New Pokemon Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby Trailer Shows Off Gym Leaders, Pikachu Costumes

Check out Gym Leaders, Secret Bases, Cosplay Pikachu, and a Mega Evolution in the new trailer for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS games.

Nintendo has released a new trailer for the upcoming 3DS games Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, the HD remakes of Ruby and Sapphire. The short video gives a good glimpse at what you can expect from gyms and Secret Bases, and it reveals a new Mega Evolution.

Most of the video is devoted to highlighting the gyms and gym leaders you'll face when you play Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby. It looks like the gyms have been rendered faithfully, and of course they've been remade in the new 3D perspective that developer Game Freak is bringing to the games. New animations, including falling through the trap doors at the Lavaridge gym, are also displayed.

The video then displays, "Pikachu likes to cosplay?!" followed by a montage of Pikachus dressed in all sorts of costumes. A short clip of a dressed-up Pikachu in a competition is captioned by "Is this some kind of contest hall?" This is a new kind of the iconic Pokemon, called Cosplay Pikachu, which can be encountered in the world.

Secret Bases are also returning. In the original Ruby and Sapphire, Secret Bases were customizable rooms available for trainers to display trophies and items. They are being remade in 3D with more customization options, including the ability to make traps and mazes.

Finally, the Mega Evolution for Metagross is shown off, and it looks fierce. Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby feature a number of new Mega Evolutions, the forms first included in last year's X and Y.

In June, Nintendo announced that the games will have another type of evolution, called Primal Reversion. This form is currently only known for the legendaries Groudon and Kyogre.

Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby launch on November 21. What do you think of the new look for gyms? How will you customize your Secret Base? Let us know in the comments!

Alex Newhouse is an editorial intern at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @alexbnewhouse
Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Written By

Want the latest news about Pokemon Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby?

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby

Discussion

29 comments
weedhemp123456
weedhemp123456

It LOOKS INCREDIBLE, i surely will be getting one on pre-launch.. xD

Kalan_Arkais
Kalan_Arkais

I'm looking forward to the return of the secret bases. I always tried to set up my base in Ruby like a sort of a gym, anyway.

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

I'm definitely not dressing up any of my pokemon.  I never do those side game things.  I dont care what the prize is for winning those contest.

sakaixx
sakaixx

hope they release pokemon emerald somewhere along cause I'd like to catch both legendary pokemon instead of just one.

jupsto
jupsto

I didn't hate mega evolutions in XY was part of the story, but honestly I would prefer my pokemon remakes without them. just feels like cheating most the time when you use them

kay2kid
kay2kid

Do people really enjoy dressing Pikachu and keep poking him with their fingers...? :s

soulless4now
soulless4now

I had enough of Pikachu to last me a lifetime...

quicktim3
quicktim3

meh, moved on from pokemon years ago, last game i played was emerald 


"gotta catch them all" lost its flair now that there's like 1000+ pokemon, in 2 years another pokemon will be released introducing 100+ more, its getting ridiculous. 


they would need to dramatically alter the game for the repetitive formula for me to think about coming back. 


nothing will beat the old classics. and for some reason i actually like the old graphics better. 

lilflipp
lilflipp

Pikachu costumes is like those people who put clothes on their chiwawas or other tiny dogs. It's just awful.

GOGOHeadray
GOGOHeadray

I'm looking forward to this game; I do hope however that the post-game content is more substantial than what we got in  X and Y cause after the looker missions it was really just online battling or farming the elite four.

pikachudude860
pikachudude860

"Mega Metagross packs a punch!" Looks like that punch was "not very effective". =P

I hope you can dress other pokemon too.

futureops
futureops

I didn't like the Pikachu idea. 

neowarrior793
neowarrior793

im loving the secret bases, it was the one thing i really like about ruby but of course nobody ever came. 

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

no no no, nintendo. we want to dress the trainers, not pikachu.


of all the features to return, they chose pokemon amie instead of customizable trainers D:

Tiwill44
Tiwill44

Looks great, I love the secret base feature!

I skipped Ruby back in the days, so this will feel like an entirely new game for me.

Legend002
Legend002

Dat pikachu. First its own native tongue and now this.

icyembere
icyembere

@BrunoBRS It's a pokemon game. They have to take out some useful feature that was featured in the past, like every other Pokemon game .

TpaulH
TpaulH

@BrunoBRS The outfits for your trainer has not been confirmed lost... it just hasn't been shown yet. Wait until they say yay or nay, which they haven't yet. I'd be surprised if it doesn't exist.

tony56723
tony56723

I recently actually did finally catch 'em all. After so much time I finally did it lol

xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

@neowarrior793 @wizardjenkins Pokemon has never been described with the oword epic, even at its peak. It's a stale tired formula. I can't even go back and play the old games even though I loved them back then. New fans that aren't burnt out and people that can't get past nostalgia are the only people playing it now. If it actually deviated things on a major scale where the game played very differently and got a real story, I may come back.

The only major changes have been the balancing for the competitive part of the game. The part of the game the bare minimum of people care about. But even then the gamplay itself hasn't changed at all. A poor guy wearing fancy clothes is what Pokemon is. I'll stick to playing actual epic games. I miss when other JRPGs where epic but those days have long since passed sadly.

neowarrior793
neowarrior793

@xOmniCloudx @neowarrior793 @wizardjenkins iv played every pokemon game and its not stale, if anything its more competitive and fun. now don't get me wrong i see your point, in essence its the same thing over and over. the thing that made pokemon games so good is to challenge yourself while playing it. most people replayed just to see the combinations of pokemon and the moves they can learn etc. but i think YOU should try playing the game as a nuzlocke challenge, its a way of playing to keep you on your toes and force the change of gameplay. i suggest you try that out before giving up the goose.   

mrgokugf
mrgokugf

@xOmniCloudx @neowarrior793 @wizardjenkins Red and Green were meant to be "the" Pokemon games. The land of Kanto was "the" land of Pokemon. Gold and Silver and Ruby and Sapphire kept the quality coming, but it went down the drain beginning with Diamond and Pearl.

I think the main issue beginning with and after Diamond and Pearl is that the art designs for the Pokemon themselves began to be uninspired, lazy, rushed and lacking the freshness and originality that the first 3-4 gens brought.

neowarrior793
neowarrior793

@mrgokugf not really pokemon have always looked bad its just now there easy to see how bad they were. think about some geodude is a rock is arms and he evolves into a bigger rock? cluster looks like well you know. hell slow bro evolves because a shellder bites its tail?, a ratatat is a literal rat, i can go on and on. its only when you look back you will notice that they have always been bad just easier to notice.