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Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer Released

By Cat333Pokémon on November 20, 2014

As last seen for Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, The Pokémon Company has released a new four-minute animated trailer for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

The trailer prominently features the starters (Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip), the abundance of Mega Evolved Pokémon new to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre.

As a reminder, the games release tomorrow (November 21) in North America (tonight for areas hosting a midnight release and those downloading the game from the eShop), Japan, and Australia, and on Friday, November 28 in Europe.



[SPOILERS] Heaps of ORAS Information: Megas, PokeNav, and Soaring, Oh My!

By GrassPokemonFTW on October 14, 2014

With the release of the ORAS demo overseas, it was surprising to find that there were two more Mega Evolutions unearthed as part of the demo. Along with these new Mega Evolutions, some new information regarding in-game aspects and features.

New Mega Evolutions
The first new Mega Evolution revealed in the demo was Mega Steelix. Mega Steelix retains its Steel/Ground typing, and gains the ability Sand Force. How its stats are changed is still unknown.

The next new Mega Evolution is Mega Glalie. Mega Glalie retains its pure Ice type, and gains the ability Refrigerate. Like with Mega Steelix, its stat changes are unknown.

PokéNav Functions
The PokéNav, now called the PokéNav Plus, has a lot of different functions, some carried over from the original Ruby and Sapphire, and some functions carried over from X and Y. The features of the PokeNav Plus include...

DexNav: The DexNav allows you to search, look up, and help find Pokémon that appear in the area. This feature has various Levels, and higher Levels can cause rare or Hidden Ability Pokémon to appear more frequently.
AreaNav: The AreaNav allows you to track Pokémon locations, the Trainer's Eyes function, and keeps track of the location of Secret Bases and Berries.
BuzzNav: Largely a StreetPass function, the BuzzNav reports news from around Hoenn and the other players that you pass.
PlayNav: Most of the functions here are transferred over from X and Y, including the Player Search System (PSS), Pokémon-Amie, and Super Training. O-Powers and the Holo Caster will make a return in this mode.

Soaring in the Sky
As revealed before, the Eon Flute allows you to fly on the back of Mega Lati@s. It has been revealed that this function, called "Soar," will work much like Dive does, allowing you to use Pokémon in the skies regardless of how little sense it would make. In short, you do not have to use Sky Battle-eligible Pokémon in the sky, but are free to use any Pokémon you have on hand.

Mirage Spots
Also revealed before, Mirage Spots allow encounters with certain legendary Pokémon, of which Lugia, Ho-oh, Dialga, Palkia, Reshiram, and Zekrom have been confirmed to show up. It has also been confirmed that some "valuable items" are to appear in these Mirage Spots. As far as I can tell this likely means that one can find the Adamant/Lustrous Orb in Dialga/Palkia's Mirage Spot, and so on and so forth.

Furthermore, there was some speculation that Hoopa's silhouette appeared in the image depicting the appearance of Dialga, Palkia, Reshiram, and Zekrom from their Mirage Spots. A full high-definition picture shows that this is not the case, but the gold rings highly suggest Hoopa's involvement in the Mirage Spots.

Other News
It has been confirmed that Trainer Customization will not exist for this game, outside of Contests.

U.S. fans with a Pokémon Trainer Club account will have access to the ORAS demo starting tomorrow, October 15th.

Eon Ticket distribution is confirmed to take place later this year.



[SPOILERS] CoroCoro Reveals More ORAS Info

By GrassPokemonFTW on September 10, 2014

CoroCoro's latest issue has shown a number of new things in regards to the fast approaching Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire remakes.

New Demo
It has been said that in next month's issue of CoroCoro, there is to be a serial code for a demo for ORAS. Supposedly, you start off with one of Grovyle, Combusken, or Marshtomp, and the demo concludes by receiving a Mega Evolution. Not much information besides that is known at this time.


New Mega Evolutions
Now, what everyone's been waiting for! New Mega Evolutions! These are ones that were likely to be guessed from as early on as E3 this year, or even from ORAS's first reveal, but regardless, here they are.

The first of the three is Mega Gallade, which will have been evolved from Wally's Ralts from the beginning of the game. It retains its Psychic/Fighting type and gains the ability Inner Focus.

The second is Mega Sharpedo, who retains its old Water/Dark typing and receives the ability Strong Jaw, previously exclusive to the Tyrunt family line. It is said that all of its boosts receive an increase. It is owned by Team Aqua's leader, Archie.

The third is Mega Camerupt, who retains its old Fire/Ground typing and receives the ability Sheer Force. Its Speed supposedly decreases upon Mega Evolution, but its other stats are boosted drastically. It is owned by Team Magma's leader, Maxie.


Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon
The two "Primal Regressions" of Kyogre and Groudon have new abilities to replace Drizzle and Drought, respectively. Primal Kyogre's new ability is called Primordial Sea while Primal Groudon's new ability is called Desolate Land. These two abilities have the ability to summon strong rain and strong sunlight respectively. Strong rain blocks the use of Fire-type moves while also rendering the weather unchangeable, while strong sunlight blocks the use of Water-type moves while also rendering the weather unchangeable. They both get new moves as well; Primal Kyogre gains the move Origin Pulse and Primal Groudon gains the move Precipice Blade.


Source: Serebii.net



Pokkén Tournament Confirmed for Japanese Arcades

By Cat333Pokémon on August 26, 2014

The Pokémon Company International has revealed that the rumored Pokkén Tournament, a crossover between Pokémon and Tekken, will be coming to Japanese arcades sometime in 2015. No information has yet been posted regarding its release outside of Japan.

As can be seen in the video, Lucario and Machamp duke it out in a one-on-one fighting environment focused on the duel between the two.

The previous video simply showed Lucario and Blaziken standing in a fighting formation on a city street.

Source: Pokémon.com: A New Collaboration from Pokémon and TEKKEN!



Site going down for a few minutes tonight to resynchronize the clock

By Cat333Pokémon on August 11, 2014

As some of you might have noticed, the clock is gradually drifting forward. In fact, it's approximately four minutes ahead of the actual time. I cannot simply resynchronize it now because it would cause posts to appear out of order if any are made close to the synchronization point, as the clock will move back four minutes to its proper place. For that reason, at 11 PM PST tonight (that's in roughly 5½ hours), I will be shutting down the site for about five minutes to fix the clock.

This applies to all of the Victory Road Network.



[SPOILERS] More Mega Evolutions and ORAS Info

By GrassPokemonFTW on August 8, 2014

CoroCoro's August edition has leaked some new information regarding Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

New Mega Evolutions

First up, we have a Mega Evolution for Altaria, Mega Altaria. Mega Altaria is retyped to Dragon/Fairy and gains the ability Pixilate.
Next, we have an unexpected Mega, Mega Lopunny. It is retyped to Normal/Fighting and gains the ability Scrappy.
Lastly, the ever-popular Salamence gains a Mega in Mega Salamence. It retains its Dragon/Flying typing but gains the ability Aerilate.


Cosplay Pikachu and Contest Info

Pikachu's recently revealed cosplay forms are more than purely aesthetic, it would seem. Each Pikachu gets its own special move that Pikachu cannot learn otherwise, much like Rotom.

Pikachu Rock Star gains the move Meteor Mash.
Pikachu Belle gains the move Icicle Crash.
Pikachu Pop Star gains the move Draining Kiss.
Pikachu Ph. D. gains the move Electric Terrain.
Pikachu Libre gains the move Flying Press.

There is also a new character, Lucia, who is a Contest Idol who gives you clothes for participating in contests. It appears that trainer customization will exist for these contests. Lucia has an Altaria.

Update: It has been confirmed that you can Mega Evolve during contests, but only when the "Excite Meter" is full. How this effects the Excite Meter and your appeal score is unknown. Furthermore, it is confirmed that Feebas's evolution into Milotic will once again return to its roots, being based on Feebas's condition.


Event Information

It has been made official that there will be an event where the player can receive a Shiny Beldum holding Metagross's Mega Stone. Details on this event are unclear, although one can assume that it will be distributed much like the Torchic and Blazikenite were.


Source: Serebii.net



New Trailer for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

By Cat333Pokémon on June 10, 2014

A new official trailer has been released for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, showing off the similar graphics to Pokémon X/Y, the starters' new mega evolutions, and an introduction not too dissimilar to an original trailer for Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.

In addition, the release date was confirmed as Friday, November 21, 2014.



Pokémon listing on profile updated

By Cat333Pokémon on May 19, 2014

Until now, the "Pokémon Team" listing on profiles has only had Pokémon up to Gen V listed (mostly because I forgot to update it). It now has Gen VI Pokémon in the lists.

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Gen III Remakes Confirmed. No, Seriously.

By GrassPokemonFTW on May 7, 2014

Recently revealed were the 3DS remakes for Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. These games are planned for release in November 2014. Like Pokémon X and Y, these games will be released worldwide simultaneously.


A trailer has been released at Pokemon.com revealing the boxart and approximate release date. The cover Pokemon are Groudon and Kyogre, as expected. Though they do look slightly different...Mega Evolutions, perhaps?


Sources: Pokemon.com, Serebii.net



Pokémon Art Academy coming to 3DS on June 16 in Japan, Fall in US

By Cat333Pokémon on April 29, 2014

This June, a new title is coming to the 3DS in Japan and America, called Pokémon Art Academy (ポケモンアートアカデミー). The software is dubbed as a drawing step-by-step drawing utility (using the term oekaki in Japan) to learn how to draw Pokémon. Here are a few samples created using the software.


Check out the site for more.

Mini site by Nintendo Japan
Sample art
More sample art
Announcement for USA
Mini site by Nintendo of America
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