Further Details On Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire’s Mega Diancie

By Ishaan . July 24, 2014 . 4:32pm

The Pokémon Company has shared a little more information on Mega Diancie via the official website for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

 

As reported in the past, Mega Diancie has the Magic Bounce ability, as well as moves like Diamond Storm and Moon Blast that benefit from its stats when it Mega Evolves, seeing an increase in Attack and Sp. Atk, and reductions in Defense and Sp. Def.

 

Diamond Storm (above) benefits primarily from Mega Diancie’s increased Attack stat.

 

Meanwhile, Moon Blast, which you can see above, benefits from the increase in Sp. Atk. Additionally, it is recommended that one teach Mega Diancie the move Psychic via use of a TM to take advantage of her increased Sp. Atk as well.

 

Finally, The Pokémon Company revealed on the games’ website, Mega Diancie also sees an increase in Speed. We also now know that its Dazzling Gleam move hits both opposing Pokémon in a Double Battle.

 

Diancie will be distributed via a GameStop event in the U.S. sometime this Fall. It sounds like you’ll be able to avail it if you own Pokémon X or Y, but you’ll need to transfer it to Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire if you want it to Mega Evolve.


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  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    Man that “Blast” move really benefits from Sp.Atk huh? Missed a Moon in there lads, might wanna fix that typo.

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

      Considering Ishaan just found out there was such a thing as competitive battling the other day, do you really think that they’re ahead on that one?

  • Jonah Paley

    Doesn’t Dazzling Gleam hit both opponents in a battle anyways?

    • AuraGuyChris

      Yes.

  • MarcoosVGC

    Where is the confirmation that i t will be an in store distribution?

    • Elizabeth ‘Ely’ Moreno

      On Siliconera!
      Oh wait.

  • ThatGuy3190_7

    I’m still in arms about why they can’t do it via Mystery Gift. There isn’t a Gamestop for miles and miles away where I live.

    • Chon Pak

      I don’t live in the US, but I play the English version because I am more familiar with English than any of the other languages offered (as a Chinese version isn’t available).

      I’ll never be able to get Diancie through normal means and the only way I can get it is by trading on the boards. I really do wish they can just distribute it through Mystery Gift as well.

      It’s not like the Pokemon games are only played by French, German, Italian, Japanese, English, Korean and Spanish people. Heck, not all of the people of those nationalities live in their region.

      It’s like telling all immigrants to suck it and face the reality that they do not deserve it unless they live in the specified region. The closest place that held a Pokemon event near me is Hong Kong (a Sylveon event) and I would need to pay MOP 100 to get there just to get it as well as needing to own the Japanese version.

      Seriously, sorry for the rant, but I find it really unfair for us that never live near those places. It’s worst than Gamestop pre-order exclusives (at least you can pre-order ONLINE or ask someone to).

      • ThatGuy3190_7

        I understand. Legendary Pokemon are difficult to obtain by trade. The last time I was on Global Link and before the Pokemon Transporter fiasco, people were only willing to trade an easy to obtain legendary only for shiny Pokemon with specific IVs and have to be a certain and often unrealistic level, like a level 20 Zapdos or Moltres.

        • decus

          Half the people that do that are just trolling on purpose. The other half are usually asking for Mew or something event only that you can’t actually put on GTS–Diancie is probably going to be the same.

          EDIT: To clarify, it’s really easy not to know this, so the other half honestly think they can get a Mew or whatever on request since Nintendo hasn’t felt like putting checks on the request half.

          • Ben Sylvia

            Which is the ruination of the whole thing.

        • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owl

          If that’s not enough…Pokemon that have to be transferred from Pokemon Bank, like Lillipup, people often ask for Legendaries.

      • Luckeh

        Want mine when I get it? I don’t care for Diancie ;x

        • Chon Pak

          Thank you so much for the offer, but it’ll be better if you give it out to someone who really needs it (hopefully someone that isn’t desperate enough to kill themselves over not getting one).

          I’m happy enough to have someone like you offering such kindness to me, but I’m ok with it. I actually have cloned Diancies, but I was just talking about how the event itself is unfair.

          By the way, Diancie is somehow in the Central Kalos Pokedex…I still think that it means it is supposed to be catchable in the game at some point (probably the power plant). Either GameFreak decided to scrap the event idea and give out Diancie directly instead or that another way to obtain Diancie in-game will be available later (it can also be that they included Diancie in the Cental Dex for no apparent reason).

          Hopefully, we get to have a way to catch it in-game instead.

          • ThatGuy3190_7

            Let us not forget about that strange Tiki item that was given to us by the backpacker guy in the hotel in X and Y. I’m still very curious about that.

          • GOLD

            probably something to do with hoopa

          • Luckeh

            do you have an extra luxray by any chance o;?

          • Chon Pak

            Oh, I have a female Luxray before but I released it :/

            I can give you a Luxio to evolve into Luxray if you want though.

          • Luckeh

            Sure if you don’t mind getting something random back
            fc: 3711 9151 0396

          • Chon Pak

            Sorry for the late reply. I don’t mind at all ;) Glad to help out~

            | 3DS FC: 1779-0289-9601 | IGN: Calem |
            Send me a trade request when you’re on. I might be sleeping though because it’s 22:39 over here.

