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Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Trailer Shows Off Rayquaza And More

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    Recently, we learnt that Mega Camerupt, Mega Sharpedo and Mega Gallade will make their debut in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and that Rayquaza will be included in the game as well. A new trailer released this morning highlights all of these features and provides a look at Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon.

     

    Details on Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon, as well as the new Mega-Evolved Pokémon, can be found below.

     

    Primal Kyogre:

    Primal Kyogre¹s exclusive Ability is Primordial Sea, which changes the weather condition to an oppressive heavy rain. As with extremely harsh sunlight, opponents cannot change the weather condition during heavy rain. The Abilities Drizzle, Drought, Sand Stream, and Snow Warning will fail to activate, and Fire-type attacks become ineffective as well. Kyogre has its own move that only it can use, Origin Pulse, an attack that can slam multiple opponents with water massed into ballistic orbs.

     

    Primal Groudon:

    Primal Groudon gains the Desolate Land Ability, which changes the weather condition to extremely harsh sunlight. Opponents cannot change the weather condition during extremely harsh sunlight, meaning moves like Rain Dance, Sunny Day, Sandstorm, and Hail will fail, and Water-type attacks will fizzle out. Abilities like Drizzle, Drought, Sand Stream and Snow Warning will also fail to activate. Groudon can unleash a move unique to it alone, Precipice Blades, a powerful attack that can hit multiple opponents with an upward surge of sharp rocks.

     

    Mega Camerupt (owned by Team Magma’s Maxie):

    During the team¹s mission, Maxie battles with the Fire- and Ground-type Pokémon Camerupt, which can Mega Evolve into Mega Camerupt. Maxie wears a pair of Mega Glasses, set with a mysterious Key Stone needed to Mega Evolve his Pokémon. Players can battle with Camerupt, too, and when it Mega Evolves, its Ability changes to Sheer Force, which raises the power of all attacking moves that have an additional effect. But beware‹the additional effects are ignored. Most of Mega Camerupt¹s base stats are uniformly raised, but its Speed drops. It¹s best to think of strategies where Mega Camerupt can be used as the second act in battle.

     

    Mega Sharpedo (owned by Team Aqua’s Archie):

    During the team¹s mission, Archie battles with the Water- and Dark-type Pokémon Sharpedo, which can Mega Evolve into Mega Sharpedo. Archie wears the Mega Anchor, set with a mysterious Key Stone needed to Mega Evolve his Pokémon. Players can battle with Sharpedo, too, and when it Mega Evolves, all of its stats show a boost, and its already high Attack is enhanced. Mega Sharpedo also gains the Strong Jaw Ability, which raises the power of bite attacks like Crunch.

     

    Mega Gallade (owned by Wally):

    When players begin their adventure, they will meet a timid young Trainer named Wally, who hails from Petalburg City. He hopes to be a strong Trainer despite being meek and shy. Tiny Ralts is the first Pokémon that Wally catches, and after it evolves into Kirlia and then Gallade, it can Mega Evolve into Mega Gallade. Players can encounter Ralts, too, and when they evolve it to Kirlia and use a Dawn Stone on a male Kirlia, it will evolve into Gallade. When Mega Evolved, Mega Gallade¹s Ability changes to Inner Focus, which prevents it from flinching during battle. Its Attack and Speed stats also improve, making Mega Gallade an effective first-strike Pokémon.

     

    Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be available in North America on November 21st. Prior to that, a special demo for the game will be made available. Details on the demo can be found here.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. 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.

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