Giving you the latest in Pokémon video game related news (Including video games that contain Pokémon). Be warned, these do include any and all leaks/rumors, which will be tagged with #leaks

 

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Following yesterdays official reveal of the various bits of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire information, a new clear image has come out that showcases the various features of the Pokémon Global Link in the new games. The aesthetics of the Global Link remain the same, but there are new features including the ability to upload photos you take during Pokémon Contest, and the game keeping track of the popular places to build Super Secret Bases. It also shows that Rating Battle Season 7 will begin and be compatible simultaneously with both X & Y and Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. This also gives a hint of an upcoming Battle Competition called the Trainer Pokémon Battle, though this could just be for the sake of the image. The Global Link also confirms that there will be several days of downtime ahead of the release of Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.

Source: Serebii 

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Following yesterdays official reveal of the various bits of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire information, a new clear image has come out that showcases the various features of the Pokémon Global Link in the new games. The aesthetics of the Global Link remain the same, but there are new features including the ability to upload photos you take during Pokémon Contest, and the game keeping track of the popular places to build Super Secret Bases. It also shows that Rating Battle Season 7 will begin and be compatible simultaneously with both X & Y and Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. This also gives a hint of an upcoming Battle Competition called the Trainer Pokémon Battle, though this could just be for the sake of the image. The Global Link also confirms that there will be several days of downtime ahead of the release of Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.

Source: Serebii 

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The humps on its back have transformed into one large and very active volcano. Magma is constantly bubbling up from within its body. It has a deep hatred of water or any moisture, and has an explosive personality and a short temper. The volcano on its back erupts constantly in an effort to intimidate its foes.

When it Mega Evolves, its Ability changes to Sheer Force. It grows stronger, and any moves that can have additional effects will grow in power—but it’s important to keep in mind that they will no longer be able to trigger their additional effects! Most of its stats are uniformly raised, but its Speed does drop. Try to think of strategies based on the likelihood of being second to act in battle.

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Plates emerge on Gallade’s arms, and the helmet and cape-like protrusions on its head and back give it a knightly appearance. When the situation demands, Mega Gallade can use its psychic power to reshape both arms into blades simultaneously, and fight using a dual-wielding style.

When it Mega Evolves, its Ability changes to Inner Focus, so it’s protected from flinching. Its Attack and Speed stats improve, making this a Pokémon likely to excel at first-strike strategies.

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The fangs in Mega Sharpedo’s mouth have transformed, and the horns that have sprouted from its nose can be regrown countless times. The yellow patterns on its body are scars carved into it in battle. With explosive propulsion, it can exceed 125 mph in an instant.

When it Mega Evolves, all of its stats see a boost, and its already high Attack is whetted still further. In addition, Mega Sharpedo gains the Strong Jaw Ability, which raises the power of biting attacks. Have it learn moves that will take advantage of this aggressive Ability!

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In the Hoenn region, there is a third legend whose name is spoken in the same breath as Groudon and Kyogre. That is the third Legendary Pokémon: Rayquaza.

A Pokémon said to have lived in the ozone layer for hundreds of millions of years, it looks like a shooting star as it flies through the night sky. According to legend, when Groudon and Kyogre clash, Rayquaza descends to the planet’s surface.

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Wally is a Trainer who grows in the hope of catching up to you. This young man lives with his parents in Petalburg City. Shy, even meek, Wally speaks rarely and takes care to be polite. 

Wally’s partner Pokémon is Ralts, the first Pokémon he ever caught. With Ralts at his side, he will put his full effort into strengthening himself as a Trainer.

Wally becomes a Mega Evolution user, wearing a Mega Pendant that is outfitted with a Key Stone of his own.

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Take an Early Visit to Hoenn!

