A Closer Look At Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire’s Mega Evolutions

By Ishaan . August 11, 2014 . 9:01am

The Pokémon Company has shared additional assets and information for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire’s newly-revealed Mega Evolved Pokémon, as well as the Cosplay Pikachu that you can find in the game. You can find screenshots and information for these Pokémon below.


Shiny Beldum/Metang/Metagross:

Upon Mega Evolving, Metagross’ Ability changes to Tough Claws, which increases the power of attacks that make physical contact. It also sees a great increase to its Speed state, as well as increases to Attack, Defense, Special Attack and Special Defense.

Mega Altaria (Dragon/Fairy):


Mega Altaria has the ability Pixilate, which changes Normal Moves into Fairy-type. Upon Mega Evolving, it receives big boosts to Attack and Special Attack, and an increase to its Defense stat as well.


Mega Salamence (Dragon/Flying):

Mega Evolution provides a large boost to Salamence’s Defense stat, and it receives the Aerilate Ability, which turns Normal-type moves into Flying-type moves.


Mega Lopunny (Normal/Fighting):

Upon Mega Evolving, it receives the ability Scrappy, which makes Ghost-type Pokémon vulnerable to its Normal and Fighting-type moves. Mega Lopunny receives a big boost to Attack and an increase to its Speed stat as well.


Cosplay Pikachu in Battle:

Pikachu Rock Star – Can learn Steel-type move Meteor Mash

Pikachu Ph.D. – Can learn the Electric-type move Electric Terrain

Pikachu Pop Star – Can learn Fairy-type move Draining Kiss

Pikachu Belle – Can learn the Ice-type move Icicle Crash

Pikachu Libre – Can learn Flying Press, a powerful Fighting-type move



Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be available on November 21st in North America and November 26th in Europe.

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  • Oh wow. Mega Metagross has eight arms. Somehow I never noticed that before. ME WANT.

    Also, I wasn’t sure what to make of Mega Lopunny before, but I gotta admit she (yes, she)’s growing on me. Maybe it’s that cocky little smile of hers. :3

    Mega Salamence I’m still on the fence about, but…is that a built-in hang glider providing its wings? o_o;

    • Justin

      Well, your Lopunny can be a girl, but mine is a guy and he’s sassy and dang proud of it!

      • Snorlaxation

        I like how Lopunny looks like some kind of sassy fighter in leggings, and with their hair all tied up. Ready for some street fighting…

        • HarakiriKami

          Its not leggings.

          Its camo paint

          • Snorlaxation

            Definitely more appropriate. And yet…

          • HarakiriKami

            stahp bein’ nasteh Ednuh!!

    • Suicunesol

      I don’t know. Mega Lopunny doesn’t look that mega to me.

      • Mnoz

        It should’ve been a normal evolution.

        • Ben Sylvia

          If it was a normal evo, the physical changes would be more drastic, it’s fairly clear Mega’s are just physical alterations of the base Pokemon instead of drastic physical overhauls that normal evolutions are.

          It’s easiest to see in 3 stage evolutions, but 2 stage ones are also fairly drastic.

          • HarakiriKami

            There’s no such thing as 3 stage evolutions.

          • Ben Sylvia

            I meant with 3 stages total.

            Base – 1st Evo – 2nd Evo.

            Cause I mean, the unevolved Pokemon should still count as a stage in the evolution tree, it has to start somewhere right?

          • HarakiriKami

            Im being anal about the proper terminology :P

  • Yan Zhao

    Those cosplay Pikachu’s, lol

    • Snorlaxation

      My only grievance is that they’re all female. I never liked female Pikachu’s tail, and if I want to have a southern belle Pikachu or a rock star or wrestler Pikachu, I have to look at that tail…

      • Yan Zhao

        LOL i didnt even know those tails were different by gender till now…

  • Anewme…Again

    Salamence look like a flying tank in the second picture :P

    • J_Joestar

      looks like something out of an old mecha anime, like from Go Nagai.

