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'Pokemon Omega Ruby' and 'Pokemon Alpha Sapphire' returning character detailed

Mega Charizard X
Mega Charizard X
Photo courtesy of Nintendo, used with permission

A returning character has been revealed for the two upcoming video games, "Pokemon Omega Ruby" and "Pokemon Alpha Sapphire." According to a report from Dual Shockers on June 7, Steven Stone will be brought back. In the Japanese game, the same individual was named Daigo Tsuwabuki.

In "Pokemon Ruby" and "Pokemon Sapphire," Steven Stone is the "Pokemon League Champion" who the player must dethrone. In the battle, he specializes in using the steel-type pocket monsters. He also made cameos in "Pokemon Emerald" as well as several fourth and fifth generation games in the long-running mainline franchise.

In "Pokemon Omega Ruby" and "Pokemon Alpha Sapphire," Steven Stone is going to be looking behind the mega evolution phenomenon that was discovered in "Pokemon X" and "Pokemon Y." One of the pocket monsters he is using will be Mega Charizard X. You can find an official artwork of the dragon from the official Facebook page of the series with the photo attached near the top of this article. He may also have another creature that could undergo the same transformation as he can be seen wearing two rings.

Mega evolution can only be used on select pocket monsters in "Pokemon X" and "Pokemon Y." It is usually limited to the legendary and starter species. To activate the transformation, the creature must be carrying a special stone. After the battle is over, the same party member will revert back to its original form.

Mega evolution is not the only feature being brought back from "Pokemon X" and "Pokemon Y." "Pokemon Omega Ruby" and "Pokemon Alpha Sapphire" is also apparently using the new full 3D graphics engine that is powering last year's installments of the series. The two remakes are due for a Nov. release later this year in North America and other regions. Both products are being developed by Game Freak, the same team that worked on the previous mainline handheld role-playing series, and distributed by Nintendo.