Start your next Hoenn region adventure early with a special demo version of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. This demo features gameplay that you won’t experience anywhere else. During the course of this adventure, you’ll be surprised to encounter familiar Pokémon that can now Mega Evolve! What’s more, you can bring this Pokémon into your full Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire game. You can even bring over the reward items that you obtained during your Special Demo Version adventure. Stay tuned for details on how to bring the Pokémon and items into your full game.

You can play the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version as many times as you like. Look for special scenarios that occur if you play every day.

Stay tuned for details on how to get a code that will enable you to download the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version from Nintendo eShop. Don’t miss this chance to start your adventure in Hoenn and discover Mega-Evolved Pokémon you’ve never seen before!

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Pokémon Bank

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will be compatible with Pokémon Bank starting from the day of release. Bring the Pokémon you’ve been raising with such care with you on your next great adventure!Pokémon Bank is an application that allows you to connect your system in the Nintendo 3DS family to your own Internet-based Boxes and store your precious Pokémon there to be withdrawn later.If your Pokémon are deposited in the Pokémon Bank, then even if you somehow lose your game, your deposited Pokémon can be transferred to a new game.

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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will be compatible with Pokémon Bank starting from the day of release. Bring the Pokémon you’ve been raising with such care with you on your next great adventure!

Pokémon Bank is an application that allows you to connect your system in the Nintendo 3DS family to your own Internet-based Boxes and store your precious Pokémon there to be withdrawn later.

If your Pokémon are deposited in the Pokémon Bank, then even if you somehow lose your game, your deposited Pokémon can be transferred to a new game.

Pokémon News: ORAS Demo for the West

The English demo of Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire has been revealed to be coming to the west. No details about a release date have been given at the time, and the description reads as follows:

Start your next Hoenn region adventure early with a special demo version of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. This demo features gameplay that you won’t experience anywhere else. During the course of this adventure, you’ll be surprised to encounter familiar Pokémon that can now Mega Evolve! What’s more, you can bring this Pokémon into your full Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire game. You can even bring over the reward items that you obtained during your Special Demo Version adventure. Stay tuned for details on how to bring the Pokémon and items into your full game.

You can play the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version as many times as you like. Look for special scenarios that occur if you play every day.

We will send an update once a release date has been given, as well as the special scenario that occurs when played every day.

(Source: pokebeach.com)

Pokemon Event: Shiny Beldum for Early ORAS Purchasers

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Much like the Torchic distribution for those who bought X & Y early last year, fans of the game will be rewarded with a Shiny Beldum. Also like the special Torchick, the Beldum will be holding its Mega-Stone, so once it eveolves into a Metagross (And you’ve received the Mega-Bangle to utilize Mega Evolution in game), you will be able to use your very own Shiny Mega Metagross! The event is distributed via WiFi, so once you have Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire all set, you are good to go! The event will be running from November 21st 2014 -January 14th 2015.

(Source: serebii.net)

Pokémon Event: Diancie Distribution for Pokémon X & Y

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At long last North Americans can finally get their hands on the Mythical Pokémon Diancie since its introduction many many months ago. The event runs from participating GameStop locations, where you will receive a special code that unlocks Diancie within the game. The event is set to run between October 27th-November 16th. In addition to the event, once players obtain Diancie they can transfer the Mythical Pokémon to Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (Once the games launch on November 21st), and will be able to Mega Evolve Diancie once their mega stone is accessed. To receive your code simply ask the employees about the event and they will hand you your special card which contains the code. Cards are llimited so grab yours as soon as possible!

(Source: mynintendonews.com)

Pokémon Event: Shiny Gengar, Just in Time for Halloween

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In preparation for Halloween in North America, participating GameStop locations will be distributing a shiny Gengar holding it’s Mega-Stone (Gengarite) from October 13th-October 26th. The Shiny Gengar will be distributed via a special code found within participating GameStop stores, and will be available to download in Pokémon X & Y. To get the code, simply ask the employees about the code and they will hand you a special card which includes the code. Cards are limited, so get yours while you can!

(Source: mynintendonews.com)