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Nintendo Reveals Mega-Evolved Metagross For Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Nintendo has today shared new details on Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, including a reveal trailer for a Mega-Evolved Metagross.
Metagross is a steel and psychic-type Pokemon who upon Mega Evolving acquires the ability of Tough Claws which increases the power of his physical attacks. In addition he also gets an increased Speed buff, along with increments in his defense and other statistics. The buffs to both his offensive and defensive abilities makes this Pokemon a mean opponent in duals.
The released video above features in-game footage and you can check him out in action.
Nintendo also provided more information on Mega Diancie, who gets the Magic Bounce ability upon evolving. This makes “any status condition or stat-lowering effect bounce back at the Pokémon trying to inflict it.” Mega Diancie also gets a huge boost to its Speed and offensive abilities, while seeing a reduction in defensive statistics.
Finally we got more details on new characters in the Hoenn region. Players will begin their adventure here upon meeting Pokemon Profession Birch who runs the Pokemon Lab in Littleroot Town. He will hand players their first Pokemon and Pokedex.
The next step will be to challenge and defeat each of the Gym leaders in the region. It was confirmed that players will encounter and battle Rustboro City Gym Leader Roxanne, Dewford Town Gym Leader Brawly, Mauville City Gym Leader Wattson, and Lavaridge Town Gym Leader Flannery.
After their defeats, players will then travel to the Pokemon League to battle the Elite Four, including Sidney and Phoebe. Upon defeating the Elite Four, Trainers will take on the Hoenn League Champion, Steven, and his Mega Metagross, in the hope of becoming the new Pokémon League Champion!
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be available this November.