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Pokemon Director Would Like ‘A Cool New Version Of Pokemon Snap’

Pokemon director Junichi Masuda has said that as a gamer he would love to play a brand new version of Pokemon Snap running on the latest hardware. However, Masuda said that just adding improved current gen visuals wouldn’t make it as interesting as people imagine.

“As a player I definitely want to play a cool new version of Pokemon Snap, but at the same time I also think if it was just a remake with better graphics I don’t think it would be as interesting as a lot of people are imagining.”

“If someone was to end up developing it they’d have to come up with some cool ideas to really make it a good game for the current generation. It’s sort of like what I was saying about Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. If it was just a direct port that would be kind of neat as well, but having new elements is definitely important.”

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Pokemon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire Won’t Include Trainer Customisation

Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda has confirmed that Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire won’t feature the recently introduced trainer customisation. Masuda says that the introduction of customisable trainers in Pokemon X & Y was a special thing for the Kalos region. With this game Masuda says that the team is currently focussed on the adventure elements. Here’s what he had to say.

“In terms of the customization of the trainer, that was really kind of a special thing for the Kalos region, which featured this kind of motif of France and really focused on this beauty and fashion aspect, which is why it was a prominent feature in that game. For this game, we’re focusing on adventuring elements, so we don’t have the actual free customization of the trainer, but you’ll see the items you use throughout the game visually represented; for example, when you’re underwater, you’ll have this little mouthpiece that lets you breathe. So there’s some cool stuff for how your trainer changes clothes and puts on accessories throughout the game.”

Thanks, MasterPikachu6 and Portal Dark

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Mega Latios, Mega Latias, Special Demo Version On October 21st, And More Announced For Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Today, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced that the Legendary Pokémon Latios can be discovered in Pokémon Omega Ruby while Latias can be discovered in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire when the titles launch November 21 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. These high-flying Dragon- and Psychic-type Pokémon can Mega Evolve fly freely through the skies of the Hoenn region. Trainers can hop on the back of their Mega Latios or Mega Latias and navigate the region through the air at high speed while performing midair tricks and hairpin turns. This brand-new method of travel, called Soar, takes a player’s Pokémon adventure to new heights and provides access to Mirage spots, where rare Pokémon – including Legendary Pokémon – and valuable items may appear.

It was also revealed today that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire players will be able to obtain the Eon Ticket later this year, granting them access to the Hoenn region¹s Southern Island where they can encounter and catch Latias in Pokémon Omega Ruby or Latios in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. This is the only way players can catch these Legendary Pokémon in-game, as they cannot be caught during normal gameplay. More details about when and how players can obtain the Eon Ticket will be announced later this year.

Special Demo Version Available October 21
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS owners can soon embark on a series of special Hoenn adventures by downloading the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version. The Special Demo Version gives players a glimpse of the adventure coming on November 21, including the chance to battle with Sceptile, Blaziken, or Swampert and seeing their Mega-Evolved forms in action!

To obtain the Special Demo Version, players first need to obtain a serial code and head to the Nintendo eShop on their Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS device to download the Special Demo Version.

Pokémon fans who have a Pokémon Trainer Club account and have opted to receive the Pokémon Trainer Club Newsletter will receive a serial code for the Special Demo Version when the newsletter is emailed to them on October 21. Get a Pokémon Trainer Club account at no cost at Pokemon.com by October 19 to receive the October 21 newsletter and Special Demo Version serial code. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are sold separately beginning November 21.

Additional methods of how to receive a serial code for the Special Demo Version will be announced soon.

New Mega-Evolved Pokémon: Mega Pidgeot and Mega Beedrill!
Mega Pidgeot and Mega Beedrill will make their debut in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Boasting increased Special Attack and high Speed, Mega Pidgeot makes quick work of its opponents. Pidgeot can learn the Flying-type move Hurricane, which creates a chaotic storm around the target, potentially causing confusion. Coupled with its No Guard Ability, which allows all moves to land a hit regardless of accuracy, Mega Pidgeot can be a saving grace in any battle.

Upon Mega Evolving, poisonous stingers on Beedrill¹s tail and arms grow, new barbs sprout from its legs, and its Attack receives a boost. The Bug-type move Fell Stinger raises Beedrill¹s Attack stat by two stages when it causes an opponent to faint, and its Adaptability Ability raises the power of its moves of the same type from the standard 150% to 200%, making Mega Beedrill a great offensive teammate.

Navigate Your Adventure with PlayNav Plus
PokéNav Plus is a new tool designed to help players navigate their journey across the Hoenn region. PokéNav Plus is packed with applications to help players find hidden or specific types of Pokémon in tall grass via the DexNav, check all kinds of Hoenn region information via the AreaNav, and view news from around Hoenn and from other players whom you¹ve passed with BuzzNav.

