As you may remember, last year we had ran an ongoing set of feature articles in the run-up to the launch of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. We called the series Journey to X & Y and in it we explored a variety of different topics and ideas, creating some intense and interesting discussion. Due to some bad time management we cut the series short before we had covered each generation of Pokémon and never reached the third generation; a couple of months back however, we rebooted it with Generation 3. Then came the announcement of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire…
What better way to countdown to the release of Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire than with a new series of articles? (There is no better way, duh.) It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to Road to Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
Much like J2XY this series will begin with articles every so often, then ramping up in the weeks before the games release. We’ll be bringing you different topics and ideas for discussion, as well us some interesting new things for the site, so keep an eye out!
First things first…
The first article in the series however feature on Mega Evolution. Now, a week or so ago some of you may have known that myself and a few other staff members were unable to publish articles due to an odd bug with the site. That’s fixed now. During the downtime I asked a certain someone if they would mind logging in to my account and seeing if they could access the publishing tools. That certain someone was DefensiveBastiodon (he also takes credit for my wonderful bio text and avatar).
I simply asked him to set up an article with a title to see if I could edit in my own post content. That’s not quite what I got though. Instead he had written out a full article for me. Usually I’m against publishing material others have created, because…I just like seeing my own work too much. Deleting it all would have felt a little harsh though. So, with full credit to my good friend DefensiveBastiodon I present to you the very first Road to Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire!
Road to Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: Mega Evolutions
Pokémon X and Y introduced the world to Mega Evolutions back in 2013. Since then they have been accepted and have gained momentum as a popular way to change the tides of battle, despite the fans’ uncertainty about the idea when they were first revealed. Probably the most unfortunate part about their introduction was the small number of Megas actually released. It was like a missing spice in a new dish being served to the public, only waiting to slightly disappoint customers and cause them to rage until the next course; this next course being the long awaited return to the ever popular region, Hoenn, in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire in November.
With that being said, what new Mega Evolutions do you want to see in ORAS? We already know that there will be at least two new ones, Mega Latios and Mega Latias. There are the also possibilities of Swampert and Sceptile getting Mega Evolutions to coincide with their Fire-Type brethren, Blaziken. Not only that, but there are some ever so popular rumors of Plusle and Minun getting Megas, along with Metagross. It is highly doubtful that, although it was mentioned Mega Evolution was a feature exclusive to Kalos, it is something Game Freak would leave out of future games. What abilities would you like to see introduced alongside the new Megas? Would you like to see them in the after game or have some mysterious part in the main story?
From the looks of it, it seems that Groudon and Kyogre have new forms, but I’m leaning towards them being Megas as well. They have too many feature changes for me to accept them as a form change. “Alpha Form” and “Omega Form?” Who knows, it’s a possibility as well.
Now we hand over to you, get discussing in the comments! We’ll be picking some of our favourite responses and featuring them in the next article, so be sure to have a good think about your responses!
Also, please, please keep the comment spam down. It burns me to see the comments descend into chaos, and will do even more so when we rely on good responses for our next articles!