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New 'Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire' mega evolution draws complaints

'Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'
'Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'
Photo courtesy of Nintendo, used with permission

Fans aren't happy with the design for the latest mega evolution to be revealed for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS video games, "Pokemon Omega Ruby" and "Pokemon Alpha Sapphire." According to a report from Kotaku on Aug. 9, Nintendo announced that Salamence will be able to temporary transform into a more powerful entity during battle. To do so, the player must acquire a special stone and equip the item with the specified pocket monster.

Salamence normally resembles a regular dragon. However, the mega evolution transforms the creatures into something more like a giant mech. Several fans simply believed that the design is not up par with the other designs. Another enthusiast specifically mentioned that the wings are the dragon are positioned in the wrong way.

The mega evolution feature was introduced with last year's "Pokemon X" and "Pokemon Y." Although "Pokemon Omega Ruby" and "Pokemon Alpha Sapphire" are remakes of games from a previous generation, Game Freak (the studio behind the development of all four games as well as the rest of the series) decided to expand on the element with the two upcoming titles. As a result, a lot more pocket monsters are able to mega evolve.

One of the pocket monsters that have been confirmed to be able to undergo the unique transformation is Diancie. The creature can be acquired through a distribution event. In Japan, players have to purchase an advance movie ticket for the latest animated film starring Diancie. Nintendo has not yet revealed how the same character is going to be distributed in the North American region.

"Pokemon Omega Ruby" and "Pokemon Alpha Sapphire" are coming out on Nov. 21 in Japan and United States. The same game is arriving in Europe a week later while the release date for Canada has not yet been confirmed. You can find a screen from the two upcoming releases near the top of this article (courtesy of the official Twitter of the "Pokemon" franchise).