Pokemon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby have been dated November 28 on 3DS. There’s also a new trailer, screens and information on new ‘Primal’ Pokemon forms.
In a press release sent to VG247 today, Nintendo confirmed that the two Legendary Pokemon we’ve been seeing in trailers for both games are in fact Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre.
Nintendo explained, “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.”
There is apparently some mysterious connection between Primal Reversion and Mega Evolution waiting to be discovered. Nintendo revealed some details on both new Primal types:
- 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.
Mega Evolutions will also return from Pokemon X and Y.
We’ve also got these new screens for you to check out: