Another month, another set of CoroCoro scans revealing more Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire details. Yet again there's a few Mega Evolution reveals and yet again a feature additions that's new to the franchise. Hopefully everyone's not tired of hearing about Pikachu and her all-new costest wardrobe, because it's back and more Skill-tacular than ever. If that doesn't float your boat, then hopefully you're an Altaria, Lopunny or Salamence fan.
Let's start with Pikachu, because I am the most excited to get this over with and stop talking about Pikachu for a bit. Pikachu's previously revealed costumes, part of a special contest feature in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, are now confirmed to also give Pikachu new skills. After meeting with Lucia, a new Contest Idol character, she will give the player clothes and allow them to join in on Pokemon Contests. Apparently one of these contests even rewards a shiny Beldum holding its Mega Stone.
As for what sorts of skills our powdered and pampered Pikachus will be pulling off, here's the currently revealed list:
- Rock Star Pikachu - Meteor Smash
- Dr. Pikachu - Electric Terrain
- Pop Star Pikachu - Draining Kiss
- Belle Pikachu - Icicle Crash
- Luchador Pikachu - Flying Press
It looks like Pikachu will be expanding on her competitive viability with these costumes, in addition to straight up looking FABULOUS. Caps lock required.
Let's move on to the good stuff now. As mentioned earlier, Mega Altaria, Mega Lopunny and Mega Salamence. Altaria, previously an adorable cloud bird, has grown up into a rather intimidating cloud phoenix of sorts. Where Altaria was Dragon/Flying, Mega Altaria will become Dragon/Fairy, a most threatening type pairing. Lopunny's Mega Evolution is equally threatening, as its so-shapely-its-bordering-on-creepy legs have hit the gym and suddenly become ripped! Mega Lopunny goes from Normal to Normal/Fighting! Finally we have Salamence, who don't need no fancy type change. Dragon/Flying to start and Dragon/Flying to the end. No one can mess with Salamence once he's gone full Rodan, except maybe Godzilla.
That concludes the currently translated details from this month's CoroCoro scans. Hopefully we'll get a few more details from these pages, like each of the Mega's main skills. Game Freak has typically shared that detail with Mega reveals in the past. That, and their weight and height.... Japan. /shrug
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire will be available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS starting November 21, 2014.
All images and translated details are sourced from Serebii.