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New 'Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire' pocket monster announced

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

A new pocket monster has been announced for "Pokemon Omega Ruby" and "Pokemon Alpha Sapphire." According to a report from VG247 on June 12, Mega Sableye has been revealed for the two handheld role-playing games. Sableye, which debuted in the original "Pokemon Ruby" and "Pokemon Sapphire," is described as a combination dark and ghost type.

In "Pokemon Omega Ruby" and "Pokemon Alpha Sapphire," players will be able to mega evolve the creature using an unspecified stone. During the transformation, the red gem from Sableye's chest will dislodge and grow bigger. The jewel apparently can be penetrated based on the lore from the game. Mega Sableye will then use the gem for defensive and offensive purposes.

Similar to the previous mega evolutions, Sableye's transformation is only temporary as the creature will revert back to its original form after the battle has been completed. The pocket monster must also carry a special stone although Nintendo has not yet revealed how the item can be acquired. Finally, the participants in combat can only use mega evolution once per engagement.

The mega evolution feature was introduced with the release of "Pokemon X" and "Pokemon Y." "Pokemon Omega Ruby" and "Pokemon Alpha Sapphire" will also use the same 3D graphics engine as last year's titles as the Hoenn region will be getting a makeover. Other similarities between the four games should be announced in the near future.

Nintendo is planning a Nov. launch for "Pokemon Omega Ruby" and "Pokemon Alpha Sapphire." The new software products should end up being the most popular holiday releases on the Nintendo 3DS portable system. The aforesaid "Pokemon X" and "Pokemon Y" became the fastest selling games on the handheld, for example, with more than 12 million units sold combined so far. You can check out Mega Sableye from the official Twitter page of the gaming franchise with the image attached near the top side of this article.