The Pokémon Company International has announced that Shiny Beldum is now available via in-game internet distribution in both Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Shiny Beldum is available now through January 14, 2015 and also includes a Metagrossite Mega Stone. Get your Shiny Beldum today, and evolve him all the way to Mega Metagross.
Intrepid Youtube user Kolma has proved that Amiibo work with the previously released Pokemon Rumble U. As you already may know Pokemon Rumble U does make use of Pokemon NFC figures, but it’s not be stated to work with Amiibo. However, Kolma got various Amiibo figures working with the game and these are the characters that are summoned by the user when the Amiibo is scanned in.
- Pikachu – Mesprit
- Link – Swinub
- Wii Fit Trainer – Boldore
- Marth – Weedle
- Animal Crossing Villager – Victini
Thanks, MasterPikachu6 and WhiteEagle
A number of new 3DS home menu themes are now available in the North American eShop. Much like Europe, 3DS owners can take their pick of six new themes, including four Super Smash Bros for 3DS themes and two Pokemon home themes featuring a sleeping Pikachu or Primal Kyogre and Groudon. So if you’d like to celebrate the release of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire or Super Smash Bros this weekend, you can select any of the above themes for $1.99 US dollars each. For a closer look at the Smash themes, you can take a look at the link here, or for the Pokemon themes, click here.
Yup, we’ve finally got footage of the first twenty-seven minutes of Pokemon Omega Ruby on the Nintendo 3DS. Obviously those that don’t want to spoil the experience may want to look away now, but if you’re on the fence about purchasing it then be sure to take a look. Pokemon Omega Ruby currently has a Metascore of 83 on Metacritic and is due to be released in the United States on Friday.
A new patch has been released for Pokemon Bank. Update version 1.2 requires 210 blocks of free space and is required for online features. There’s currently no official word on what the patch does, though it probably has something to do with Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – both of which launch this Friday, November 21. Pokemon Bank is a Nintendo 3DS application that allows players to store thousands of their Pokemon via the Internet. The app is available on the Nintendo eShop and offers a free trial period to first-time users.
The reviews for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have started to come pouring in and the first to review the games is IGN. The publication has awarded the remakes a solid 7.8 out of 10 stating that Nintendo has done a fantastic job of recreating Hoenn. However the site says that there’s just too many water Pokemon and too many HMs. Here’s their verdict and you can read the full review, right here.
As a 3D remake, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby do a fantastic job of reintroducing Hoenn. Little details, like characters turning their heads to look as you pass or flocks of Wingulls flying overhead, make the region really come to life, and small updates and tweaks help make the journey smoother. Still, a few of its flaws are even more glaring in 3D, especially the excess water Pokémon and often dull navigation of their habitats. The added online features could help mitigate some of the type imbalances — I’m a huge fan of Wonder Trade — and there are even a few post-game surprises to encourage you to keep training well beyond the 25-hour main story.