The PlayNav function offers three popular features that first appeared in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y – the Player Search System (PSS), Pokémon-Amie, and Super Training. The PSS allows players to trade Pokémon and battle with others nearby or around the world with a Wi-Fi connection. Trainers can play with their Pokémon and feed them treats called Poké Puffs in Pokémon-Amie, and the bond between Trainer and Pokémon will grow. Super Training is a fun way to prepare your Pokémon team for battle. PlayNav also allows players to manage their O-Powers, special advantages that can be kept or shared with others as the game progresses, and view announcements via the Holo Caster.

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Shiny Gengar Distribution Haunts GameStop, Starting Today

The Shiny Gengar distribution has arrived at participating GameStop stores nationwide, just in time for Halloween. Starting today through October 26, Trainers with a copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y can receive a special code card containing Shiny Gengar holding a Gengarite Mega Stone.

In anticipation of the launch of Pokémon TCG: XY–Phantom Forces, starting today, fans can purchase a Pokémon TCG: Gengar Spirit Link 2-Pack at participating GameStop stores, which includes a Gengar Spirit Link Trainer card. Pokémon TCG: XY–Phantom Forces launches November 5, 2014.

Thanks, Rapsol

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Camp Pokemon App Coming To iOS

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Camp Pokémon has been advertised in the latest edition of National Geographic Kids and will be a free App for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The Camp Pokémon App will include a number of things for fans to do such as participate in quizzes and mini games such as Pokémon Evolutions”, “Battle Matchups” and “Poké Ball Throw”. We should hear more about the App in the coming days.

Thanks, Bomber Bradley

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Supposed Pokemon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire Info Leaks Onto The Web

With the impending release of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire just around the corner it appears as though the leaks have started coming through. The information posted below should be taken with a grain of salt at the moment, but it does sound plausible.

  • The demo is coming to America
  • Mega Lunatone and Solrock with feature in the demo, and you receive one Megastone depending on the demo you get
  • Mega Flygon and Jirachi are programmed in
  • There are lots more megas that the leaker can not confirm just yet as they don’t know 100%
  • New Trick House is amazing
  • Mega Milotic is a high-chance, with Water/Fairy and increased SpDef
  • Shiftry, Ludicolo, Butterfree, Zangoose, Seviper, some more gen 5, Raticate, Torkoal, Slaking, Exploud, Tropius, Azumarill, Ninetales and Mightyena were all talked about as possible Megas sometime during development and may be in
  • Luxray, Arcanine, Farfetch’d, Dragonite, Eelekross, Luvdisc, Linoone, Cincinno, Steelix, Raichu, Politoed, Gliscor, Weavile, Rotom, Bisharp and Walrein Megas have not been really discussed that the leaker has heard of
  • Items (including Lunatone/Solrock megastone) will transfer to ORAS from Demo
  • Johto starters back, but some people say they have megas and some don’t
  • Character customization back in Pokecentres. Pokecentre in CoroCoro was the Elite Four one possibly.
  • Skintone back
  • More diverse encounters, so more like XY variety
  • Battle Frontier possibly back
  • Groudon/Kyogre still version exclusive atm
  • Contests revamped and very “beautiful”
  • Contests staying a secret, apparently will be very surprising and amazing
  • Canada will get demos
  • Pentagon currently stands for all Gen 6 Pokemon now, not just Kalos born
  • MOVE TUTORS BACK
  • A lot more post-game
  • Gym Leaders will get roster changes from their RSE counterparts
  • No new double megas like Mewtwo/Charizard at this stage
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Here’s A Look At Mega Beedrill, Mega Pidgeot, Mega Latios And Latias In Pokemon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire

New scans featured in the latest edition of Japanese gaming publication CoroCoro show some of the new Mega Evolutions for Pokemon Omega Ruby & Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. The scans give us a glimpse at Mega Beedrill, Mega Pidgeot, Mega Latios and Mega Latias. Here’s some of the info contained in the publication.

  • Mega Pidgeot is Normal/Flying-type with the ability No Guard
  • Mega Beedrill is Bug/Poison-type with the ability Adaptability
  • Can fly on Mega Latios and Latias in the overworld and find
  • Pokémon such as Reshiram, Zekrom, Dialga & Palkia in the sky
  • Latios is exclusive to Omega Ruby and Latias is exclusive to Alpha Sapphire
  • The Eon Ticket is said to return through a special distribution
    The Legendary Pokémon are found on islands that can only be found through areas on the sky
  • You access the sky through the Eon Flute item

Thanks, Kallum