  • JAY

    i wonder, is the cosplay pikachu a “special” pokemon?
    As in, can we only choose one of them or can we cosplay our already captured pikachus.
    I have a level 100 from XY that i would hate to lose because it cant cosplay

    • Evil-Antho

      I think serebii precised that the cosplay Pikachu is a special Pikachu given to you after your first contest. you can change that Pikachu’s outfit but you can’t cosplay other already captured Pikachus.
      sorry x,x

  • FreeLancers

    I hope you could dress the starters and more pokemon. They don’t have to have special abilitys, just to have fun.

    • Adrián Alucard

      Only that special pikachu can make cosplay (normal pikachus can’t)

    • Princess_Eevee9

      I just want to have my Pokémon follow me around again. TnT

      • FreeLancers

        that would be cool to, but then again now they’re use actual size. How would you walk with kyogre behind you.

        • Princess_Eevee9

          Around the schoolyard like a boss~

  • Desk

    mega lopunny actually sounds pretty dangerous

    • More cannon fodder for my firebird of doom (Talonflame).

      • Princess_Eevee9

        Dunno Quick Attack might actually wreck due to that Attack boost.

        • 40 base STAB w/ priority versus 110 base STAB (Brave Bird w/ Gale Wings) w/ priority x2 weak. Depends on the speed but that may revenge kill at low health at best while Talonflame one-shots it (thanks to its new Fighting typing).

          • mike dickson

            u know lopunny learns Fake out right add it with Quick attack it could do a decent amount be that aside its not worth teaching a lopunny Quick attack she has alot better

          • It’d still only serve to wear it down more than it would be a decent check. Don’t get me wrong, I think that with enough speed it would serve to be a decent revenge killer, but you’d be better off with things like Mega Kangasbanned if you’re wanting a Normal type Mega on your team.

            We’ll have to see. Scrappy’s not a bad ability but its typing that it receives and the base BST it is doesn’t do it many favors.

          • mike dickson

            I see were your coming from but all ultimately depends on how much her stat increases by to really determines where she goes but for sure she has a high chance of being a revenge killer

          • Princess_Eevee9

            Hoping it gets Extremespeed then.

          • …That would suck for my birds if it did.

          • Princess_Eevee9


  • KuroNathan


  • Symbol de Au

    Mega Lopunny actually wrecks most of the “meta” from what I can tell. Aegislash,(Scrappy but King Shield is still a problem) Garchomp,(Ice punch) Kangaskhan(Faster plus Sucker punch is less effective). It just depends on how much attack it gets. Also Talonflame and Rotom cause problems.

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Regular Rotom or the Appliance formes?

      • mymartyrcomplex

        When you hear Rotom, it is almost always Rotom Wash. Specially when talking about the Meta

      • Symbol de Au

        Appliance forms. It probably won’t be one-shot and that Will-O-Wisp will mess it up since it’s physical.

    • Raltrios

      Depending on how high it’s attack goes, Rotom might not be too bad. High Jump Kick really packs the pain, and it’s got STAB now, too. It won’t be a Megacham, but it’ll hurt.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Pikachu Libre is just asking for a plushie. I also think customized Pikachu is a gateway for making costumes for all pokemon.

    The Pokemon designers have their work cut out for them.

  • Ben Sylvia

    I can only assume Mega Loppuny will be post game.

    Unless the Hoenn dex gets overhauled with new Pokemon added to it.

    I do wonder if we’ll be able to connect to PokeBank as soon as we get the Pokedex, or if they’ll have some block preventing it until post game.

    Also wonder how many of these Megas will end up post game.

    The Starters will definitely be gained before the E4, and Metagross if you get the event one. Then maybe one more. None of the currently known new Megas I would bet money on, but perhaps Altaria.

    • rubin

      Well, Phoebe has a Dusknoir so at very least they’re adding new evolutions and preevolutions of Hoenn Pokemon.

