Mega Rayquaza Announced for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

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Since Mega Evolution was first introduced in last year’s Pokémon X & Y, we’ve been given a series of announcements about Pokémon such as Slowbro and Salamence acquiring Mega forms, ready for inclusion in the upcoming Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire games. However, the daddy of them all has now been announced: the unveiling of Mega Rayquaza is sure to have fans in a frenzy!

For those unfamiliar with the Generation III games upon which Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are based, the original Ruby and Sapphire versions were released in 2002, with legendary Pokémon Kyogre and Groudon serving as their mascots. In addition, to expand the world of Hoenn, Pokémon Emerald was then released, with Rayquaza as its mascot. Legend has it that if Kyogre and Groudon were ever to fight, Rayquaza would appear to maintain balance between the two. Together, the three Pokémon are known as the Legendary Weather Trio, with Rayquaza being the trio master.

Rayquaza is a Dragon and Flying type Pokemon and is said to live way above the clouds in a distant O-Zone layer. In its Mega form, it will have the ability Delta Stream, designed to “wreak havoc on an opponent’s strategy”. Weather-based moves such as Rain Dance, Sunny Day, Sandstorm and Hail will be ineffective against Mega Rayquaza and the powerful winds it whips up. Weather-affecting abilities like Drizzle, Drought, Sand Stream and Snow Warning will also fail. Additionally, Mega Rayquaza will be immune to the weaknesses of other Flying type Pokémon, so will only be dealt normal damage by Electric, Ice and Rock type moves, whose power would usually be doubled.

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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will be released on Friday 28th November 2014.

Source: Pokémon Official Press Release

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