New CoroCoro Scans Show New Mega Evolutions, First Look at Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire


CoroCoro is consistently a nice source of information about new Pokemon happenings (among other games as well). Today, it continues that trend with plenty of new information about Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Today, a new batch of scans from the latest CoroCoro issue reveals that Blaziken will not be alone in receiving a Mega evolution among his brethren Hoenn starter Pokemon. Joining the ranks of Mega Evolutions are Sceptile, Swampert, Groudon, Kyogre, and a new Pokemon known as Diancie.

While Swampert will be maintaining his Water/Ground typing in his new Mega form, Sceptile will be getting quite the upgrade and will boast a Grass/Dragon Mega typing. Mega Sceptile’s ability will be Lightning Rod while Mega Swampert’s will be Swift Swim. If you ever had negative thoughts regarding Sceptile, now is the time to get rid of those.

Corocoro Mega

Along with the starters getting Mega Evolutions, Ruby and Sapphire flagship legendaries Groudon and Kyogre will also be receiving new “Mega Evolutions.” Both of their Mega Evolutions will be known as Primal/Prehistoric/Primeval formes. These new formes are supposed to be regressions known as Ancient Devolution. That is, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will boast these Primal/Prehistoric/Primeval formes of Groudon and Kyogre.

CoroCoro Groudon Kyogre Mega
Hoenn familiar Steven Stone will also be making his return in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. He is currently out to discover the secret behind Mega Evolution. Adding to his resume of badassery will be a Mega Charizard X. Team Aqua and Team Magma will both be making their return to Hoenn, no doubt in pursuit of these new, upgraded formes of Groudon and Kyogre.

CoroCoro Steven Stone


CoroCoro Team Magma Aqua


Team Magma will again be led by Maxie and his Admins Tabitha and Courtnet. Team Aqua is also once again led by Archie and his Admins Matt and Shelley. Every one of these characters has received redesigns from their appearances in the original Ruby and Sapphire. Similar to the originals, which team you face is determined by which version of the game you are playing.


CoroCoro Characters

Side notes: The Mega Evolution activating item in this game will be the Mega Bangle. Additionally, both the Mach Bike and the Acro Bike will be returning in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, as well.

Are you excited? I’m really excited.


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