        • triablos

          I’ll take it and I’ll even trade you the rarest pokemon I have, the zigzagoon

          You can’t say no to that face furry adorable face

          • Luckeh

            sorry sir, I only take Flabébés. They are too rare and hard to come by

          • triablos

            Damn, next time I’ll remember to catch one of those non-grass-type flowers

        • Nagi

          Are you still up for that offer? cuz diancie is like the only legendary i care about was looking forward for a mystery gift event but got this big letdown tho i do understand if you don’t wanna worth a shot doe :P

          • Luckeh

            Sure ;p

          • Nagi

            omg really? :3 my fc is 3754-8537-1630 any pokemon you want or anything i could help in?

          • Luckeh

            Just looking for a luxray my fc is 3711 9151 0396 if you didn’t get it from below and I don’t have anything worth trading besides a few legendaries and most of the starters

          • Nagi

            alright tnx guess ill wait till the event ty in advance :)

    • Cazar

      It’s to make it seem “rare.” It’s still eons better than the Gen1 Mew distributions and at least we have WiFi trades now.

      • ThatGuy3190_7

        Limited time Mystery Gifts still make it seem rare too. Victini and Genesect are examples, and if I recall, you didn’t have to go to Gamestop to receive either of them, yet not many people have them.

        • PreyMantis

          But pretty much everyone gets them, so it’s not really rare.

          • JoeB

            everyone gets every legendary anyway, the concept of Mewtwo is there is only one yet everyone has like 10 of them

    • shmuga9

      They probably get money from Gamestop to do it. It brings in customers and the possibility to buy more products. Not to mention looking like there’s customers to other customers looks good.

      • VenerableSage

        I don’t know about everybody else, but FORCING me to go to Gamestop makes me LESS likely to go into their store and spend money.

        • Vanslain

          Nobody is holding a gun to your head. I remember being able to do gamestop pokemon distribution from outside of the store, just sat out side, did the thing and got it without having to go in the store.

          • VenerableSage

            Oh, that’s what I always do. But the general assumption as shmuga9 was getting at is that Gamestop does this to try and drive customer traffic into their stores and I was simply stating that making me have to go the whole way to even the parking lot outside of a Gamestop makes me want to be traffic in their store(s) even *less*, not more.

        • shmuga9

          I’m not saying YOU would spend money because of that, and not even me. But the general population might have a look-see and because pokemon is mainly bought by kids, kids are gonna run around and look at merchandise. I never said it was effective in driving sales, just that that seems like the only reason this is happening, and only at one store in particular.

  • harmonyworld

    Hate the friggin “go to your local gamestop or toys r us to get this pokemon!”
    Frickin’ I want to catch them all and I should be able to do so in the game!
    I shouldn’t have to leave my house and go to some store just for a pokemon.
    Just too much effort for something that’s only in a game.
    Especially now when we just have DLC stuff, just make it a dlc.

    • Ben Sylvia

      I wish so much they’d keep the event legendaries off the cartridge and add them as DLC later, including changes to the world and new locations where you catch them.

      Victini was the last good event legendary in that regard.

      • VenerableSage

        Alternative suggestion: leave them on the cart with actual story-based events already in the game. No unlocking necessary, just start the event, go through everything, and spend time capturing.

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

      Agreed! Though there is a gamestop near me, the idea of driving all the way there just to pick up a pokemon… *sigh*

  • Bunzi

    Blast should be Moonblast, by the way.

    • VenerableSage

      My friend was right all of those years ago! The return of the HM, Blast!

  • Jettythesunfish

    “We also now know that its Dazzling Gleam move hits both opposing Pokémon in a Double Battle.”

    Haven’t we always known this?

    • Landale

      Those that have been keeping up regularly with each game, yes. Those that have been out of it for a bit, but may consider coming back for the remakes, not necessarily.

      • Aaron K Stone

        But it’s a new move…

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

      Yes, but ‘we’ don’t.

  • Keksus

    When is it coming to EU? …oh, wait. I thought for a second that Nintendo cares about europe. my bad.

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Yeah that’s why you guys have Pokémon Trading Card game, Megaman galore, and etc.while we’re still waiting for a fucking release date for Art Academy.

  • Andrés González

    That bullshit, we are in 2014, why not make the event world wide via the freakish Mistery Gift. F*CK!!!.

    • Nagi

      Hopes and dreams crushed :/ i do not have gamestop in my country ýou’re right i mean they released globally but the events are different for each country -.-

      • Andrés González

        We dont even have events here in Uruguay.

        • Nagi

          same situation dude :/ i mean what the heck do they gain i bet people would be happier if they just gave it via net and mentioned sponsors or something

          • Xenosaint

            i’ll trade you my diancie for a shiny diancie LOL that’s gonna be all over the world trade op shietttt

          • Nagi

            Sigh* yeah im just one of those guys who deposit pokemon people might want to fill out my dex :X i usually just put up lv 1 eevee’s or feebas and not go for impossible deals and have lv 100 and a description shiny pls for a level 1 normal pokemon XD

  • Vash bane

    ah so that rumor was correct that I heard cool but….er…yeah luckly by that time it wont be over 90 degrees lol.

    so it will only mega evolve in the remakes? so no transferring to X/Y?
    (sigh looks like I need to make plans for another game)

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    -sigh- the closest gamestop by me was closed down :/

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