RPGFan

RPGFan Discord Server

Andrew Barker
Learn More about Primal Legendaries in Pokemon Alpha & Omega
And check out all the new screens!
06.23.14 - 8:34 AM

Nintendo have released a batch of new screenshots for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, with a focus on the two legendary Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre. More specifically, we have new details on their "Primal Reversions."

Primal Reversion seems to differ from Mega Evolution only by name, but is exclusively applied to Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon. These new forms for the legendary Pokémon are supposedly "reversions" to a time when they held even greater power and fought against each other. In Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, a brand new cave painting depicts this story.

In terms of mechanics, both legendaries will see significant stat improvements as they undergo Reversion/Evolution.

Primal Groudon gains Fire-typing (to become Ground/Fire) and its Attack will be boosted. On the official site, Nintendo tease that "it appears that its Ability might get a boost!" Groudon's current ability is Drought, which summons sunlight on the battlefield for five turns (prior to Generation VI, it lasted the whole battle).

Also, a little bit of trivia: Groudon is the heaviest Pokémon, weighing in at 2,094.4 lbs (~950 kgs). Primal Groudon is larger again and weighs 2,204.4 lbs (~999 kgs)!

Unlike Primal Groudon, Primal Kyogre does not gain a new type upon Reversion. Its Special Attack will be increased though and, like Primal Groudon, an improved version of its ability is promised (its current ability, Drizzle, summons rain). Its physical size also increases, and you can see a comparison here.

Finally, check out our updated gallery for a number of other new screenshots!

Both titles will be released worldwide on November 21st, except in Europe, where they will be released one week later on the 28th.


Back





Twitch Schedule & Status

TBA
Sunday, February 25 • 10am PST/1pm EST

Ōkami HD
Mondays • 6pm PST/9pm EST

Alundra
Tuesdays • 12pm PST/3pm EST

Secret of Mana Remake
Thursdays and Fridays • 3pm PST/6pm EST

Tales of Berseria
Tues-Wed-Thu • 7pm PST/10pm EST
Saturdays • 5pm PST/8pm EST

Featured Content
Full Throttle RemasteredReview
Full Throttle Remastered
Review
Retro Encounter 123
Retro Encounter 123
Podcast
Random Encounter 139
Random Encounter 139
Podcast
The Labyrinth of Grisaia
The Labyrinth of Grisaia
Review
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Review
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
Review
NieR Music Concert Blu-ray «The Memories of Puppets» Review
NieR Music Concert Blu-ray «The Memories of Puppets»
Review
Retro Encounter 122
Retro Encounter 122
Podcast