Pokemon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby out Nov 28 – new trailer

Tuesday, 10th June 2014 17:56 GMT By Dave Cook

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:



  1. Legendaryboss

    No. No. No. No. This is not the remake i wanted.

    #1 6 months ago
  2. CyberMarco

    I spent hours upon hours playing the original Ruby version on my GBA SP, I’m so eager for a 3DS right now, damn you nostalgia! :D

    Also, where is the video?

    #2 6 months ago
  3. Legendaryboss

    Wait? You don’t own a 3DS or Pokemon X & Y? Oh dear, you’re in for a world of hurt.

    #3 6 months ago
  4. CyberMarco

    @Legendaryboss no I haven’t. What’s bad about them? Looks ok to me.

    #4 6 months ago
  5. Legendaryboss

    @CyberMarco Nothing wrong with graphics, they just made that game so easy it’s not even funny. The challenge and epic soundtrack is gone, I didn’t even fear going against elite four! The addicting nature is still there, but without the above it just lost what made Pokemon great.

    #5 6 months ago
  6. Takeshi

    @Legendaryboss At least you don’t need to waste 100 hours on it. I loved playing Y because it was solid and fast to go through.

    Still haven’t completed White 2 just because my progress is so incredibly slow in that game.

    #6 6 months ago
  7. Legendaryboss

    100hrs? Please, it takes me 24-30hrs (max) to complete pre X & Y era titles, which included repetitive training, interactions and catching as much Pokemon as possible. If it takes you an 100hrs to complete a Pokemon game, you need a new strategy because i can assure you thats far too long. The elite four used to be a challenge, oh my god they were so embarrassingly easy in X & Y it may me regret doing the usual training beforehand and i didn’t even bother saving before each one.

    If this remake follows anymore of X & Y’s shoes, its just going to be one and done.

    #7 6 months ago

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