pokemon omega ruby and alpha sapphire 3ds cheats and secrets
While there wasn’t too much new information given about Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire at E3, it was enough to give us a better sense of what the games will be like. And since then, a few more tidbits have been released. So it’s time to kick the Analysis Machine back into gear and see what kinds of secrets and hidden details we can find in the released trailers. With that said, let’s get started.
The one big carry-over from X & Y is the Mega Evolutions. With Mega Blaziken being a special giveaway for those games, it only made sense for Sceptile and Swampert to get Mega Evolutions as well. It turns out that Mega Sceptile is a dual Grass and Dragon type with the ability, Lightning Rod. There’s still no information on which of its stats are affected by the evolution, but there is a curious detail during its attack animation. When Mega Sceptile uses Leaf Storm, the end of its tail is actually cut off and by the end of the animation, it has returned. This is probably a reference to actual lizards that can lose body parts and grow them back, but the question we have is, why include this? It doesn’t look to have any gameplay significance so this animation is likely there to emphasize a trait of Mega Sceptile. It doesn’t look like Mega Swampert has an animation like this. Instead, its Mega Evolution buffs its Attack stat, which makes sense considering its new bulkier look. Mega Swampert doesn’t change its typing either, staying a dual Water and Ground Pokémon with the ability Swift Swim. In addition, the existence of Mega Diancie and Mega Sableye was also revealed.
Mega Diancie will stay a dual Rock and Fairy type, but there’s no other information on it otherwise. The only thing we do know is that its Mega Stone can be found in the remakes, but Diancie will still be a distributed Pokémon. Mega Sableye is an interesting Mega Evolution in that its body doesn’t really change, much like Mega Kangaskhan. Instead, the jewel in its chest emerges from its body and grows huge in size. This jewel is then used as both a shield and a way to give the illusion that Sableye is more fearsome when looking through the jewel. It will also remain a dual Dark and Ghost type while gaining the ability Magic Bounce. Owing to the giant jewel, its Defense and Special Attack will increase while its Speed will be lowered. Finally, rather than trigger the Mega Evolutions with the Mega Ring, the trainers will now be using the Mega Bangle. There doesn’t seem to be much reason for the change other than the fact that each trainer that can do Mega Evolution, initializes it through different accessories.
But Mega Evolution is no longer the only new kind of evolution. Both Groudon and Kyogre are able to use a process officially called Primal Reversion. This changes their bodies to what they were like in ancient times, immensely increasing their size. Primal Groudon actually becomes a dual Ground and Fire type and gains a boosted Attack stat while Primal Kyogre stays a Water type and receives a boosted Special Attack.
The big question is though, how is Primal Reversion triggered? There is no evidence of this yet but considering the changes to other parts of Ruby and Sapphire’s story, including the mere existence of Mega Evolution, we believe it’s actually tied to their Orbs. In the original games, Team Aqua and Team Magma use the wrong Orbs to try and control the Legendaries. What if they actually use the right ones this time, but it actually triggers Primal Reversion and they still go berserk? There’s a problem with that theory though since the reveal trailer for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire show Groudon and Kyogre initiating the cataclysmic events in their normal forms. So what if the Team leaders still use the wrong Orb, but when the player goes to use the correct Orb to calm them, it’s then that Primal Reversion occurs. After all, a showdown with the Primal Legendaries is shown in the trailer. It’s impossible to say for sure, but it would be a cool way to show the unpredictable power of Legendary Pokémon.
Along with all of these new elements, a lot of the places and people in Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire are seeing redesigns thanks to its use of X & Y’s engine. The trailer alone shows the new cinematic for the player’s boat ride to Dewford Town toward the beginning of the game as well as a new scene between Brendan and May that shows Beutifly flying across the screen. However, we think we can place this scene thanks to the surroundings, especially the Poké Mart in the background.
This would actually place this scene on Route 102, right outside of Petalburg City. Later in the trailer, we also get a quick look at the new Fortree City and the Seaside Cycling Road on Route 110. And speaking of the bicycle, we get our first look at the Mach and Acro Bike sections in the remakes. They seem to work exactly as before with the Mach Bike able to go up steep slopes in the Granite Cave, and the Acro Bike presumably able to bunny hop across the white rails of Route 119. We don’t see it in action, but the way the rails are placed makes it pretty obvious. What’s interesting though is that the arrangement of the rails seems to have been changed slightly. In the original game, the section of rails the player is riding on is leading down, not up.
