I woke up on the morning of 10/10, thinking it was going to be another day of typical gaming news, where nothing new was really discussed. Maybe some people talking about the upcoming games that are soon to be released… and I was right. However, among these announcements was something that really stood out. All new announcements for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. These new announcements include new Mega Evolutions and flying legendary Pokemon.
Among the new Mega Evolutions are the unexpected Mega Beedrill, the graceful looking Mega Pidgeot, and the finally officially confirmed Mega Latios and Mega Latias. These scans and new stats come straight from CoroCoro in Japan.
The first of the Megas to be shown was Mega Beedrill. While in mega form, Beedrill retains it’s Bug/Poison dual typing. However, it gains a new ability: Adaptability. With this new ability, Beedrill’s STAB percentage will increase from 1.5 to 2. Mega Beedrill just got a lot more powerful, and then the new boost in stats for Attack and Speed. Looks like there’s a new Sweeper on the battlefield.
Next up is Mega Pidgeot. Again, no change to its Normal/Flying typing, but it’s now has the ability to Guard and now has 100% accuracy at the cost of your opponent having 100% accuracy. It’s quite the risk, but with the new stat boost in Special Attack, a solid Gust will most likely blow that problem away.
Now finally, after having been leaked in the days when Pokemon X and Y were still new, Mega Latios and Mega Latias are confirmed. As with the classic versions of Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, they are version exclusive. That is, Mega Latios is only obtainable in Omega Ruby and Mega Latias will only be obtainable in Alpha Sapphire.
These Pokemon will also have some special effect outside battle to allow the player to final other legendaries that were not available in X and Y, such as Zekrom or Dialga. According to CoroCoro, to obtain these new legendary Mega Stones, a code will be distributed to get and item called the Eon Ticket. this ticket will allow to to find Latios or Latias depending on what game you have. This code will be distributed through a future CoroCoro issue. However, that method is most likely going to be a Japan exclusive. Flying on Mega Latios and Mega Latias open up an all new way of finding some of the game’s legendary Pokemon. You will be able to take to the skies and search out Legendary Pokemon and others as well.
So, quite a few things just got added to Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire in this new leak. New Mega Evolutions, finally some confirmation on older leaks, and a new feature altogether for the much anticipated remakes. Hopefully news for more worldwide distrubutions of the item, Eon Ticket, will be announced soon so every player can fly the skies of Hoenn like the Legendary Pokemon we’ve known and loved for so long. A most unexpected and welcome surprise this has been.