I still cannot contain my Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby excitement.  If you are anything like me, you’ll want to mark your calendars for these important dates!

October 13 – October 26 you can pick up a special code card at Gamestop stores.  That gets you a Shiny Gengar holding a Gengarite Mega Stone for your Pokémon X and/or Y games.

October 27 – November 16 you can go on back to Gamestop for a code for Mythical Pokémon Diancie!  Trade this guy into your new Alpha Sapphire and/or Omega Ruby versions and obtain the Mega Stone for Mega Diancie in battles!

There are also a slew of new Pokémon TCG cards coming out.  My collection was my pre-teen pride and joy, and lately I’ve been adding to it again here and there.  I see many a money-flying-away-emoji in my future.

More great news came in the form of this Youtube release:

We’re finally seeing the Primal forms of Groudon and Kyogre in action, and gosh did I find this video enlightening.  A couple of take-aways:

  • Groudon’s ability conjures a new weather condition called Extremely Harsh Sunlight.  While that name sounds a bit silly, the weather condition makes water attacks evaporate in thin air… um, yikes.
  • The video also shows Groudon’s attack, Precipice Blades, which looks fierce.  My main man in Hoenn, Blaziken, doesn’t seem phased, though!
  • Kyogre’s ability conjures a new weather condition called Heavy Rain.  It sounds significantly less ridiculous, and a bit less severe, but its effects are not.  Blaziken uses Flamethrower to no avail… a world without fire attacks is my worst nightmare.  This is going to make things interesting…
  • We also get to see Rayquaza, the third legendary of the Hoenn trio, and I couldn’t be more pleased to see him!  He might be my favorite legendary of all time.
  • Finally, three new Mega Evolved forms are shown: Mega Camerupt, Mega Sharpedo, and Mega Gallade!


I literally can’t handle it.  What do you think about these two new weather conditions?  Do you think Rayquaza could possibly hide a third?

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