All posts tagged: Pokemon Alpha Sapphire

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Offer Shiny Beldum

Do you like shiny Pokemon but have terrible luck? Then has the Pokemon Company got a Mystery Gift for you. Running from November 21st-January 14th, players of Omega Ruby and/or Alpha Sapphire will be able to pick up a Shiny Beldum for their team. Yeah, a shiny pseudo-Legendary, pretty cool right? The Pokemon also has somewhat of an in-universe back story, with its Original Trainer being listed as Steven. As in Steven Stone of the Devon Corporation Stones. How prestigious. Beldum comes ready to battle with a complete set of moves, being Hold Back, Iron Head, Zen Headbutt and Iron Defence. Which is a vast improvement over its appearance in the original Ruby and Sapphire, where Beldum could only learn Take Down. Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, is holding a special item: Metagrossite. So all you have to do is train the chrome arm/leg guy until level 45, whereupon you will net yourself a sweet new Mega Evolution. So what’re you waiting for? Go pickup your Beldum and enjoy. I did. -30-

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Feature One Of The Greatest Video Game Openings Of All Time

Now every gamer, apart from those living in Europe, SHOULD have their hands on the new “Pokemon” video game remakes “Omega Ruby” and “Alpha Sapphire”. The game will be hitting local shelves around Europe within the next couple of days. “ORAS”, as the duo have been abbreviated as, has been one of the most anticipated video game duos of the year and it has arrived without a hitch, delighting new and old fans of the series the world over…once again, apart from Europe. For Now. The games feature a whole line of upgrades both as remakes and as the two latest games in the “Pokemon” franchise to be released. With all these upgrades comes a sense of nostalgia as you look back on what the original games were and how far the series has come. From a high quality Professor Birch being chased by a Poochyena to the updated designs of both Archie and Maxie, everything about this game seems to be bringing smiles to “Pokemon” fans’ faces across the globe but, for me, nothing …

Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Promo Reveals Mega Diancie

Let’s face it, if you’ve been keeping up to date with the surge of Mega Evolutions, you’ve already heard of Mega Diancie. Well, now the prismatic princess has received an official promo showcasing it’s new form, along with how to get it. As of now, Diancie can only be obtained in Pokemon X and Y, through an upcoming event (the details of which are different for each country). Although North America, Canada and Mexico can grab Diancie from now up until November 16th, whilst Australia and New Zealand Trainers can nab this rare gem from November 10th until the 28th. Once on your team, all you have to do is wait until Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are released, trade Diancie over and voila, you’ve got yourself a shiny new Mega. -30-

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – Mega Latios, Latias, Steelix and Glalie Revealed

Whew. That’s a whole bunch of Mega faces to add to the list. Unfortunately for the sake of surprise, certain individuals had already revealed the existence of the Mega Eon Duo back in X and Y (Via some code hacking that I shan’t attempt to understand. Regardless, it’s now official and the Dragon/Psychic Legendaries are looking faster than ever. Half dragon, half bird, half fighter jet. Awesome. Interestingly, the duo loses their distinctive colouration and both shift to a purple hue. Just one of the many possibilities of Mega Evolution I guess. Speaking of Mega reveals, some astute players of the Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire demo have stumbled upon some new members of this ever expanding club. Within the Japanese demo, it was found that the Iron Snake Steelix possesses more power than previously believed, rockin’ a pretty intense new form (complete with diamonds and a support ring of metal). Not to be outdone, players of the Korean demo also happened upon Mega Glalie, who looks a bit more confident in showing off those pearly whites. …

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – Mega Beedrill and Pidgeot Revealed

Two more generation one Pokemon have been revealed to be able to Mega evolve in the latest issue of Japan’s much-loved gaming magazine ‘CoroCoro’, neither of which us here at SnapThirty saw coming. Representing Viridian Forest of the Kanto region, the two latest Mega evolutions are none other than Beedrill and Pidgeot. Revealed alongside them is the Mega Evolutions of Latios and Latias but any true Pokemon fan would have already known about them seeing as they were leaked many months ago back when Pokemon X and Y was first released. Though that doesn’t make it any less exciting. After Mega Evolving, Pidgeot gains the ability ‘No Guard’, an ability that acts exactly how it sounds; it makes it so enemies can always be hit, even during invulnerability periods like when a Pokemon uses Fly. Beedrill, also retaining its type combination of Bug and Poison, gains the ability Adaptability which changes STAB moves from a 1.5x buff to a 2x buff. Not much has been revealed about Mega Latios and Latias apart from that you …

