By Dalton McClain / October 15th, 2014
I wish I could’ve gotten to this MUCH sooner, but I’m glad that I finally get to talk about it now. There have been six new Mega Pokémon announced for Pokémon OR/AS. However, instead of just telling you what they are, I’m going to try something new and give you a list from my least favorite to my most favorite. So without any further ado, here are the new Mega Pokémon for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
5. Mega Steelix
In the number 5 slot is Mega Steelix. Mega Steelix was discovered in the Japanese version of the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire demo. It maintains its Steel/Ground typing and gains the ability Sand Force, which boosts the power of Rock, Ground, and Steel type moves during a sandstorm by 30%. The reason that it is last on the list is because it just doesn’t seem as exciting or cool as the rest.
4. Mega Pidgeot
Announced in CoroCoro, Mega Pidgeot maintains its Normal/Flying typing and gains a stat increase in special attack. I am a firm believer that the only reason this is here is because of the wonderful event that was known as Twitch Plays Pokémon, better known as Bird Jesus.
3. Mega Glalie
Mega Glalie was shown in the Korean version of the Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Demo. It keeps its Ice typing and gains the ability Refrigerate, which not only boosts the power of Ice moves by 30%, but also turns all Normal-type moves into Ice-type moves. I love this because even though we don’t know much about it, its design and ability fit well and it just overall looks like a cool Pokémon. I finally have a reason to have a Glalie on my team!
Spot #2 on this list actually belongs to two Pokémon, Mega Latios and Mega Latias. I decided to give them the same spot because, in a sense, they are essentially the same. I realize that they may have different stats and movesets available, but their Mega Evolutions are very similar, and cool at the same time. Not much about them is different, except for the fact that you can use either of them to fly around Hoenn, and even find dark clouds, called Mirage Spots, with Legendary Pokémon and cool items. This is allowed because of their new ability called Soar, and I, for one, find this awesome. They can only be obtained by getting an Eon Ticket, which grants the player access to the southern islands of Hoenn and is not accessible through gameplay alone. More details on the ticket will surface later. These Megas are great, however, hard work triumphs over all. So with that being said, my favorite new Mega Evolution is…
1. Mega Beedril
I know some of you may be really angry about me picking this as number one, but hear me out first. All of the other Pokémon on this list were decent for battling, except for this one. In my opinion, Beedrill was the only one who was in dire need of a Mega Evolution. With this Mega, its speed and attack stats are increased. It also gains the ability Adaptability, causing Beedrill’s STAB moves to be increased from doing 1.5x damage to 2x. This could turn a once harmless bee, into a powerful and deadly wasp.
Like what you see here? Then be sure to check out the Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Demo which will be coming to America starting on October 21st.
Pokemon fans who have a Pokemon Trainer Club account and have opted to receive the Pokemon Trainer Club Newsletter will receive a serial code for the Special Demo Version when the newsletter is emailed to them on October 21. Get a Pokemon Trainer Club account at no cost at Pokemon.com by October 19 to receive the October 21 newsletter and Special Demo Version serial code. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire are sold separately beginning November 21.
The PokéNav Plus was also announced, being almost exactly the same as the bottom screen from Pokémon X and Y, but with a few added kicks: the BuzzNav, which allows you to view the news in Hoenn and from the people that you pass; the AreaNav which allows you to check on Hoenn information; and the DexNav, which allows you to find specific or even hidden Pokémon in the tall grass.
What do you think of the new remakes? Do you think they will be fun, or just a complete failure. Make sure to let us know what you think and what you want to be in the new remakes. Until next time!
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