The latest issue of CoroCoro magazine leaked out Saturday with interesting new details for “Pokémon Omega Ruby” and “Pokémon Alpha Sapphire” on the Nintendo 3DS. New Mega Evolutions for Sceptile, Swampert and Diancie were revealed along with new “formes” for Kyogre and Groudon that make the cover Pokémon more prehistoric.
According to translations of the Japanese CoroCoro, Kyogre and Groudon will have new Primal / Primeval / Prehistoric “formes.” The Mega Evolutions for the two characters are actually called “Ancient Devolution” but how it may change their Pokémon type, size or abilities is currently unknown. It’s also unknown if more Prehistoric Pokémon will be introduced.
The other new Mega Evolutions are for the starter Pokémon Treecko and Mudkip. The former will evolve into the Grass / Dragon type Mega Sceptile while the latter evolves into Mega Swampert and stays a Water / Ground type. Both increase their size and strength with Mega Sceptile gaining the Lightning Rod ability and Mega Swampert getting Swift Swim.
Meanwhile, the Mythical Pokémon Diancie may also evolve into Mega Diancie. The new ability that the Rock / Fairy type gains remains unrevealed though.
Story wise, the opposing Team Magma is headed by Maxie and assisted by Tabitha and Courtney, just like in the originals. Meanwhile, Team Aqua is led by Archie with support from Matt Shelley. All of the characters have been redesigned from the original “Pokémon Ruby” and “Pokémon Sapphire” release.
The Pokémon League Champion, Steven Stone, also returns but is given a redesign and some other changes as well. He may have preferred Steel Type Pokémon in the original games but he will have a Mega Charizard X and is now researching Mega Evolution.
The Mega Evolution item for “Omega Ruby” and “Alpha Sapphire” is called the “Mega Bangle.” It is used by the two playable characters, Brendan and May. They will also have the Mach Bike and Arco Bike available to get around on the map.
Both “Pokémon Omega Ruby” and “Pokémon Alpha Sapphire” are set for a November release this year. A “Pokémon Delta Emerald” may not be far behind based on a recent Nintendo trademark.