Pop Star?

        • Göran Isacson

          Oooh, I didn’t even think about that. Considering all the spotlight PIkachu usually gets, and add to that the pressures and expectations heaped on pop idols… Pikachu can no longer date, be seen eating non-slim Poke Puffs, can only use moves that have been pre-approved by their manager so as to not break its “character”… this is a bomb WAITING to go off.

          • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

            The only hope is if this Pikachu takes after Aikatsu! idols, because real-world-idol Pikachu is definitely screwed. x’D

        • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

          The question is, will Pikachu shave its head as an apology when spotted at the daycare with another Pokemon.

          • Andrés González

            Those Japanese managers are nuts.

          • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

            That whole industry is nuts, but our’s isn’t much better either, lol. (Well, in the US, can’t speak for all of the west!)

    • Suicunesol

      Or maybe it’s just the same Pikachu in different outfits.

      If anything, the pictures prove that male and female Pikachu can dress up in the same outfits, since female Pikachu can even wear the “Libre” outfit.

      • Cazar

        Pretty sure it’s a special Pikachu that you encounter in the game, thus the black heart tip which isn’t normal for female Pikachu. Based on that there’s a chance that regular Pikachu caught in the wild won’t be able to cosplay.

        • Adrian Duran

          could be a new official design for all females

          • Cazar

            Not likely, since this is still 6th gen.

            And from the article: “Additionally, the two new games will have a “Cosplay Pikachu” Pokémon, who you’ll encounter in five varieties”

            Not sure where that’s being sourced from but the official English site also says, “In these games, you’ll see a Pikachu like none you’ve ever seen before!”

            Sounds like just one Pikachu to me.

    • AuraGuyChris

      Who in their right mind would pit a Pikachu against a fully-evolved monster?

      No, please don’t say Ash.

      • Strawberry Starlet

        One light ball to rule them all! …In all seriousness, I don’t care how horrible my pop star pika would be in battle. I just want to watch it momentarily kick ass before it inevitably keels over.

      • God

        Light Ball motherfucker! do you use it?!

        https://warosu.org/data/tg/img/0314/38/1397366005446.jpg

  • https://twitter.com/BinksFrost Binks5

    soooooooooo cute

  • Miss_Madness

    Smart – Ph.D. – bitter
    Cool – Rock Star -spicy
    Cute – Pop Star -sweet
    Beauty – Belle – dry
    Tough – Libre – sour
    Im already finding connections here.

  • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

    Those Pikachu are too lolzy and too cute. x’D
    I am just too excited for this game~!

  • DesmaX

    Aaaaw yisss

    • British_Otaku

      That reminds me… What happened to the Detective Pikachu 3DS game?

      It hasn’t been long but we are getting another Pokemon rerelease and Art Academy before any more information about it.

  • Bio_liquid

    This is nice and all but…. can we dress OTHER pokemon up in this as well?

    • Satori Satya

      Well, we’ve taken away the dignity from dogs… dressing up Pokemon can’t be any worse.

      • Zen Grenadier

        Why is this a thing?!

        • Satori Satya

          Some people consider dogs as their own children… and also as…. well….

  • https://www.facebook.com/mike.degroodt Mike de Groodt

    note that all the pikachus shown are female.

    I Might be captain obvious for some of you, but eh xP

    • Satori Satya

      Well having female characters is certainly not something obvious to Ubisoft…..

    • ThatGuy3190_7

      Oh Captain Obvious, whatever shall we do without you? If you weren’t for you pointing out such unimportant details, we would be lost. Oh thanks, Messiah! *sarcasm* Hahahaha!

  • HK

    So cuute!

    I hope there are more Pokemon Amie mini games (3+2 new?) because I find them really fun.

  • Based Ignacio Puppo

    I Don’t like what they are doing to Pikachu. Last game it was the only creature that cried its own name, now you can dress it up(Which I guess is sorta similar to Furofou’s(I probably murdered its name)hair dressing. I mean, customizing a Pokemon is something I’d like if it was implemented on every Pokemon, but just on Pikachu? Ehhhhh I’ don’t care at all.

    Also, is it me, or did they take character customization away? :(

    • Mika Moreno

      I actually prefer it when there isn’t customization…

      • Based Ignacio Puppo

        Really? Why? I thought customizing your trainer was one of the most beloved features in the last game. And I’m all in when it comes to customizing the visual appearance, plus, in a way, training all the EVs, getting the IVs you want, teaching a ‘mon the moveset you want and giving it an item… is a form of customizing :P

        • Mika Moreno

          I meant character customization, nothing to do with IVs and all that. I just prefer the characters having a set design. I’m a big fan of manga verse type characters (Red, Silver, Ruby, etc) and i like it when they have set designs. Plus i spend most of my money on clothes…

          • BL4CKSH33P

            Then don’t change your clothes or name and …what? Customizable trainer is devolving….Congratulations your customizable trainer devolved to Calem.

    • SlickRoach

      Mascot favoritism is all I can think of. And since it’s a remake and they’re sticking close to the original outfits but we won’t know until we hear more news but I don’t have my hopes up for character customization, not that it’d hamper my view on the game.

      • Based Ignacio Puppo

        It would mine. I mean, it’s not a deal breaker, but after being able to customize my trainer I grew to really like the feature(Even if I couldn’t take off that danged hat!… speaking of danged hats, LET ME TAKE OFF THAT HAT-WIG THING OFF THE MAIN CHARACTER :_;) and I would consider it a sort of step backwards.

