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Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino Leaked for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

It's the official Korean Pokémon website's fault

As the November release of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire gets ever closer, we can expect more leaks and reveals to keep us busy. It seems that today brings us an example of the former, with the official Korean Pokémon website inadvertently spilling the beans on Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino as new Mega Evolutions.

Serebii has interpreted the following details on these evolutions (click to enlarge):

Let us know what you think of these Mega Evolutions, while a couple of additional screenshots are also below.

Thanks to Max Criden for the heads up.

[via serebii.net]

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User Comments (88)

LtAldoRaine

#4

LtAldoRaine said:

Slowbro just isn't the same without the derpy expression. And I'm a bit disappointed by the Abilities, both are kind of sucky to me.

And Mega Audino made me think of a potential Mega Blissey. That would be terrifying.

Tsurii897

#5

Tsurii897 said:

I think so far we got 1 horrendous design for every good one:
I really like M-Audino but the other one....what have they done to you, 'bro? :(

crimsonbolt

#6

crimsonbolt said:

I think both designs are pretty neat. I like how they furthered Slowbro and the shell's symbiotic relationship and his design has always warranted for a derpy evolution. And Audino looks good, but the real news here is that there are finally gen v megas.

Fandabidozi

#7

Fandabidozi said:

Is it April already? I'm so confused...
These will grow on me, I'm sure, just like they always do :)

Link506

#15

Link506 said:

Mega Slowbro looks like he's being engolfed in that shell... I fell sad for him, the more evolved he gets, the more he getts eaten. For him, there is no way to win. :(

sillygostly

#17

sillygostly said:

Mega Slowbro looks absolutely ridiculous!! :D

I never liked Altaria and I stopped caring for Slowbro once the much prettier Slowking entered the scene (yes, I'm shallow), but their mega evolutions have converted me. I must have them both in my party. :D

I really hope that they include a mega evolution for Slowking as well, and I'd love to see my favourite fairy types also receive mega evolutions (e.g. Wigglytuff, Clefable, Togekiss etc.). A Blissey mega evolution would be epic as well (the HP!!!!).

ikki5

#19

ikki5 said:

I like the look of mega Audino but... that slowpoke... I think should be worried that it's tail is eating him. Personally, i don't really like the look of Mega Slow Bro... he looks... kind of dumb. lol

ModestFan93

#21

ModestFan93 said:

Long since gotten over how weird Mega Slowbro looks. Does seem that the morphed Shellder is eating Slowbro now. The new abilities suck so much Regenerater was so much better. Looking at this now I can see Mega Cloyster happening now.

The images have been taken off the Korean Site now too.

Dark-Chespin

#22

Dark-Chespin said:

I got this before @ThomasBW84 :) . So proud of myself, I told everyone on the Video: Zant Shows Off His Peculiar Twilight Moves in Hyrule Warriors post.
But on the actual post, Mega Audino looks ok and Mega Slowbro looks like it had a really lazy designer. Is is me or have the recent ORAS mega designs not been as good as before.

ultraraichu

#24

ultraraichu said:

That Mega Slowbro made me lol, especially the look on its face. It's like he/she egged off Shellder and said "you want a piece of me", to which Shellder reply "I don't want a piece, I want the whole thing" Mega Evolve.

Mega Audino looks nice. I would figure based on the description, it would have an ability that will have a 1/3 chance of putting the opponent to sleep with contact moves.

LtAldoRaine

#25

LtAldoRaine said:

@crimsonbolt Maybe GF thought they would be too overpowered with it. But still, at least have a more interesting Ability if you really need to replace Regenerator. Hell, Oblivious would be better than Shell Armor now that it prevents Taunt as well.

MoonKnight7

#26

MoonKnight7 said:

Love Mega Slowbro! That face is priceless. Obviously, this raises the question about Slowking.

Silent

#30

Silent said:

Who thought Audino, of all 5th Gen mons, would be the first in her gen to get a mega.

Xtremetdifan

#31

Xtremetdifan said:

Why did these Pokemon get megas? Last time I checked Audino was only used for experience not battle. I like slowbro.... But this design is so bad. He x loses his derpy face just to be eaten. Audino has a cool design but again, why are these megas?

Stomatopod17

#32

Stomatopod17 said:

I think these were waste of a mega evolution slot.. I think I'd prefer a much more reliable regenerator ability over a protection for a 1/16 chance to critical hit me.. which most of the time on a slowbro doesn't even matter..

Audino is even more useless now.. healer is so situational..

I'd rather see mewtwo get a fourth mega evolution than something like these ever again..

EDIT: even audino gets regenerator! That's so much more useful..

Design wise they're alright I guess..

Spakiness

#33

Spakiness said:

Regenerator Slow Bro and Audino are both much better. These mega evolutions seem like down grades in power.

Yorumi

#35

Yorumi said:

Yay more megas, just what we needed. Guess now every time a new pokemon game is approaching all we're going to hear about is megas and nothing else.

JellySplat

#36

JellySplat said:

Mega AUDINO!? What the heck is this nonsense? nobody in their right mind uses that stupid thing. Mega Blissey would've been WAAAY better.

