Mega Diancie, Sceptile & Swampert in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
The Pokémon Company International have officially confirmed that Mega Sceptile, Mega Swampert and Mega Diancie will appear in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, today providing localised information.
Your adventure across Hoenn will begin in Littleroot Town, the region comprising of a main island with small islets that are dotted around it. A live volcano appears at the heart of the island, but it is the regions diverse nature and variety of Pokémon that have allowed its population to live in harmony.
Players will encounter two evil organisations that are locked in struggle, with Team Magma’s leader Maxie looking to seize power and expand the landmass in Hoenn, while Archie leads Team Aqua to raise the oceans around the region. You will be drawn into this conflict, although different stories will play out depending on whether you choose Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire. Players will also befriend Steven, an elegant young man who shares a great interest in collecting rare stones. He will help you pursue the truth behind Mega Evolution and its relationship to Legendary Pokémon.
Players will between Treecko, Torchic, or Mudkip as their starter Pokémon; with Treecko a Grass-type that evolves into Grovyle and then Sceptile, Torchic a Fire-type that gains the Fighting-type after evolving into Combusken, then later into Blaziken; and Mudkip, a strong Water-type Pokémon that gains the Ground-type once it evolves into Marshtomp and, eventually, Swampert.
You will secure yourselves a Mega Bracelet set with a Key Stone on your quest, necessary for your Pokémon to evolve. Mega Sceptile, Mega Swampert, and Mega Blaziken have been detailed within today’s announcement, the information provided as follows:
* Mega Sceptile gains the Dragon type through Mega Evolution, making its Dragon-type moves more powerful. It also gains the Lightning Rod Ability, which absorbs the damage from Electric-type moves to raise its own Special Attack.
* Through Mega Evolution, Mega Swampert gains an improved Attack stat which makes it even more formidable when using the Fighting-type move Hammer Arm. Additionally, Mega Swampert gains the Swift Swim Ability, which doubles its Speed when the weather is rainy.
* Mega Blaziken, first discovered in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, gains some new tools through Mega Evolution, in addition to its increased Attack. It has the Speed Boost Ability, making it faster with each passing turn, making the incredibly powerful Flying-type move Brave Bird, extremely rare for a non-Flying-type Pokémon like Blaziken to have, even fiercer in Pokémon battles.
* When players transfer Mythical Pokémon Diancie from Pokémon X or Y into Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, it can Mega Evolve in battle after obtaining its Mega Stone. When Diancie Mega Evolves into Mega Diancie, the impurities on its body’s surface fall away, and it sparkles so brilliantly it’s impossible to look directly at it. Mega Diancie can make good use of the Fairy-type move Dazzling Gleam, which deals great damage to your opponent by unleashing powerful beams of light. In Double Battle, the move will strike both of the opposing Pokémon.