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Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

We are so close! This game is just over a month away and fans are anxiously awaiting to find out what Nintendo have in store for them with the remakes of their classic Ruby and Sapphire. The Pokemon Company knows well that we are on the edge of our seats, and they can't help but feed the flames.

Their latest tease involved a typically crazy trailer depicting some of the new Megas we have in store for us and also a closer look at the soaring ability! If you haven't seen it yet then you need to check it out below:

Are there enough new elements in Ruby and Sapphire?

This seems to be the real question that people ask upon the rerelease of old games "Is it really worth buying again?" Generally I would be someone who would like to think my answer would be "no", but then I find myself with the Silent Hill HD Collection, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, Devil May Cry HD Collection (WHY?!), I'll be buying the Kingdom Hearts 2.5 release and...yeah...the list just keeps growing.

But when it comes to these new releases we still want to make sure that there is enough additional content for us to sink our teeth into! And I really feel that Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are going to deliver on the promise of great new things.

They seemed to have included enough new elements for these games to almost be considered brand new and that's exactly what we were hoping for. Let's take a look at what they have in store for us!

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Megas and Soaring in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire!

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

First and foremost we have Omega Ruby's Mega Latios and Alpha Sapphire's Mega Latias. It's also been announced that to encounter and catch Latias or Latios players will need an Eon Ticket for the Southern Island, with details to follow on how these will be obtained later in the year!

These two are high-flying Dragon-and-Psychic-type Pokémon which can Mega Evolve and additionally fly around the Hoenn region and the best part is that you can hop on for ride, too! This form of travelling is known as Soar, and travelling with these guys into 'Mirage' spots will allow you to catch additional, sometimes very rare Pokemon.

Soaring in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire
Soaring in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire

A few examples of these include Ho'Oh, Lugia, Dialga, Palkia, Reshiram, and Zekrom. We are also aware that Mega Flygon and Jirachi will feature in these games and Mega Milotic, also has a high chance of appearing!

We also have this confirmed list: Mega Sceptile, Mega Swampert, MegaBeedrill, Mega Pidgeot, Mega Slowbro, Mega Steelix, Mega Sableye, Mega Sharpedo, Mega Camerupt, Mega Altaria, Mega Glalie, Mega Salamence, Mega Metagross, Mega Rayquaza, Mega Lopunny, Mega Gallade, Mega Audino and Mega Diancie. This is going to be fun.

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sappire
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sappire

PlayNav Plus in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Here are some details about this feature from the press release for these two games:

PokéNav Plus is a new tool designed to help players navigate their journey across the Hoenn region. PokéNav Plus is packed with applications to help players find hidden or specific types of Pokémon in tall grass via the DexNav, check all kinds of Hoenn region information via the AreaNav, and view news from around Hoenn and from other players whom you’ve passed with BuzzNav.
The PlayNav function offers three popular features that first appeared in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y— the Player Search System (PSS), Pokémon-Amie, and Super Training. The PSS allows players to trade Pokémon and battle with others nearby or around the world with a Wi-Fi connection.
Trainers can play with their Pokémon and feed them treats called Poké Puffs in Pokémon-Amie, and the bond between Trainer and Pokémon will grow. Super Training is a fun way to prepare your Pokémon team for battle. PlayNav also allows players to manage their O-Powers, special advantages that can be kept or shared with others as the game progresses, and view announcements via the Holo Caster.
PlayNav in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire
PlayNav in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire

Let me know what you guys are most excited for in the comments! Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are out on November 21st for the Nintendo 3DS!


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