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12 Years Later, Here Are Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire’s Gym Leaders


12 years ago saw the release of Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire. Since then, the Gym Leaders in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have seen some redesigns, and we’ve put together a comparison of the old artwork, alongside the new from the two remakes.


Five Gym Leaders have been revealed so far, along with two members of the Elite Four. Steven, who is the Pokémon Champion in this game, and also plays a role in its story, has been revealed as well, along with updated artwork featuring his Mega Metagross.



Roxanne (Left: Old, Right: New):





Wattson (Left: Old, Right: New):






Flannery (Left: Old, Right: New)




Norman (Left: Old, Right: New):




Brawly (Left: Old, Right: New):




Elite Four Phoebe (Left: Old, Right: New):




Elite Four Sidney (Left: Old, Right: New):




Champion Steven (Left: Old, Right: New):



Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be available this November for the Nintendo 3DS.


Old artwork from Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire courtesy Bulbapedia.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.