Pokemon: Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – Mega Rayquaza Confirmed

Let’s be honest, reader: Mega Rayquaza being a ‘thing’ comes as no surprise, seeing as Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre have already been confirmed…it doesn’t make it any less exciting though! Yosha! Here it is, finally confirmed, it’s Mega Rayquaza! Fellow SnapThirty writer and friend Beau was right when he speculated about this particular evolution in a previous article and now he can brag about it until the cows come home. This new evolution was confirmed through a huge Nintendo livestream focusing entirely on the upcoming Pokemon video game remakes ‘Omega Ruby’ and ‘Alpha Sapphire’. For the most part, the stream just featured gameplay footage of the things we’ve already seen about the game…but then came Mega Rayquaza. This bad boy (or girl), once Mega Evolved, gains the brand-new ability Delta Stream which brings about a weather effect that cancels out all other weather effects and makes it so flying types are no longer prone to the moves that they’d usually be weak against. That’s not all though, not by a long shot; Mega Rayquaza …

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – Rayquaza is Mega Evolving?

Nintendo has released a new trailer for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire revealing Rayquaza in the game along side a number of mega evolutions. Could Rayquaza be next in line to be getting a mega evolution in the near future? While it isn’t shown in the video one can presume that Rayquaza will be getting a mega evolution along side Kyogre and Groudon. Check out the video below. What mega evolutions would you like to see? I sure would like to see a mega Swalot or Slaking. We’re now only two months away from the official worldwide release of the game on the 21st of November (28th in Europe…sorry, Euro gamers) and anticipation could not be higher! Let the trumpets sound as we fly back in time, revisiting old friends, re-battling old enemies and reliving one hell of an awesome adventure! -30-

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – Mega Gallade, Sharpedo and Camerupt Revealed

Here we have it: Another batch of Mega Evolution reveals straight from the wonderful land of Japan! The scans from this month’s ‘CoroCoro’ magazine have been leaked online and they reveal the Mega Evolution forms of Gallade, Sharpedo and Camerupt. Alongside the Evolutions, ‘CoroCoro’ also released some more information regarding the ‘Primal’ forms of both Groudon and Kyogre. Mega Sharpedo, once evolved, gets a huge overall stat boost and gains the ability ‘Strong Jaw’ which boosts the power of biting moves by 50%. Mega Camerupt becomes slower once it has evolved but gets a significant boost in all other aspects. It also gains the ability ‘Sheer Force’ which “removes additional effects to increase move damage”, as it is described in-game. Mega Gallade has yet to receive any specific details on how it has changed statistically. Primal Groudon and Kyogre will also gain new abilities once they have Mega Evolved: Kyogre will get the ‘Sea Of Beginnings’ ability which will activate an environmental effect called ‘Strong Rain’. Groudon will get the ‘Land Of Endings’ ability which, …

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sappphire – Japanese Overview Trailer Released

The name pretty much says it all, people. Nintendo have, just today, released a brand-new trailer for the upcoming ‘Pokemon’ video game remakes that basically take audiences through everything we’ve seen of the game so far but in a little more detail, showing off the smaller elements of the game and doing a good job at getting me hyped the heck up! Though I’m sure you’re all feeling it too, I can’t be the only one who’s blood is red hot with excitement! It’s entirely in Japanese so, for the most part, you wont really understand what is being said but any true ‘Pokemon’ fan will know exactly what it is they’re looking at and what is being explained…sorry, non-Pokemon fans but if you’re not interested in the game then why are you reading this article? We’re now only two months away from the official worldwide release of the game on the 21st of November (28th in Europe…sorry, Euro gamers) and anticipation could not be higher! Let the trumpets sound as we fly back in …

Mega Slowbro Confirmed For ‘Omega Ruby’ and ‘Alpha Sapphire’ Through Official Video

This makes two! If you’ve been following recent ‘Pokemon’ news you’d probably be aware that two new Mega Evolutions set to feature in the upcoming video game remakes ‘Omega Ruby’ and ‘Alpha Sapphire’ were leaked by the official Korean website for the two new games. The site accidentally updated their pages to include images and information of both Mega Audino and Mega Slowbro. The internet exploded but up until just two days ago, at this point in time, the new Evolutions hadn’t been confirmed. Well, Nintendo released a video officially confirming Mega Audino only about a day ago but today they have released another video that has officially confirmed the inclusion of Mega Slowbro in the new games. Much like the Mega Audino trailer, the Mega Slowbro trailer shows off it’s new look as well as it’s newly acquired defense boost. Mega Slowbro gains the ability ‘Shell Armour’ when it Mega Evolves which makes it so the Pokemon CANNOT receive a critical hit. It also, as mentioned, gets a massive defense boost that makes it …

