Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
The sixth generation of Pokémon games continues with Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, remakes of Ruby & Sapphire from 2003. As with X & Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire will be released simultaneously wordwide.
|Release date||November 21st, 2014|
|Release date (Europe)||November 28th, 2014|
|New Mega Evolutions||20|
New Mega Evolutions
- #254 Sceptile
- #260 Swampert
- #015 Beedrill
- #018 Pidgeot
- #080 Slowbro
- #208 Steelix
- #302 Sableye
- #319 Sharpedo
- #323 Camerupt
- #334 Altaria
- #362 Glalie
- #373 Salamence
- #376 Metagross
- #428 Lopunny
- #475 Gallade
- #531 Audino
- #380 Latias
- #381 Latios
- #384 Rayquaza
- #719 Diancie
New Primal Reversions
Like their predecessors X & Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are exclusive to the 3DS platform and use stereoscopic 3D for battles and certain overworld locations. The majority of the overworld, as well as double/triple/horde battles do not use the 3D effect.
Diagonal movement remains but without the Rollerskates, allowing the player to walk
off-grid. In addition, moving the Circle Pad a small amount allows the player to walk more slowly. This ties in with a new mechanic called
sneaking where the player can slowly creep towards rustling grass to encounter Pokémon.
New Mega Evolutions & Primal Reversions
As listed to the left, many Pokémon gain Mega Evolutions. As with X & Y they can Mega Evolve when holding an appropriate Mega Stone. However, Rayquaza is said to Mega Evolve using a different method.
Furthermore, the box legends Kyogre and Groudon have new forms known as
Primal Reversions. They are in-battle form changes, similar to Mega Evolutions.
Secret Bases from Ruby & Sapphire return, but this time they are not so secret as players can share their Secret Bases online and challenge others to battles.