Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire get new mega-details and features

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Pokémon! My heart’s so pure, my courage will see us through. You teach me and I’ll teach you and oh why is Geoff standing outside my office with a spiked baseball bat while I sing these songs today? Pooooooooookémon!

Mega Metagross

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Remember that Mega Metagross evolution we mentioned last week? Well that heavy metal Pokémon will be featured as one of the partners of the Pokémon League Champion Steven. Once mega-evolved, Mega-Metagross gains the ability of Tough Claws which grants it increased physical attack stats. The mega-evolved Pokémon also gets a big speed boost, as well as other various buffs to its defence and special attack.

Pokémon Amie

Pokémon X and Y’s interaction system returns in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Pokémon-Amie will once again allow trainers to pet their little electric rats and whatnot, play games with them and feed them Poké-Puffs, which isn’t anywhere near as nutritious as Tauros meat I hear. Investing time in Pokémon-Amie also makes your critters more loyal, as well as more likely to land critical hits and have an overall improvement in battle. In addition to all that, Pikachu gets a new mode to play around with: Cosplay.

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Cosplay Pikachu will allow players to dress the Pokémon mascot up in a bunch of various outfits. This sounds bloody weird, creepy and I want to try it out already. Pikachu will have access to a bunch of outfits, allowing it to become Pikachu Rock Star, Pikachu Belle, Pikachu Pop Star, Pikachu Ph.D., and Pikachu Libre. Only in Japan.

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Meet the gym leaders all over again

According to my press release, you’ll be facing the eight original gym leaders from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire in the remake. According to me, well duuuuuh. The whole crew is back, and includes the likes of:

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Norman, who is the Leader of the Petalburg City Gym. It was also confirmed today that players will encounter and battle Rustboro City Gym Leader Roxanne, Dewford Town Gym Leader Brawly, Mauville City Gym Leader Wattson, and Lavaridge Town Gym Leader Flannery.

After defeating eight Gym Leaders, players will travel to the Pokémon League to battle the Elite Four, including Sidney and Phoebe. Upon defeating the Elite Four, Trainers will take on the Hoenn League Champion, Steven, and his Mega Metagross, in the hope of becoming the new Pokémon League Champion!

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire it out in October, in case you’re attempting to catch ‘em all in that mammoth month of game releases.

Last Updated: July 15, 2014

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