Official US Pokémon website updates with new ORAS trailer, details about new Mega Evolutions

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The official Pokémon website has update with a new Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire trailer and details about the new Mega Evolutions. A Shiny Beldum holding the Metagrossite will be available via Nintendo Network starting Nov. 21.

Mega Altaria is Dragon/Fairy and has the Ability Pixilate. It is 1.5 m (4'11") tall and weighs 20.6 kg (45.4 lbs.). It has a big boost in Attack and Special Attack. It also gets a boost in Defense. It is said to have a more beautiful voice than the regular Altaria. It is not timid and is very sociable. Its feathers are much larger to give it more self-protection.

Mega Lopunny is Normal/Fighting and has the Ability Scrappy. It is 1.3 m (4'03") tall and weighs 28.3 kg (62.3 lbs.). Lopunny can now use High Jump Kick. It has a big boost in Attack and also gets a boost in Speed. A strike from its ears is said to to break solid steel plates. It becomes aggressive which can surprise its trainer.

Mega Salamence is Dragon/Flying and has the Ability Aerilate. It is 1.8 m (4'11") tall and weighs 112.6 kg (247.8 lbs.). It has a big boost in Defense. Its wings have fused into one single large wing that looks like a crescent. It slices through anything that gets in its way.

Feebas will evolve into Milotic in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire with a high Beauty condition from Pokéblocks and its leveled up. Contest Idol Lucia has been given the English name Lisia. She will be giving the player clothes to wear in Pokémon Contest Spectaculars. Her Altaria's name is Ali.

There are five Contest Spectacular categories in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: Coolness, Beauty, Cuteness, Cleverness, and Toughness. The four ranks of Contests are the same as they were in Generation III: Normal, Super, Hyper, and Master. The first round is the Introduction Round, in which the judges judge the player's Pokémon based on its appearance. The more Pokéblocks fed to the Pokémon, the better its condition will be for the Introduction Round.

The second round of Contests is the Talent Round. Just like in Generation III, the Pokémon moves have a different condition that they associate with and there are combos with two different moves from the same condition type. When the Pokémon reaches full audience excitement, the next move executed will have a special appearance. They will also be able to Mega Evolve once they reach full audience excitement. Special bonuses are earned for moves with full excitement and Mega Evolution before using a move.

Cosplay Pikachu is a special individual Pikachu that first appears in Contests. She has a black heart-shape on her tail. After the player first participates in a Contest, she will be able to join the player's team. This is the only Pikachu that can wear the cosplay costumes. Players can take a picture of their Pokémon participating in a Contest. When the player participates in multiple Contests, fans start appearing in the Contest Hall and will give the player items.

Zigzagoon, Whismur, Makuhita (with Geodude), and Numel are shown to be in Horde Encounters. Players will also be able to battle Trainers in five-versus-one Horde Battles, including Team Magma and Team Aqua. Poochyena are shown to be in a Team Magma Horde Battle.


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Pokémon and Contest official artwork

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Press release

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

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.

After entering the Pokémon Contest Spectacular for the first time, Trainers will receive their very own Cosplay Pikachu, which is unique in that it knows moves that a normal Pikachu cannot learn and can use them in battle. For instance, Pikachu Rock Star knows the Steel-type move Meteor Mash, and Pikachu Pop Star can use Draining Kiss in battle, a Fairy-type move that is effective against Dragon-type Pokémon. Pikachu, Ph.D., can learn the Electric-type move Electric Terrain, while Pikachu Belle learns the beautiful Ice-type move Icicle Crash. Last but not least, Pikachu Libre can battle with Flying Press, a powerful Fighting-type move.

Players can enter Pokémon in multiplayer contests against friends, take photos of each show, and build a following of fans that will appear at each Contest Hall entrance and help a player’s Pokémon win future contests.

New Mega-Evolved Pokémon
Three new Mega-Evolved Pokémon have been announced today: Mega Altaria, Mega Salamence, and Mega Lopunny. Mega Altaria becomes a Dragon- and Fairy-type and receives the Pixilate Ability, which changes Normal-type moves into Fairy-type moves. Mega Altaria also receives big boosts in its Attack and Special Attack stats and an increase in its Defense. Mega Salamence’s Defense stat soars, and it receives the Aerilate Ability, which turns Normal-type moves into Flying-type moves. Mega Lopunny receives the Scrappy Ability, making Ghost-type Pokémon vulnerable to Mega Lopunny’s Normal-type and Fighting-type moves. Mega Lopunny also gets a huge boost to its Attack stat and a Speed increase, making it even more formidable in battle.

Horde Encounters return to the Hoenn region
The popular Horde Encounter feature from Pokémon X and Pokémon Y returns in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. This time, Horde Encounters will not be limited to wild Pokémon encounters, as hordes of enemy Trainers can now appear in groups of up to five, providing even more Experience Points to victorious Trainers.

  -- The Pokémon Company International