Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (3DS) – Artwork, Screenshots, Trailer, & Mega Evolution Details

As we had previously speculated in our live blog of Nintendo’s E3 Digital Event, Mega Evolutions have been officially confirmed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. The starter trio is getting Mega Evolutions. This will be triggered through the use of your character’s Mega Bracelet which contains a Key Stone and the Pokémon’s Mega Stone. The trio evolve into Mega Sceptile, Mega Blaziken, & Mega Swampert. For Mega Sceptile, he will become part Dragon type and receives an ability called Lightning Rod which can absorb damage caused by Electric attacks and raises his Special Attack. Mega Blaziken will have increased Attack along with an ability called Speed Boost. This will cause him to become faster every turn. He also will have a Flying move called Brave Bird to help take advantage of this ability. Finally, Mega Swampert will have increased Attack as well along with a Fighting move called Hammer Arm. It’s mega ability is Swift Swim and this will double his Speed stat when it is raining.

In addition, if you transfer over Diancie from Pokémon X or Pokémon Y, it will be able to Mega Evolve after you get its Mega Stone. Mega Diancie will have a Fairy move called Dazzling Gleam and this attack can damage both opponents in Double Battles. Nintendo will release details about obtaining Diancie in X & Y at a later date.