Another month, another batch of CoroCoro magazine leaks for the upcoming Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire releases! While a full translation and analysis of the leaks will take some time, there are a few obvious details worth sharing immediately. Those obvious details being three all new Mega Evolutions! Who has been blessed with the Mega Evolution gift this time around? Let's take a look behind our three mystery doors!
Who is that behind door number one? Why, that's Mega Gallade! Gallade, the male evolution of the Psychic/Fairy Pokemon Kirlia, is a 100% male Psychic/Fighting Pokemon. It's unclear whether or not Mega Gallade will retain that typing, though he certainly looks like a fighter based on his image. We see that his arms have grown a red, sharp edge to them, and his gladiator-esque helmet has grown an additional flourish as well. Also, Mega Gallade's chest spike has all but disappeared, seeming to be more of a superhero logo than anything else.
Door number two, please come on down! Introducing Mega Sharpedo! Sharpedo, which evolved from Carvanha at level 30, is a Water/Dark shark and his Mega Evolution looks like he's gone full submarine rabies. Seriously, this Pokemon had crazy eyes before, but now with the yellow speed stripe it has gone Mega Crazy. Add in some spikes on his nose, some armored chin protection and the movement of his trademark forehead star to his dorsal fin and one has to ask, "Who the heck made this ridiculous design?"
Our final door, who could it hide? Both door one and two were so special, that there's no way door three can disappoint! It's... Mega Camerupt. Oh. Numel's volcanic evolution has reached its eruption point, with its dual humps joining to create one explosive Mega Bump. Magma freely flows down Mega Camerupt's back to produce waht almost seems to be a Bowser shell. Add in some Super Saiya-jin hairstyle, some new black boots and a Zoro-esque M mask and Mega Camerupt is... still just a cow looking thing with a volcano on its back.
That's all for the Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire leaks for now. As the CoroCoro leaks get translated we'll be sure to update this post and/or post additional news covering the new information. And of course, we anxiously await Nintendo's official confirmation (and glorious art assets) in the next week or two. Stay tuned, Pokemon fans.
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire are 3DS-exlusive remakes of the Hoenn games from 2002, updated for the modern, Mega era. Pick up either or both games starting November 21 in North America and Australia, November 28 in Europe.
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