I don’t know about you guys, but as soon as I finished Pokemon X and Y, I wanted to get straight onto the next Pokemon game. Unfortunately, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire won’t get released until 21st November, but Nintendo have released some insanely exciting info about what we can expect from the game.
Their first big announcement was about the new Mega Evolution’s that will be available. Salamence, Altaria and Lopunny will take advantage of this. Salamence will gain the Aerilate ability, Altaria will gain Pixilate, and Lopunny will gain the Scrappy ability.
They also announced that Pokemon contests will return. Contests were a big attraction in the Generation III games, but have not appeared since Gen IV. You will get rewards for every contest you compete in.
One of the best things to come out of the contests seems to be the Cosplaying Pikachu’s. They look adorable in little outfits, all of which give them special attacks, such as Icicle Crash, Draining Kiss, and Meteor Mash. There look like there are around 6 costumes available all together which you can actually wear throughout the game.
Finally, last but not least, there will be an event Pokemon available; Bedlum. He will be given out in the form of a shiny Pokemon on the games release date, and will be holding a Mega Stone. It’s unclear as to where you can grab him, but I expect more details will come nearer the time.