    • decus

      I imagine they’ll definitely expand the encounters on each route and thus the dex to go with it. When they did firered/leafgreen they were somewhat limited for route encounters and got plenty of complaints for the silly dex limitations for things like Crobat existing so I’d really doubt they’d make the same mistake twice.

      3DS gives them plenty of room to expand encounters/pokemon per route, especially if this is taking place past XY in the timeline, due to mega existing.

  • Adrián Alucard

    I just hope I can send items (megastones, mostly) from XY to ORAS without using 2 consoles


      Probably not. Pokemon bank will likely remain the main way of transferring Pokemon between games and you cannot deposit a Pokemon into it with a hold item, so trading using two consoles will probably be the only way.

      • HarakiriKami

        … Dude all games in the same console generation are capable of trading with each other


          Yes and I said that, but that requires two consoles, which is the issue.

          • HarakiriKami

            Oh. Right.

            I’ve always had two, lol.

  • Jesse Torres

    I dont know if I like Mega Salamance from an aesthetic point of view.

  • MrTyrant

    Can’t you dress the other pokemons?

    • Kai2591

      Gardevoir in a kimono…*tries to imagine*….


    • Adrián Alucard


  • SakuStar Light

    <_< GOD DAMN NINTENDO IM SOLD. Ice type pikachu….jesus Nintendo give me a ghost type and well make an even trade…lol Mega Evolution Pikachu….skip raichu just give me that and I would just be excited. Anyway Loving how this game is turning out plus pikachu has always been my favorite.

    • Adrián Alucard

      There’s no ice type pikachu. Just a pikachu with an ice type attack

  • Kai2591

    I actually don’t mind Mega Salamence’s design, and that second picture of Mega Salamence has a cool angle that makes it look like an awesome jet fighter plane…


    I wonder if Cosplay Pikachu can be traded.
    Typically it’s only Event Pokemon that cannot be traded, right? So an in-game Pokemon like this should be trade-able…
    All I want is all of them.

    • HarakiriKami

      uh you can trade all pokemon

      • 하세요

        Perhaps he/she means over GTS.



          • Posthumus77

            it’s a costume just like you can change furfrou style, so basically you will have all of them

    • Adrián Alucard

      All of them? You can change her dress anytime, so you only need one

  • Vash bane

    for me cosplay pika is the only thing interesting besides the new megas. unless they add to the story more.

  • Raoni Marques

    Just what the hell did the do to Salamence? Man…that’s ugly.

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Looks amazing to me. Like a Aero Jet Plane but not overly designed.

      • Byron Kerrison II

        I wouldn’t say ugly. People worked hard designing it. But it does look kind of peculiar.

        • Princess_Eevee9

          This is true.

      • HarakiriKami

        He looks like a Cylon.

      • Yeah it does look really cool doesn’t it -_-

        • Princess_Eevee9

          That looks delicious. And still not a problem.

  • Raltrios



  • John Smith

    Is this game still Gen 6? I assume you can’t trade these Mega Stones over to X/Y

    • Elizabeth ‘Ely’ Moreno

      Maybe they can release a patch

      • Symbol de Au

        I’m kind of assuming these megas already exist in the X/Y games and just weren’t found/revealed by the hackers but I could be wrong, especially since Lopunny got a new move.

  • ishyg

    I think the Pikachu Libre should be free for everyone from the start.

    Other than that, loving the dragon/fairy typing. Also, Salamence looks like a croissant panini.

  • Armageddon

    I thought raichu mega-evoled into a pikachu there for a second, wait what?

  • Hero

    Mehh, more eeveelutions please. Really want a steel, fighting, ghost, dragon, bug, flying, rock, or ground type eevee. and please buff flareon.

  • Kevin

    So apparently the Korean branch for Pokemon leaked Mega slowbro and audino today, mkkay now go riot in a orderly fashion

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