ORAS Both Art

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is well established around the world now, with millions of 3DS and 2DS gamers on a quest to catch 'em all and win a whole load of online battles.

There was understandable concern, recently, due to a game-freezing bug late in the adventure, though Game Freak promised an early December fix. It's delivered on that promise — thanks Serebii — with the release of version 1.2; it's available now, and you won't be able to play online until that's fixed.

With that out of the way, we're now going to look at the latest details around a mysterious 'mon that hackers have found in ORAS, which has an expanded role following its initial discovery in the Pokémon X & Y code. If you don't want to know about this, simply back out of this article now — that's your spoiler warning!


Last year a hacker found three Legendary Pokémon in X & Y; one of these, Diancie, was officially released in the game (through distributions) and is the star of a movie. The other two — Volcanian and Hoopa — never formally escaped the confines of the game's hidden code. While Volcanian is still somewhat dormant, Hoopa's tale has expanded greatly in ORAS.

Along with the discovery of a standard Hoopa, pictured below, another sprite in X & Y seemed to suggest a Mega Evolution, though in ORAS this has actually emerged as another form. In fact, those carrying Hoopa — naturally having hacked it — are triggering intriguing events in a Pokémon Mart, establishing a back-story of a Prison Bottle; it unleashes a powerful form of Hoopa called Hoopa Unbound; you can see this all unfold in the video below.

Hoopa

The Hyperspace Fury move in that video's battle (near the end) is drawing comparisons with the portals in the game that lead to capturing Legendary 'mon. Compiling the lore found in ORAS with that in X & Y, there's speculation that this mythical 'mon could be fundamental in the story of the portals and the tale told in the Delta episode.

We recommend this article on Kotaku for an exhaustive summary; it's an intriguing development. What do you think of these discoveries?

Thanks to Sherman A. Bojórquez for the heads up.

[via kotaku.com]