Mega Slowbro looks awesome though! lol!

Kaze_Memaryu

#40

Kaze_Memaryu said:

Not my thing. Slowbro looks way too non-derpy, and Audino seems somewhat forced, not really intuitive in design.

@AVahne If anytrainer is gonna use a Mega Audino against us, yes.

sinalefa

#41

sinalefa said:

@abbyhitter

So Audino is like a nurse and Mega Audino is like a doctor?

I still find it odd since Audino does not have any evolution. I thought Mega was only for Pokémon who could not evolve anymore.

OracleOfTruth

#42

OracleOfTruth said:

Mega Slowbro looks hilarious! Poor guy was too slow to realize that he was being eaten. ;)

I also think these reactions are funny. When a powerful Pokemon gets a Mega, people are like, "Megas are lame! They're making strong Pokemon too strong!" And then when a Mega is given to a weaker Pokemon they're like, "Megas are lame! Why did these weaklings get one?" :D

Stomatopod17

#43

Stomatopod17 said:

@True_Hero Mostly because these mega are terrible.. Healer and shell armor are terrible abilities when their nonmega forms have much better abilities (regenerator)

These, litteraly, are stupid megas. I hope these were taken off because they were scrapped not leak.. or somebody was translating wrong.. so many other pokemon need that mega and have more use for it than these two..

Mega sableye was also a fail in that prankster is a better ability for it than magic bounce. However atleast he should've got a mega since mawile did. He was also hoenn :$

These non3rd gen megas are really ruining the hype a little for me since that means it's less likely for pokemon like glalie, flygon, and tropius who need them in hoenn to actually get them. Nope.. instead they give it to these two who aren't even hoenn and screw it up.

Mega quaqsire with pressure up next.

Jorzha

#44

Jorzha said:

I wish they made new evolusions to the many pokemon that really needs it. The mega's were okay at first, but i think we have to many of them. Anyway thats just me .

Sherman

#46

Sherman said:

I really wanted to try a new Pokemon, but this new mega evolution thing just... I think is stupid :(

S3OL

#48

S3OL said:

@sinalefa I'm thinking that was exactly the intention. It's risen up to one of my favourite Pokémon now!

Love the design for Mega Audino. Will be using it whether it's a good Pokémon or not. It's too adorable.

Arcamenel

#51

Arcamenel said:

I think they are both adorable. Slowbro is still derpy and Audino really should've been retconned to a fairy once Gen VI came out anyway. I don't care about the meta so abilities really don't matter to me.

rainy

#52

rainy said:

audino is adorable!! it looks like an angel. slowbro looks ridiculous i love it

Jahir

#53

Jahir said:

Hm... I think I'll keep my slowbro as it is, I'd rather see him derpy than sad.

DarkKirby

#54

DarkKirby said:

Game Freak saw Funbro was was like, you know, we can improve on this.

Stop adding Fairy to everything! You're making Gardevoir less special.

Or give Gardevoir Quiver Dance.

Rapwned

#56

Rapwned said:

Wait... shouldn't Slowking get the mega, being the final evolution, and all?

EDIT: Whoops, nevermind. I almost forgot that you had to trade Slowpoke with a King's rock to get Slowking.

Arcamenel

#57

Arcamenel said:

Slowking is not the the only final evolution of slowpoke and it amazes me how many people think this. Slowpoke can evolve into Slowbro and that's it or it can evolve into Slowking through trade holding a kings rock and that's it. It has branch evolutions.

Slowbro is a final evolution. Slowking is a final evolution. Mega Slowking could very well still be a thing.

Morphbug

#58

Morphbug said:

Inb4 mega slowking is just a giant shellder with pink feet sticking out of its mouth.

Royalblues

#59

Royalblues said:

FINALLY!!!

I don't care if it's just Audino, I'm GLAD that there is finally a 5th gen Mega Pokemon. 5th gen is my favorite, and has some of my favorite Pokemon. Now I just need them to make megas of my three favorite 5th gen mons; Excadrill, Haxorus, and Mienshao!

IceClimbers

#60

IceClimbers said:

Awesome designs. Not very good for competitive usage, but whatever. Also, finally a Gen 5 Mega Evolution!!!!

Royalblues

#63

Royalblues said:

@IceClimbers Heck, I gave up on the idea of 5th gen megas until they made the remake of B/W, by which time, I would have stopped playing Pokemon and would have to worry about a mortgage and a family.

But I'm glad we're having any at all.

midnafanboy

#64

midnafanboy said:

I don't like what they did with slowbro, he does not have adorable derp face he had for a long time.And now he looks like the shell is eating him alive.But a mega Audino?Now that caught me off guard and are these the final pokemons that are getting mega's?

midnafanboy

#65

midnafanboy said:

@Yorumi Well that's the reason some people are interested in this game,cause of the mega's fans want to know which pokemons are getting one.

RedBeanPorridge

#66

RedBeanPorridge said:

I'm kinda disappointed that mega audino isnt a standard audino evolution. Audino really needs one. And mega slowbro is just. What????

