New trailer confirms Mega Evolutions

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire — 14 October, 2014

The Pokémon Company has released a new trailer for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. It confirms the existence of Mega Latios, Mega Latias, Mega Beedrill and Mega Pidgeot, and also showcases flying over Hoenn. See below for official artwork.

Mega Latios gains boosts in Attack and Special Attack, while Mega Latias gains boosts in Defense and Special Defense. Both Pokémon remain Dragon/Psychic with Levitate upon Mega Evolving. Mega Beedrill has higher Attack and Speed. Mega Pidgeot gains a large boost in Special Attack.

Flying over Hoenn Don't forget the special demo version of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is due to be released from October 15th (tomorrow!). The demo will allow you to Mega-Evolve your starter of choice and will show a new never-before-seen Mega Evolution too. Furthermore some special scenarios will occur if you play every day. This demo can be downloaded from the eShop by using a special serial code, which can be obtained from one of many various sources:

  • From the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter. If you do not already have an account, register on pokemon.com and make sure to set your email preferences in your profile to receive the newsletter on October 20th. This appears to be the only way to receive a demo code in America.
  • From certain online retailers by pre-ordering Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire or having bought X/Y in the past. For the UK this includes Amazon.co.uk, Smyths Toys, ShotTo.net or the Nintendo UK Official Store.
  • From a 'Nintendo Zone' in participating outlets. This is usually your national gaming store such as GAME.

Full details for your location can be found by going to pokemonrubysapphire.com and then from the menu choosing Cool Features then Special Demo Version.


The DexNav The PokéNav returns in OR/AS as the PokéNav Plus with many new features. The DexNav shows information about nearby Pokémon and allows you to find Pokémon to battle. The more you search for particular Pokémon, the more chance you will find one with a hidden ability or rare move. The DexNav will also register Pokémon that are visible in the overworld belonging to trainers, even ones you don't battle.

The AreaNav shows the map of Hoenn along with other useful information such as berry trees, secret bases and trainer rematches. The BuzzNav shows various TV programs and information retrieved via StreetPass. The PlayNav lets you access the same screens as you had in X/Y - Pokémon Amie, PSS and Super Training.

Mega Rayquaza official art
Mega Rayquaza
Mega Latias, Mega Latios official art
Mega Latias (left) and Mega Latios (right)
Mega Beedrill, Mega Pidgeot official art
Mega Beedrill and Mega Pidgeot

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