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Pokemon X & Y — 09 September, 2014
New GameStop distributions have been revealed for X&Y during October/November.
First up, a shiny Gengar holding the Gengarite Mega Stone will be available via a special code card distribution at participating GameStop stores in America, GAME stores in the UK as well as across Europe. When Mega-Evolved, shiny Gengar turns white! This event runs from October 13th to 26th in America and October 15th to November 5th in the UK.
The second event finally makes the mythical Pokémon, Diancie available. Similar to Gengar it is only available via special codes in gaming shops. It runs from October 27th to November 16th in America and November 6th to 28th in the UK. Once Diancie has been received in your copy of X or Y, you can transfer it to the upcoming Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire in which its Mega Stone, Diancite, can be obtained to Mega-Evolve it!
General News — 14 August, 2014
Junichi Masuda has just officially revealed Mega Audino at the German trade fair, Gamescom. It was accidentally leaked by the official Korean Pokémon website a few days ago (along with Mega Slowbro who has not yet been officially revealed).
TPCi have also posted a new video showing Mega Audino in battle:
Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 12 August, 2014
The official Korean Pokemon website has revealed two new Mega Evolutions - Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino!
Mega Slowbro remains Water/Psychic type but has the ability Shell Armor.
Mega Audino is Normal/Fairy type and keeps the ability Healer.
It seems that these were accidentally revealed, since the Korean site has been taken offline since these pages were found.
Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 11 August, 2014
Three new Mega Evolutions have been revealed! They are Mega Altaria, Mega Salamence and Mega Lopunny and will be available in the upcoming remakes Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
Mega Altaria changes to Dragon/Fairy type and has the ability Pixilate, turning Normal type moves into Fairy type. Mega Evolving increases its Attack, Special Attack and Defense.
Mega Salamence remains Dragon/Flying type but has the ability Aerilate, turning Normal type moves into Flying type. Its Defense gains a huge boost.
Mega Lopunny changes to Normal/Fighting type and it has the ability Scrappy, enabling it to hit Ghost types. It gains a boost to Attack and Speed.
Finally, it has been announced that a shiny Beldum will be available as an event for OR/AS shortly after launch! We'll post more details when they come.
Pokemon Events — 11 August, 2014
We already tweeted about this but here's a little more detail. The new online Pokemon merchandise store, PokemonCenter.com is now open, and to celebrate they are giving away the special PokeBall-pattern Vivillon!
Since PokemonCenter.com is for America only, so is this event. It runs from August 7th to August 12th so be sure to get it while you can! It's available via Mystery Gift in the main menu, then select
Receive via Internet.
However, the event has also been announced for Europe and Australia, running from August 29th to September 8th. As above it's a short distribution so mark your calendar so you don't forget!
Finally, another event is due to start shortly in America - from August 13th either Heracross (in X) or Pinsir (in Y) are available via Mystery Gift over Wi-Fi. Heracross has the moves Bullet Seed, Pin Missile, Close Combat and Megahorn. Pinsir has the moves X-Scissor, Earthquake, Stone Edge and Return.
In addition, from August 18th participating GameStop stores will provide the appropriate Mega Stones for them to hold and Mega-Evolve in battle! This requires a serial code from GameStop so make sure to get there while stocks last.
Pokemon Events — 25 July, 2014
A new Pokémon event is currently active! Since the GTS in Pokémon X/Y reached 100 million trades, a new Vivillon pattern has been released.
This one is called the Fancy Pattern Vivillon and it comes with an exclusive move, Hold Hands, which increases Pokémon's happiness (but can only be used in double/triple battles).
It is available via
Mystery Gift on the main menu, then
Receive Gift, then
Get Via Internet. The event runs from July 7th to July 31st so make sure to get it while you can!
Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 14 July, 2014
Nintendo have now confirmed details for Mega Metagross, which was recently leaked via CoroCoro.
Upon Mega-Evolving, it gains the ability Tough Claws and remains Steel/Psychic type. Its Speed is greatly increased, but also has small increases in each of its other stats too. More pictures and video below.
Also confirmed are some gym leaders and Elite Four members. These are the same as in the original games, but we see that Elite Four Phoebe uses a Dusknoir, Elite Four Sidney uses a Shiftry, and Champion Steven uses Mega Metagross.
Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 11 July, 2014
The latest issue of CoroCoro has leaked and confirms that Metagross will gain a Mega Evolution in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. It will be used by Steven Stone, who was the champion of the Hoenn region in the original games.
Mega Metagross appears to have another Metang fused to it, and from the screenshot below appears to float in the air. It also states that Steven Mega-evolves his Pokemon with a
Mega Brooch rather than the Mega Bracelet the player will use in OR/AS (or the Mega Ring as in X/Y).
Mega Metagross is believed to remain Steel/Psychic type, gain the Tough Claws ability, and have a significant increase in speed. We'll bring full confirmation asap.
Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 09 July, 2014
It has been confirmed that Secret Bases, one of the most popular features of Ruby/Sapphire, will return in the remakes Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire as Super-Secret Bases with many additional features.
Super-Secret Bases can be decorated, and decorations can be used to create tricks. You can connect with other players to share your base, battle them, and use
special skills to support them on their adventures. You can also decide what kinds of Pokemon battles are allowed in your base and even create your own Pokemon Gym!
Super-Secret Bases also have a capture-the-flag mini game. Collecting lots of flags improves your team's rank and increases the
special skills of your friends.
Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 12 June, 2014
Following straight on from the recent Mega Sableye teaser, the Pokémon Company have released another short gameplay trailer!
This one focuses on Pokémon already revealed: Mega Sceptile, Mega Blaziken, Mega Swampert, Primal Groudon, Primal Kyogre and Mega Diancie. They are each shown using various moves in battle. If you look closely there are also shots of the Acro bike and Mach bike in action.
The trailer ends by saying Diancie will soon be available for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. More screenshots below!
Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 12 June, 2014
The official Pokémon channel on YouTube have released another teaser for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. This video features another new Mega Evolution - Mega Sableye!
Mega Sableye appears to hide behind a large jewel, which increases its defensive capabilities. There is no word on a specific ability or other details yet.
Update: it has been confirmed that Mega Sableye's ability is Magic Bounce, which reflects status moves back onto the opponent. Its type stays as Dark/Ghost. Its Defense and Special Attack increase, while its Speed decreases slightly.
Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 10 June, 2014
Nintendo held a
Digital Event at the E3 expo and have revealed some new footage from upcoming games Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire!
The trailer shows a boy entering a cave and discovering cave painting of Groundon and Kyogre. We then see various bits of footage from the games including the Mega Evolutions of Sceptile, Blaziken and Swampert in battle. Watch it here:
It also confirms several details, including that the Groudon and Kyogre Mega Evolutions are known as Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre. Primal Groudon is Ground/Fire type while Kyogre keeps its pure Water type.
OR/AS will unfortunately not be a simultaneous worldwide release like X/Y. The release dates are: November 21st in Japan and America November 28th in Europe