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Mega Rayquaza

We knew it was coming, but it’s so nice that it’s confirmed.  Make room for Mega Rayquaza in Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire!

I talked about the possibilities of Rayquaza in the Hoenn remakes in my last pokémon post, but now I’ve got some answers.  Here’s what we can expect from this Legendary Mega Evolution:

  • Delta Stream, an ability that invokes a Strong Wind weather condition.  This makes flying types receive only normal damage on moves they would typically be weak too and negates all other weather conditions.
  • Dragon Ascent, a hard-hitting flying type move with a super cool name.

I cannot wait to add Rayquaza to my Alpha Sapphire team!

Which new evolution are you most excited for?

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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?

Charizard, Hoenn, and the most excited I’ve ever been

TGIF, guys!  Seriously, it has been quite the week.  I need me some weekend in the worst way.  Amidst some unpleasantness this week, the Pokémon Twitter feed made me smile by announcing it was Charizard week!  Charizard is my first favorite, and perhaps still is the ultimate.  Seeing this awesome Charizard pokémon card collage made the stress temporarily melt away.

as tweeted by pokémon

as tweeted by pokémon

The best news, however, came on Wednesday… and by best news, I mean best freaking news I could think of.  I’ve been wondering when a new pokémon version would come out for a while now.  I didn’t expect anything, but I was itching for a new adventure.  It’s also worth mentioning that Gen 3 is my favorite generation.  Of course I loved the original, but the Hoenn region was just so appealing to me– the range of geography, the imaginative towns!  Gen 3 also features the remakes of the Gen 1 games, so that helps boost its status with me, but really it’s Hoenn that I want.  The Gen 4 remakes of the Gen 2 games made me love them more, but I still love Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald more than anything. On Wednesday, crazy pokémon fanatics like me got news of a dream come true: HOENN REMAKES!!  OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE!

I can’t wait to see Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire!  There’s like no information on them yet, but they are reservable at Game Stop and you can bet I will be reserving them both!  I will be counting down the days until November! Thanks, Pokémon for making my entire week! Any Hoenn trainers as excited as I am?!