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The Pokémon Company International has shared a great deal of new detail surrounding the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire games coming to the Nintendo 3DS this November. Many of the details revealed today were already previewed in the most recent CoroCoro magazine in Japan, but the official release includes new artwork and some other tidbits of information.

Firstly, the new Mega Evolution revealed was Mega Metagross, which will be partnered with returning champion Steven. Mega Metagross will retain the Steel/Psychic typing but will will obtain the new ability Tough Claws, which powers up physical based attacks, in addition to an increase in speed.

Pokémon Amie was also confirmed to be returning to the upcoming titles. Originally introduced in Pokémon X & Y, the Pokémon Amie feature will allow trainers to bond with their Pokémon and increase the Pokémon's friendship with their trainer, allowing for more effective battle strategies such as increased critical hit ratio and a greater ability to evade attacks.

Cosplay Pikachu, a new feature, will make its début in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Sapphire. The various cosplays for Pikachu include Pikachu Rock Star, Pikachu Belle, Pikachu Pop Star, Pikachu Ph.D., and Pikachu Libre. They are related to the return of Pokémon Contests but nothing else was shared at this time regarding specific details.

Some more details were also shared about Mega Diancie. It will sport the special ability Mega Bounce, which makes any status condition or stat lowering effect return to the Pokémon trying to inflict it. Mega Diancie will also receive a boost in speed, attack, and special attack, while receiving a slight reduction in defense and spacial defense.

Details about the story and quest of Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire were also shared. Players will begin their adventure by receiving a Pokémon and Pokédex from Professor Birch, and challenge the eight gym leaders of Hoenn eventually leading to the Elite Four and Pokémon Champion. Many of the gym leaders from the originals will be returning such as Norman, the player's father, as well as Roxanne, Brawly, Wattson and Flannery. Sidney and Phoebe will also be returning to the as members of the Elite Four.

You can see the new trailer and some screens below.

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