Day 1 of E3 has begun and we got to hear from Nintendo and The Pokémon Company International, they have announced today that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will be launching in America on November 21, 2014. The game will be taking place in the natural beauty of the Hoenn region, and will be an exclusive for the Nintendo 3DS. Also a brand new gameplay trailer was released and more information on the Legendary Pokémon.
The name’s for the Pokémon on the game’s cover art are Primal Groudon, who is on the cover for Pokémon Omega Ruby, and Primal Kyogre, who is on the cover for Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. This transformation for these two Legendary Pokémon are announced as a Primal Reversion. Though before the transformation happened, “The two powerful Pokémon clashed in a battle, where Groudon was sent into a long sleep within the magma beneath the planet’s crust and it sent Kyogre into a deep slumber at the bottom of the ocean floor.” With both Pokémon now being one with their own natural home, this has now given them even greater power than ever before. It is still unknown about the discovery of Primal Reversion, and what the connections may lie between Primal Reversion and Mega Evolution.
Also got to hear some more details on Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre, which includes:
- Primal Groudon – is brimming with energy, which pours from its body as magma. The magma burns at such an extreme temperature that its body is always shimmering ruby red from the haze of its heat, giving off light in the darkness. Through Primal Reversion, Primal Groudon becomes much larger and adds Fire type to its Ground type, raising the power of Fire-type moves it can learn. Primal Reversion greatly boosts Primal Groudon’s Attack. Its Ability may get a boost during this epic transformation, too.
- Primal Kyogre – a Water-type Pokémon, is awash with energy that spills from its body as seawater. Its blue skin shines like a sapphire and is half-translucent like the sea. Primal Reversion greatly boosts Primal Kyogre’s Special Attack. Its Ability also seems to get a boost, although this information cannot yet be confirmed. Primal Kyogre is massive, growing to be more than twice Kyogre’s size.
Watch the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trailer below:
In both Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, you will start off where Pokémon X and Y left off, when it comes to the mystery of Mega Evolution and taking it even further. In Pokémon X and Y there were 28 Mega Stones that have been identified, but there are still more Mega Stones you will find on Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire in the Hoenn Region.
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