Is everyone still excited for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire? I know I am. Should you be amongst those who have let news of the Hoenn remakes drift into the periphery of your thoughts, Nintendo has released yet another trailer showcasing snippets of the upcoming remakes.
I’ll start with the big news: Pikachu Cosplay. I mean, if there’s one thing that has been sorely lacking from Pokemon, it’s costumes right? Though screenshots express said costumed mouse in the Pokemon Amie function, there has been no specifics given as to the limitations of these outfits. Due to Hoenn being the region that first brought us Pokemon Contests, along with a seemingly related sentence in the trailer, it wouldn’t be that far of a stretch to imagine cosplay will be ramped up a notch in these games. We also do not know if it is only specific Pokemon who will have the ability to dress up, or if there are any other costumes. After all, each screenshot released thus far specifically features a female Pikachu, one would assume there to be a reason behind this.
Speaking of new looks, how about that Mega Metagross…wow. As if the pseudo-Legendary wasn’t enough of a force to be reckoned with. This evolution bestows upon Metagross the ability Tough Claws, strengthening all moves that make contact with an opponent by 33%. Metagross also receives a boost in Attack, Defence, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def and an even greater boost to it’s speed, all while maintaining its Steel/Psychic typing. Consider this fair warning for when you challenge Steven Stone and he decides to throw this behemoth at you.
Well there you have it, another brief glimpse at the remake fans have been longing for since Nintendo began Pokemon remakes. Check out the trailer and images below and revel in the nostalgia…then remember how annoying it was to beat Roxanne if you chose Torchic.