A Mega Amount of Pokemon Announcements (Part 2)

A few hours ago, the Pokémon Company announced more specifics for the highly anticipated Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games coming in November. This announcement includes more specifics on Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre, demonstrated new moves, showcased legendary Pokémon, and revealed THREE new mega evolutions.

The first cluster of information included Primal Groudon’s new ability, Desolate Land. This ability makes the weather condition extremely hot, forces other weather-changing moves worthless, and most powerfully, renders all water moves ineffective (crazy right?).  In addition, Primal Groudon has a new attack, Precipice Blades. Though the move’s type wasn’t specified, it seems to be spires coming from the ground, possibly hinting it as a ground-type.

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To no surprise, we also saw more information on Primal Kyogre’s new ability, Primordial Sea. This ability, like Primal Groudon’s, makes other weather-changing moves ineffective. What’s different is that Primordial Sea makes a heavy rain and makes all fire moves ineffective. Primal Kyogre also receives a new attack, Origin Pulse, that obviously looks like a water-type attack (though not confirmed).

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In addition to these two legendary Pokémon, there was a decent amount of time dedicated to showing off the third legendary of the region, Rayquaza.

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Doesn’t it look like it’s about to Mega Evolve…

With all this, we also saw three new Mega Evolutions: Mega Camerupt, Mega Sharpedo, and Mega Gallade. No other information about their types, abilities, stats, etc. was officially announced.

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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will be available on November 21st in Japan, North America and Australia and November 28th in Europe.

My Opinion:
The new Primal abilities look very interesting. Clearly Primal Groudon’s ability is 1000 times better since it nullifies water-types (a type that it is weak against). The fact that they spent so much time on Rayquaza is a bit odd, but there was a second where I thought it was getting a mega form (still time for that). In terms of the new megas, I really like Mega Gallade, while the other two look fine. The hype continues to rise as November gets closer and closer.

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