The Official Pokemon Channel released a new video today for the upcoming Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby iterations of the popular series. Most prominently featured is the confirmation that Rayquaza will in fact be in the game, as well as showing off new abilities and some recently revealed mega evolution Pokemon in action.
In the trailer, fans get to first see two new game changing weather abilities for the Primal Reversion forms of Groudon and Kyogre. Groudon features an ability called Desolate Land that causes extreme sunshine that prevents weather-changing moves like Rain Dance to not work and water-type moves are useless as they instantly evaporate. Kyogre, on the other hand, has the Primordial Sea ability that causes heavy rain and prevents weather-changing moves to occur while fizzling out fire-type moves. The drastic change to combat with these new abilities could really stir up some trouble in a battle and will be interesting to see if they alter the competitive scene at all.
Meanwhile, Rayquaza makes his debut looking absolutely stunning in full 3D. I’m not quite sure what moveset he was using in the footage, but the purple hyper beam-like ability combined with dropping meteors down on poor Salamence made me instantly want him in my party.
The trailer also gave the first look at the mega evolutions of Camerupt, Sharpedo and Gallade. While the mega evolution of Gallade isn’t too surprising, seeing as Gardevoir received a mega evolution in Pokemon X/Y, seeing more obscure and overlooked creatures like Camerupt get attention with new forms is a real treat to see. This holds especially true when they get crazy new physical features like an active volcano on their back to nuke your friends with. Mega Camerupt, your on my radar.
You can see all of these thing in-action in the trailer below. Get ready to catch ’em all again when Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby launch on Nintedo 3DS on November 21st.