Yorumi

#68

Yorumi said:

@IceClimbers I don't even care so much about new pokemon. I've said before I don't like megas because they're not solving the problem. The general idea behind megas is they take weaker pokemon and make them more powerful so they'll be able to be used on teams. Except you're only allowed one mega per team so it's mostly window dressing.

Since megas still have to be somewhat balanced it's time taken away from balancing the rest of the game. They could give new moves to pokemon that desperately need them, or change stats somewhat. Another thing is secret bases, granted I like what they did to improve them, but they are still tiny. What more could they have done if they were focusing so much on megas. Heck megas are still an evolution so they could have just made new evolutions to pokemon that needed more power if they didn't want to adjust base stats.

It just feels so much like they're focusing on flash over quality. Here's a much pretty new mega graphics for pokemon while we almost entirely ignore the rampant balance issues in the game. Be happy instead of fixing the hundreds of useless pokemon, we've made some new megas so maybe you'll be able to one of them if you're lucky.

I'm losing interest in pokemon because it's becoming more and more unbalanced and so far their solution has been to ignore the problem. I don't want to give up on pokemon but when I can't use 90% of the pokemon I want to use it gets difficult justifying buying the games anymore.

Megapokepaul

#71

Megapokepaul said:

uhhmmmm............ wait a bit , in one of the pics of audino in battle ( you can see it on serebii) near it s name there is not it s mega evolution sign !! So are we watching audino s evolution or a fake image ? either way i think they are doing a great job with megas. hoping for mega weavile, also got some infos from a trustworthy source that mega victreebel will be in ORAS with an amazing design and a new ability that raises it s defence and spe defence stats by one stage when it s sunny : solar shield. I cant tell you who communicated this msg but as i knew about mega scizor thanks to him before everybody i chose to trust him.

Drawdler

#72

Drawdler said:

I went on GameFAQs and saw topics for some Mega Slowbro. Then checked Serebii and laughed out loud when I read about the Korean site accidentally leaking these. Oops! XD

Indifferent towards Mega Slowbro (prefer the look of regular), love Mega Audino.

@Yorumi Agreed.

Manaphy2007

#73

Manaphy2007 said:

@ShanaUnite same thought, they could have made mega slobro look dumb however its not the dumbest mega evolutions, sableye mega is it holding a giant rupee so its kinda dumb. mega kangaskhan at least has her baby join the fight sorta neat, mega venusaur is tattoos and a flower on its butt but at least it makes sense.

WindWakerLink

#74

WindWakerLink said:

Audino goes BANKAI!!!! I mean Audino Mega evolves! I totally dig this! It was one of my favorite pokemon in Black & White. When I see Sawk when I have Audino, I'll be like "Remember what you did to me in Black & White version? Well do you punk?! I learn a new trick. mega evolves Now! Let's dance!!!!!" XD

JubilifeRival

#75

JubilifeRival said:

Mega Slowbro looks stupid, but I'm open to new ideas. He is supposed to be stupid. And I think they did Audino right.

WreckItRyan

#77

WreckItRyan said:

So for those who don't know, Slowbro and Slowking both evolve from Slowpoke independently. Slowpoke evolves into Slowbro at Level 37 OR can evolve into Slowking if traded while holding King's Rock. So, it is possible that if Slowbro is getting a Mega evolution, Slowking may ALSO be getting a Mega evolution. Perhaps one Mega Stone will be available in Alpha Sapphire, and the other will be available in Omega Ruby.

ALEC_EIFFEL

#79

ALEC_EIFFEL said:

Alright, I officially quit pokémon. Game freak just keeps embarrasing themselves every time they reveal a new evolution: swampert sucked, salamence sucked, altaria sucked, lopunny sucked and now slowbro and audino suck. I mean, come on, what´s next? MEGA DUNSPARCE?????

Every time I see a pokémon post I feel embarrassed, quite the contrary of what I feel every time I see a smash post. Mega evolutions were cool and neat when they were introduced in x and y, but now it´s just ridiculous. They mega evolve suckass pokémon so you are tempted to use them on your team. Gee, I can´t wait for mega raticate, mega spinda or mega stantler!!!! ¬¬

DarkNinja9

#82

DarkNinja9 said:

still think audino is stupid and wasting a mega evo slot while someone else could of gotten it is just annoying but as far as mega slowbro goes meh it looks more like a tank type pkm which i had already seen used as one so i think they were leaning more on that side

i think mega slowking is going to be revealed too

Serebii

#83

Serebii said:

@Megapokepaul The image was from a debug version and wasn't meant to be uploaded. On the official site, it was labelled as Mega Audino numerous times and references made to Mega Evolution

Serebii

#84

Serebii said:

@ALEC_EIFFEL So you complain that they're making lesser-used Pokémon viable thanks to Mega Evolutions, and would prefer for them to just give Mega Evolutions to over-used already powerful Pokémon?

LunaticPandora

#86

LunaticPandora said:

Mega Slowbro looks really dumb. It's like his expression is saying "how am I supposed to do ANYTHING like this?"

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