Mega Evolution Analysis Part 1 – Origins within the Lore

Mega Evolution. The one new feature that was introduced in the Sixth Generation of Pokémon that proved to be quite a controversial change, since until this point, all Pokémon had a common rule; all evolution lines are no more than 3 total stages of evolution, regardless of branching lines, and that Legendary Pokémon did not evolve at all. Mega Evolution changed all of that. Mega Evolution, according to the Mega Evolution Guru of X/Y;

“Mega Evolution is a transformation of Pokémon that were thought to be unable to evolve any further!”

“There’s a reason why I used the word “transformation” a moment ago. Mega Evolution differs from Evolution because it ends after a certain amount of time. In other words, it’s a temporary Evolution.”

Check out our analysis after the break!

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Amiibo, Smash And More – Nintendo PR Announcement

Pre-Orders for First 12 amiibo Figures Kick off Nintendo’s Holiday Season

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo has prepared a massive lineup of new games and products for the 2014 holiday season. The lineup includes new entries from some of the biggest franchises in gaming, new hardware bundles for Wii U and Nintendo 2DS, and new amiibo interactive figures featuring some of the most iconic characters in the world of video games.

The holiday shopping season begins today for Nintendo fans, as the first 12 amiibo interactive figures become available for pre-order at a suggested retail price of just $12.99 each. The first dozen characters available for pre-order at select retailers are Mario, Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Kirby, Fox, Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer, with more on the way in the future.

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Nintendo Outlines Wii U and 3DS Release Schedule For 2014

Every so often, Nintendo likes to give us a blowout of release dates, and it just so happens that we’ve got a new one.

Most dates are merely reitterations of those we heard about at E3, but there are a number of exciting games heading our way in the next few months – notably Fantasy Life, Smash Bros and Pokemon for 3DS alongside Bayonetta and Hyrule Warriors for Wii U. At the end of August, America will also at long last get their hands on the superb rollercoaster of emotion that is Layton vs Wright.

Splatoon, Zelda U, Star Fox, Xenoblade X, and Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. have all been confirmed for 2015, which should ensure that the games will keep on coming well into next year.

Check out the full schedule below!

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There are several other interesting points to mention. Firstly, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker seems to have been delayed to Q1 2015 in Europe, though it still aims for a Holiday 2014 release in Japan and the US. Also, if you remember way back to 2013, you would have remembered a game called Brain Age: Concentration Training getting its release in Japan and the US, though the release date seemed to have disappeared for European territories. It now looks like the game hasn’t been completely forgotten by Nintendo of Europe as they have listed it but with an unknown release. This raises the question of what caused the game to be delayed by over two years in Europe? Perhaps that’s one of the training exercises.

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That’s not all, Nintendo have also released a schedule with all the 3rd Party titles which are coming soon for 3DS and Wii U, though these do not have release dates listed.

3rd Party Schedule

It’s quite a big image so click it to see it in full!

What are you most excited for from this list? Tell us in the comments!

Wait…How many arms does Mega Metagross have?

So, a new trailer was released for Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire. A few things were emphasized in the trailer… One them was already discussed in a previous article, so I won’t be going over Hidden Bases.

Now, let me ask you…Remember Metagross? Remember how over-powered he was? Well, Metagross got a Mega Evolution. That over powered beast just got even stronger. From the looks of the trailer, his arm looks like four cannons, two on each side… If you look carefully though, you can see four more arms in that back.  Are those going to have any significance?  I doubt it, they are probably just for looks but who knows.

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Another thing that got featured in the trailer were 5 gym leaders, and 2 of the elite four.  Petalburg’s Norman, Rustboro’s Roxanne, Mauville’s Wattson, Dewford’s Brawley, and Lavaridge’s Flannery where all showcased along with their slight redesigns. It was not shown whether or not they will have the same Pokemon or whether they will have Mega Evolutions. Two of the elite four got shown off as well… Sidney (who looks like a total creeper now) and Phobe were displayed.  I believe the champion will have a Mega Evolution based on X and Y  (This is pure speculation, the champion was not shown once in this trailer). But, like the gym leaders, I’m not quite convinced that the rest of the elite four will have a Mega Evolution.

With everything Game Freak and Nintendo has shown off so far with these two remakes, they are shaping up quite nicely. I’m very excited to explore Hoenn with the same graphics engine of Pokemon X and Y… I hope it can live up to what the originals were (Knowing Nintendo and their track record with remakes, I wouldn’t worry too much).  Keep an eye out for more news on Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, and anything else Nintendo here, have a good day.

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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Saphire are set to release on the 21st November in Japan, North America and Australia, and 28th November in Europe exclusively for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS.

By | 2014-10-23T21:15:36+00:00 July 16th, 2014|3DS, Nintendo, Omega Ruby/Alpha Saphire, Pokémon|0 Comments

Japanese Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Saphire Super Secret Bases Infomercial

Last week we brought you news that the awesome Secret Bases feature from Ruby/Saphire would be making a return in its 3DS remake. Now we also have a great infomercial to go with it. Unfortunately it is in Japanese so we can’t understand what the narrator is saying, but I think the video in itself is pretty self explanatory!

I myself haven’t played Pokémon games since Red and Yellow [shame on me], so this is all pretty new to me. But overall it looks like a pretty awesome feature, and it should go well on the 3DS as you can share your bases with strangers [who ever heard of stranger danger] using the unique StreetPass feature.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Saphire are set to release on the 21st November in Japan, North America and Australia, and 28th November in Europe exclusively for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS.

By | 2014-10-23T21:15:36+00:00 July 15th, 2014|3DS, Nintendo, Omega Ruby/Alpha Saphire, Pokémon|2 Comments