It’s an indicator that even the specific layout of the original areas won’t be recreated exactly. It also looks like Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire won’t be reusing all of the battle backgrounds from X & Y either. We see a few of the new ones including a slightly different forest, a mountainous area, and the outskirts of a beach town. It helps make it seem like there’s a lot of effort being put into the remakes. And of course, that includes the gyms. We see two of them here which we believe to be Mossdeep Gym and Lavaridge Gym. Even though Mossdeep looks very different from the original, you can see Psychics and Hex Maniacs in the background. It only makes sense since Mossdeep is the Psychic Gym. Lavaridge was trickier to identify because it looks nothing like the original gym. However, the presence of the trapdoors means that it has multiple floors, a feature that only Lavaridge had. And looking at the design, it looks to be based on a hot spring which makes sense considering how close it is to a volcano.
The only Gym Leader we see though is Roxanne, who has also been given a slight redesign. Her hairstyle and bow are still the same, but her outfit looks to be closer to a typical Japanese school uniform. Even her tie has been changed to better match her bow. And it’s hard to see, but it looks like her skirt flares out a bit more and is reddish in color. So elements from her original design are there, they’ve just been updated for these games. That seems to be the case for most things in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire as we get a look at the new entrances to Team Aqua’s and Team Magma’s bases.
They look a lot more imposing, which can also be said about their leaders, Archie and Maxie. Archie has dropped the simple suit and instead wears full pirate clothing that seems designed for swimming with the added accessories of anchor jewelry. Maxie looks much more like a scientist now with a new pair of glasses and clothes that more closely match his Grunts. Even the Admins have gotten new looks with Tabitha getting huskier, Courtney changing her hair to purple and losing the long skirt, Matt losing his shirt and bandanna completely while tattooing his chest with the Team Aqua symbol, and Shelly gaining a dark skin tone and black and blue hair. And it’s not only the villains and gym leaders to get redesigns but the player characters as well. Brendan, or alternatively, Ruby has a very similar design to his shirt though he now wears shorts rather than his long pants.
It’s also easier to tell that he’s wearing a hat and doesn’t just have white hair. Otherwise, he has the same elements as other modern Pokémon characters. On the other hand, the only major change that May, or Sapphire, has is that her bandanna is now a bow. Her clothes are mostly the same except that her skirt is now a pair of shorts. But the lack of any major change may be because the option to change outfits returns from X & Y. It was one of the favorite new features and it’d be odd not to have it return here. Oddly enough, the only character shown so far without a redesign is Steven Stone. Instead, he looks to have a new motivation as he’s curious about Mega Evolution, which could mean that he’s the one that you receive the Mega Bangle from.
It’s a fitting role change too given his love of stones and the fact that Mega Stones are required for Mega Evolution. Alright, we’re almost done here but there are still a few things worth pointing out. For one, we can see the player running diagonally here which means it makes an obvious return. The bigger question is whether the roller skates will also return. There’s been no sign of them yet and considering the function of the Acro Bike, they might not make a return. We do get to see the yellow TM balls and berries in this scene though so there will definitely be some carryovers. The most curious thing though is the new Hoenn map. It looks very similar to the classic map, which should be a given since it’s a remake. But we couldn’t help but notice a new feature on the map. North of Lilycove City, there’s a dark mountain that looks surrounded by heavy black clouds. Could this be a new area that is eventually visited? And would it be part of the post-game or perhaps the new showdown spot with Primal Groudon and Kyogre? There’s still so much we don’t know, but we’re feeling confident that the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire remakes are shaping up well.
It’s holding close to those games while adding elements from the newer ones. But that’s all we could find in the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire trailers. Of course, if we missed something, please let us know in the comments. If you liked this video, be sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at GameXplain. Thanks for watching, and make sure to stay tuned to GameXplain for more on Pokémon and other things gaming too..
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