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Pokemon Alpha Sapphire

The Pokemon Company has now sent out screenshots and the official announcement for Mega Slowbro in Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire. You’ll find all of the latest content below.

The 2014 Pokémon World Championships concluded last night in Washington, DC, and attendees were treated to a special video that showcased the Mega-Evolved form of Slowbro in a new trailer by Mr. Junichi Masuda, video game director at GAME FREAK.

Slowbro, a Water- and Psychic-type Pokémon, is one of two evolved forms of Slowpoke, the other being Slowking. When Slowbro Mega Evolves into Mega Slowbro, its energy gathers in the Shellder clamped onto its tail. As a result, the hardness of its shell is boosted, making its armour incredibly strong. In battle, Mega Slowbro balances on its tail, wearing Shellder as an impenetrable armour over its body.

Today The Pokémon Company International showcased the Mega-Evolved form of Audino in a new trailer made especially for the crowds at gamescom, taking place this week in Cologne, Germany.

Audino was not known to evolve from or to any other form, so this is an interesting twist in the mysterious story of Mega Evolution.

Assets for Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino have been appeared on the official Pokemon Korea website. The two mega evolutions appear to be a feature in the upcoming Generation 3 remakes coming later this year and it looks like the announcement was staged and ready for Gamescom 2014, currently underway in Cologne. The pages for each new evolution can be found here and here.

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New Mega-Evolved Pokémon revealed, Horde Encounters return in the Hoenn region, and Pokémon take center stage in the Pokémon Contest Spectacular

BELLEVUE, WA—August 10, 2014—The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced today that players can get a special Shiny Beldum holding a Metagrossite Mega Stone during a limited-time character distribution for the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video games when they launch on November 21, 2014, in the United States and Canada. This Shiny Beldum will evolve into Shiny Metang and then into Shiny Metagross. Players can then harness the power of the Mega Stone and Mega Evolve Shiny Metagross into Shiny Mega Metagross. The new games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems also feature newly revealed Mega-Evolved Pokémon, including Mega Altaria, Mega Salamence, and Mega Lopunny. Fans can watch these Mega-Evolved Pokémon in action and other new scenes in a brand-new game trailer at YouTube.com/Pokemon.

Be center stage at the Pokémon Contest Spectacular
Once players arrive at the Hoenn region’s Pokémon Contest Spectacular, they can enter their Pokémon in five different contest categories—Coolness, Beauty, Cuteness, Cleverness, and Toughness—in which the Pokémon is judged on one of these five conditions. For example, in a Toughness Contest, a Pokémon will display moves to show off its Toughness appeal. Demonstrating a move like Flying Press will get the audience excited, but using the move Play Nice probably won’t elicit the same excitement. The more excited the audience gets, the more the Pokémon will maximize its appeal.

Yet another Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire scan has emerged from this month’s issue of CoroCoro. The image above showcases Pokemon Contests – in-game shots of the Contest Hall specifically.

Feebas’s evolution is based on contests. We also learn that you can Mega Evolve during contests – boosting the Excite Meter & Appeal – but it can only be done when the Excite Meter is full.

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Three more images have surfaced comparing Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire to the original GBA games. For even more comparisons, check out this post.

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