    • CptPokerface

      I’d like if all pokemon could be visually customized to a degree, but it’s understandable why they would choose pikachu.

      It’s more or less the series mascot and wildly popular. But it would be nice to be able to costume your pokemon in the future games.

      • J_Joestar

        It would be nice if they at least stretched it out to the Pseudo Pikachus of each generation as well.

  • TheBlackRabbit

    MEGA FUCKING PIKACHU

    • AuraGuyChris

      In your dreams.

      • TheBlackRabbit

        I KNOW Q ~ Q

  • Strawberry Starlet

    How great would it be if these costumes were mega pikachu’s? Complete with Sailor Moon transformation sequences?

  • Josué

    Pokémons start wearing clothes and behaving like humans as the poké-world is thronw into chaos. Now who is your trainer, you puny humans?

    Also, Pikachu Libre is so cool.

  • http://youtube.com/user/Chubunater Chubunato

    Can Raichu please get some love?

  • ThatGuy3190_7

    “Diancie distribution will take place at Gamestop in the U.S this Fall.” Why not a mystery gift option? Where I live, there isn’t a Gamestop for miles and miles and miles away.

    • Based Ignacio Puppo

      I dunno, but living outside places with distribution centers blows. And the Mistery Gift was such an underused feature, just the early-buyers Torchic and the new Vivillion, sigh.

  • ZnTxn

    Why keep doing physical-presence events, when they’ve done Wi-Fi distributions before?

    • Satori Satya

      Because GAMESTOP.

      Dunno if it has been reported here. But GameStop is being more aggressive about securing exclusives from game companies. In order to get (force) people into their stores. That is going to be their numero uno strategy from now on.

      • ZnTxn

        That sucks. It definitely screws the rest of the continent.

  • MaidKillua

    Gamestop huh? Great, giving out a Pokémon in a place that doesn’t exist on my continent. This is EXACTLY what mystery gift is for. The only real reason to continue doing these retailer events is if said retailer is handing over cash for it. Which would not surprise me in the least. Though to be fair Diancie isn’t high on the list of event Pokémon I want anyway

    • Cazar

      Mystery gift is still region specific.

      But if you want a reason it’s probably to create some sense of rarity.

      • MaidKillua

        Mystery gift is region specific in that they are choosing to only give certain Pokémon to certain regions. Gamestop is just only in America (And maybe Canada). Mystery gift is available in all regions regardless of the fact that they continue to refuse Western events for certain Pokémon. At least if it were mystery gift we would probably get it in Europe too, with these retailer events there is much less chance because it would involve Nintendo partnering with another retailer over here

  • Yan Zhao

    I saw the thumb and thought we got Mega Pikachu lol

  • http://vindictushots.tumblr.com/ Okuni-chan

    OMG!! Those outfits… I love it (+_+ ) Can I keep ‘em?

  • Hero_ZaFakeo

    Mega Diancie loses Defense? Aw maaaaan

    • AuraGuyChris

      I suppose trading rocks for diamonds makes you fragile…

      • Shade DMessiah

        I see what you’re going for but diamonds are hella hard :P
        If anything, it should be getting a major boost in DEF cause it’s made of diamonds.

      • fancycakes

        But aren’t diamonds near indestructible?

        • Mr_SP

          No. Not even remotely.

        • J_Joestar

          they are difficult to cut and scratch, but that’s pretty much it.

        • Sincerely, The Jerk

          Diamonds are the toughest naturally occurring object in the world. They are however atomically (I think) layered in a pattern that leaves a lot of gaps and this is what makes them so destructible. Never quote me on that because I didn’t double check but I think that’s right.

  • Mod Purple

    Pikachu Rikudou Sennin Mode

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

      “Pikachu-bayo”

    • Vash bane

      then Pikachu’s will be the talk of all the GTS and poke boards

  • Dexward

    You know what, even if I got burned out from playing White, White2 and Y back to back, because of this. I’ll go ahead and preorder.

  • deadMastershiro

    Just give me pokemon following me and I will die happy

  • Strawberry Starlet

    Y’know, I’d be surprised if they didn’t use some of these for Alt Costumes in Smash. That’d be pretty great!

  • AuraGuyChris

    …Why are all of them girls?

    • HarakiriKami

      Girls cosplay everything

  • http://www.myspace.com/Juan_Rod bluejuan85

    They should expland on this and allow us to customize our pokemon and use them in battle with their cool outfits. I’m not saying all of them have to be dressed just some that matter. I do dig that Luchador Pickachu.

  • Vash bane

    GS …of all places… well I guess I have to leave out into sun sometimes eh? xP

    so its cosplay Pikachu…I wonder why that other site called it forms it confused me

  • http://youtube.com/kuyamagix iKen

    Now that’s…. different from any Pokemon standard… :S

  • http://keiserone.tumblr.com/ KeiserOne

    Just when I thought ‘Kachu couldn’t get any cuter.

  • JustJam

    Guess that means the distribution will be similar in my country. I have to go to my city’s game store to get Dianicie and that should take me about an hour or two lol

  • TerrenceEncore Jones

    I cannot wait to meet the 5 Pikachus, I hope players will be able to recruit them. I also hope PokeAmi will keep the yarn drop game, that is the only one I am good at LOL

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