E3 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire release date announced

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Nintendo’s E3 2014 livestream event may have focussed on the publisher’s upcoming Wii U games out in 2014 and next year (well, mostly next year), but Pokemon fans haven’t been given short shrift because we’ve also received release dates for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire on 3DS, with a dose of new screenshots and a live-action trailer, too.


Due out on November 21st in North America and November 28th in Europe and related regions, Nintendo additionally revealed that the creatures adorning the Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire box art this November will be Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre, newly revealed transformations for Legendary Pokemon Groudon and Kyogre.

Here’s a blurb on the two from Nintendo:

“These two extremely powerful Pokémon clashed in an epic battle that once sent Groudon into a long slumber within the magma beneath the planet’s crust and drove Kyogre into a deep sleep at the bottom of the ocean floor.

“The awesome transformation is a result of Primal Reversion, when Groudon and Kyogre reclaim their original power from nature’s energy and obtain even greater power than they already have. The power within Primal Reversion is still being discovered, as well as what connection may lie between Primal Reversion and Mega Evolution.”

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire – Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre Trailer

New Details:

- “Primal Groudon is brimming with energy, which pours from its body as magma. The magma burns at such an extreme temperature that its body is always shimmering ruby red from the haze of its heat, giving off light in the darkness. Through Primal Reversion, Primal Groudon becomes much larger and adds Fire type to its Ground type, raising the power of Fire-type moves it can learn. Primal Reversion greatly boosts Primal Groudon’s Attack. Its Ability may get a boost during this epic transformation, too.”

- Primal Kyogre, a Water-type Pokémon, is awash with energy that spills from its body as seawater. Its blue skin shines like a sapphire and is half-translucent like the sea. Primal Reversion greatly boosts Primal Kyogre’s Special Attack. Its Ability also seems to get a boost, although this information cannot yet be confirmed. Primal Kyogre is massive, growing to be more than twice Kyogre’s size.

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire – E3 2014 SCreenshots

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