Okay, I'm Interested In Pokémon's Legendaries Again

I had what one might call 'legendary fatigue' in Pokémon. New legendaries weren't really cutting it for me. But after the reveal of Primal Reversion, and the reveal of the special abilities that Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre have in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, I gotta admit: they've hooked me again.


The new abilities are cool! Weather conditions that make it impossible certain moves to occur seem like they will add an interesting complexity to both Groudon and Kyogre. Or maybe the abilities will just make them broken, I don't know. My rekindled interest is helped by the fact that they're showcasing Rayquaza now too—the coolest of the three.

Oh! And good, albeit vague news. Looks like Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will have demos come out on the 3DS e-Shop in the west sometime in the future. From the official website:

This demo features gameplay that you won't experience anywhere else. During the course of this adventure, you'll be surprised to encounter familiar Pokémon that can now Mega Evolve! What's more, you can bring this Pokémon into your full Pokémon Omega Rubyand Pokémon Alpha Sapphire game. You can even bring over the reward items that you obtained during your Special Demo Version adventure. Stay tuned for details on how to bring the Pokémon and items into your full game.

You can play the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version as many times as you like. Look for special scenarios that occur if you play every day.

Stay tuned for details on how to get a code that will enable you to download the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version from Nintendo eShop.

Neat. We'll update you on the demo stuff once we learn more.


Kyogre and Groudon's mega abilities seem highly unbalanced. Correct me if I'm wrong, but...

Groudon stops water attacks completely. Water would do massive damage to Groudon, so it's covering one of its major weaknesses with an impenetrable shield.

Kyogre stops fire attacks completely. Unless you're a complete fool, though, you're not using fire attacks on a water type. Sounds like it doesn't do a damn thing.

So Groudon makes its opponents' most useful attacks against it useless, and Kyogre is a slight inconvenience only to people who don't know how basic type advantages work?