Mega Audino Confirmed For ‘Omega Ruby’ and ‘Alpha Sapphire’ Through Official Video

Here it is! Mega Audino! It was only a couple days ago that something magical happened, something that all ‘Pokemon’ fans pray for while in anticipation of a new video game, something a news writer like myself jumped on almost instantly! That something is…an accidental leak. YES! The official Korean site for the upcoming ‘Pokemon’ video game remakes ‘Omega Ruby’ and ‘Alpha Sapphire’ messed up the other day by releasing official art, information and screenshots of two new Mega Evolutions; Mega Audino and Mega Slowbro. Well Nintendo have now released an official announcement video for one of the two Mega Evolutions (Mega Audino) that has confirmed it’s legitimacy. As previously reported; Mega Audino becomes a combination Normal/Fairy-type when it Mega Evolves and gains the ‘Healer’ ability which, when in Double or Triple Battles, gives the adjacent Pokemon a 30% chance of having it’s status ailments healed. It’s a dynamo when it comes to multi-battles it seems. ‘Omega Ruby’ and ‘Alpha Sapphire’ for the Nintendo 3DS are set for a release in Japan, North America and …

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – Korean Site Accidentally Reveals Mega Slowbro/Mega Audino

Oh, man! There’s nothing sweeter than an information leak from an upcoming game, especially when that game happens to be the ‘Pokemon’ remake duo ‘Omega Ruby’ and ‘Alpha Sapphire’! The funny thing about situations like this is that they actually come about quite often but even when they do, fans still find it hard to fully trust the information they have been handed. Word around the web is that the official Korean site for the upcoming ‘Pokemon’ video games ‘accidentally’ released two images alongside some information regarding a pair of Mega Evolutions that will feature, alongside many others, in the upcoming remakes. Slowpoke and Audino, a pair of Pokemon I would have never thought be paired up, have entered the spotlight thanks to their new Mega Evolutions. Slowbro, who apparently is now more shell than…whatever it was before, gains the ability ‘Shell Armour’ when it evolves which makes it so the Pokemon CANNOT receive a critical hit. Fantastic for when you’re in a pinch! Audino, through it’s Mega Evolution, becomes a combination Normal/Fairy-type and gains …

Mega Salamence, Altaria and Lopunny Revealed For Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Just when you start craving more, Nintendo delivers you exactly what it is you want! That’s why they’re royalty in the video game industry. The latest issue of Japan’s ‘CoroCoro’ magazine, as usually, has revealed much about the upcoming remakes including three more ‘Pokemon’ who have landed themselves a ‘Mega Evolution. Salamence, Altaria and Lopunny are the latest ‘pocket monsters’ to transcend the typical three tier transformation system and into infinity! With their new transformations come new looks and new abilities: Mega Salamence gains the ‘Aerilate’ ability which turns all ‘Normal-type’ moves into ‘Flying-type’ moves and gives the power a 30% boost. This ability was originally only available to Mega Pinsir. Mega Altaria, the now brutal Dragon/Fairy-type combination, gains the ability ‘Pixilate’ which is an ability similar to ‘Aerilate’ but instead of changing ‘Normal-type’ movies into ‘Flying-type’ moves, it turns them into ‘Fairy-type’ moves. Mega Lopunny, who becomes a ‘Normal/Fighting-type’ combination, gains the ability ‘Scrappy’ which allows ‘Normal-type’ and ‘Fighting-type’ moves to land when going up against ‘Ghost-types’. A perfect ability for Mega Lopunny who …

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trailer Shows Gym Leaders, Pika-Cosplay and New Mega

Is everyone still excited for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire? I know I am. Should you be amongst those who have let news of the Hoenn remakes drift into the periphery of your thoughts, Nintendo has released yet another trailer showcasing snippets of the upcoming remakes. I’ll start with the big news: Pikachu Cosplay. I mean, if there’s one thing that has been sorely lacking from Pokemon, it’s costumes right? Though screenshots express said costumed mouse in the Pokemon Amie function, there has been no specifics given as to the limitations of these outfits. Due to Hoenn being the region that first brought us Pokemon Contests, along with a seemingly related sentence in the trailer, it wouldn’t be that far of a stretch to imagine cosplay will be ramped up a notch in these games. We also do not know if it is only specific Pokemon who will have the ability to dress up, or if there are any other costumes. After all, each screenshot released thus far specifically features a female Pikachu, one would …